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Nurse Manager, Cardiac Surgical Step-Down

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Job Description:

Overview
The Cardiac Surgical Step-Down Nurse Manager will provide daily operational oversight working alongside colleagues and physicians to reach optimal outcomes. The Nurse Manager role is responsible for patient experience, quality outcomes, colleague retention and recruitment, staff scheduling and payroll, and financial stewardship of the unit. The Nurse Manager plays a crucial role to ensure unit compliance for all Joint Commission patient care standards. The Nurse Manager position is significant to building physician relationships and works closely with our physician leaders, especially hospitalists on this unit, to ensure those partnerships remain strong and continue to grow.

The Cardiac Surgical Step-Down Nurse Manager operates within the Memorial Medical Center and Nursing Division mission, vision, strategic priorities and goals. Utilizing a shared leadership philosophy, the Nurse Manager assumes 24-hour accountability for unit management and the quality of patient care on a designated unit(s). The Nurse Manager creates and maintains a work environment conducive to effective communication, collaboration, teambuilding and nursing professionalism. She/he ensures the enculturation of the Magnet Program requirements on the unit. She/he assures that care provided on the unit is appropriate to the age of the patients served and that staff are competent to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care. She/he maintains positive physician and interdepartmental relationships as well as positive employee morale.

The Cardiac Surgical Step-Down Unit (6B), will care for cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and thoracic surgery patients and families, including lung volume reduction surgery and esophagectomy patients. They will also share cardiac procedural patients with the Medical Surgical Cardiac Unit, including post cath, stent, ablation and pacemaker patients. Many patients have comorbidities in addition to a primary cardiac diagnosis. All beds have on-site telemetry monitoring. The Registered Nurse will provide assessments, teaching, IVs, dressings, analysis of laboratory values and medication administration and management.

Qualifications
Education:

  • BSN required; Master's degree preferred. Licensure/Certification/Registry:
    • Current Illinois RN licensure required.
    • Holds national specialty nursing certification in clinical area or nursing administration, or completes within 24 months of assuming role. Experience:
      • At least three years experience in acute care nursing as a registered nurse with demonstrated progressive leadership/management skills. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :
        • Demonstrated working knowledge of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program model and standards.
        • Demonstrated understanding of nurse-sensitive quality indicators and basic hospital/nursing regulatory requirements.

          Associated topics: care unit, domiciliary, infusion, intensive, intensive care, intensive care unit, nurse, psychatric, recovery, tcu

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Nurse Manager, Cardiac Surgical Step-Down, Executive , Springfield, Illinois

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