MANAGER OF ACUTE CARE SERVICES (PCN 105)
South Peninsula Hospital/South Peninsula Hospital/ACUTE CARE
The Clinical Manager/Leader of Acute Care Services is responsible for championing and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effective, and efficient nursing care and support services to patients in the following specialties: Medical-Surgical, OB-GYN, ICU/Intermediate Care, Swing-bed, Observation, and Respiratory Therapies/CV Testing. This Clinical Manager will provide clinical leadership and role model respectful, constructive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative communications, critical thinking, and problem-solving. He/she will positively influence and promote engagement and education of staff in evidence-based care practices. This position requires focus on patients’ and providers’ experiences and rounding to evaluate care, clinical needs, safety, and environmental integrity. The Clinical manager will seek organization and work flow opportunities with staff and providers. He/she will assure that quality improvement targets, nursing care policies and care protocols critical to patient outcomes, experiences, satisfaction, and discharge needs are prioritized, developed, and reviewed with staff, patients and providers. He/she will assure that departmental and hospital-wide goals are supported and reviewed with staff, Unit-based and Policy and Procedure Councils, and inter-disciplinary teams involved. Data dashboard(s) will be developed with staff, posted, monitored, problem-solved, and achievements acknowledged on a regular basis. He/she will set goals and objectives for practice standards in collaboration with the staff and the Medical Director for Acute Care Services. The Clinical Manager also serves as a key liaison with the ED Clinical Manager and staff. Supports e-ICU and Telestroke care coordination. Works with the AC/ED Staffing Supervisor, Charge Nurses, Nurse Educator, OB Clinical Coordinator, and House Nursing Supervisor for staff planning-scheduling, educational needs, preceptees/preceptors, and providers to assure best patient care experiences with team. Role models SPH's values and behaviors.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The position of the Clinical Manager for Acute Care Services requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a multi-specialty acute care setting, with 3-5 years of supervisory and management experience required. B.S.N. required. The individual in this position must maintain current certifications in BLS and ACLS/PALS. He/she must have the ability to successfully provide and assess staffing resources, facilitate teamwork, prioritize activities, and respond in emergency-disaster related needs. Speaking, active listening, relationship-building, and good writing skills are required to communicate with personnel and providers at all levels. Experience with examples in quality improvement projects/dashboards, Skills Labs, and educational programs required. Mathematical/analytical ability required for time card system, meeting budget and capital preparatory and approval processes, calculation of drug dosages, statistical analyses and other presentational/operational activities.
South Peninsula Hospital is a 22-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. There is a 28-bed long term care facility attached to the hospital. The Acute Care Unit encompasses medical-surgical beds, orthopedic/spine, step-down care, swing bed, outpatient observation, ICU, the Family Birthing Center, RT/outpatient procedures. The working environment is generally pleasant, is clean and well maintained. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting, and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and possible needle stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed inside.