NURSE MANAGER – ICU

Location: Baltimore, MD

ICU NURSE MANAGER
Baltimore, MD
$120-140K+ Annual Incentive Opportunity + Full Benefits + Paid Relocation
FULL TIME: DAYS

SUMMARY:
**Must have leadership experience and be critical care nursing (RN) qualified.
Supervise the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a trauma center / teaching hospital as the Nurse Manager.

The ICU, located in Baltimore, is a highly specialized unit with a capacity of 29 beds that provides intensive care to patients with high acuity medical, surgical, and neuro cases. The ICU Nurse Manager oversees a team of 88 FTEs including nurses, nursing support, and clerical staff, who care for patients at a 2:1 nurse-patient ratio. The ICU Nurse Manager collaborates with three Assistant Nurse Managers (ANM) to ensure the delivery of safe, age-appropriate patient care during unit operation hours. In addition to being a role model and advisor, the ICU Nurse Manager upholds the vision of creating a healthier community one person at a time by leading and supporting optimal patient outcomes.

Leadership/Resource Management:
Optimize resource utilization and skill mix to meet unit's care needs. Demonstrate strong leadership skills. Develop and manage staff schedules to ensure seamless patient care and departmental requirements 24/7. Foster and maintain an effective health care team. Prioritize unit activities based on available resources, management principles, and Evidence-Based Practices. Conduct timely evaluations of staff using reliable and objective performance management criteria, including chart documentation audits, PI monitoring, direct observation, and peer evaluation.

Performance Improvement:
Establish and maintain ongoing processes to evaluate the quality of care delivery. Collaborate with multidisciplinary groups to design and implement unit process improvements. Incorporate current standards of practice into performance improvement plans. Set benchmarks and indicators, and monitor compliance by evaluating patient outcomes, satisfaction levels, and staffing effectiveness. Utilize Just Culture principles to investigate adverse events, provide follow-up, take appropriate corrective action, identify trends, and report to Risk Management. Contribute to the development and revision of policies, procedures, and practice standards that guide and support the delivery of patient care services. Engage in hospital-wide committees.

Fiscal Management:
Manage and prepare operational and capital budgets to meet patient needs and established care standards within organizational guidelines. Collaborate with the Patient Care Director or AVP of service line to develop realistic budgets based on financial projections and organizational priorities. Identify and analyze budget variances and other management information, and formulate corrective action plans. Regularly monitor productivity and ensure adequate human resources to meet patient care needs. Educate staff on the allocation and use of fiscal and physical resources and monitor performance against the plan.

Compliance:
Ensure staff awareness of and adherence to patient safety, policy procedures, and regulatory requirements. Ensure self and unit staff operate within legal limitations and in accordance with applicable regulatory agencies and standards of practice. Communicate expectations for learning and implementing new or revised standards to staff. Monitor staff compliance with all applicable standards. Develop and implement action plans to address areas of non-compliance.

Professional Development:
Promote an environment that fosters accountability for professional growth and development. Collaborate with relevant departments to develop unit-specific orientation content and staff developmental plans, ensuring completion of orientation processes. Participate in activities to meet personal learning needs and professional goals. Encourage active participation in unit and hospital-based committees and councils to promote structural empowerment. Assist staff in their professional growth and development, including advancing in the Clinical Ladder, obtaining specialty certification, and pursuing formal educational opportunities. Support, coordinate, and communicate staff development activities in collaboration with the Education Resource Center and/or the Advanced Practice Nurse. Provide feedback on peer performance through participation in the Peer Review Process.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) from a CCNE accredited School of Nursing
  • Possess 3-5 years of relevant experience, with 5 years of progressive nursing experience in the specified field and demonstrated supervisory responsibilities
  • Hold a valid Maryland Registered Nurse License (RN)
  • Maintain current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS)
  • Preferred national certification within one year of hire

IDEAL CANDIDATE
We prefer candidates who are local or regionally local (MD, PA, DE, VA, NJ), with no relocation required. Ideal candidates would have critical care (ICU) nursing experience, preferably in a trauma center. Prior leadership experience in ICU or ICUSD with direct reports such as Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, or Assistant Manager is highly desired.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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