RN Nurse Manager - Children's School Services (DC Public Schools)

Children's National Hospital
Silver Spring, MD
Jun 22, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time
DC's children need you! We are seeking a public health focused Nurse Manager with a determination and commitment to improving the lives of children in the DC public school system. You will lead a team of nurses who are front line advocates for children, every single day of the year. Change one child's life and you have changed the world. The school nursing team provides comprehensive school health nursing services to school-age children in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while also safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. As part of a public-private partnership with the District of Columbia's Department of Health (DOH), Children's School Services (through Children's National Hospital oversight) provides on-site nursing services in 120+ DC public schools and 70+ public charter schools.The population of the District of Columbia is approximately 600,000 residents, approximately 20% of whom are children.Our nurses are responsible for:ImmunizationsOngoing expansion of clinical knowledge base Rotating between assigned schools as needed/requiredOrganizing nursing activities for the day including vision and hearing screening, clinical assessment of health conditions, and referralsAppraising and addressing the needs of the general student population, students with chronic and acute health problems and special education students with unique needs Performing a variety of selective individual health assessment and initiate the referrals on identified health needs and perform subsequent follow-upChildren's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC metro area. Our team of 7000+ employees provides world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children's National is a Magnet(R) designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News and World Report.Qualifications Minimum EducationBSN (Required)MSN Strongly PreferredMinimum Work Experience5 years of related and progressive nurse experience 1 year of clinical supervisory experience Required Skills/KnowledgeExpert knowledge of nursing practice, scope and standards of care.Understanding of the Principles and Concepts of the Role of the ProfessionalDecision makingProblem solving skillsCoaching and guiding skills - includes demonstrating behaviors and role modelingMentoring - includes modeling behaviors of leadership and developing staff as mentorsCommunication skills - includes active listening, feedback, inquiry, and validationTeam dynamics - understanding the functions of group process; ability to facilitate effective groups, both for nursing and interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary groupsConflict management - understanding the process to work through opposing views in order to reach a common goalRequired Licenses and CertificationsLicensure/certification in specialty required as applicable (Required)Functional AccountabilitiesGrowEncourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to doRecognize and share incremental improvements in operationsPromote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the missionProgram Administration and ImplementationImplements strategic plan through management of day-to-day operationsAssists Director of Nursing in development, implementation and evaluation of services, programs, policies and procedures, and performance standards to achieve program goals.Develops staffing plans/schedules to optimize productivity and ensure quality servicesEnsures compliance with CSS and CNHS policies and procedures, and regulatory standardsTroubleshoots operational issues and develops action plans to resolveContributes to Program Strategic PlanningWith the Director of Nursing, contributes to strategic plan for program services, including short- and long-term objectivesCollects and analyzes customer feedback and evaluates service/department effectivenessWith Director, incorporates findings into plans to modify program/ service deliveryHuman Resources ManagementIn collaboration with the Director of Nursing, hires, trains, develops and directs assigned staff to meet program objectivesProvides timely coaching and performance feedbackDeploys staff appropriately to meet contract objectivesPromotes staff satisfaction through understanding, clarifying mutual expectations, coaching development and regular communicationEnsures that performance evaluations, medical requirements and all other organizational circuit breakers for all staff are complete and on time.Consistently acts as a role model and mentor to staff.Provision of Nursing ServicesPromotes knowledge and application of professional nursing standards.Implements and monitors strategies and initiatives to advance school nursing practice.Facilitates linkages to appropriate resources to facilitate the delivery of high quality, safe and effective nursing care.Implement strategies to monitor the provision of safe and effective school health services, as appropriate.Department Strategic PlanningPartner in Children's School Services mission and uphold the values in the organization.Contribute to the strategic plan for Children's School Services, including short-term and long- term objectives.Collect and analyze customer and staff feedback and evaluate service/department effectiveness.Collaborate with team and leadership to incorporate findings into plans of modifying program/ service delivery.Program Administration and ImplementationImplement strategic plan through management of day-to-day operations of the District of Columbia Public and Public Charter Schools.Troubleshoot operational issues and develop action plans to resolve and improve processes.Collaborate with leadership on significant operational issues/barriers.Assist leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of services, programs, policies and procedures, and performance standards to achieve departmental goals.Administer programs and services within budgetary guidelines.Collaborate with leadership to evaluate current as well as new program initiatives for effectiveness, feasibility and cost.Ensure compliance with CNMC policies and procedures, and regulatory standards.

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