Mercy Medical Center Clinton Nurse Manager in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Department:

3030_1210 Adult Unit-1210

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Coordinates activities between defined areas, and provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise in area assigned in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the Nursing Department at Mercy Medical Center and Providence campus. Facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and assists in developing collegial relationships among nursing personnel and others. Able to serve as a link between nursing personnel, other healthcare disciplines, workers throughout the organization, and the healthcare community. Nurse Managers have twenty-four responsibility and accountability for the implementation of the vision, mission, philosophy, core values, evidence-based practice, and standards of the organization, and nursing services within their defined areas of responsibility.

Job Description Details:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Ensures that care is delivered with respect for individuals’ rights and preferences. Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of health care.

  • Participates in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision-making involving staff.

  • Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to recipients.

  • Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines, and assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care.

  • Provides guidance for and supervision of personnel accountable to the nurse manager. Participates in the recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel, including staff representative of the population diversity. Evaluates performance of personnel.

  • Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling personnel. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel, considering scope of practice, competencies, patient/client/resident needs, and complexity of care.

  • Ensures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development for personnel.

  • Assesses the impact of, and plans strategies to address, such issues as:

  • Ethnic, cultural and diversity changes in the population

  • Political and social influences

  • Financial and economic issues

  • The aging of society and demographic trends

  • Ethical issues related to health care

  • Develops, implements, monitors, and is accountable for the budget for the defined area(s) of responsibility.

  • Ensures evidence-based practice by participating in and involving the nursing staff in evaluative research activities. Provides or facilitates educational experiences for nursing and other students. Ensures proper program development and implementation in Behavioral Health Setting. Ensures shared accountability for professional practice.

  • Advocates for a work environment that minimized work-related illness and injury. Ensures compliance with any applicable regulatory agencies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Currently registered in Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Three to five (3 to 5) years demonstrated clinical and management experience. Family Life Center (FLC) – Minimum five (5) years’ experience in all areas of maternal Child Health.

  • Knowledge of nursing practices acquired by completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Masters in Nursing or health related field or actively working toward preferred.

  • CPR certification required; instructorship preferred (Acute). ACLS certification and Instructorship strongly preferred in critical care areas (ER, Critical Care, and IMC). CPR, BLS, CPI certification required in Behavioral Health. FLC – Neonatal resuscitation required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • A few unpleasant conditions routinely present (cramped working space, drafty area, poor lighting, inadequate equipment or refurnishings); or occasional exposure to occupational hazards or contagious disease, which requires routine precautions.

  • Constant: Work demands and irregularity of hours create considerable inconvenience for home and social life planning, such as frequent availability, or constant shift rotation or location imposes frequent interruptions and distractions that are bothersome and not inherent in the work and the work requires frequent substantive involvement in stressful situations causing considerable strain routinely.

  • Requires prolonged standing, walking, or other constant physical movements on a routine basis; or requires remaining in same position over long periods of time; or eye or ear strain.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Director of Nursing.

  • Responsible for direct supervision of 5 to 100+ employees.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.