The Nurse Manager is responsible for managing nursing personnel, administering patient services, serving as a nurse, acting as liaison between physicians and nurses, and serving on various committees. Provides guidance and direction to nurses and coworkers to ensure smooth processes, quality, and excellent customer service. The duties of the Nurse Supervisor contribute to the effort to further the mission of UAMS: To improve the health and health care of Arkansans.
Work Hours: Fulltime position; days, Monday through Friday.
Job Duties: Under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager, the Nurse Manager models integrity and ethics. Instrumental in cultivating a positive team approach. Inspires a shared strategic vision and purpose. Manages service specific nursing staff on a daily basis, including scheduling, duty assignments, disciplinary actions, and ongoing and annual evaluations. Is responsible for maintaining productivity standards and managing within defined budget. Maintains good human relations by interacting appropriately and professionally during conflict or stressful situations in a manner that facilitates constructive resolutions. Participates in selection, interviewing, hiring and orientation of new nursing staff (licensed and unlicensed). Ensures that staff understand hospital wide policies and procedures, safety and disaster plans and respond to them appropriately. Serves as a mentor and encourages individual growth for all direct reports. Coaches staff and holds them accountable to effective prioritization of duties, management of time, critical decision-making, scope of practice, role fulfillment and appropriate documentation. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of front line processes. Is operationally responsible and must be accessible for 24x7 services if provided by the team they manage. Actively partners with physicians to ensure effective onboarding of new surgeons, achievement of quality and productivity metrics as defined by the Interventional Service Line and specific specialty service lines. Integral player in value analysis efforts and accountable for equipment/instrumentation stewardship for their service. Leads process improvement initiatives and problem solving for their service. Participates in benchmarking to ensure that the assigned staff meet departmental goals. Creates and monitors work productivity throughout assigned areas. Seeks ways to improve efficiency in productivity and work processes. Ensures patient care and safety is priority. Other duties may be assigned to this position.
Required Experience: RN License, BSN (or actively in BSN program with completion date no later than May 2018), minimum of 4 years of clinical registered nursing experience, 2 years in clinical specialty, 1 year management OR formal leadership experience, specialty certification within 2 years of hire; basic computer skills.