Under minimal supervision, the Nurse Manager performs managerial and leadership functions over professional nursing and support care team in various healthcare consumer care settings. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies, procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes and independently works with the ACNO or Director to maintain departmental budget. Adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing practice / process and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015)* to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
•Staff Management•Scheduling•Mentoring and recruitment•Departmental budget and operations•Records management•Case management and discharge planning •Patient safety and quality care•Policy development and revisions•Support and implementation of organizational initiatives and strategic planning•Promote positive patient experience•Promote employee engagement•Able to perform essential duties of direct reporting positions•Other duties as assigned per unit addendum*Nurse Program Manager level of leadership is defined by the scope of practice and span of control as measured in the Denver Health Nurse Leadership Tool (Denver Health Nurse Leadership Tool addendum)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
•Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards.•Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community•Ability to assist in identifying ways to promote quality patient-centric care and maintain Denver Health's high level of patient satisfaction. [Nursing Vision Statement]•Ability to work effectively in a team matrix environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and in a cross functional environment.•Ability to work closely with multidisciplinary staff, charge nurses, clinical nurse educator(s), and Nursing Managers, providers,, executive leadership to provide care to patients with respect to their uniqueness using informed judgment, competence, individual qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. •Ability to demonstrate an understanding of assessment findings as they relate to the disease process and continuum of care.•Supports compliance with national patient safety goals, accrediting agency standards, and quality initiatives.•Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental policies, standards of care, and regulatory •Promotes quality care by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of healthcare consumer/family response or changing condition.
Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses•Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN).
Typically, five years of nursing experience; including two years nursing leadership experience preferred.
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state.
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.