Jan 05, 2022

Nurse Manager - Neurosurgery

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
General Nursing Neurology Surgery

Job Description

The Nurse Manager II job ensures that excellent patient care is provided by a nursing staff of sufficient number and competency to meet patient needs. Care is delivered in an environment that is healthy, healing and respectful to all patients, visitors and staff.

The Nurse Manager II job provides quality customer service to patients of all ages, their families, visitors, medical staff, clinicians and co-workers, ensuring that everyone will be treated courteously, quickly and with respect. This role establishes and maintains an environmental control plan, coordinate materials management for the department, assist in monitoring clinic activities.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
5 years of relevant clinical experience with 2 of those years of progressive leadership and/or supervisory/management experience

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience in academic medical center environment

Education/training REQUIRED:
Masters degree in Nursing or a related field or within one semester of completion.
If the Master’s degree is not in nursing then it is required to have a BSN from an accredited school. **unless grandfathered under previous requirements

Education/training PREFERRED:
Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Certification in specialty area

Independent action(s) required:
All day-to-day operations of the unit are handled independently.
Advice and guidance are sought from the Director on an as needed situational basis and when there is a major impact on: activity outside the unit.
Actions that are taken without prior approval include daily operational functions and leadership, of staff.
With Guidance of Supervisor; advice and guidance are sought for termination of employees, handling employee grievances, review of annual unit goals and budget, approval on unit guidelines and procedures and review of staff annual performance evaluations.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
All employees of the nursing unit report to this position and with responsibility of 90 FTEs; however, supervisory responsibilities may be delegated as appropriate.

Additional position requirements:
Requires 24/7 visibility to enhance staff communication and monitor staff effectiveness.

Age Specific groups served: N/A

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

Overview of Services:

The surgery division at VCU Medical Center cares for patients with planned and unplanned surgical procedures requiring inpatient care. The surgical division boasts six AACN Beacon units and is proud to lead the nation in implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Each unit within the surgery division has unique patients and contributes to organizational excellence in a variety of avenues. Acute Care Surgery holds the distinction as a Bariatric Center of Excellence. The Epilepsy Monitoring is a Level four Epilepsy Center providing complex forms of neurodiagnostics monitoring. Additional details of services are outlined below.

Neurosurgical Services

The Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center is a regionally and nationally recognized facility for clinical, educational and research activities. Signature programs include adult brain tumors, elder care and movement disorders, neurovascular disorders, pediatric neurosurgery and spine conditions. The Neurosurgical Center is committed to innovative treatment, with a nationally recognized neuro trauma program generating more than $25 million in sponsored research from the National Institutes of Health, resulting in groundbreaking research conducted within the department.

The standards of care for traumatic brain injury and normal pressure hydrocephalus were developed at VCU Medical Center and offer improved treatment and outcomes for these patient populations.

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