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Nurse Manager

Main Line Health - Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Could you be our next Nurse Manager of our CTICU and CT Step-Down areas?

Lankenau Medical Center, a 331-bed not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital and medical center, is conveniently located in Wynnewood, PA, just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia, on a magnificent 93-acre campus including its own farm. Lankenau has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for excellence in patient outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Why become a Nurse Manager at Lankenau & Main Line Health?

Guide & Support Your Unit. As the CTICU/CT-Step Down Nurse Manager, you would oversee two 16-bed units in a busy trauma center. Treating patients through a widespread o fcardiac cases, Lankenau CT surgery is on the cutting edge and is a national leader in Cardiac Care! We average around 1,200 cardio-thoracic non-invasive and invasive surgical cases per year, and also have a very busy Structural Heart program.

Join a Unified Leadership Team. Nursing leaders across all campuses at Main Line Health are collaborative and helpful. We believe in the benefits of “systemness.” We share best practices and encourage each other to strive for excellence.

Lead Change Initiatives. We are looking for a dynamic leader who has a proven track record of effectively implementing change. The leadership team focuses a lot of time and effort on patient safety and employee satisfaction. Having the support of the executive level allows us to try new ideas to advance in these areas. Ultimately, as the Nurse Manager of the CTICU/CT-Step Down, you are an integral member of hospital/system strategic planning & development and instrumental in guiding staff through change.

Drive our Mission, Vision, & Values. Main Line Health has three core competencies that drive our daily work: quality and safety, exceptional experience, and a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.

Invest in furthering your education as a Nurse Leader through seeking certifications or advanced nursing degrees (BSN, MSN, MBA, PhD, DNP) by taking advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement! This position is eligible for $6,000 annually.

Join the Team! U.S. News & World Report ranked Lankenau as one of the Top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and one of the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. The Hospital has received Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care.

Competitive Benefits include: 6 weeks of Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, 403b Retirement Plan, an interactive Wellness Program, Tuition Reimbursement, and comprehensive health/dental/vision/prescription coverage. (plus FREE parking and no city wage tax!)

Education:

BSN preferred, other related Bachelors Degree or pursuing required; MSN or other related Masters Degree preferred.

Licensures & Certifications:

1. Current PA RN license & Heartsaver BLS.

2. Critical Care certification (CCRN) or Leadership (NE-BC/NEA-BC) desired.

Experience:

1. Three to five years clinical experience in Critical Care nursing. (Ideally CT experience)

2. Prior management, supervisor, charge, coordinator, or other related leadership experience.

Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, send your resume to Lindsey Breiner.

Director of Surgical Services

UPMC Somerset
Somerset, PA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director provides senior level management, direction and leadership for UPMC. This position is responsible for driving, supporting and modeling a caring service-oriented professional culture. The Director is a highly developed role model of professional nursing practice with focused expertise and accountabilities in expert clinical practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence-based practice. This role partners with leaders and team members in the achievement of a culture of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care. The Director has oversight for the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in performance management.

The Director, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Director is responsible for ensuring service-based education and clinical expertise. They will have the ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. The Director will demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. Maintain mobility and visual manual dexterity along with physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assumes 24-hour accountability for department operations. Streamlines department processes through continuous improvement to enhance operational efficiency and enhance overall utilization of Surgical Services.
  • Collaborate with physician department heads and managers to establish quality service standards. Ensure that standards are maintained and addresses areas that do not meet standards.
  • Manage staff, fiscal, and physical resources. Develops and controls departmental expenses.
  • Develop internal and external customer relationships (medical staff, employees, patients, and payers). Identify customer needs, develop systems to monitor satisfaction, and develop operating plans to address areas of dissatisfaction.
  • Interview, hire, orient, coach, train, schedule, and evaluate staff. Create a work environment conducive to productive performance and job satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement department policies and procedures which enhance/improve the practice of nursing care that are consistent with AORN practices. Ensure policies and procedures meet all JCAHO, OSHA and DOH regulations.
  • Responsible for medical surgical expenses and justifications as it related to new products, equipment and supply/implant usage in collaboration with business/purchasing manager.
  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence-based practice, new hire on-boarding.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
  • Minimum of (3) three years clinical nursing experience, which includes (3) three years of Operating Room (OR) experience.
  • MSN or related health care field is required, either at the time of hire/transfer, or must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment.
  • National Certification preferred.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Compliance with the requirements of the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) which includes acceptable PA Criminal History Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.

To apply, visit www.upmcsomerset.com.

For more information, interested candidates can contact Heather Lichvar with the below contact information.

Phone: (814)443-5003
E-mail: employment@somersethospital.com

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