Nurse Manager (RN) - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Posted: June 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00417-75279
West Houston Medical Center - Houston, TX

West Houston Medical Center has been offering exceptional care to the West Houston community for 30 years. With more than 1,200 members on our care team and 400 of the region's most talented doctors, we are able to provide nationally-recognized quality care.
Our hospital in Houston provides a wide range of services, several of which are nationally accredited or affiliated:

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Breast Center
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Center
  • Diabetes Management
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Senior Care
  • Sleep Disorder Center
  • Women's Services
  • Wound Healing

West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a NICU MANAGER - NURSERY.

The NICU Manager supervises Registered Nurses, and other non-licensed nursing personnel in the nursery. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the manager collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient's plan-of-care and goals of the department. The NICU manager serves as a professional role-model and interfaces directly with patients, families, physicians and staff. The NICU Manager utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the newborn patient's nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The NICU Manager continues to monitor and assess the patient's physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.

•Unit operations: Directs optimal unit operations
•Interprets hospital and personnel policies to physician, nursing staff, patients, visitors and other hospital personnel.
•Completes patient and employee incident reports and related paperwork within 24 hours of incident.
•Coordinates unit functions with other hospital departments.
•Maintains complete staff/patient assignment records 100% of the time. Assigns staff according to staff abilities and skills and the patient's acuity.
•Participates in quality improvement activities every month by ensuring completed data collections.
•Receives and responds to concerns and ensures follow up for ultimate resolution.
•Contributes to the development and monitoring of unit budget and identifies equipment needs.
•Human Resources: Manages personnel activities
•Performs daily employee rounds using Studer philosophy.
•Develops/approves unit schedules according to staffing guidelines. Coordinates employees' attendance at scheduled/required education programs.
•Observes and documents staff work performance.
•Conducts employee evaluations and counseling in a timely manner.
•Assigns duties to staff to promote productivity.
•Oversees compliance with hospital dress code and employee health policies.
•Assists in interview process as needed.
•Unit activities: Coordinates activities of the unit
•Assists with unit meeting content to enhance team building and provide information to staff.
•Demonstrates the ability to organize, set priorities and exercises appropriate judgement.
•Serves as a resource to the staff for clinical problems, patient teaching and the use of hospital equipment.
•Coordinates the movement of patients both intra and inter-facility.
•Facilitates inter disciplinary discharge planning by identifying needs, assisting with discharge teaching, and coordinating the activities of other services.
•Patient Care: Ensures patient needs are met in a competent and timely manner
•Performs daily patient rounds using Studer philosophy
•Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and education.
•Provides for patient safety at all times by enforcing safety measures (including, but not limited to, appropriate use of eMAR and absence of "work arounds", 12 hour chart checks completed, reassessment of continued need for restraints, critical lab repeat back)
•Ensures nursing interventions are performed and recorded according to policies and procedures.
•Ensures compliance with infection control policies.
•Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs.
•Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and makes assignments in accordance with the staff's competency level. Serves as a mentor and trainer to staff members and supports the preceptor.
•Can manage multiple priorities.
•Adapts to a rapidly changing work environment.
•Professionalism: Exhibits professional behavior
•Maintains current professional licensure, BLS, NRP, and certifications.
•Attends all mandatory meetings and completes all educational mandatory requirements.
•Exhibits the behavioral standards of HCA and the NICU and serves as a role model to the staff.
•Must adhere to the company's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy when making all employment decisions, including reporting discipline and conflict resolution. All decisions regarding employment should be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.
• Employee's conduct must reflect the Company's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program.

  • Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas;
  • BSN Required, Masters Preferred
  • 5 years NICU experience required, Level 3 or 4 NICU experience a plus
  • Minimum 1 year experience as charge nurse or manager or educator

  • CPR, NRP - must be American Heart Association

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