LifeCare Hospitals of North Texas - Fort Worth TX
General Summary: The Nurse Manager assists in the organization, development, management and administration of day to day nursing activities. The Nurse Manager remains active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
1. Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the Nurse Manager competency checklist.
2. In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, if applicable, reviews schedules to ensure adequate staffing on all shifts and units for the provision of safe, quality patient care.
3. Collaborates with the Director of Nursing, if applicable, to adjust staff as necessary by transferring individual staff members from one unit to another, arranging and approving necessary overtime and/or unscheduled shifts, calls in relief staff.
4. Ensures that rounds are made on all patient care units to determine adequacy of planning and implementation of care.
5. Assesses problem situations, and after thorough investigation, plans and implements corrective action.
6. Assists the nursing units in direct patient care as needed to ensure quality patient care.
7. Coordinates and facilitates all hospital activities in the event of a disaster, in accordance with the hospital’s Disaster Plan.
Education: Graduate of an approved registered nurse program. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
1. Current state license where currently practicing.
2. BLS certification
3. ACLS certification
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