The Manager of Nursing must function independently, providing the opportunity for developing standards, establishing the budget and monitoring operational performance by being accountable for the 24-hour management of the delivery of patient care.
The Manager of Nursing acts as a change agent and transitional leader, inspires a shared vision and motivates the staff to provide care within the framework of a learning organization.
The Manager of Nursing is accountable for interviewing, hiring, training, counseling, evaluating and guiding their staff’s professional growth. With the opportunity of organizing, planning, staffing, directing, coordinating, empowering, and marketing patient care services, the manager supports the Renown Health Values and Mission Statement and ensures that services provided are efficient, effective and consistent with the goals and policies of Renown Health.
The Manager of Nursing faces the major challenges of maintaining positive relationships between the physicians, the community, and the hospital; for maintaining cost-effective, high quality, high touch patient care; designing and teaching educational programs; and working cooperatively with other departments to achieve hospital goals.
Evidence based nursing practice; along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
If the incumbent provides direct patient care, he/she is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. The incumbent demonstrates the ability to work with patient’s physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive, and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meet standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competency standards.
This position does provide patient care.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, American Nurses Association Publication.
2. Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
3. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002.
4. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association Publication.
Scope & Standards for Nurse Administrators; ANA Publication