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Working As A Nursing Service Administrator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $64,792

    Average Salary

What Does A Nursing Service Administrator Do At Ascension Health

* Develops departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.
* Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.
* Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.
* Prepares and monitors budget(s) and ensures that assigned nursing area operates within allocated funds.
* Coordinates and directs internal and externally-driven audits.
* Partners with physician leadership to improve quality and patient safety.
* The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification; it is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for people so classified, and it is not intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision

What Does A Nursing Service Administrator Do At Fresenius Medical Care-North America

* Responsible for driving the FMS culture through values and customer service standards.
* Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.
* Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.
* Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.
* PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES General: Delivers safe and effective patient care in compliance with established company standards; hospital contracted policies and procedures, inpatient renal services policies and procedures, as well as regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies.
* Responsible for reporting all new or unusual incidents, information, complaints, or problems to the pertinent inpatient program manager and other parties to notify per the Adverse Event Report requirements.
* Collaborates with diverse healthcare team.
* Provides and requests information from other team members as they receive and discharge patients from care according to policy.
* Initiates, documents, and completes ongoing QAI activities including monthly reports as directed by the relevant inpatient program manager Responsible for the compliance, support and delivery of all relevant company and contracted facility policies and procedures.
* Patient Care: Responsible for direct patient care of assigned patients in the Inpatient Renal Replacement and Apheresis Services setting and providing the appropriate treatment technique for assigned patients as prescribed in all modality procedures, as appropriately defined - hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, and apheresis.
* Responsible for assessing patient and family understanding of therapy regimen and conducting ongoing education for patients and their families regarding any assessed misunderstandings of therapy requirements facing the inpatient.
* Assesses patients responses to treatment therapy making appropriate adjustments and modifications to the treatment plan as indicated by the appropriately credentialed physician.
* Communicates problems or concerns to the inpatient program manager, appropriately credentialed physician, patient hospital primary nurse and others as indicated.
* Provides, supervises (if applicable), and monitors vascular/peritoneal access care according to established procedures.
* Responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring, and documentation of patient's response to prescribed intradialytic transfusions, including appropriate notification of adverse reactions to physician and appropriate blood supplier.
* Collaborates and communicates with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to interpret, adjust, and coordinate daily patient care plan to ensure continuity of care.
* Initiates and coordinates communication to FMS facility nursing staff and appropriate hospital personnel as needed.
* Ensures all physician orders are transcribed and entered into the medical record in a timely manner.
* Accurately documents all treatment information in the individual patient record.
* Reports any significant patient information to the correct health care team member(s) including the physician etc.
* May be assigned in-center patients on an as needed basis.
* Instructs hospital/facility staff on aspects of specialized care related to renal replacement and apheresis therapies.
* Appropriately completes any required documentation and contacts the inpatients chronic facility before hospital discharge to discuss the events of the hospitalization.
* Maintenance/Technical: Promotes and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment maintaining environmental integrity and aesthetics.
* Cleans and disinfects dialysis machine surface, chair, equipment, and surrounding areas between treatments according to inpatient renal services policies and procedures.
* Conducts all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and documents where appropriate.
* Performs all required pre-treatment dialysis machine alarm testing, including Pressure Holding Test (PHT).
* If applicable, initiates solution delivery system (SDS).
* Prepares, organizes, and efficiently utilizes supplies and equipment to prevent waste.
* Operates all related equipment appropriately and safely and provides minor trouble-shooting when necessary Ensures familiarity with company, inpatient renal services program and contracted hospital emergency procedures.
* Understands, conducts and documents appropriately dialysis/apheresis machine safety tests/alarm tests, equipment calibration, dialysate testing, machine safety tests, functional testing, and internal and external disinfection on all water machines, and complies with documentation/notification standards per FMS policies.
* Clerical & Administrative Completes and documents ongoing participation in QAI activities.
* Enters all treatment data into the designated medical record thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner.
* Reviews treatment documentation for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, and ensures omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
* Staff Related: Provides supervisory delegation of patient care to Inpatient Renal Services Patient Care Technicians as appropriate providing expertise and informal feedback as needed.
* May provide input to the PCTs annual performance evaluation.
* Participates in staff meetings as scheduled.
* Participates in the patients daily plan of care.
* Acts as a resource for all staff members as needed.
* Collaborates with FMS employees in a collegial manner to improve patient outcomes.
* Participates in staff training and orientation as assigned.
* Other: Other duties as assigned within state, federal and contractual standards ADDENDUM
* ULTRACARE INPATIENT RN 1 Essential Nursing Functions with descriptions of expected behaviors

What Does A Nursing Service Administrator Do At Presence Health

* Utilizes the caring behaviors of empathy, active listening and cultural sensitivity and supports patient dignity.
* Ensures a secure, safe and comfortable environment by maintaining a continued awareness of safety hazards, providing small comfort measures, and observing the patient.
* Communicates observations to the RN in an accurate and timely manner.
* Receives report from the RN at the beginning of the shift and gives report to the RN at the end of the shift.
* Demonstrates a courteous and professional manner through interactions with internal and external customers.
* Utilizes hospital equipment/supplies in a cost efficient manner.
* Maintains confidentiality and patient privacy and follows HIPAA regulations.
* Maintains professional, regulatory, accrediting and government standards.
* Adheres to guidelines for electrical safety, infection control and emergency codes.
* Collaborates in the performance improvement process.
* This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.
* Other duties may be assigned.

What Does A Nursing Service Administrator Do At Colorado State

* Ensures medication administration and patient care are within standards established by the State Nurse Practice Act and the Division of Youth Services medical policies, procedures, and protocols.
* Makes decisions regarding infectious/communicable diseases, recommends referrals for surgical interventions for identified conditions and recommends supervisory review of complex medical and mental health issues.
* Addresses and communicates confidential information regarding medical, dental, psychiatric, mental health and non-medical personnel with appropriate information to maintain the resident in a safe and healthy environment.
* Mental Health: Evaluates resident's mental status/mental health conditions though interview, health appraisal and observation.
* Provides basic mental health intervention and refers to psychiatrist or mental health resource for further evaluation, intervention or transfer to a mental health institution in collaboration with behavioral health services staff.
* Conducts mental health referrals as necessary by coordinating with outside agencies/courts for appointments or furloughs.
* Medications: Transcribes, orders, prepares, and administers medications without error per prescribed providers orders.
* Documents, updates Medication Administration Record (MAR) by entering information into computer programs.
* Monitors MARS for errors and report errors to medical clinic supervisor and facility administration.
* Provides necessary education or training to staff on medications as needed.
* Checks in medications and packages medication for youth leaving the facility.
* Maintains clinic environment by ordering and maintaining stock supplies and equipment for the clinic and medical supplies throughout the facility.
* Coordinates with outside agencies/courts for medications, as needed

What Does A Nursing Service Administrator Do At Johns Hopkins Medicine


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How To Become A Nursing Service Administrator

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Nursing Service Administrator Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Spanish

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Real Nursing Service Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nursing Services Administrator Verdun Home Health Care, Inc. NY Sep 29, 2011 $74,880
Nursing Services Administrator Salvation Healthcare Services Inc. Houston, TX Sep 20, 2012 $73,045
Nursing Services Administrator Salvation Healthcare Services Inc. Houston, TX Sep 29, 2012 $73,045
Nursing Services Administrator MDM Nursing Registry Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 23, 2009 $62,610
Nursing Services Administrator MDM Nursing Registry Inc. Los Angeles, CA Dec 01, 2009 $62,610
Nurse Service Administrator Computech Corporation Detroit, MI Nov 01, 2012 $61,381
Nursing Service Administrator Care Origin Inc. Bingham Farms, MI Nov 23, 2009 $60,000
Nursing Service Administrator Care Origin Inc. Bingham Farms, MI Nov 30, 2009 $60,000

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Top Nursing Service Administrator Skills

  1. Patient Care
  2. Surgery
  3. Initiatives
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Facilitate appropriate patient care for positive patient outcomes.
  • Organize, review, and ensure all patient consent forms are signed before surgery begins.
  • Assisted with DOH Healthy Baby Initiatives, Medical Home Initiatives, Breastfeeding Initiatives and Prenatal Education Initiatives.
  • Provided hands on instruction for their clinical responsibilities and limitations.
  • Maintained effective communication withclaims staff (both oral & written) necessary to provide exceptional customer service.

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