Nurse Manager - Perinatal

Location: 2041 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC
Date Posted: 05-02-2018
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Nurse Manager will provide collaborative leadership for the process of planning, directing, integrating and coordinating activities to achieve departmental objectives and maintain high quality services. The Nurse Manager will be responsible for personnel management, budget planning and monitoring, scheduling, systems improvement, compliance with regulatory requirements and strategic planning. 
 
REPORTING SUMMARY:
 
Reporting directly to this position will be the Perinatal Sonographers, clinical nurses, and medical assistants.
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
 
Interacts internally with all levels of hospital personnel, physicians, patients, and family members in providing medical, clinical, or other patient care services.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 
Oversee day-to-day Prenatal Testing Center activities.  Schedule, supervise, and coordinate the clinical Staff ensuring adequate clinical staffing and optimal patient flow.
 
Prepares, monitors, and controls the unit (s) operating budget, operates within established budget.

Maintain all statistical analysis, submitting weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.
 
Participates in the hiring, evaluation, and disciplinary process of support staff. Conducts ongoing assessment of individual staff performance and completes performance evaluations within the established time frame.
 
As needed, assist providers with complex procedures, emergencies, or other clinical situations in which a nursing presence is indicated.
 
Responsible for promoting cooperative working relationships with physicians and other health care providers.
 
Participates in the development and implementation of the strategic initiatives for the Prenatal Testing Center.
 
Maintains unit compliance with JCAHO, DCRA, local and Federal regulatory standards.
 
Ensures the availability of support services, supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care.
 
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS:
 
Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
 
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
 
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
 
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
 
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
 
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
 
 
CARES CRITERIA: 
 
Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
 
Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
 
Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
 
Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
 
Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
 
Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
Knowledge of management principles as they apply to planning, organizing, directing, delegating, and evaluating.
 
Knowledge of effective and efficient principles and practices of interpersonal relationships.  Adeptness in the application of counseling strategies and inductive and deductive processes in making decisions.
 
Ability to supervise others.
 
Competence in both oral and written English.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current DC License.
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) required. MSN preferred.
 
Five (5) years’ experience and clinical knowledge in perinatal clinical specialty. Two years in a charge nurse/ leadership or equivalent position required.
Specialty certification in obstetrics preferred.
 
American Heart Association Basic Life Support required.
 
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift, bend, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
 
 
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