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The Manager, Nursing has fiscal and operational responsibility and accountability for standards of care and service within specified clinical areas/units. He/she provides leadership for improving patient care, planning, staff performance, systems improvements, and teaching. Works with Physician leadership to develop and evaluate standards of care and practice for identified patient populations. The Manager, Nursing participates in the setting and implementation of the organization's goals, priorities, and strategies and works with other disciplines and groups to provide the highest quality of care across the system. The Manager, Nursing is responsible for the development of staff within their Department.
Essential Functions
  • Provides direction to staff maintaining compliance with regulations and legislation affecting the units’ delivery of patient care and overall operations.
  • In Collaboration with the Vice President, prepares individual unit operating and capital budgets, ensuring that they are consistent with organizational fiscal targets.
  • Structures unit positions for the effective handling of work objectives within the financial parameters of the operating budget.
  • In conjunction with the Vice President, develops programs, policies, procedures, protocols, and standards that describe the work accomplished by the unit(s).
  • Supports the planning and implementation of education to meet all licensing and regulatory requirements, as well as unit based staff competency requirements.
  • Leads initiatives on the unit to change structure, systems, skill mix, or processes to more effectively support the business strategy of the Patient Care Services division.
  • Sets challenging goals with staff for their development, assigning clear responsibilities and accountabilities, and inspiring work efforts through personal example.
  • Maintains a safe environment for healthcare workers, patients, and/or visitors complying with NLH policies and procedures; reviews, documents and addresses all incidents and safety violations within area of responsibility; reports all lost time due to reported work injuries within 24 hours to local HR BP or Safety contact; supports and facilitates open and communication among NLH employees, non-employed healthcare workers, patients and visitors, reporting and addressing patient and environmental safety concerns.
  • May perform other duties upon request.

  • Education and Experience
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maine
  • BLS certification is to be obtained prior to independently caring for patients and is to be kept current.May be required to maintain advanced lifesaving certification in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Master’s preferred.
  • BLS certification is to be obtained prior to independently caring for patients and is to be kept current.
  • 3 years of progressive leadership experience.

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrate system values and integrates them into daily practice.
  • Actively support patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to train staff and develop subordinate's skills. Ability to foster teamwork among staff members.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills.

  • Physical Demands
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • May be required to work alternative shift schedules including day, evening, nights and weekends.

Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status