Position Description: Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates delivery of patient care on assigned unit on 24-hour basis. Provides direction to the development and evaluation of assigned nursing personnel. Maintains operational aspects of the patient care unit in collaboration with support services. Contributes to nursing and the Hospital through support of philosophy and objectives, educational efforts, and research efforts.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, and a licensed registered nurse in the State of Ohio. Minimum of two years of clinical experience in pediatrics (in O.R. 3 years of clinical experience preferably with a pediatric background) with demonstrated management and leadership abilities; able to work under stressful situations. Possesses good oral and written skills. Demonstrates interpersonal relationships in a manner which enhances communication, promotes conflict resolution, and facilitates staff development. Oncology/Hematology experience required. Preferably in the inpatient and/or ambulatory setting. All current Nurse Managers who are not Masters prepared must have or obtain their Masters by December 31, 2017. Current Health Care Provider BLS training from the American Heart Association is required. PEARS is required for all RNs assigned to general care units. PALS, ACLS, TNCC and/or NRP is required for critical care areas, ED, Surgical Services, Sedation Services, Transitional Care/Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Transport within one year of hire. For specific details see the Department of Nursing Resuscitation Requirements and training policy #2102.
Akron Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff handles nearly 800,000 patient visits each year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care. We're leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities... through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists and nurses every year.