Clinical Manager - NICU Job

Children's Health - Neonatal  Careers

Job Number: 43652

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 12-8-2016

Description:

Position Summary

Clinical Manager, NICU

Provides overall clinical and operational management in collaboration with the Neonatal /Perinatal Services (NPS) Director and the NICU Medical Director for our 47 bed NICU recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a top 20 Children’s NICU in the country and the top rated Children’s NICU for all of North Texas

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operational Management

Responsible for program wide operations during 24 hour/7 day period.

  • Develops master scheduling patterns, call schedules and peak plans.
  • Reviews, researches, and analyzes parent surveys and creates action plans to address parent satisfaction issues.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and resolves clinical issues.

Staff Responsibility

  • Hires, terminates, and approves performance recommendations for all 100+ NICU staff/team members.
  • Responsible for the development of 5 Nursing Team Leaders.
  • Approves staff development plans for all NICU staff/team members.
  • Develops agenda items and conducts staff meetings.

Other Management Responsibilities

  • Assists NPS Director with the planning, development, and implementation of annual budget, including the preparation of budget feedback reports.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of performance improvement objectives.
  • Collaborates with NPS Director and medical leadership in support of the NICU’s active clinical research and quality improvement initiatives including participation in the National Institute of Child Health and Development Neonatal Research Network, the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database and the Vermont Oxford Network.
  • Reviews, approves, and forwards incident reports related to risk management objectives and initiatives.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Required.
  • Masters Degree in Nursing or related health field Preferred

Licenses & certifications

  • Current licensure as required in the State of Texas.

Experience

  • Minimum of (3) years clinical experience in applicable patient care area.
  • Management experience or demonstrated leadership preferred.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.
  • Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.
  • Must be able to maintain CPR and NRP certification unless an exception is identified.
  • Appearance projects a professional image and engenders the confidence of others.
  • This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in postmenstrual age from 23 weeks to 1 year< 44 weeks to 2 years (?). The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development , must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. The individual must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures for the full range of neonatal therapies, including high-frequency ventilation (including both oscillatory and jet), ECMO, nitric oxide and total body cooling.

Physical demands

  • Requires visual and mental concentration on instruments, dials, readouts, and displays, and on work activities requiring precise hand-eye coordination.
  • Requires observation of and rapid reaction to changeable operations.
  • Requires physical ability to operate and/or repair mechanical equipment and to use hand tools.
  • Requires physical coordination to use medical instruments and to use a keyboard or keypad.
  • Requires physical effort to perform light manual labor, and for lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy equipment.
  • Requires standing, walking or moving around the work place.

vides overall clinical and operational management in collaboration with the Director in managed service areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operational Management

  • Responsible for program wide operations during 24 hour/7 day period.
  • Develops master scheduling patterns, call schedules and peak plans.
  • Reviews, researches, and analyzes parent surveys and creates action plans to address parent satisfaction issues.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and resolves medical staff issues.

Staff Responsibility

  • Hires, fires, and approves performance recommendations of all staff/team members.
  • Responsible for the development of Team Leaders.
  • Approves staff development plans of staff/team members.
  • Develops agenda items and conducts staff meetings.

Other Management Responsibilities

  • Assists Director with the planning, development, and implementation of annual budget, including the preparation of budget feedback reports.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of performance improvement objectives.
  • Reviews, approves, and forwards incident reports related to risk management objectives and initiatives.

Qualifications

Education

  • Associate Degree in Nursing Preferred.

Licenses & certifications

  • Current licensure as required in the State of Texas.

Experience

  • Minimum of (3) years clinical experience in applicable patient care area.
  • Management experience or demonstrated leadership preferred.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.
  • Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.
  • Must be able to maintain CPR certification unless an exception is identified.
  • Appearance projects a professional image and engenders the confidence of others.
  • This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.

Physical demands

  • Requires visual and mental concentration on instruments, dials, readouts, and displays, and on work activities requiring precise hand-eye coordination.
  • Requires observation of and rapid reaction to changeable operations.
  • Requires physical ability to operate and/or repair mechanical equipment and to use hand tools.
  • Requires physical coordination to use medical instruments and to use a keyboard or keypad.
  • Requires physical effort to perform light manual labor, and for lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy equipment.
  • Requires standing, walking or moving around the work place. #CB

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