Job Title: Nurse Manger CICU - CSU
Date Posted: 12-21-2006
Job Location: Nevada-Reno
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Washoe Health System
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Contact Information: Washoe Health System   Washoe Health System (
Job Description:
Washoe Health System in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, is a not for profit 527-bed Level 2 trauma medical
center and integrated health plan, rapidly expanding to over 850 beds by mid-2007. We are
rated as a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network and are currently in pursuit of Magnet
status. We offer superior benefits, excellent salary, relocation allowance and moving

The Reno/Tahoe area was recently rated # 9 in "Best Places to Live in the U.S." for its
natural beauty at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Great weather, unmatched year-round
recreational activities and an active community make the Reno/Tahoe area a desired community in
which to live. 

Under the general direction of the Director of Service or the Vice President, this position is
responsible and accountable for planning and leading staff to assume accountability for
decisions and actions of quality cost-effective patient care on the nursing units in
accordance with Federal, State, and JCAHO requirements and organizational goals. The Nurse
Manager must function independently, providing the opportunity for developing standards,
establishing the budget and monitoring operational performance by being accountable for the 24
hour management of the delivery of patient care. The Nurse Manager acts as a change agent and
transitional leader, inspires a shared vision and motivates the staff to provide care within
the framework of a learning organization. The incumbent is accountable for interviewing,
hiring, training, counseling, evaluating and guiding their staff's professional growth. With
the opportunity of organizing, planning, staffing, directing, coordinating, empowering, and
marketing patient care services, the manager supports the WHS Corporate Culture Statement and
One Team One Purpose concepts and ensures that services provided are efficient, effective and
consistent with the Vision, Mission, goals and policies of Washoe Medical Center. The Nurse
Manager faces the major challenges of maintaining positive relationships between the
physicians, the community, and the hospital; for maintaining cost-effective, high quality,
high touch patient care; designing and teaching educational programs; and working
cooperatively with other departments to achieve hospital goals. If the incumbent provides
direct patient care, he/she is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation, and
evaluation of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. The
incumbent demonstrates the ability to work with patient's physical, motor/sensory adaptation,
cognitive, and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meet standards
of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competency standards. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Requires the ability to read,
write and speak English. Experience: Requires one year of administrative/management experience,
in nursing.License(s)/Certification(s): Requires an active Nevada State RN license. Current
BCLS Certification by the American Heart Association standards required. 

Contact: Darlys Richard (775)982-6002 or
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