This position is directly responsible for managing, directing, and planning all clinical functions of the delivery of care within Women, Children and Medical Surgical Services. They are also responsible for assisting the director with hiring, orienting, evaluating, and supervising the Women’s Services staff. The unit manager is responsible for all departmental functions in support of the hospital mission, vision and facility goals. This position directly supervises the job classes of clinical coordinator, charge nurse, RN, tech, acute care nursing assistant and unit secretary. The incumbent maintains 24-hour responsibility for all aspects of these areas including assisting the director in evaluating personnel, maintaining financial compliance, record keeping and reporting. The manager identifies the cost-effective systems needed to support the business of the department, taking into account business trends, resource availability and changes in customers. The unit manager also assists the director in establishing and maintaining unit policies and procedures. The manager establishes effective working relationships with all constituencies including patients, patient families, physicians, employees, volunteers and vendors. This position identifies problematic issues and provides remedies through continuous customer satisfaction data and employee involvement. The majority of time is spent standing and or walking short distances, with frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 100 lbs., and occasional carrying of up to 25 lbs. This position functions in both office and clinical environments with the potential for exposure to radiation, blood borne and/or airborne pathogens. Administrative activity consumes about 25% of total work time while clinical interaction consumes up to 75% of work time. Standard work week is Monday through Friday with rotation to all shifts and days of the week to maintain relationships and clinical standards.
Arkansas RN license or licensed in a state that has enacted the RN/LPN NLC, CPR, NRP*
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
A good working knowledge of patient care practices and advanced decision-making skills as usually demonstrated by a minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience. Exemplary communication skills, the ability to direct and motivate subordinate personnel. A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required and a Master’s degree in Nursing is preferred. Pediatric and GYN experience required * To obtain within 6 months of hire