Clinical Nurse Manager Acute Medical

SCL Health
Lafayette, CO
Post Date:
March 28, 2020
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Clinical Nurse Manager of Acute Medical.


You?re generous with your compassion, your partnerships and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.


You?re equally comfortable with day-to-day operational leadership, program development, human resources management, fiscal management, patient safety and satisfaction, and regulatory compliance.


You?re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




Our Acute Medical unit compassionately cares for a wide variety of medical cases (CHF, COPD, Sepsis etc.) as well as surgical overflow. We always focus on putting our patients first, which is evident through our hourly rounding, bedside reports, and manageable nurse-to-patient ratios.  We are proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center & Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level II Trauma Center.


Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. We?re especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of America?s 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we?ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together we?ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We?ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


We?ll laugh at each other?s jokes (even the bad ones). We?ll hello and high five. We?ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


We?re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As a Clinical RN Manager of Acute Medical, you need to know how to:


  • Manage the operation of all technical equipment and the performance of all procedures in the department. Collaborate with the department management team in planning, program development, human resource management, budget planning, customer satisfaction, patient safety, communication and compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate service needs and volumes and adjust staffing levels accordingly. Maintain effective and appropriate staffing and staff scheduling to ensure safe, quality patient care. Promote staff flexibility and cross-training. Provide communication to associates and physicians through rounding, huddles, staff meetings and other forms of communication to relay updates regarding department updates, organizational activities, financial performance, educational opportunities, interdepartmental activities and QI activities.
  • Be responsible for problem solving to address issues relating to patient safety, care and service. Promote effective working relations and work effectively as part of a department/unit team and interdepartmentally to facilitate that department?s ability to meet its goals and objective. Ensure coordination of care with other departments to promote the highest level of patient care and satisfaction. Participate in interdisciplinary committees throughout the organization.
  • Manage human resource functions such as interviewing, selection, orientation, education/training, feedback, performance evaluation, and policy and procedure development. Maintain personnel files, including documentation of appropriate staff orientation, competency, training, discipline and performance reviews. Oversee department timekeeping and payroll. Collaborate with HR concerning employee issues and performance. Conduct employee coaching, counselling, disciplinary actions and annual appraisals. Monitor staff adherence to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation of operational and capital budgets. Participate in fiscal accountability of services, operational and capital planning, annual operating plans, business plans for new services and human resource structure. Prepare and present business plans, reports, and other statistical data related to medical imaging. Monitor supply inventories and capital equipment purchases. Oversee and manage instrument service contracts. Ensure equipment is maintained and functioning properly.
  • Partner with the department director and leadership team to identify and drive quality and performance improvement initiatives. Participate in establishing mechanisms to design, measure, maintain, and improve the performance and quality of department services. Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Participate with management team and staff in development of action plans in line with the organization's strategic initiatives and goals.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical RN experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in progressive RN leadership positions




  • Current specialty certification(s) as appropriate for unit or service


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Clinical RN Manager of Acute Medical on our team we hope you?ll join us. At SCL Health you?ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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