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Job Title | Nurse Manager                                                Job Family | Nursing

Reporting to | Immediate Superior

Basic Function

Within the mission, vision and values of the hospital responsible for managing the activities and functions of the assigned nursing unit/area by ensuring continuous operations and delivery of quality nursing care are provided to achieve optimal patient outcomes in line with all relevant policies and standards.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and clinical skills appropriate to the area. Maintain a high visibility (80% clinical presence) to ensure that patient care activities are within established hospital, divisional and unit specific guidelines, policies and procedures, standards and protocols.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills when interacting with patients/families, other
    health care team members and staff of other departments. Develop and utilize professional collegial
    networking. Maintain an open door policy for unit staff.
  • Coordinate teaching and mentoring of Nursing, Medical and Paramedical students, Interns and Residents.
    Work with all health care team members in activities designed for the improvement of patient care outcomes.
  • Ensure provision of patient and family education based on needs assessment, readiness and discharge
    planning, utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within the unit and develop, lead, implement and participate in quality
    improvement processes and activities. Act as department liaison in nursing and or hospital committees and
  • Conduct staff performance appraisals. Accomplish staff job results by coaching, guiding and counseling
    employees. Facilitate training and professional development of staff.
  • Ensure own and staff full compliance with all hospital safety precautions, maintaining an updated staff matrix
    of required recertification’s. Ensure availability and maintenance of all medical equipment and material
    supplies to meet operational needs within the assigned unit.
  • Maintain all records pertaining to the operation of the area of assignment and generate reports as required.
    Conduct Staff meetings and maintain minutes. Develop work staffing plans and work schedules to ensure
    continued operations.
  • Serve as a professional role model and resource person to nursing staff. Demonstrate respect, compassion and
    cultural sensitivity to patients/families other hospital employees, students and faculty. Assume responsibility
    for own professional growth, decisions and actions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned