The Nurse Manager reports to the Admin Dir-Mental Health Services. The Nurse Manager will be responsible for providing cost-effective and high quality care according to the policies, procedures and standards set at ABSMC and Sutter Health. The Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who possesses advanced knowledge of local, state, federal and other healthcare regulations and has advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the area of Behavioral Health. He/she will develop and implement changes in policies, practices and standardized procedures based upon input from staff and administration. S/he will collaborate with the Quality Department, the Quality Committee for the Department, and Accreditation and Risk Management Department to maintain compliance with current laws and regulatory standards while promoting optimal patient care. The incumbent will act as a role model and consultant for staff development, and will assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. The incumbent will coach, counsel, and discipline nursing staff when performance problems arise. The incumbent participates in all Departmental Committees and will assume all responsibilities of the department. Manages the 24-hour operation of designated unit(s) in an efficient and cost effective manner. Assures the provision of quality patient care through compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies, and efficient management of clinical and financial resources. Applies management and clinical expertise, education, research, and consultation to optimize operational outcomes. Represents designated units in forums, fostering a collaborative approach and focusing on effective, efficient service to patients and community. Assumes accountability for implementation of Baldrige quality process initiatives.
Bachelor's in Nursing Required.
Master's in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or related field preferred.
RN is required
Five years of relevant clinical nursing experience required.
Minimum of 3 years experience in a progressively responsible management/leadership position, preferable in a comparable size acute care facility required.
Minimum of 3 years experience in Psychiatric Services. (Adult, Adolescent, Geriatric)
General business and budget experience strongly preferred.
Skills & Knowledge:
Strong working knowledge of Title 22, JCAHO, federal and state regulations, and related accreditation standards. Demonstrates proactive attitude and creativity in problem solving. Strong leadership and team-building skills with the ability to lead and motivate staff. Demonstrates dedication to quality service. Strong verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common and sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information and articulate issues and problems to top management, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills Ability to work with and understands statistical data. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.