Job Description

Manager Patient Care Services - Peds/PICU
Job CategoryManagement
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

This Peds Department is a 44 bed unit with all private rooms. Two rooms are utilized as video epilepsy monitoring rooms. We care for newborn infants to young adult patients with diagnoses that range from medical/surgical patients and orthopedic surgeries including scoliosis, fractures and congenital repairs to cranial surgeries, diabetics, transfers from Nursery ICU (for home transition teaching) and the Mother/Baby Unit. All nursing staff is PALS certified and take an EKG class. ! The ratio is 1 RN to 5-6 patients with PCT support as a part of this team. The PICU Department is  a 12 bed unit with private rooms. One room is utilized as a video epilepsy monitoring room. We care for critically ill infants, children, and young adult patients with diagnoses ranging from respiratory illness/failure, surgical patients, scoliosis surgery, cranial surgeries, diabetes, and medical admissions. All nursing staff is PALS/ACLS certified and take an EKG class. Parents are allowed to be in the room 24/7.  We round bedside with an interdisciplinary team: physicians, nursing, social work, case management, pharmacy, and other ancillary departments.  We believe and live: family centered care! The ratio is 1 RN to 1-2 patients.

 

SUMMARY:

Manages a nursing unit or nursing specialty function such as Bed Control or Restorative Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Manages staff; interviews, hires and trains; evaluates employee performance; deals with performance problems as appropriate; delegates work assignments effectively; manages operations for quality 24/7 patient care.

Assists in managing department budget.

Designs, with agreement from Director of Nursing (DON), or Director of Behavioral Health Nursing, and implements the specific staffing plan (Acuity) and daily, shift-by-shift staffing grid.

Monitors patient acuity/staffing through the bi-weekly productivity report and takes appropriate action.

Provides safe environment for patients and caregivers, compliant to EOC rules and all regulatory requirements.

Facilitates development of unit specific standards of care with realistic and measurable patient care outcomes.

Provides orientation for the medical staff to Nursing Services.

Promotes continuity of patient care by supporting case management activities; acts as a resource to direct care providers when support services are in conflict with patient care needs.

Promotes an optimum environment in which the patient care team can accomplish mutually developed goals.

Investigates patient complaints and/or incidents, initiating corrective and/or disciplinary action.

Maintains an ongoing evaluation of customer service to ensure that systems, policies, and procedures are convenient to those being served.

Ensures compliance with requirements of federal, state and community agencies, regulatory authorities, and hospital policies and procedures.

Selects and monitors preceptors in development of their role to facilitate new grad hires incorporation into the unit staff.

Ensures the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for staff.

May provide education planning, documentation, and record keeping for assigned unit(s).

Serve as the liaison to internal and external pediatric care committees, internal departments, referral hospitals,

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of relevant nursing or applicable healthcare experience with mastery of the role and competencies for assigned area required; evidence of leadership, teaching and interpersonal skills, and documentation of professional development.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN license permitting work in the state of Arizona and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Additional certification may be required per department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of critical care techniques, tools and responses required to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Knowledge of processes and procedures to follow during a rapid response, code, or stroke call.

  • Knowledge of surgery specialties and how to prepare, assess and provide post-operation patient care to ensure best practices are followed.

  • Knowledge of infectious diseases, OSHA and CMS requirements, microbiology and surveillance practices for infection control.

  • Skill in evaluating performance and recommending improvements.

  • Skill in managing and training staff.

  • Knowledge of position control strategies and forecasting staffing needs.

  • Skill in strategic planning and developing staffing plans to meet not only current needs but future needs.

  • Skill in analyzing financial, staffing and production reports to effectively evaluate staffing criteria.

  • Skill in communicating with staff involved in critical care, and physicians to ensure the proper care of patients.

  • Skill in developing training materials and educating staff in the proper responses for critical care issues.

  • Skill in the use and maintenance of computer systems and programs, especially NRCPR, PC File and Folder, Word, EXCEL, e-mail and attachment capabilities, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Skill in communicating with staff involved in critical care, and physicians to ensure the proper care of patients.

  • Ability to create analyze reports to evaluate staffing needs based on a wide variety of statistical data.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to create analyze reports to evaluate staffing needs based on a wide variety of statistical data.

  • Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally in order to lead, teach and report on issues and effectively deal with difficult situations.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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