ICU Manager
Description

ICU Manager assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing activities and staffs function of the ICU. Effectively utilizes nursing personnel, time, and equipment on the unit. Perform direct patient care, within scope of practice and continually assesses care and direct staff to make immediate changes in the plan of care


Education and Experience:

  • Current and valid Registered Nurse license in the State of Ohio
  • Current BLS, and ACLS upon hire and maintain current
  • Minimum of one year as a manager in an acute care hospital setting preferred
  • Rhythms Interpretation Class upon hire and maintain current
  • BSN preferred
  • Critical Care Class within 12 months of hire and maintain current
  • Training on CPI within 12 months of hire and maintain current.


Requirements
  • Assumes leadership responsibility, supervises and evaluates co-workers work performance, assists in orienting new personnel, and assures that nursing care is carried out in accordance with departmental standards and physician orders.
  • Monitors staff resources to reflect the needs of the ICU
  • Appropriately delegates patient care activities
  • Supervises other members of the Patient Care Team
  • Knowledge of leadership responsibility and accountability to ensure quality patient care and unit operations in the ICU.
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • Must possess strong computer skills and EMR use
  • Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions and distractions
  • Must be highly motivated and willing to work additional jobs and duties as needed.
  • Must be able to prioritize
  • Use of telephones and fax/copy machines
  • Recognize signs of child and elder abuse and report appropriately to Social Services/Child / Adult Protective Services.
  • Assess the health status of assigned patients by data collection through interview, observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, reports and records.
  • Independently recognize and perform duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establish priorities; organize work and time to meet them.
  • Recognize and respond to priorities, accepts changes and new ideas. Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
  • Accept constructive criticism in a positive manner
  • Uses time effectively and constructively. Does not abuse supplies, equipment, and service.
  • Facilitates and enhances communication as evidenced by:
  • Effective and timely processing of customers' requests according to hospital and departmental policies.
  • Utilizing verbal communication methods, which enable others to clearly understand what is being said.
  • Utilizing verbal and nonverbal behaviors without being defensive, manipulative, aggressive or controlling.
  • Using written communication that is legible, timely and at a level based on the position specific requirements.
  • Listening attentively to ensure effective two-way communication
  • Expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner
  • Answering the telephone with stating department, name and greeting
  • Uses effective collaborative strategies as evidenced to include:
  • Developing peer relationships that enable the work group to accomplish the daily workload within the allotted time frame and achieve departmental goals
  • Recognizing and understanding that as a member of an interdependent group, collaboration and compromise is required in order to maintain the effectiveness of the group as a whole to effectively resolve problems
  • Timely notification of potential problems or concerns. 
  • Displaying teamwork ability to promote cooperation and collaboration; gaining support for programs and goals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent Sitting, standing and walking
  • Occasionally reaching, bending, pulling, pushing, twisting and squatting
  • Occasional hand and wrist deviation
  • Occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally be exposed to hazardous chemicals or infections and Ionizing radiation
  • Occasionally required to wear Personal Protective Equipment