• Positions allocable to this class have responsibility for performing the full range of technical and administrative supervisory functions for subordinate nursing supervisors and personnel.
• Nurse Managers are responsible for assisting in the planning, development and implementation of operational policies and procedures for nursing services.
• Such positions give direction through first line supervisory personnel and usually receive direction from clinical nursing directors.
• Nurse Managers collaborate in intra-and inter-departmental planning, problem solving, and decision making within the scope of their responsibility.
• Such positions require the application of advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of techniques of supervision, management, and leadership as applied to specific nursing responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Develops, interprets and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice. • Plans, selects, and devises nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards. • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and/or other nursing personnel. • Prepares formal answers to, and recommends the adjustment of, grievances and disciplinary matters. • Determines personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals. • Prepares budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget. • Monitors and evaluates operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards. • Establishes, implements, and evaluates quality of care for assigned area or program. • Performs other duties as assigned.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: To qualify, candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
1. A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse (NCLEX) licensed for the State of California.
2. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or closely related health field from an accredited program.
3. Two years of experience as a registered nurse providing technical and administrative supervision to registered nurses and other nursing staff in the provision of nursing care or services. Experience must have been gained within that last five years.
A Master’s degree in nursing administration from an accredited program may be substituted for one year of experience.
4. Current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.
LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license.
The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing and BLS certification must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.