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  • Nurse Shift Manager

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Emergency Services
    Hours / Pay Period
    Mercy Hospital- Bakersfield
    Standard Hours
  • Overview

    Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910.  Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.


    Position Summary:

    The Nurse Shift Manager (NSM) is a Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for overseeing patient care and administrative activities in their respective department(s)/unit(s). The Nurse Shift Manager (NSM) will continually evaluate quality and effectiveness of patient care practices and care delivery. 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 NSM performs within the scope and standards of practice set for the by the American Nurses Association and any professional organizations specific to specialty to guide practice and standards within the work place. The NSM 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 Clinical Supervisor 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.





    Minimum Requirements: 

    Three years acute hospital clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (RN). For critIcal care areas, two of these years within the last five must be in ER, ICU, IMC, or similar type unit as an RN. One year or greater currrent (within 5 years) experience as charge nurse, relief charge nurse, or nursing managment is required. Certification in related clinical specialty area.


    RN - Completion of nursing program from an accredited school of nursing BSN strongly preferred.


    Working knowledge of the RN scope of practice, current state requirements, CMS Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, Patient Bill of Rights, and other federal or state regulatory requirement as specific to professional nursing practice and clinical patient care Demonstrates proficiency in nursing process, problem solving and the performance improvement process Maintains current knowledge in basic health care economics, trends, and reimbursement methodologies and applies knowledge to daily activities Meets all the unit based competencies annually Knowledge of software documentation prgrams and the related clinical systems supporting patient flow and department operations as well as clinical care Basic understanding of desk top computers and work related software.


    Demonstrates proficient nursing skills in specialty area Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others across the department lines Reacts calmly and effectively in emergencies. Demonstrates leadership and management skills Demonstrates skills necessary to coach/counsel, discipline and manage labor/employee issues.


    Current license to practice Registered Nursing in the State of California. Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). CPI class will be completed within 90 days of hire and annually thereafter. MICN within 6 months of hire.


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