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UCLA Health Clinical Nurse Manager - Perinatal in Los Angeles, California


The clinical nurse manager (CNM) reports to the Unit Director (UD) and serves as an expert clinical leader and role model of clinical best practices. Experienced professional who provides direct clinical supervision to professional and technical employees. Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving clinical organizational objectives through the coordinated clinical achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes clinical departmental goals and objectives. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources to facilitate coordinated and quality patient care in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Functions with a high degree of autonomy and shares 24/7 management responsibility with UD.

The CNM directly manages nursing clinical practices and processes of specific patient care area(s) to ensure excellent patient experiences and clinical outcomes. Implements changes to patient workflows and operational processes to ensure coordinated care. Maintains 24-hour clinical line management responsibility for clinical coordination of resources to provide daily care management, including but not limited to developing and conducting clinical surveillance and workflow audits in day-to-day operations and performing individual coaching and counseling. Possesses expert skills and knowledge to problem solve and analyze unique clinical issues or problems without precedent and/or structure. Additionally, provides expert clinical nursing consultation and coordinates patient care services on the unit. Responsible for quality patient outcomes on the unit including nurse sensitive indicators. Ensures the coordination of quality care and compliance defined by internal controls, external regulations and accepted practices across the continuum. Determines priorities and provides clinical direction to professional staff. Monitors compliance with nursing performance standards. Mentors and coaches staff to ensure quality care is delivered. Works with clinical educators and UD to evaluate and develop core clinical competencies for the unit. Facilitates collaborative decision making and shared governance. Has advanced clinical thinking and problem solving skills to assess and address complex patient care issues with professional clinical staff. Demonstrated leadership skills including advance communication, coaching, and conflict resolution. Provides clinical mentorship to new graduate nurses, charge nurses, and emerging nurse leaders to smooth transition between clinical roles/positions. Assumes full responsibility of the unit in the absence of the manager. The clinical nurse manager's professional role description is based on ANA's Nursing Administration's Scope and Standards, and UCLA's Nursing Professional Practice Model.Qualifications

California RN license

BSN required, MSN highly preferred

Nursing Professional Leadership Certificate highly desirable

5 years acute care experience required

3-5 years Perinatal experience required

2 years or greater in leadership (charge RN or Council Chair)

National Certification NE-BC ((ANCC) preferred

Attainment of progressive leadership positions highly preferred

UCLA 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.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.