The 21 bed critical care unit scheduled to open in the fall of 2012. Eleven of 21 beds will be pulmonary chronic ventilator patients and ten of 21 beds will be PICU patients with various critical care diagnoses. The Program Manager contributes to the strategic development and professional enrichment of patient care staff within the PICU. The Manager incorporates a professional nursing model practice that achieves clinical excellence, contributes to the educational and academic recognition of nursing professionals and fosters nursing research. In addition the Manager collaborates with all members of the clinical care team to assure the provision of high quality patient care using the family-centered care model. Assures seamless communication between nursing functions within the division and contributes to building an interdisciplinary team of professional nurses. The successful candidate collaborates with the division’s leadership team to assure achievement of financial goals and effective program development.
Will support, communicate, implement, and enforce the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies, and procedures of Children’s Hospital and the Patient Care Services Division. The manager recruits, trains, evaluates, develops staff; and as necessary, disciplines and/or terminates subordinate staff. Will manage day-to-day operations of the department; Assures that performance standards for all staff are met; Oversees the delivery of patient care by all professional and support staff within the department. Develops and implements plans to meet Children's Hospital goals; Develops expense and capital budgets for the Department. Monitors, evaluates and justifies monthly budget expenditures and revenue. Promotes teamwork by building a team environment and fostering cross-functional collaboration and collaborates with clinical faculty in planning and coordinating student clinical experiences.
· Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
· Master’s Degree in Nursing
· 3-5 years critical care experience – prefer Pediatrics
· Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients, parents, external contacts, and all levels of hospital staff and to maintain confidentiality of information.
· Communication and leadership skills to plan, organize, and direct specialty programs and professional staff.
· Skill in promoting multidisciplinary collaboration; ability to act as a facilitator and change agent required
· Membership in professional nursing organizations.
· Proven supervisory skills required to plan, assign, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.
· Analytical skills required to oversee and organize the work of others, and to develop and administer sound policies, procedures, budgets, and multidisciplinary practices required.
· High level of initiative, self-direction, and accountability for actions required.
· Exceptional customer service, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal relationship skills required for interaction with contacts.
· Strong knowledge of quality improvement methodology, leadership, and decision-making skills required.
· Skill in promoting multidisciplinary collaboration; ability to act as a facilitator and change agent required.
· Strong organizational skills required to evaluate existing policies/procedures/standards, and to develop and implement enhancements and/or new systems required.
· Promotes teamwork by building a team environment and fostering cross functional collaboration.
· Must pass Pediatric Dosage Calculation Test at 100% post offer and pre-hire.
Minimum Physical Requirements
1. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.