Nurse Manager - Intensive Care Unit
$20,000 Sign-on Bonus!
The Adult Critical Care Unit at Tucson Medical Center is a 28 bed unit that was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. The gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies excellent and sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. TMC’s Adult Critical Care Unit earned a gold award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
- Leadership Structures and Systems
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development
- Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
- Outcome Measurement
This unit includes three areas:
This is a 16 bed unit providing care for critically ill patients with a variety of neuro, surgical (general, neuro and vascular) and other medical problems. TMC is a comprehensive stroke center so unit focuses on neurological and neuro-surgical disorders utilizing certified neuro nurses. This unit also includes patients that are post code requiring target temperature management, CRRT, Ventriculostomies and EKOS. Staff utilizes a supportive and collaborative approach to interactions with the patients and their families. All staff are CPR and ACLS certified. Other cerifications include FCCS, CCRN and CNRN.
This is a 12 bed Cardiac Intensive Critical Care. TMC has the busiest heart program in southern Arizona that recovers generally 2-4 open hearts five days per week (CABG, AVR, MVR, TVR, TAVR). Our patient population consists of open hearts, TAVR’s, thoracotomies, MI's, IABP, Impella, CRRT, swans, sepsis, post codes, unstable heart blocks, unstable cardiac patients, post pacemakers, post lead extractions, heart failure, patients requiring vasopressors, intubated patients, vascular surgeries and EKOS. All staff is CPR and ACLS certified. Other certifications include FCCS, CCRN, CSC and CMC.
This unit is an 8 bed overflow.
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.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. (Some positions may substitute a Bachelor’s Degree in a related healthcare field plus relevant experience/training related to the specific skill area, such as Vascular-Urology Lab.)
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.