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Nursing Project Manager

2024-02-05
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  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

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  • Full Time

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of senior nursing leadership, collaborates with nursing leaders to plan, organize and execute assigned projects as needed.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads, manages and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The Project Manager for Nursing Services achieves success through collaboration and use of traditional project management tools and resources.  The project manager must be able to set project milestones, communicate and track assignments, give frequent feedback to executive sponsors, and assist busy leaders with meeting project deadlines. Work also includes:

  • Ensuring budget targets are met with project rollouts. Identifies cost variances or concerns early and escalates issues to executive sponsors.
  • Ensures high quality patient care and that quality assurance/regulatory/accreditation standards are followed. Monitors quality metrics closely and follows up with department leaders on development of action plans.  Has a full understanding of accreditation standards and takes responsibility for follow-up/remediation of any identified regulatory gaps/concerns as it relates to changes that occur due to implementation of a project..
  • Communicates frequently with department leadership regarding policy changes, important announcements, and operational priorities.  Communication should occur via email, text, in-person meetings, presence at department meetings and regular rounding.

Job duties require considerable knowledge of the specialized principles and practices related to health care management in order to evaluate and make viable recommendations in support of clinical effectiveness, service delivery and organizational performance improvement. Performance improvement efforts cover a variety of areas, and an incumbent must be sufficiently knowledgeable to recognize important synergies and opportunities in clinical/service outcomes, cost containment, patient safety/satisfaction, risk reduction and regulatory compliance.

MINIMAL ACCEPTABLE JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Registration/Certification/Licensure

Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse; CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) within three (3) months of hire. ** If incumbent does not have a current state license as a RN, must possess Bachelor's Degree in business related or project management related area of specialty 

Experience

Should have 2-3 years of progressively responsible related work or comparable experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.

Education

Bachelor's degree in Nursing, graduation from an accredited school of nursing or Bachelors degree in Business or other related field.   Masters Degree preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the English language, verbal and written.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of patient care policies, procedures and equipment utilized and strong knowledge of applicable regulations for assigned division and other patient care units.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of management theory and practice to effectively lead unit associates.
  • Requires strong analytical and organization skills in order to direct and coordinate activities in assigned division.
  • Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with all internal and external unit customers, as needed.
  • Requires ability to coordinate services with colleagues, physicians, community & organizations.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lutheran Hospital is an equal opportunity employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

 

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