Nurse Manager - Progressive Care Unit
Req #: 00023
Job Category: Management & Supervisory
Shift: Day shift
Department: Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
The Nurse Manager of the Progressive Care Unit assumes 24-hour accountability for the coordination of resources to ensure quality service to all customers, reflecting the mission, vision, and philosophy of Northwest Hospital Center and the Department of Nursing. Works under the direct supervision and direction of the Director Patient Care Services. Provides overall direction for and coordination of unit operations in concert with Hospital vision, mission, goals, and department specific goals and objectives. Establishes standards and expectations for all personnel within the area of responsibility. Designs and implements plans for unit improvements which demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and cost effectiveness. Assists with the preparation and implementation of operational and capital budget. Knowledgeable about current regulatory standards governing patient care and ensures that nursing staff carries out patient care according to those standards.
The Progressive Care Unit at Northwest Hospital is a 40-bed unit with an admitting diagnosis of chest pain, syncope, heart failure, stroke or GI bleeds. Patients on this unit may also be going through alcohol withdrawal or have had a change in mental status. Nurses on this unit are able to provide medical and surgical care, as well as telemetry services. The unit is equipped with a Phillips monitoring system with a central monitor station, and Stat View pagers, which are carried by each nurse. This is a busy and challenging unit. PCU staff members are outgoing and positive, and must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes.
Requirements: Basic professional knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, BSN required, working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field, national nursing certification preferred such as PCCN, CCRN, CMSRN, CNL etc, 5-7 years RN experience, at least 2 years of leadership experience, basic computer skills, medical equipment skills, Maryland Registered Nurse License, AHA CPR Certification, ACLS