Job ID: 290116260  |  Last Updated: 12/28/2022

Nurse Manager (LPCP)

Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Lakeland, FL
Applicant Contact
Joe VanDyke
HR Generalist
(863) 291-5112 ext. 2513
(863) 291-5119
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Position Summary: The Nurse Manager is a leadership position with direct and indirect patient care responsibilities. This position, working in collaboration with the Director of Nursing (DON) and the Health Center Administrator (HCA), is expected to develop systems of care that foster a successful clinical care team environment to ensure optimal outcomes for patients health. The primary responsibility of this position is directing the daily clinical support staff activities towards the provision of safe, high quality, and efficient primary care to a patient population diverse in age, health status, and socio-economic level. Secondary responsibilities include, providing direct nursing care to patients. This position requires strong leadership and communication skills, nursing experience in directing primary care support staff, and an excellent knowledge base of family medicine primary care nursing including pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Experience: Must be a Registered Nurse with at least two (2) years experience or a Licensed Practical Nurse with at least five (5) years experience
Licensure: Florida license
BLS certification
Computer literacy

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of current professional nursing theory, practice, and techniques
Knowledge of current nursing practices in an outpatient primary care setting
Knowledge of assessment of patient needs and services
Knowledge of medical recording and reporting techniques (SOAP)
Knowledge of current professional nursing and pharmaceutical products, Universal Precautions, and emergency situations
Knowledge of basic pathophysiology of diseases commonly managed in Family Medicine including Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Knowledge of the application of nursing techniques (example: suture removal, ear irrigation, dressing of wounds)
Knowledge of assisting with diagnostic and treatment procedures (example: colposcopy, LEEP, ultrasound, NST)
Knowledge of patient teaching and education (example: self-breast examination, prenatal instruction, self-blood pressure monitoring, nutrition instruction, infant care instruction, diabetes self-care instruction
Knowledge of patient examination procedure
Knowledge of general patient care and treatment procedures, equipment, rules, regulations, and ethics
Knowledge of making observations of general physical condition and needs of patients and when to confer with a physician about the emotional or physical condition of a patient
Knowledge of the principles of aseptic and sterile techniques and infection control techniques
Knowledge of the techniques of administration of common medications, including immunizations, inoculations, and allergy injections using sterile technique, and knowledge of the side effects of these medications
Knowledge of state and federal drug control laws, rules, and regulations
Knowledge of emergency techniques and procedures
Knowledge of common medical supplies and equipment
Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
Ability to demonstrate priority-setting and ability to work in a complex environment
Ability to function with a high degree of independence and collaboration with other health care providers
Commitment to service, quality, and departmental core values

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Be familiar with CFHCs program philosophies, goals and objectives. Be cognizant of and comply with all CFHCs policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations.
Be competent in performing the duties of a nurse.
Understand the requirements of CFHCs Exposure Control Plan. Personally utilize universal precautions when practicing in a clinical setting.
Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs as requested by the DON, CMO, or CEO. Represent CFHC in the community.
Report as needed to DON any pertinent information or situations that impact on patient care or CFHC liability.
Attend and participate in mandatory CFHC meetings (Center Specific meetings, Corporate meetings, and other meetings as designated by the DON, CMO, or CEO).
Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other members of the clinical team. Be supportive of coworkers.
Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times.
Carry out any other activities deemed appropriate by the DON, CMO, or CEO.

Primary Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for ensuring that the practice of nursing within CFHC is of the highest possible quality. Nursing is defined as the non-laboratory clinical duties performed by all LPNs, CMAs, and MAs (clinical support staff). This will be accomplished in collaboration with the DON.
Assign clinical and administrative duties to clinical support staff including, but not limited to, daily assignments of triage duties; cleaning and stocking of rooms; preparing, cleaning, and sterilizing instruments; inventory of medical supplies and medications to assure proper stock is available
Coordinate patient flow by troubleshooting scheduling difficulties, walk-ins, late patients, and emergencies.
Determine clinical support staffing requirements, including coverage for sick time, vacations, and other absences.
Perform periodic assessments to determine deficiencies in clinical staff performance, which includes, but is not limited to:
Log keeping (example: vaccine temperature log, medication administration log, OB intake log)
Skills (example: vital signs, therapeutic injections, immunizations, sterile field/tray set-up, instrument sterilization, oxygen tank use and maintenance, emergency box use and maintenance, EKG)
Policies and procedures (example: universal precautions, consent forms, needle disposal, identification of proper disposal of expired medications, standing orders)
Conduct periodic clinical support staff meetings in conjunction with the DON and HCA at the center. The agenda and minutes are to be forwarded to the DON and HCA (Agenda and minutes are to be typewritten.)
Evaluate the educational needs of the clinical support staff on a regular basis and provide regular clinic in-service educational programs in coordination with the DON.
Conduct quarterly proficiency testing and annual evaluations of clinical support staff in collaboration with the DON. This includes reviewing performance expectations, appropriate counseling in relation to performance, corrective discipline, formalized discussions of position descriptions and expected job tasks, and appropriate redirection and task correction as necessary. Completed evaluations are to be sent to the DON and HR.
Keep DON informed of all significant nursing issues including, but not limited to, any proposed policy or procedural changes, performance expectation breaches, evaluation deficiencies, disciplinary actions, problems with providers, etc.
Review resumes and credentials of clinical support staff applicants and conduct interviews of those applicants in conjunction with the HR recruiter, DON, or HCA.
Coordinate orientation and training of new clinical support staff employees.
Perform monthly Nurse Manager Center Audits (EOC and safety inspections).
Responsible for maintaining current credentials for clinical support staff on file with the Director of Human Resources.
Coordinate nursing assignments for interning students.
Carry out other duties as assigned by the DON.

Secondary Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Function as a professional nurse member of the health team, under the leadership of the DON.
Make nursing assessments related to the health status of the patient and triage them appropriately.
Provide nursing coverage in clinic emergency shortage situations in conjunction with the DON and other Nurse Managers.
Accurately function and perform all duties of nursing personnel as determined by the needs of the center, which includes, but is not limited to: escorting patients to exam room and preparing them for the exam; taking and recording vital signs, patient histories, and other pertinent information; preparing patients for and assisting clinicians with procedures; administering immunizations and medications and monitoring patient response to these agents; providing professional patient education and counseling.
Participate in all code situations.
Serve as a mentor for interning students.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by supervisor.
*This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract for employment.

Requires 80% or more time spent standing/walking
Independently mobile
Ability to lift weight equivalents to what would be required when occasionally assisting and positioning patients, repositioning equipment and lifting supplies
Ability to adapt and function in varying environments of workload, patient acuity, worksites, and work shifts.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

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