The Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) who assumes a visible leadership role and is responsible for overseeing patient care and administrative activities in their respective department(s)/unit(s). The Nurse Manager will continually evaluate quality and effectiveness of patient care practices and care delivery. Psych/Medical/clinical knowledge, technical skills, clinical judgment, interpersonal skills and communication skills as indicated in the current Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH) are essential components of nursing management. Promotes staffing compliance and insures safe staffing assignments. Monitors staffing to achieve productivity and budget standards. The Nurse Manager performs within the scope and standards of practice for Registered Professional Nurses in the state (as set forth by the current State Board of Nursing regulations, the American Nurses Association, and any professional organizations specific to specialty to guide practice and standards within the work place). The Nurse Manager demonstrates leadership skills with the ability to hire, coach, counsel, evaluate, discipline and terminate others. He/She has the responsibility and authority to assign work, duties and responsibilities, to direct staff, and exercise independent judgment. The Nurse Manager develops, revises and ensures compliance with hospital/departmental policy and procedures, standards of care, and professional practice acts. Serves as a model by providing leadership expertise, and serves as a clinical and administrative resource to others.