Job Description

Company Overview: We are currently seeking an experienced Nurse Manager to join our executive team at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital, an award winning Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). Working at an LTACH will provide you with new clinical experiences that you won't have anywhere else. As part of a growing company, you have the chance to make a direct difference. Great benefits, great employees and great opportunities await you!

About our Company: The staff at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital believes that recovery is not just physical - it is also a very emotional experience. Patients need a caring, highly-trained and supportive team to maximize recovery and regain independence. The Specialty Hospital provides advanced long-term acute care, including high observation/critical care, for patients who require time to heal from catastrophic injury or illness.

Position Overview:  Responsible for the staffing and administration of assigned unit.  Supervises the caliber of treatment and care of the patients.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Under direction of the DNO, manages the supervision of assigned personnel. Assists with hiring, employee training and development, counseling and disciplinary actions, performance assessment, and retention of assigned staff. Provides education, direction, and mentorship of the nursing team’s function, purpose, and goals.
  • Under direction of the DNO, responsible for day-to-day nursing operations of patient care activities, including supervision of staff, tasks, and workflow. Manages staffing needs by evaluating census, acuity, skill level, and staff availability.
  • Assists in preparation of annual capital and operating budget for departments. Monitors and manages expenses. Supports and facilitates Length of Stay Management.
  • Ensures accreditation standards and other standards of care set forth by the state and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS are met.
  • Assists with developing, reviewing, and revising policies and procedures for patient care consistency with hospital, TJC, CMS, and other state and local standards and expectations for the patient care delivery.
  • Communicates, collaborates, and coordinates with interdisciplinary team members to provide quality patient care and to ensure positive patient outcomes.
  • Assists with direct patient care nursing responsibilities during high flow work times. Active presence on nursing unit for patient and physician rounds.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership and nursing department and is actively involved in performance improvement process, including data collection and analysis, and process improvement activities.
  • Provides timely assistance with urgent and emergency situations, i.e., Code Blue and Rapid Response.
  • Helps identify, communicate, and resolve staff, patient, physician, and family concerns, issues, and appropriateness of care. Addresses concerns immediately and reports all problems or patient complaints to DNO. Initiates immediate steps to correct problems when appropriate.

Required Skills:

  • Current state Registered Nurse license required.
  • Current CPR certification required. 
  • Two years relevant experience required.
  • Three years’ experience in a hospital nurse management position preferred.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to current nursing theory and practice, infection control, and wound care standards of practice.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards to ensure adherence to all standards set forth by state and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS.

Benefits/Compensation:

We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401(K), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and ETO (Earned Time Off).  Salary will be commensurate with experience.