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Nurse Manager of Ortho (Joint/Spine)

Odell Medical Search Honolulu, HI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental
  • Comprised of 2 units
  • Both units are 24-bed units (all private rooms)
  • 75-80 staff total for both units – mostly RNs, but have Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries
  • T8DH
    • Joint Replacement
    • TJC-advance certified for Joint Replacements
    • Do approx. 700 elective cases per year
    • Queen’s is #1 in market share for Joints
  • T8E
    • Ortho-Spine
    • Takes vascular patients (this was an arrangement made by a now-retired Nurse Manager for T8E when each of the units had its own Nurse Manager)
    • Will be seeking Ortho-Spine certification from TJC
  • Both units will take Trauma overflow
  • The Ortho floor has a strong Clinical Ladder for their RNs
    • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice are strongly supported
  • This Nurse Manager reports to Director, Surgical Units & Orthopedic Services
  • Reporting to the Nurse Manager are the Manager, Clinical Operations and the Nursing staff
  • The Nurse Manager will work collaboratively with Clinical Coordinator, Performance Improvement, Clinical Navigator-Joints and the Medical Directors.
    • This is a BSN required position.
    • Requirements for candidates include:
      • Certification as an Orthopedic Nurse
      • RN experience in Ortho acute care setting
      • 2 years of experience as a Nurse Manager
      • MSN is very desirable
      • Able to develop strong relationships at all levels of the organization
      • Be a visible leader
      • Able to mentor Ops Manager and staff
      • Must have solid communications skills
        • Transparency
        • Able to ask the “difficult questions”
      • Flexible and adaptable
      • EBP/Quality experience is preferred
      • Project Management experience is preferred
  • Achievements for first 6-12 months of tenure:
    • Develop relations with Nursing staff, MDs, Nursing Manager-peers and Leadership
    • Be involved with Tower 8 initiatives including Nurse-Sensitive Indicators (SSI), Unit Council, Nurse Manager committees
    • Work with Clinical Ladder staff
    • Understand and meet productivity/budgetary targets
    • Oriented to the Queen’s Medical Center and Queen’s Health System
    • Meet and network with all key stakeholders/departments that will work with (HR – Recruitment and Employee/Labor Relations)
  • Salary range $145,000 - $155,000/year – will discuss depending on candidate’s experience
  • 90 days temporary housing in condo
  • $10k-$15K relocation
  • Sign on negotiable

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