Nurse Manager - Full Time
Company: Elizabeth Seton Children's Center
Posted on: March 28, 2020
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is ensure standards of professional
practice are developed and maintained on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a
week to achieve excellence and continuity in resident care. The
Nurse Manager will be responsible for leading the clinical care for
a Neighborhood at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. The Nurse
Manager is responsible for the leadership, direction, supervision,
evaluation, hiring and termination of all nursing staff assigned to
their Neighborhood. In addition, they will participate in the
evaluation of per diem staff that has been assigned to their
The Nurse Manager will work in collaboration with the Central
Nursing Office to maintain staffing levels on each floor that are
consistent with resident need, including needs as defined by their
Plan of Care, schedules, clinic visits and school programs. The
Nurse Manager, with the guidance of Talent Management, and the
Chief Nursing Officer will be responsible for preparing progressive
discipline for the purpose of achieving consistency of performance
and high quality care for our residents. Coaching and counselling
will be used to assist a staff member to improve their performance
and provide them guidance and a plan to do so.
The Nurse Manager will demonstrate a commitment to the continuum of
care for our residents, through participating in and promoting
nursing practice while in the John A Coleman School and through
follow up with collaborating hospitals in the case of transfer. The
Nurse Manager will participate in budget preparation for staffing
and supplies and equipment. Consistent with our Mission and the
philosophy of child/family centered care, the Nursing Manager will
work with colleagues to identify opportunities for improvement in
both process and structure and establish collegial; relationship
with other department that foster communication and growth.
The Nurse Manager will function as an advocate for resident and
family, intervene and provide leadership and guidance in crises,
and in assuring the resident achieves their highest level of
functioning within a least restrictive environment. The Nurse
Manager serves as a support person for members of the staff and
acts as a role model to instill in the staff that patient safety,
wellbeing and family collaboration are the hallmarks of clinical
Position Functions and Responsibilities: Nurse Manager
- Understands ESPC Mission and Core Values and incorporates
values into daily practice.
- Continually strive to improve the organization's systems and/or
- Make decisions as a team to fulfill our mission, share
recognition, and learn from failures.
- Treat every resident, family member, and co-worker with
dignity, respect, and courtesy.
- Supports a clinical practice environment where staff are able
to provide excellent care for the residents and families promoting
the ESPC theme "children come first".
- Creates and supports an environment of staff engagement and
involvement to support a professional practice environment.
- Establishes relationships with family (and or guardians) that
support family-centered care, excellent communication and ensures
ongoing education and training of families. Encourages the
participation of families in the care of their child while a
resident in the center.
- Assure that staff schedules are consistent with residents needs
and provide the accountability of established standard of care 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Manage daily staffing in coordination/collaboration with the
Central Nursing Staffing Team. Further ensures that staffing is
consistent with the requirements of the Pediatric Center's union
collective bargaining agreement.
- Establish a schedule for and coordinate Neighborhood meetings.
Assure that information is disseminated to all appropriate
- Participate in the establishment and/or review of center wide
policies, procedures and regulatory requirements and assure all
team members are knowledgeable in these areas.
- Provide written and oral reports concerning resident
comprehensive care plans, care procedures, including identification
of clinical "best practices" that can be shared among
- Facilitate the group process for the purpose of maintaining
standards of care, compliance to the care planning process and
establishment of daily clinical rounds.
- Ensure a restraint free environment for the residents in the
- Is knowledgeable and enforces infection control policies and
- Assures that all practices for the John A. Coleman School and
The Pediatric Center meet regulatory compliance and is completed in
a timely manner.
- Establishes and maintains a systematic process for ensuring the
ordering, distributing, administration and documentation of all
mediations and tube feedings are done in accordance with Center
policy and procedure.
- Participates in pharmacy committee and actively seeks
resolution to problems noted in the medication administration area
using the QAPI process, including medication incident reporting and
Root Cause analysis.
- Works in collaboration with QI to assure documentation for the
nursing process including, but not limited to, daily and monthly
notes, MDS and care plans, 24 hour Neighborhood report, admission,
discharge and teaching records are consistently completed in a
timely manner. Ensures all documentation is objective, meets SDOH
and other regulatory requirements and is consistent with Center
policy and procedure.
- Monitors and manages time and attendance of Neighborhood
- Assesses, on a continual basis, and in an objective manner, the
resources needed to effectively manage and uphold standards of care
excellence on the Neighborhood. Seeks, in a timely basis, any
resources that are needed, including supplies, equipment,
engineering and /or housekeeping support.
- Demonstrates knowledge of progressive disciplinary process for
both bargaining unit, and non-bargaining unit employees. Utilizes
the progressive disciplinary process, including coaching and
counseling, to assure staff is continually receiving feedback
regarding performance and that improvement in performance is
identified and monitored in a timely, professional manner.
- Demonstrates understanding of policies that monitor and follow
up any resident care issues, family complaints or variation from
SDOH regulation and/or Center policy. This includes, but is not
limited to, The New York State Resident Abuse and Neglect reporting
- Communicates on a regular basis with mentor, department heads,
colleagues and Director of Nursing to assure problems are solved
and opportunities for improvement are identified and plans to
correct problems or improve services are implemented in an
- Collaborates with off shift and weekend supervisory personnel
to assure consistency of practice across all three shifts on a
- Provides supervisory "house coverage" as needed.
- Attends clinical status report and communicates information
effectively to members of the Neighborhood
- In collaboration with Clinical Educators identify and provide
in-service training and education to staff in accordance with
resident and family needs.
- Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by
your supervisor, department director, and/or administrator.
Required SkillsEducation Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing or related field.
- Masters Degree preferred.
- New York State Nursing License.
- At least two years pediatric experience, 5 years of nursing
- Three years of Management/Supervisory experience.
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