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Become A Nursing Services Manager

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Working As A Nursing Services Manager

  • 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

  • $76,060

    Average Salary

What Does A Nursing Services Manager Do At Ascension Health

* Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
* Conducts hiring, training, directing, development and evaluating of staff.
* Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care services for the assigned unit(s).
* Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of health services in a unit.
* Monitors and adheres to budget.
* Approves or monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to ensure compliance with budget guidelines

What Does A Nursing Services Manager Do At Munson Healthcare

* Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare, Munson Medical Center, and Munson Nursing through the following behaviors:
* Assessment
* Develops, maintains, and evaluates patient and staff data collection systems and processes to support the practice of nursing and delivery of patient care within their defined area/s of responsibility.
* Modifies processes as needed to meet the unit's data requirements and needs.
* Evaluates assessment practices to assure timely, reliable, valid, and comprehensive data collection.
* Diagnosis
* Fostersand evaluates an environment that supports the professional nurse in analysis of assessment data and in decisions to determine relevant diagnoses.
* Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in data analysis and decision-making processes for areas of responsibility.
* Identification of Outcomes
* Directs, maintains, and evaluates processes that promote desired patient-centered outcomes that are culturally sensitive and inclusive of patient/family needs according to accepted standards of clinical nursing practice.
* Participates in the design and development of multidisciplinary processes to establish and maintain standards consistent with the identified patient-centered outcomes for areas of responsibility.
* Assists in the utilization of databases that include nursing-sensitive measures and desired patient-centered outcomes appropriate for the patient population served.
* Promotes the integration of clinical, human resource, and financial data to support decision-making.
* Fosters establishment and continuous improvement of clinical guidelines linked to patient outcomes that provide direction for continuity of care, and are attainable with available resources.
* Facilitates and empowers registered nurses to assume accountability for patient outcomes in their area of responsibility.
* Planning
* Provides leadership and direction to nursing staff in developing and implementing appropriate standards of nursing practice.
* Participates in, as appropriate, the conduct of studies to evaluate present and projected nursing and other patient care services, maintains a knowledge of current developments in nursing and medical care, implementing those that are appropriate to the specific nursing practice realm

What Does A Nursing Services Manager Do At Mercy

* In conjunction with the Executive Director of Oncology, develops specific
* departmental goals, standards, an objectives which directly support the Mercy Hospital and Mercy Oklahoma strategic plans, mission and vision.
* Communicates effectively.
* Manages Human Resources, financial resources, and promotes personal and co-worker development
* Committed to Process Improvement, Service Excellence, and Direct Patient Care
* Customer Service

What Does A Nursing Services Manager Do At Unitedhealth Group

Supervising a group of NPs that provide direct patient care in skilled nursing facilities Previous supervisor experience is required Providing sound Nurse Practitioner leadership and management Developing excellent professional relationships Functioning independently Providing quality service for skilled nursing facilities Providing oversight of primary case management for chronic and acute conditions Scheduling and attending meetings

What Does A Nursing Services Manager Do At Munson Medical Center

* Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare, Munson Medical Center, and Munson Nursing through the following behaviors:
* Assessment

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How To Become A Nursing Services Manager

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.

Education

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.

Advancement

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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Real Nursing Services Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nursing Services Manager HRHK LLC Corona, CA Aug 22, 2016 $72,000
Nursing Service Manager Holy Family Hospice Care, Inc. Covina, CA Sep 04, 2015 $68,000 -
$72,000
Nursing Services Manager NMS Healthcare of Hyattsville, LLC Hyattsville, MD Jan 26, 2011 $65,790
Nursing Services Manager Clintonville Manor Reality, Inc. North Haven, CT Jul 15, 2009 $62,421
Nursing Services Manager Clintonville Manor Reality, Inc. North Haven, CT Aug 01, 2009 $62,421
Nursing Services Manager Clintonville Manor Reality, Inc. North Haven, CT Oct 01, 2009 $62,421
Nursing Service Manager Holy Family Hospice Care, Inc. Covina, CA Sep 05, 2012 $61,000 -
$65,000
Nursing Services Manager Global Home Healthcare, Inc. Palos Hills, IL Sep 11, 2010 $54,000
Nursing Services Manager Barbara Olson Center of Hope Rockford, IL Dec 15, 2010 $53,260

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Top Skills for A Nursing Services Manager

ProceduresEnsureRegulatoryComplianceBedFacilityRNPatientCareClinicalSupportClinicalAssistanceCurrentDiseaseInfectionControlJcahoLPNFLUEmergencyRoomGYNPrimaryCareQualityCareSuperviseTBIVHospice

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Top Nursing Services Manager Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Ensure Regulatory Compliance
  3. Bed Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Emphasized continuous improvement procedures to reduce expense and increase profitability.
  • Managed the nursing services department at OCES to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Monitored and evaluated patient satisfaction and facilitated Quality Assurance process in nursing and clinical concerns.
  • Result: Clients experiencing increased educated staff and improved patient care
  • Collaborate with Infection Control in the identification and management of employee exposures.

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