Job Title: Manager, Nurse

Company: MidHudson Regional Hospital

City/State: Poughkeepsie, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: 4-Cooke Rehab

Union: No

Position: Full Time

Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p

Shift: Day

Req #: 38886

Hiring Range: $53.57-$64.04/Hr

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Nurse Manager is a member of the management staff of Patient Care Services, participates in the development and implementation of the philosophy and goals and the effective operation of the Critical Care Department. The Nurse Manager has a 24-7 responsibility to oversee dedicated patient population ensuring the delivery of safe quality care specific to that population. He/she is responsible for financial oversight including budget development and monitoring and is responsible for maintaining high standards of professional practice.


LEADERSHIP: ●Manages all activities and operations of the department(s). ●Participates in overall department and program specific planning. Initiates a unit-specific program and/or programmatic changes to increase efficiencies. ●Participates in the recruitment and retention of personnel. Initiates retention activities i.e. recognizing exceptional staff, planning recognition event. ●Selects appropriate staff who are qualified to support the needs of the unit. ●Develops, mentors and motivates staff to assure the provision of safe, quality patient care. ●Ensures productive use of staff by scheduling appropriate personnel to ensure staffing ratios are met. Proactively addresses staffing issues. Assumes clinical role to ensure quality of care. Involves staff in solving staffing challenges. Recognizes and actively contributes staff to assist meeting other unit needs. ●Makes decisions consistent with position authority. ●Identifies and effectively addresses employee performance issues requiring coaching, counseling, and discipline. Effectively resolves employee performance ●Serves as appropriate role model creating an environment of respect, exhibiting the highest ethical and professional standards. ●Oversees the coordination of nursing services with other health care disciplines by working cooperatively and maintaining effective communication with hospital employees, department, and medical staff. Initiates change in process flow to effect improved interdisciplinary communication. ●Promotes staff professional development and continuing education. ●Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to professionalism through active membership in community health-related and professional organizations. Facilitates staff involvement in professional/community organizations. ●Participates on various hospital committees and meetings. ●Serves as a liaison to educational organizations related to student orientation and precepting. ●Participates in the development of departmental procedures and policies and ensures that manuals are updated on a regular basis and staff are informed. Initiates new policy/procedure formulation to ensure quality care to meet new needs. ●Recommends changes in development and procurement of new equipment, processes and systems which support the operation of the department. Provides justification for changes based on established evidence of staff, patient or environmental needs. ●Adheres to established completion timeframes for performance appraisals and other mandatory requirements – delegating as appropriate. ●Provides relevant information on work activities in a timely manner. ●Fosters open lines of communication through regular staff meetings. QUALITY: ●Accepts accountability for provision of safe, quality patient care. ●Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care by making rounds for purpose of quality improvement, evaluation of nursing practice and patient satisfaction. Initiates research project to improve patient outcomes. Utilizes evidence based data to identify and carry out unit based changes. Improves patient satisfaction scores on unit. ●Proactively implements changes to improve patient outcomes. ●Works collaboratively to investigate and respond appropriately to patient/family complaints. Intercedes to prevent patient identified areas of potential complaint and initiates change. ●Oversees staff interactions to ensure excellent customer relations and improve patient/customer/staff satisfaction. ●Monitors work environment to ensure compliance with regulatory and hospital safety standards. ●Ensures adherence to patient safety goals. OPERATIONAL (Critical Care Specific): ●Provides clinical and administrative coverage for the Emergency Department Nurse Manager. ●Maintains/Updates the Critical Care Nurse Practice Manual. ●Monitors trends in evidence based practice for Critical Care. ●Is an active member of the multidisciplinary Critical Care Committee. ●Routinely makes patient care rounds with the Intensivist and Trauma Services Teams. ●Is an active member of the multidisciplinary Trauma Committee. ●Ensures the availability of current Critical Care technology needs (ie Cardiac, Neurological, Respiratory monitoring equipment/supplies). ●Coordinates the utilization of all Critical Care beds in conjunction with the Critical Care Medical Director. FINANCIAL: ●Participates in preparation of departmental budget and provides input into variance monitoring. Identifies new cost saving opportunities and/or new potential revenue generating opportunities based on changes in patient population. ●Implements changes required to meet financial constraints through creative staffing, utilization of supplies and adherence to appropriate change posting. ●Monitors budget to remain within budgetary constraints. Identifies ways to reduce use of agency staff.


●Performs other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:


RN minimum of five years full-time medical/surgical experience and 3 years leadership/supervisory.


●Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. ●Demonstrated leadership skills, BSN required, MSN or certification in Nursing Administration, preferred.


●Current New York State Nursing License. ●Certified in CPR.


If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A

About Us:

MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley’s most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area’s only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries. 


We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Saving Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement