The Nurse Manager of the Stroke Program reports directly to the Director of the Heart and Vascular Center. This individual has 24-hour responsibility for the Stroke Program. Responsibilities include; strategic planning, facilitating the development and implementation of plans in support of strategic vision, providing leadership and direction for clinical programs across the continuum of care, directing service line analyses, development of goals, leading performance improvement initiatives, assist in development of clinical research trials, assist in development of relationships with Tele-affiliate hospitals and overall development and management of the service line. The role will require establishing relationships with key stakeholders including administrative leaders, clinical leaders, and other departments as well as working with affiliate hospitals and other hospitals within the UC system. The Nurse Manager is responsible for ascertaining compliance with Joint Commission, UCDH nursing and hospital policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements.
The Nurse Manager is responsible for the daily twenty-four (24) hour planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the daily operations and clinical practice of assigned patient care areas, in order to provide quality, individualized patient care and support of Medical Center philosophies. The Nurse Manager will lead staff to model a professional practice environment by: providing a clinically competent staff; encouraging strong interdisciplinary team collaboration and communication; supporting autonomy and accountability; providing staff opportunities for in-service and formal education; stressing the importance of continuous learning; and supporting a culture where concern for the patient is paramount. The Nurse Manager assumes fiscal responsibility through preparation of unit budgets, supports research, participates in both long and short term strategic planning, and assures patient advocacy. The Nurse Manager is accountable to the Director of the Heart and Vascular Center.
Minimum of three (3) years neuroscience nursing experience
Minimum (2) two years of frontline leadership/management experience
Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. In addition, Master's degree required in nursing or other related field.
A valid California Registered Nurse License
Strong leadership, fiscal, and operational management skills
Knowledge of JC and Title 22 rules and regulations
Working knowledge of performance improvement programs and audit implementation
SCRN, CNRN, or ANVP Certification
Maintains flexible scheduling as required by workload and departmental needs.
Must be able to work overtime, nights and weekends
Must be able to wear lead apron (15 lbs.) for several hours/day
Must speak and write clearly and professionally for effective communication
Must have strength enough to assist in lifting patients
Must see well enough to read monitors from 1 O feet away
Reference reflects an overall meet or exceeds
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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