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EA80 - Nurse Administrator/Manager II

Band 7  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides supervision to nursing personnel to include managing, directing, organizing, planning, developing, implementing, teaching and evaluating nursing care programs and policies 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.)

Develops and implements plans for the organization, direction and supervision of a specified nursing program.
Prepares budgetary plans for nursing equipment and supplies.
Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing services based upon program objectives and determines ways to improve health care delivery.
Reviews and analyzes reports.
Plans, develops and initiates policies and procedures for nursing services.
Assists attending physician in the development of a strategic case management plan for each patient.
Recruits, interviews and selects qualified personnel.
Evaluates performance of staff.
Assesses learning needs of staff to identify educational and orientation requirements.
Plans and coordinates nursing staff development programs in response to health care trends, training objectives and organizational goals.
Analyzes current statistical data and identifies items for further study in order to increase patient benefits.
Demonstrates leadership in advancing clinical knowledge in the area of specialty by maintaining an environment conducive to inquiry and research utilization.
Manages costs, quality of care and outcomes by controlling supply use, by avoiding unnecessary tests and procedures and by negotiating appropriate changes in care and treatment plans.

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 current trends in continuing quality improvement.
Knowledge of planning and budgeting methods.
Knowledge of research methods.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, organize, supervise, direct and evaluate the work of other employees.
Ability to budget for supplies, personnel and equipment for a specific program.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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). In addition, some positions require Basic Life Support Certification.

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 five 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). Requires certification in Basic Life Support.

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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