Nurse Manager, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit, FT, Days

Capital Health - Trenton, NJ (30+ days ago)3.8

Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.

  • These two medical/surgical units have 38 beds with a headcount of 65.
  • Telemetry monitoring and a mobilization program will be implemented in 2018.


  • Facilitates unit and facility teams/committees that impact practice. Integrates and links unit committee initiatives to facility initiatives.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among healthcare team members, patients and families.
  • Exercises discretion and judgment when delegating patient care activities, and coordinates unit activities. Assists staff in their professional development and in the identification of needed resources to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Ensures staff is educated on risk management and compliance issues. Interprets and evaluates employee satisfaction survey data.
  • Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with State Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing Regulations, regulatory agency standards and policies of the organization.
  • Performs as Unit Leader for quality improvement process. Recognizes trends in patient care delivery and explores opportunities for improvement that are evidence-based. Monitors patient care satisfaction and supports the Forces of Magnet.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice in the development of policies and procedures based on comparison data benchmarks. Articulates and takes action to support JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals. Designs safe clinical systems, processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures quality patient care by assisting in the management of clinical practice and patient care delivery that supports optimal patient outcomes. Advocates for patient rights and appropriate utilization of services. Documents patient care activities as per documentation standards and assists healthcare team members with documentation. Evaluates outcomes of documentation and participates in performance improvement activities related to documentation.
  • Assists in preparing, planning, monitoring and executing budgetary standards for both operational and capital budgets. Educates team members on financial implications of patient care decisions.
  • Allocates nursing resources based on measurement of patient acuity/care needed.
  • Ensures nurses are actively involved in decisions that affect their practice. Serves as a role model and resource person, guiding staff in the development of clinical and leadership skills. Participates in assessment activities to determine the individual needs of the staff and of the patients and overall program needs for the unit.
  • Integrates high ethical standards and core values into everyday work activities. Develops unit activities that support the elements of extending excellence in clinical practice. Advocates use of documented best practice. Coordinates with the unit’s clinical educator to design programs to assist the staff nurse in the progression from novice to expert.
  • Participates in unit employee selection through interviewing and the hiring process, in addition to practices to promote staff retention.
  • Consults and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team members to coordinate the management of patient care within the unit.
  • Evaluates staff competency to complete employee performance evaluation through direct observation, peer review, orientation and employee input.
  • Evaluates own performance based on professional practice standards, relevant studies and regulations, and organizational criteria, identifying areas of strength, via participation in a professional organization, 360 peer review, continuing education or self/professional/practice development activities.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
  • Three years of progressive clinical and management practice in patient care area.
  • Two years of demonstrated competency in charge role.
  • Possesses excellent organizational, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, and ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • AHA BLS – Healthcare Provider.
  • Valid NJ license – Registered Nurse.

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
  • 403(b) Savings and Retirement Program
  • Educational assistance program

Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.

Find out why our 3000+ employees have chosen Capital Health.

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Equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time