The Clinical Nurse Manager is accountable for the supervision of nursing services to provide safe, effective and efficient nursing care. This position is an important part of the Management Team and the responsibilities for the position include: assigning, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating clinical care for the nursing unit(s). This position is evaluated on the basis of objective measurable criteria, including maximizing the personal abilities and competence of staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and other personnel assigned to the unit(s) for which the Clinical Nurse Manager is responsible.
The Clinical Nurse Manager reports to the Nurse Manager or designee and supervises staff nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, nursing service clerks, monitor technicians, and others, as necessary, on the assigned unit(s).
This position has frequent contact, not only with employees, but also with patients, patients’ families, visitors and medical staff.
The provision of guidance by a qualified nurse for the accomplishment of a nursing task with periodic observation and evaluation of the performance of the task including validation that the nursing task has been performed according to established standards of practice [ 201 KAR 20:400 Section 1 (7)].
• Graduation from an approved school of nursing and maintain current non-limited license in assigned State.
• BS or MSN preferred; a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, five (5) years preferred, with demonstrated management potential and proficient clinical skills.
• BLS required with ACLS preferred. ACLS to be obtained prior to end of orientation.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Prior to assignment, the Clinical Nurse Manager must successfully complete critical care course acceptable to the Chief Nursing Officer and demonstrate mastery of equipment, diagnostic responsibilities, and procedures required of the critical care nurse. Such course work shall include:
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and management of an obstructed airway.
• EKG interpretation.
• Drug therapy, including emergency drug therapy via the I.V. route, or routes normally left to the physician.
• Hemodynamic monitoring.
• Critical care procedures.
The Clinical Nurse Manager shall be adequately oriented to policies, procedures and equipment. Orientation shall include safety procedures, infection control practices, and performance improvement activities.