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EA70 - Nurse Administrator/Manager I

Band 6  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides supervision to nursing personnel to include directing, planning, implementing, evaluating, teaching, inspecting and delegating nursing care in a clinical specialty, facility or designated area.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Performs ongoing nursing assessments and formulates plan of care for each patient.
Provides professional guidance and education to program personnel, clients, families and the community to promote wellness.
Surveys, inspects and evaluates nursing, dietary and pharmacy services of medical and health care facilities prior to acceptance for certification in federal programs.
Develops and enforces standards for the care and treatment of patients in health care facilities.
Initiates and supervises studies to determine the validity of existing nursing methods and procedures.
Performs budgetary planning for nursing equipment and supplies.
Counsels, guides and supervises nursing instructors.
Develops course outlines and prepares class schedules.
Schedules nursing coverage for a designated unit.
Plans and coordinates nursing activities; evaluates the performance of nursing personnel.
Supervises the preparation and administration of medications and treatments.
Conducts and participates in training programs.
Prepares and reviews records and reports.
Monitors the condition of patients and nursing care being rendered.
Coordinates nursing quality assurance activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and techniques of nursing.
Knowledge of teaching methods applicable to nursing.
Knowledge of principles and practices of hospital nursing administration.
Knowledge of certification requirements and standards for hospitals and other health care facilities.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, organize, supervise, direct and evaluate the work of other employees.
Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients.
Ability to follow detailed instructions of a technical and professional nature.
Ability to develop and implement therapeutic nursing programs.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require certification as a generalist in a related specialty area by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and related nursing experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and four years related nursing experience. A bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for two years of the required work experience. Licensure as a Registered Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require certification as a generalist in a related specialty area by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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