To provide daily operational management, staffing & scheduling, performance management, and risk management for team members and staff in collaboration with the Clinical Manager or Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for patient care activities during shift to shift period.
- Facilitates day to day staff schedules and patient care assignments.
- Mentors and role models appropriate customer service behaviors.
- Facilitates optimal patient care issues, identifies and resolves.
- Develops educational recommendations for staff/team members (with approval of Clinical Manager or Director)
- Responsible for the professional development of staff/team members.
Assesses ongoing learning needs of team members
Coordinates/collaborates with department educator to develop staff development plans for unit
Meets quarterly with staff to review PEAC goals
Coordinates specialty training for staff/team members
Assists Clinical Manger or Director by contributing agenda items for staff meetings.
Participates in orientation of students and staff members
Coordinates with department educator learning opportunities for orientees/staff that correlate with the individual needs and nursing unit requirements.
Other Management Responsibilities
Contributes to the department’s financial objectives through the effective management of the unit’s utilization of resources.
Participates in the implementation of performance improvement objectives
Gathers data relevant to performance indicators
Develops performance indicators as identified
Develops needs assessment for staff/team members
Contributes to risk management objectives through the timely completion of incident reports, and the creation and implementation of a follow-up plan.
Associate degree in specialty area is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Licenses & certifications
Current licensure as required in the State of Texas.
Minimum (2) years clinical experience in applicable patient care area.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.
Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently
Must be able to maintain CPR certification unless an exception is identified
Appearance projects a professional image and engenders the confidence of others
This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.
Requires visual and mental concentration on instruments, dials, readouts, and displays, and on work activities requiring precise hand-eye coordination.
Requires observation of and rapid reaction to changeable operations.
Requires physical ability to operate and/or repair mechanical equipment and to use hand tools.
Requires physical coordination to use medical instruments and to use a keyboard or keypad.
Requires physical effort to perform light manual labor, and for lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy equipment.
Requires standing, walking or moving around the work place.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Expiration Date: Friday, August 1, 2014