The Patient Care Manager is a Registered Nurse who provides unit leadership and works in partnership with nursing, the healthcare team, hospital/system leaders to develop a quality practice setting that support professional nursing and quality patient care. The Nurse Manager is accountable for the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient patient care on a 24-hours a day, seven days a week basis. Responsibilities include coordination of patient care; supervision of a professional team that includes multiple nursing and other staff as appropriate; administrative and budget management; troubleshooting of problem areas; organizational change management; ensuring compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards; quality assurance/quality improvement; safety and risk management requirements as well as actualization of hospital and unit policies, goals and objectives. Further, improving unit operations, enhancing communication and feedback, customizing education and staff roles, and accepting organizational accountability for services provided to recipients are critical outcomes expected of this role. The Nurse Manager role is critical to hospital operations and minimally accomplishes the following essential duties:
Essential Functions Clinical Practice: Ensures the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient patient care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing services of unit(s), including the assessment of patients, implementation of physicians' orders, treatment plans and medical procedures, administration of medication and record keeping of same as well as by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes for the patient care unit(s); coordinates nursing activities with those of other services or disciplines. Demonstrates clinical competency in assigned specialty area role models nursing practice consistent with the organizational and department mission, vision and values. Communication: Communicates in a clear and effective manner to enhance team effectiveness, manage conflicts, engage employees and interdisciplinary colleagues in unit activities and performance changes. Collaborates with others within the unit and with all hospital departments and disciplines to enhance problem solving, decision making and performance improvement. Fiscal Accountability: Plans and forecasts the department budget by calculating required FTES, planning annual budgets, interpreting payroll and other key fiscal reports, projecting workload as well as monitoring and enhancing productivity. Performs variance analysis by interpreting financial performance and identifying key drivers. Identifies unit/capital budget needs in collaboration with physician and nursing colleagues.Plans and implements staff scheduling, position controls and attendance control procedures. Human Resources: Directs the personnel management of the employees assigned to the department consistent with state and federal labor laws, collective bargaining agreements, and nursing service and hospital philosophy, goals and policy. Ensures that new staff is interviewed, hired, trained, oriented, precepted and evaluated. Prepares and conducts employee performance appraisals. Approves transfers, promotions and other decisions affecting employee pay and status. Participates in initiating and documenting disciplinary actions and responding to grievances. Leadership: Assumes twenty four (24) hour responsibility and accountability for the operation of the assigned patient care unit(s), service(s), staff, and facilities. Plans, organizes and directs short and long term departmental activities in accordance with hospital goals and accrediting organization standards. Provides leadership and direction for the staff in the patient care unit(s) while supporting and actualizing the goals of the department, division, service, and hospital. Functions as a resource to staff and interdisciplinary team members and interdepartmentally, consults on nursing care and professional nursing practice. Performance Improvement: Assumes responsibility for accessing and utilizing appropriate date in order to monitor unit operations. Accountable for achieving patient and staff satisfaction targets for the organization and unit of responsibility. Develops, implements and evaluates process improvement projects/process in order to continually monitor and improve patient care. Professional Development: Facilitates professional development and clinical growth of nursing staff through implementation and maintenance of unit specific competencies. Promotes and facilitates educational opportunities based on assessment of staff needs. Quality Management: Supports the quality framework, which includes both clinical and service quality indicators. Creates an environment of patient care that is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient and equitable. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience License/Certification: Current CA Registered Nurse (RN) license Current AHA Healthcare Provider BLS Certification/ACLS Certification