Join Harborview Medical Center for an outstanding leadership opportunity as Nurse Manager, Neurosciences ICU.
The Neuroscience ICU provides specialized intensive nursing care to patients with complex neurological deficits and injuries due disease pathology or trauma that have caused subarachnoid hemorrhage, closed head injury, decreasing level of consciousness and/or suspected increased intracranial pressure requiring invasive monitoring, post craniotomy and spinal cord injuries. The NICU is also a part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. Patients are cared for by the Neurocritical Care, Neurosurgery and Neurology services. Patients may be admitted from the emergency department, operating room, post anesthesia care unit, acute care units, or outpatient clinics.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Nurse Manager has 24-hour accountability and responsibility for managing the nursing unit to provide safe, efficient and quality patient centered care. The Nurse Manager directs and coordinates all activities of the patient care unit including:
* plans, implements, and evaluates unit programs to meet specific patient care needs, * selects and supervises unit staff, * plans and manages the unit budget, and * provides leadership to promote professional practice.
The Nurse Manager represents the unit staff and provides leadership in the Division of Nursing and the Medical Center as a whole through participation in the decision-making process, support, and development of policies and programs.
Major responsibiliites include:
I. Patient Care Management:
Promotes creative approaches to patient centered care based on the dynamic health care delivery environment and nursing practice standards. Assures that all staff function within the appropriate scope of practice and that nursing process is utilized in planning and delivering care.
Initiates mechanisms to resolve problems related to patient care and nursing services and arrives at timely, appropriate solutions.
Contributes to the development of patient care standards by promoting and participating in unit, departmental and medical center programs/committees (e.g. Risk Management, Health and Safety, Quality Assessment and Improvement).
II. Quality Assessment & Improvement:
Develops and maintains a monitoring and evaluation process designed to effectively use resources to improve the quality of care and services provided on the unit. Participates in development and implementation of quality assessment and improvement programs across units/specialties.
Coordinates interdepartmental efforts to facilitate a safe environment for patient care.
IV. Personnel Management:
Manages personnel for unit including selection, hiring, orientation, scheduling, coaching, staff development, evaluating, counseling, and recommending appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.
Promotes clinical and managerial leadership and professional development of the health care team through such means as role modeling, delegation of duties, guidance, teaching, and effective communications. Maintains a unit climate which fosters job satisfaction and professional growth.
V. Team Building/Communications:
Develops and maintains relationships with unit staff, medical directors, departmental managers, interdisciplinary patient care teams, and hospital administrative staff to ensure coordination of activities, programs and policies.
VI. Financial Management:
Prepares operating and capital budgets for the unit compatible with Medical Center objectives.
Monitors overall unit performance to ensure compliance with appropriate standards, resources, and productivity targets and manages within the allocated budget.
Identifies and explores ways to develop a cost-effective environment and establishes accountability within the unit for cost-effective delivery of nursing care.
Directs and coordinates all activities in a patient care unit which includes planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all activities for optimal unit effectiveness.
Participates in departmental policy development and interpretation for members of the health care team.
Investigates and implements change based on sound principles of management practice to advance departmental and hospital objectives.
Evaluates and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of management decisions and institutes appropriate corrective actions as needed.
Contributes to the development of the Nursing Management Team on an individual basis and through group process.
VIII. Professional Development:
Demonstrates professional responsibility and leadership through participation in hospital, University and professional activities.
Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work related experiences and educational opportunities
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.