NURSE MANAGER - Long Term Care
Competitive Salary, DOE
Excellent Benefits Package
Location: Waterloo, NY
The Nurse Manager has major responsibility for implementation of strategies and activities designed to achieve and support uncompromising quality, exceptional patient safety and an outstanding patient / resident / family experience. The Nurse Manager intentionally creates an environment that fosters staff development, staff empowerment, collegial relationships and best practice in the delivery of nursing care. The Nurse Manager allocates resources to promote efficient, effective, compassionate and fiscally responsible nursing care. The Nurse Manager assures the coordination of care across department lines through a focus on systems that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. The Nurse Manager participates in the recruitment, selection and retention of personnel. Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development for personnel accountable to the nurse manager.
Ensures that the nursing care delivered is grounded in the principles of relationship-based care and reflects a patient / family centered focus. Creates the expectation through role modeling that professional nursing practice means working in partnership with colleagues within nursing, other disciplines, and the patient / resident / family to achieve the best possible outcome. Demonstrates broad based knowledge of nursing in general as well as knowledge specific to the chosen area of practice. Applies nursing practice knowledge in daily interaction with patients/resident/ families and other members of the healthcare team and holds staff accountable for the same.
Establishes clinical indicators and measures the quality and effectiveness of nursing care delivered in the area of responsibility. Acts to improve results and achieve nursing clinical excellence. Anticipates quality or safety issues and takes action to mitigate. Assures the reporting of adverse and near miss events and investigates circumstances contributing to the event. Develops and maintains systems for survey readiness.
Utilizes nursing research, nursing literature and evidenced based information to find innovative solutions to achieve the best patient/resident outcomes and enhance the patient / resident / family experience. Fosters staff nurse engagement and creativity by providing feedback, encouragement and recognition for innovation. Serves as a role model and change agent to inspire transformative nursing care delivery.
Creates a positive performance-oriented unit / department through open and consistent communication with staff. Teaches and coaches staff regarding expectations for patient / family centered care that promotes healing and satisfaction. Promotes a standardized approach to hand off communication to ensure patient/resident safety. Facilitates care coordination through use assessment forms, documentation, bedside report and time outs.
Analyzes workflow / work processes to ensure effective efficient high quality nursing care delivery. Collaborates in the design and improvement of nursing systems; and identifies the resources required to ensure that interventions are safe, effective, delivered on time and are culturally sensitive. Assures that staffing and scheduling decisions consider appropriate ratios, acuity and intensity of patient/resident care and the skill level of the nurse assigned. Collaborates with the clinical leaders to resolve resource issues.
Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nurse Program
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or related field or master's in nursing or related field
Current NYS License to practice as a Professional Registered Nurse.
2 Years of Nursing Experience or 2 Years of LTC experience
Previous management / leadership experience
Interpersonal skills which ensure effective communication with staff, patients, families, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team.
Knowledgeable in the area of management systems and processes.
Demonstrated ability to establish effective work relationships in an effort to lead others in the direction of meeting organizational objectives.
Analytical skills to assess departmental needs, develop, and implement planned interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of applied interventions.
Basic management competencies for the position assigned.
Ability to facilitate project management, work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities and enhance the spirit of teamwork through effective role modeling.
Familiarity with DOH requirements.
Computer literacy required with word processing, spreadsheets, power point
Experience with Microsoft Office products including word, excel and power point & Meditech
About the area:
Waterloo is a city in central New York State. It is located at the northern end of Seneca Lake, known as the Finger Lakes Region. It boasts quality wine trails, a rich history, natural beauty, and four-season attractions.
On Cayuga Lake, the city of Ithaca is home to Cornell University. The surrounding area is marked by high gorges, many with dramatic waterfalls, including Taughannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls.
Near the tip of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen State Park has rocky cliffs and cascading waterfalls, plus trout fishing. Southwest is the Corning Museum of Glass. To the north is the Old Erie Canal, a pivotal 19th-century waterway now offering hiking, canoeing and fishing. In the northwest, the city of Rochester overlooks Lake Ontario.
Not a far drive to a top-rated mall, great restaurants and tons of outdoor activities. You can find Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and Ithaca are nearby.