Foundation Health Registered Nurse Manager - Women and Infants’ Services in Fairbanks, Alaska

This is a supervisory position in our Women's Center encompassing responsibility for LDRP & NICU operations.

In addition to managerial responsibilities for the Women and Infant's Services this position requires knowledge and application of Perinatal Quality and Safety initiatives, ability to lead and sustain Process Improvement projects, and skills in policy review and revision based on nationally established guidelines of care.

*MSN degree highly preferred

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

Position available

Full time: 40 hours/week

8 hour days, Monday-Friday

*Relocation, housing assistance and bonus are available for experienced RNs!

POSITION SUMMARY

This position plans and provides clinical support to patients and staff. Demonstrates clinical expertise of the assigned area. Provides leadership in clinical, financial, and personnel management within the department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversees the operations of the unit to ensure smooth and efficient patient care management. Assures appropriate patient assignments to beds and staff. Completes daily rounding on patients and staff to ensure quality provision of care.

  • Manages the unit to ensure patient and employee satisfaction while promoting safety and retention. Serves as a real-time resource and assists with clinical expertise for unit staff and physicians for problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues.

  • Coordinates quality initiatives and process improvements. Aligns and manages to metrics.

  • Develops leadership skills among staff including communication, decision-making problem-solving/critical thinking and employee engagement. Leads the development of staff and supports career advancement opportunities. Functions as a role model and encourages staff to participate in their own development.

  • Facilitates unit meetings and shared governance / leadership efforts.

  • Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning.

  • Assists in the development of the operational and capital budget, provides daily operational resource management including staff, supplies, and equipment, and ensures optimal productivity for the department.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and

are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as

outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of nursing and healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing. BSN required for all individuals entering the role effective 2/1/2016. BSN required for internal transfers/promotions within 6 months of transfer/promotion.

Requires a current RN license in state of practice. BLS Required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.

Must possess at least 1-2 years of clinical experience relevant to patient population. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of specialty area. Requires critical thinking, communication, influence, decision-making, analytical, and flexibility skills to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes. Requires the ability to balance clinical skills with supervisory authority. Must have the ability to consider the ultimate impact of decisions on the unit. Must have the ability to practice skills according to department and professional standards and quality requirements. Requires New Leader Experience certification within one year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)

• Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.

• Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected

patient care needs.

• Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.

• Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.

• Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or

wheelchair.

• May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.

• Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.

• Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.

• May require periodic use of personal computer.

• Work in centralized patient placement office setting takes place in a typical office setting and does not involve

patient care.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 2018-2997

Shift Schedule: Days

New Grad: No

External Company Name: Foundation Health, LLC

External Company URL: fmhdc.com

Street: 1650 Cowles Street