Associate Clinical Manager - RN

Children's Hospital Colorado

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Colorado Springs, CO
Salary: $80,879 - $121,318 / year
Contract type: Full time
Children's Hospital Colorado

Why Work at Children's....

Here, it’s different. Come join us.

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospital located in a top-ranked city.

With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children’s Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergency care, inpatient care and therapy care. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region and includes the region’s only emergency department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids – and only kids – and who are directly linked to one of the country’s leading pediatric academic medical centers.

Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat.

That’s why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through our doors.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

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Additional Information

Department: Briargate OP Specialty Care
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: 24/7 responsibility

Job Overview

The Associate Clinical Manager is responsible for managing a unit/department by implementing and maintaining specific policies, procedures, and guidelines; leading team members in providing direct patient care by demonstrating expert clinical knowledge; ensuring compliance with quality and safety initiatives and practices; and partnering with a multidisciplinary team in meeting the clinical needs of patients and families The Associate Clinical Manager also provides leadership and management to unit/department team members. Finally, the Associate Clinical Manager serves as a charge nurse by preparing schedules and assigning team members to patients; overseeing the admission, discharge, and general flow of patients; and monitoring and ordering medicines and supplies.



  • Neonate - <30 days

  • Infancy - >30 days to 1yr

  • Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs

  • Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs

  • School age - >5yrs to 13yrs

  • Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs

  • Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Manages the implementation and maintenance of unit/department specific policies, procedures, and guidelines while ensuring consistency with evidence-based practice and organizational policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Leads unit/department team members in providing direct patient care by demonstrating expert clinical knowledge and promoting the application of the Professional Practice Model and Professional Standards in daily work.

  • Serves as a charge nurse by preparing schedules and assigning team members to patients; overseeing the admission, discharge, and general flow of patients; and monitoring and ordering medicines and supplies. Works with team members to create individualized plans of care to meet a patient needs.

  • Interprets and explains regulatory standards and hospital policies, procedures, and rules to employees and ensures compliance with applicable quality and safety initiatives and practices.

  • Ensures staffing resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources to meet both patient and unit needs.

  • Partners with a multidisciplinary team in meeting the clinical needs of patients and families. Rounds with patients, families and team members to promote patient family experience and quality patient care.

  • Resolves operational and patient/family issues, making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives and solves underlying problems.

  • Assists team members in achieving unit outcomes, performance and professional development standards; identifies opportunities for continual improvement.

  • Champions clinical practice and professional growth by working with the CNE/CNS to meet the educational needs of the unit/department and by monitoring and evaluating staff competencies. Develops, coaches, and evaluates team members. Mentors team members in creating/evaluating projects focused on improving clinical practice.

  • Provides advice to Clinical Manager on decisions involving hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.

  • Monitors expenditures for unit/department and participates in the development of budget recommendations.

Other Information


  • Expert knowledge in medical/ clinical operations.

  • Expert knowledge in principles of communication: verbal and written, to deal with all levels of personnel.

  • Excellent customer service skills with hospital/ clinic staff, children, parents, and visitors.

  • Solid knowledge of computer use and software to include MS office and other software used for hospital operations.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced setting.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Skill in developing and maintain effective working relationships with personnel.

  • Ability to utilize motivational techniques to develop leadership and decision-making within the department.


  • EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing or a directly related health care field is preferred.

  • EXPERIENCE – Three years of clinical experience.

  • LICENSURE – Registered Nurse (RN)

  • CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire. ANCC recognized certification in clinical specialty. Depending on the unit/department, employees may also be required to have a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Adult Advanced Life Support (ACLS), and/or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

Body Movement

  • Will frequently stand/walk for 6-8 hours per day.

  • Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.

  • Will frequently sit for 2-4 hours per day while accessing computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings.

  • Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying) - Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 100 pounds.


  • Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties.


  • Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties.


  • Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient.

Work Environment

  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.

  • Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.

  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.

  • Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Salary Information

Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $80,878.70 to $121,318.06

Hourly Salary Range: $38.88 to $58.33

Benefits Information

Here, you matter. As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, 403b employer match (retirement savings), a robust wellness program, and access to a best-in-class education benefit with 75+ tuition-free programs to help you advance your career.

As part of our Total Rewards package, Children's Colorado offers an annual employee bonus program that rewards eligible team members based on organizational performance. If organizational goals are met for the year, the bonus is paid out the following April.

Children’s Colorado delivers annual base pay increases to eligible team members based on their performance over the previous year.

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