Demonstrates 24-hour accountability for clinical, operational, human resources and financial management of the department. Is accountable for the delivery of high quality patient care in a work environment conducive to learning, professional growth, accountability and autonomy.
Ensures department functioning in accordance with regulatory agencies, state statutes, and practice standards, i.e., TJC, OSHA, CMS, HIPPA.
Promote use of evidence-based practice in planning, implementing, and evaluating clinical practice.
Champion the values of the EHS Professional Practice Model and uses the Elliot’s nursing theory to guide all dimensions of nursing practice.
Support the Elliot Health System policies and procedures for the delivery of safe patient care and collaborate in the review and revision of nursing departmental policies, procedures, and protocols, guidelines, and standards of care.
Collaborate with Resource Nurses, Clinical Nurse Educators, Patient Care Managers and staff to develop, implement, and monitor departmental educational programs.
Foster participation in the development and implementation of annual departmental goals and objectives, which are consistent with those of Elliot Health System and in collaboration with the Medical Director and other members of the health care team.
Participate in the development of business and marketing plans.
Ensure that appropriate experience mix and number of staff are available to meet the needs of the patient population.
Collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to develop, implement, and evaluate quality management activities consistent with national benchmarking and public reporting.
Human Resources Management
Champion Elliot Essentials: I Care, I Serve, I Inspire.
In conjunction with Human Resources Department, interview and select candidates for employment. With support of Director, initiate and approve personnel activities including, but not limited to hiring, transferring, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and terminating.
Consistent with the principles of TeamSTEPPS, foster positive interdisciplinary communications and teamwork.
In collaboration with the Resource Nurses, establish and communicate performance expectations and assist with development of professional goals of each staff member. Monitor and evaluate staff performance. Conduct timely in-the-moment coaching and annual performance evaluations.
Support the shared governance structure consistent with the principles of the ANCC Magnet Program. Delegate responsibility and accountability as evidenced by staff involvement and ownership in committees, projects, educational programs and unit goals.
Motive and encourage participation in the Professional Nursing Advancement Program.
Evaluate trends related to vacancy and turnover. Develops plans to address needs of department.
Collaborate with the Director of Nursing Finance to prepare annual departmental budget including projected census, revenues, staffing plans, operating expenses and capital related requests. Involves staff and medical staff when possible.
Manage FTE levels and productivity standards.
Monitor and report monthly financials, identify variances, and recommend improvements.
Monitor, approve, and submit complete and accurate payroll
Maintain and updates knowledge and skills in leadership, management and clinical specialty.
Demonstrate active involvement in hospital and/or nursing committees.
Represent Elliot Health System in professional and/or community organizations and boards.
Maintain membership in a professional organization.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to facilitate patient decision-making consistent with national and specialty standards and recommendations for nursing practice.
Ability to implement and support the use of evidence-based best practice guidelines developed and endorsed by national organizations.
Model skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision-making, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership, as described in Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments (AACN, 2005).
Ability to encourage and support staff to achieve specialty certification.
Ability to complete clinical competencies for specialty area/department.
Education: Graduate of an accredited or NLN approved RN program required. BSN required.
Experience: Three (3) years of recent clinical experience required. Previous management or leadership experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Current registration in the State of NH as a registered nurse required. ACLS, PALS and RNP required or obtain within one year of hire. Professional specialty certification required or obtain within six months of hire.
Internal Number: 307396
About Elliot Health System
Elliot Health System (EHS) is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire. The cornerstone of EHS is Elliot Hospital, 296-bed acute care facility located in Manchester (New Hampshire's largest city). Established in 1890, Elliot Hospital offers Southern New Hampshire communities caring, compassionate and professional patient service regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or ability to pay.
EHS is home to Manchester’s designated Regional Trauma Center, Urgent Care Centers, a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Elliot Physician Network, Elliot Specialists, Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Elliot Senior Health Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, Elliot 1-Day Surgery Center, Elliot at River’s Edge and Elliot Pediatrics.