Sparrow Health System
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Feb. 4th 2019
  • Lansing, MI 48901

Job Description

Nurse Manager - 6F Sparrow Mary Free Bed Inpatient Rehab Unit
Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Purpose of Job: 
The Nurse Manager of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has 24-hour responsibility for patient care provided through programs and disciplines and is responsible for coordinating all patient care activities in the area of clinical and human resources. They promote shared decision making and professional autonomy to ensure efficient, effective, safe, and compassionate care. The candidate has good knowledge of fiscal resources and direct care, sensitive to performance improvement and resource utilization. Additional accountabilities including the education of staff, participation in marketing activities, and the ongoing updating of systems to respond to the needs of rehabilitation referral sources and outcome management. All activities related to Caregiver selection; performance and evaluation are the primary responsibility of the manager, including Rehabilitation Nursing, support staff, discharge planning, and PSS team.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leaders:

  • Creates a learning environment that is open and respectful and encourages the sharing of expertise to promote the benefits of health outcomes.
  • Ensure the sharing and demonstration of evidence-based practice through active discussions, policies and procedures and standards of practice.
  • Ensures compliance with Hospital, State, Federal and all other regulatory agencies in reference to patient care activities and physical environment.
  • Utilizes voice of the Stakeholders, objective measurement outcomes, and National benchmarks to drive continuous performance improvement.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and be accountable for the budget within the areas of defined responsibility.
  • Ensures two-way communication of information with Team Members and Stakeholders through staff meetings, task force meetings, Case Conferences, and Family Meetings, etc.
  • Recruits, selects, and retains qualified Caregivers.
  • Ensures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continued professional development of Caregivers.
  • Monitors Caregiver performance, providing coaching, recognition, counselling and avenues for improvement as needed.
  • Empowers Caregivers by delegating clear responsibility, accountability and authority to meet mutually agreed upon expectations.
  • Communicate the shared mission, vision and values of the organization to all Rehabilitation Caregivers and Rehab Stakeholders.
  • Assists with the assessment of the impact of, and plan strategies to address, such issues as: (1) Ethnic, cultural and diversity changes in the population (2) Political and social influences (3) Financial and economic issues (4) The aging of society and demographic trends and (5) Ethical issues related to health.
  • Promotes community advocacy and education through support groups, active memberships to professional organizations, and Health System promotional activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling Caregivers to ensure appropriate needs for patient care are met.
  • Establish strategic goals within department consistent with the direction of Sparrow Health System.
General Requirements:
  • Current Michigan RN License and/or BLS Certification.
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)-(Preferred)
Work Experience: 
  • Minimum of five-years of managerial experience at the Supervisor level.
  • Graduate of an Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Graduate of an accredited Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) (Preferred)

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
    • Must possess demonstrated leadership and management skills and effective communication skills.
    • Must possess planning and organization skills related to business plan development, financial / budget development, and daily program operation.
    • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate, analyze and problem solve.
    • Must possess demonstrated leadership and management skills and effective communication skills.
    • Must possess planning and organization skills related to program analysis development, financial / budget development, and daily program operations.
    • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate, analyze and problem solve.
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, functional, and cognitive ability appropriate to the Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitation Patient.
    Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. 

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