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ICU CCU Nurse Manager

Job ID 145792 Date posted 07/14/2018

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Chief Nursing Officer/Associate Chief of Nursing the Nurse Manager practices within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Nurse Manager manages and supervises all nursing staff in assigned clinical patient care units to provide quality patient care. Areas of responsibility include:
- Clinical practice
- System coordination
- Quality improvement
- Human resource management
- Unit budget
- Professional growth
- Self-improvement

The Nurse Manager maintains a current level of knowledge with management leadership skills as defined by nursing specialty organizations, complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies, and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a registered nurse.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

A. Develops implements and assures compliance with Nursing Practice Guidelines.
B. Encourages staff participation on Shared Governance Councils, nursing committees, and organization committees.
C. Maintains and displays knowledge of current professional/clinical issues and uses evidence based resources to implement necessary changes in the delivery of nursing care.
D. Collaborates with leadership team to provide opportunities for staff development. i.e.:
- Participation in nursing research.
- Certification in nursing field
- Participation in professional organizations.

A. Links departmental goals to organizations mission and goals.
B. Works collaboratively to solve problems, improve processes and integrate services within the department and with other departments.
C. Supports new ideas and changes within the department by actively participating and contributing.
D. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting demands of the department.
E. Organizes and prioritizes work to meet deadlines.
F. Develops effective communication methods to keep staff and others informed about activities of the organization and department.

A. Proactively develops plans to meet future departmental/organizational needs.
B. Reviews outcome measures and works collaboratively with staff and leadership team to improve patient outcomes. Ie: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and Core Measures
C. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to:
- Comply with regulatory standards
- Improve patient satisfaction
- Improve patient outcomes
- Identify, assess, measure and systematically improve important processes and activities.
A. Works collaboratively with the Human Resources Department and Senior Leadership to recruit, hire and retain qualified personnel.
B. Oversees and conducts performance appraisals. Collaborates with Senior Leadership and Human Resources to recommend compensation adjustments.
C. Assures appropriate orientation, competence assessment, in-service training and continuing education for all staff.
D. Fosters staff development by assisting them to identify goals and appropriate opportunities for learning.
E. Encourages creativity and celebrates staff accomplishments.
F. Promotes an environment that is sensitive to the diverse needs of the patients and employees.
G. Coaches and supports staff by removing barriers and addressing issues.
H. Assures licensing certification for all staff is current.
I. Conducts regular staff meetings.
J. Communicates staffing concerns to Associate Chief.
K. Delegates work appropriately and provide direction and guidance to nursing and support staff.

A. Participates in development of annual departmental budgets.
B. Develops and implements cost effective staffing patterns.
C. Uses resources effectively to provide high quality cost effective services.
D. Monitors budget and prepares variance reports.
E. Maintains ANSOS and assures vacancy rate/position control is current.
F. Manages expenses on an on-going basis and identifies areas of potential cost savings.

A. Pursues self-awareness, actively seeks feedback, accepts constructive criticism, and modifies behavior accordingly.
B. Engages in professional development activities such as education, participating in professional associations, or other appropriate activities.
C. Maintains necessary continuing education requirements for license, certifications and enhancements.
D. Maintains own educational record.
E. Supports Lahey Clinics commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.


Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Graduate of Approved/accredited School of nursing.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Life Support Certification: BLS

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge
a. Demonstrates the necessary clinical competence in area of nursing practice.
b. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
c. Basic computer skills.

Experience: A minimum of five years of accumulated in-patient nursing experience and two years leadership experience.

About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

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