The Nurse Manager is accountable for the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient care for specific patient care unit(s) on a 24-hour basis. This includes oversight for clinical operations and human resources, financial, and quality management
Develops work processes and systems to facilitate excellent patient care outcomes and patient, staff and physician satisfaction.
Ensures operational effectiveness, emphasizing cost containment without jeopardizing patient care priorities, improvement, innovation, or quality of care.
Investigates any patient care and/or administrative problems and keeps lines of communication open with directors, managers, and staff to ensure high employee morale and a professional, safe patient care environment
Human Resource Management
Provides leadership and direction for the staff on the patient care unit(s) while supporting and actualizing the goals of the department, division, service, hospital, and university.
Recruits and retains competent, compassionate staff while monitoring performance standards and promoting fair labor practices.
Promotes a work environment that demonstrates caring by accessibility of safe equipment and adequate supplies in an efficiently arranged physical setting
Works closely with the Director, Patient Care and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer to project and prepare annual operating budgets.
Monitors fiscal budget to control operational and capital expenditures while monitoring and adjusting staffing patterns to improve unit productivity.
Seeks direction from Director, Patient Care and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer to facilitate the development of plans to enhance revenue production while decreasing cost and inefficiencies.
Operationalizes and participates in continuous quality improvement and risk management programs at the unit(s) level in a collaborative manner with multi-disciplinary colleagues.
Monitors patient care operations, and related programs, initiating appropriate changes, where necessary.
Responsible for nursing policy and practices, assuring their consistency with requirements specified by the Texas Nurse Practice Act and other legal and regulatory mandates
Planning and Evaluation
Assists with the development of strategic plans for patient care services as a whole and specifically for assigned areas of responsibility.
Assist with the development and implementation of an annual operational plan for assigned area(s) of responsibility, based on short and long range strategic plans, and institutional and departmental goals/objectives.
Assists in the evaluation and documentation of goal achievements, issues and recommendations.
RN with bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Five (5) years clinical experience which includes two (2) years of progressive management experience (i.e. Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Administrator, or Assistant Nurse Manager) required. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. Certification in nursing specialty or administration required.
Preferred Work Experience
Minimum of five years’ experience as a surgical nurse. Three years’ experience in a leadership position or as a Perioperative Educator, CNOR preferred.
Skilled in conflict resolution and crucial conversations as well as employee and physician engagement.
Internal Number: 72615
About UTMB Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. UTMB’s mission is to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. We work together to work wonders as we define the future of health care and strive to be the best in all of our endeavors. For 125 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training the health care workforce; helping make the state a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of illness and injury; serving as a major provider of health care for Texans and their families; and innovating the future of how care is delivered. UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, ...Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.