St Josephs Healthcare System

Nurse Manager (Medical/Surgical)

Requisition ID
2017-10769
Shift
Day
Category
Nursing
Shift Hours AM/PM
8:00AM-4:30PM
Department
SW 5 SURG
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Responsible for 24 hour per day, daily operation of a Nursing Unit/Department by managing all resources necessary to meet the patient needs, providing an environment conducive to employee growth and productivity and functioning within the confines of regulatory requirements. Functions collaboratively and in partnership with Senior Administration to develop and implement strategic plan and to meet short and long term goals of the Healthcare System.

Responsibilities

Provides an environment focused on safety that minimizes adverse patient outcomes and work related illness and injury. Identifies real and potential problems affecting the nursing service, problem solves and implements solutions with follow through and communication. Consults with patients/families through primary nurse request, direct family requestor, direct assessment of patients/ family response to hospitalization. Assesses patient/ significant other survey responses regarding nursing care services and makes improvements. Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of personnel. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel considering the scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care. Assists in the development and implementation of new and ongoing service programs to ensure quality nursing and patient care programs consistent with hospital mission and patient needs. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.
Special Projects

Qualifications

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or closely related field, Master's degree preferred. Three to five years of previous work related experience, plus three to six months of on-the-job training and orientation. Licensure required as a Registered Nurse by the State of New Jersey and successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) within one year of hire. Work requires analytical ability to collect information from diverse sources and apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems.

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