Clinical Manager, Procedural Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 1289
Department: Ambulatory - Recovery
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position is a department leader who assumes 24-hour administrative authority and responsibility for the management and direction of the operational, personnel and financial activities of a specified unit or procedural area. These functions are coordinated with the executive staff, hospital leadership, medical staff, and others and are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's mission, vision and core values.
Procedural PACU – 7 West
7 West is MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's 16-bay Procedural PACU. Nurses on 7 West provide the highest quality of postoperative care according to ASPAN standards for patients recovering from a variety of procedures, including interventional radiology, bronchoscopy and cardiac catheterization. Our highest priorities are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.
During the recovery of each patient, the 7 West nurses continually assess and address basic life-sustaining needs of the patient. Nursing care focuses on airway management, re-establishing hemodynamic stability with frequent surgical site and vital sign assessments, and pain management. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the nurse will use critical thinking to determine the next most appropriate level of care and facilitate the safe transfer of the patient to that location, including discharge home, return to an inpatient bed, or transitioning to an intensive care setting.
7 West values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a Clinical Educator and customized to the nurses' skills and experience. Additionally, the Clinical Educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all 7 West associates, including nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical technicians and patient care associates. The nurses on 7 West are very engaged, participating in collaborative governance at the unit and hospital level and demonstrating exceptional nursing skill through participation in the Clinical Advancement Program.
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing required. A Master's degree in Nursing preferred and/or equivalent in experience and/or continuing education. Professional certification in Nursing Administration preferred.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse. BLS required.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of experience preferred to include one year of related clinical experience and a minimum of two years of progressive supervisory/management experience in an acute care facility. Experience in a university teaching hospital preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Expert knowledge of nursing principles, practices and skills, as well as performance improvement principles. Expertise in clinical area for which application is made. Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently. Competent in computer skills. Member of a recognized national nursing organization.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assumes overall responsibility (directly or through delegation to other staff members) for personnel and human resource management of inpatient and outpatient staff to include, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, scheduling, coaching, counseling, evaluating, promoting, and terminating employees.
Plans, directs, implements, monitors, and evaluates the nursing care delivery system for assigned clinical area(s) to ensure that the nursing care performed is integrated within the MGUH Professional Practice Model and promotes continuous, consistent, efficient, and accountable delivery of patient care.
Maintains leadership competence and clinical knowledge.
Promotes the professional growth and development of associates.
Ensures Magnet® structure and processes are implemented and maintained by promoting evidence-based practice and collaborative governance.
Appraises, forecasts and determines future conditions and strategies required to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization to support operations and finance management and budget. Reviews staffing, operating and capital budgets and ensures that fiscal targets are realized. Reviews reports on budget variances, and assists in developing and executing budget action plans.
Safeguards employee and patient rights, and promotes a safe and healthy work environment.
Leads and ensures compliance with hospital policies, standards and criteria established by the accrediting and regulatory agencies.
Responsible for strategic planning, program development, quality, and performance measures for area(s) of responsibility.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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