Under the general direction of the Chief Nurse Executive and direct supervision of the director and in accordance with the nursing practice standards of care and practice established by the Nursing Organization and by the specific unit / department in accordance with the rules, and regulations and / or standards established by the State Board of Nursing, the Joint Commission, and appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care, the Clinical Nurse Manager performs the follows : Clinical Management : Responsible for the clinical operations of the unit / department.
Provides direct supervision of nursing, and other patient care providers and support staff. Evaluates staffing patterns and adjusts to meet patient care needs.
Provides direction and coordination during emergency situations. Collaborates with the director, physicians and interdisciplinary team to address patient related issues as needed.
Displays an ability to act as a resource for patient care areas when acuity and census outweigh resource availability. Supports staff during times of difficult transitions and change.
Serves as a change agent assisting others in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and process of change. Ability to identify risk management issues and consults with appropriate resources when necessary.
Has a working knowledge of the chain of command policy. Supervises and evaluates work performance of staff members of patient care and staff development.
Ensures timely and effective evaluations. Participates in the hiring process. Participates in personnel matters to include : disciplinary, transfer, suspension, promotion and termination.
Facilitates problem solving and conflict resolution with the staff. Participates in the evaluation of the clinical competency of staff.
Assists the unit educator and preceptors with oversight and coordination of new employee orientation. Human resource management skills assure compliance with budgeted FTE's.
Shows respect for the individual, concern for employee education and career development, and provides an atmosphere in which employees are encouraged to be creative and independent.
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