CHARLES RIVER COMMUNITY HEALTH
Position: Nurse Manager
Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director of Nursing
Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Nursing, the Associate Medical Director and Medical Director, the Nurse Manager is responsible for overseeing and supporting the dynamic day-to-day clinical and operational aspects of the nursing department by providing guidance and mentorship to staff. Key duties include:
1.Works collaboratively with the Associate Director of Nursing, Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Associate Medical Director/Medical Director to continuously improve the day-to-day management of clinical and patient related services. Ensures smooth patient flow and daily clinical operations of the site.
2.Both provides effective triage and floor training to new nurses and ensures all staff have ongoing clinical support and in-services in order to stay up to date in their field.
3.Responsible for coordinating monthly clinical schedules for the RNs to ensure appropriate Provider/Nurse/Medical Assistant ratios and coverage with the support from Associate Director of Nursing as needed.
4.Responsible for weekly schedule edits in response to any last minute changes including changes in staffing ratios and sick calls. Responsible for communicating need of coverage between other staff nurses or picking up shifts in conjunction with Waltham Nurse Manager when other staff is not available in order to ensure appropriate clinical coverage.
5.Functions as a Triage Nurse in the Health Center for 50-60% of the time, and performs management and administrative duties for the balance of the time.
6.Performs yearly evaluations to ensure continued staff development, works on performance improvement plans and other personnel matters as needed.
7.Oversees and manages inventory and purchasing of medical supplies for the essential functioning of the practice. Supports the maintenance and functioning of the medical equipment to ensure a safe patient and staff environment. Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and laws.
8.In collaboration with Associate Director of Nursing, works on recruitment and retention of staff.
9.Coordinates preceptorship for nursing students from area colleges and universities
10. Performs other duties as required.
Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing; Masters preferred.
Licensed in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse with 3+ years experience in nursing with recent clinical experience in outpatient medical setting.
Good communication skills, particularly with staff and patients from diverse cultures whose primary language is not English.
Experience with Patient Centered Medical Home model and concepts preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with EMR systems required.