SCOPE: The nurse manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The Nurse Manager reports to the Chief of Nephrology with collaborative/reporting relationship to the Executive Nurse Leaders.
General Major Duties and Responsibilities
Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work
Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates
Evaluating the performance of subordinates
Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates
Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters
Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate
Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors
Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training
Contributing as Co-Chair for the Dialysis program committee
Participates as a mentor for new Nurse Managers within the facility
Responsible for oversight of routine scheduled maintenance of the Dialysis Water System (DWS)
Responsible for communicating concerns or issues of the water system to the dialysis director
Responsibilities include reviewing, communicating and collaborating on the unit specific quality measures with the dialysis director.
Responsible for the completion of the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) , VHA (Veterans Health Administration) and VISN (Veteran Integrated Service Network) level mandatory reports including the delegation of reports to subordinates
Responsible for remaining up to date and meet CMS guidelines in the delivery of hemodialysis as outlined in the VHA Dialysis Handbook
Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday days with 24/7 accountability, but must be flexible to meet the needs of the service. Clinical coverage and call rotation as indicated.
Associate degree in nursing with Nephrology certification and current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program
Bachelor’s degree and Nephrology certification
Master’s degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelor’s degree in a related field with 2-3 years of nursing experience [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required.]
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with 2-3 years of nursing experience
Have at least one (1) year of current dialysis experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary listed is a range that is based on education, years of experience and type of experience
Internal Number: 101
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