NICU Nurse Manager - Hartford - job 635828

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Hartford, Connecticut

Employment type: Full-time


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The Manager is accountable for the overall quality of service provided by the department and for the

supervision of the department's team members. The Manager ensures adequate staffing levels, appropriately

trained staff and the most efficient use of resources. The Manager will delegate to other team members, as


DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP- Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities and

operations of the department, and patient care, on an assigned shift or delegates to others

  • Ensures adequate staffing levels on a day-to-day and long term basis

  • Establishes and maintains a flexible staffing plan to ensure quality care, patient safety and the most

efficient use of


  • Facilitates teamwork and cooperation among staff, effectively follows-up and resolves routine and complex

employee relations issues, seeking support the Director and/or Human Resources as needed

  • Recruits, selects new staff; works with Education and Development to ensure a complete orientation process

for nursing and PCA staff; coordinates or delegates the organization of the orientation process for other staff;

  • Participates in all phases of the performance management process (planning, ongoing feedback/coaching,

appraisal); works with Assistant Nurse Managers to ensure all reviews and coaching are completed in an

accurate and timely manner

  • Implements and monitors the CCMC care delivery model within the unit consistent with other patient care


  • Develops (or provides input to) department staffing plans to ensure patient safety and most efficient use of


Flexes staffing, as needed

  • Role models professionalism at all times

  • Provides input to or develops department budget, monitors expenses and accounts for monthly variances

  • Ensures compliance with regulations of JCAHO, State, OSHA and other regulatory bodies.

  • Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are

consistent with CCMC's values, mission and behaviors.

CLINICAL PRACTICE --Competent to provide direct clinical care as needed. Provides safe, appropriate

patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and department policies and standards.

  • Coordinates with Education and Development to ensure staff receive education on new treatment

modalities and on the care of new patient populations.

  • Facilitates teamwork among department staff and between departments to help ensure a seamless service

and optimal care to patients and families.

MULTI --DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION -- Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills

with all members of the health care team. Develops, or assists others in developing comprehensive plans of care

that recognize the multidisciplinary contributions to patient care.

DOCUMENTATION- Conducts chart reviews and follows-up to ensure ongoing readiness for regulatory

purposes. Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, according to CCMC policies and standards;

necessary information is effectively communicated to all members of the health care team. Serves as a role model

and provides feedback to clinical staff regarding compliance with department documentation standards.

PATIENT /FAMILY PARTNERSHIP AND EDUCATION - Follows through to resolution issues identified in

patient satisfaction survey or through patient/parent complaint. Monitors, trends, and evaluates

patient/family responses to their experience in the PICU and at CCMC. Provides appropriate education to

staff on patient and family satisfaction. Ensure staff provide patient and family education and document


QUALITY IMPROVEMENT- Demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement; leads change

processes by independently coordinating department-based quality improvement activities for the

department and or organization; collaborates in the review and development of policies and procedures.

Implements improvements, and coordinates with educator to ensure appropriate education of staff; and,

ensures system for ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Identifies clinical issues and leads quality improvement and/or research activities directed toward improving patient care. Participates in department

Balanced Score Card business reviews and develops and implements action plans as needed.Collaborates with physician leaders to manage clinical and non-clinical support staff. Supervises day to day

operations and support staff.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required at hire and Master's Degree in Nursing must be obtained within 2-3 yrs.

  • 5+ years pediatric nursing experience required.

  • 1-3 years experience in a leadership role preferred.



  • Day-to-day needs of patient population;

  • Accreditation and certification requirements and standards

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific

populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural

sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families


  • Demonstrates computer proficiency in Windows environment; and use of Internet as research tool;

Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills including communication, conflict resolution, team

building, problem-solving and decision-making.


  • Work off-shifts occasionally to meet with staff on different shifts

  • Provide expert care and consultation to patients/families; to demonstrate clinical competencies within


area and assess the competencies of others

  • Demonstrate all of the CCMC Leadership Competencies

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Utilize independent judgment to resolve problems and make decisions on routine managerial matters on

assigned shift

  • Supervise and train employees, foster employee development and performance management

  • Act in a professional capacity any serve as a professional role model.

  • Coordinate quality assurance programs, and enforce organizational and unit policies, procedures and


  • Demonstrates or has the ability to demonstrate all the as clinical competencies within the department within 6 months from start date.

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