Nurse Manager - Short Stay Unit/PACU

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 61883

Position Summary:

General Summary:

RN  Under the general supervision of the Director-Clinical Services, the Short Stay Unit/PACU Unit Nurse Manager manages the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and nursing support staff on assigned unit.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities:

 1 Recommends staffing levels as per professional organizations’ staffing guidelines.  Structures an adequate staffing mix of competent personnel for all shifts by supervising and approving the development, preparation, and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and ANA staffing principles.

 2 Ensures that appropriate nursing standards and practices are developed and implemented as a result of research and non-research findings.  Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental, and infection control standards as per National Patient Safety goals, agency, and state regulations.

 3 Identifies patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs; uses outcomes data to direct quality improvement action plans. Encourages staff to resolve patient/family concerns in a timely manner, and assists staff when necessary.

 4 Monitors all high risk and complicated cases; ensures appropriate nursing interventions are implemented.

 5 Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions using a Just Culture model and as per the System’s Human Resources policies.

 6 Ensures staff education in appropriate communication to protect patient confidentiality. Advocates social/professional equity among staff; promotes culturally congruent patient care.

 7 Acts as a role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff; creates an empowered shared decision-making environment; promotes staff participation in Shared Decision-making activities; establishes a vision/goal for succession planning.

 8 Consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree required

Master's Degree preferred

Short Stay and PACU experience required

Minimum 3 years leadership experience  

Registration and current RN license in PA

Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) preferred 

Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification preferred

 

Required Experience

Seeking a proven leader to focus on team building and physician collaboration as well as Just Culture concepts and Lean initiatives.

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)