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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Keck Medicine combines academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities to provide highly specialized care for some of the most acute patients in the country.

Our internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC Arcadia Hospital and more than 100 unique clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, is among the top 50 hospitals in the country in eight specialties, as well as the top three hospitals in metro Los Angeles and top 10 hospitals in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings.

Nurse Manager - LV Durango Family Medicine Clinic - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union)

Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Las Vegas, Nevada

The Nurse Manager holds 24-hour accountability for the quality of patient care, efficiency of operations, and human resources management for area(s) assigned. S/he will strive to achieve the optimal patient experience in a cost-effective manner, while applying evidenced-based leadership and practice. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the provision of safe patient care, in a manner that is consistent with the professional standards and hospital policies. The Nurse Manger promotes a positive and professional environment; supervises charge nurses and front line staff; maintains a stable and productive staff; involves staff at all levels in Shared Governance and Magnet Forces; and makes data driven decisions. S/he will role model performance and behaviors that are consistent with the values of the organization, furthering its mission, vision and strategic plan.

Departmental Specific Summary

Manages Diabetic Center of Excellence clinical operations, ensuring the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently under the direction of USC Care and Ambulatory Services. Implements new programs and procedures to improve services and operations. Supervises developments for patient care. Performs complex and varied administrative and clinical assignments including working as part of the nursing team. Directs nursing practice, education, and supervises team RNs. Serves as a personal contact for physicians, staff, and outside departments in order to address problems, issues or concerns that require attention. Ensures patient care and services, clerical functions and are carried out in collaboration with Clinical Leadership and the medical staff in compliance with organizational goals and appropriate agency requirements. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Directly oversees Diabetic Center of Excellence Program. Directly or indirectly supervises all subordinate staff, including RNs. Recruits, screens, hires, orients, and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines, and/or terminates employees as required. Trains all clinical staff to ensure compliance with organizational policies. Maintains staff records. Makes recommendations for promotions, terminations, and salary decisions. Evaluates employee performance. Serves as coach and mentor to staff.
  • Serves as a personal contact for physicians, staff, and outside departments to address problems, issues or concerns that require attention. Performs daily rounding with purpose on staff, providers, and patients.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care. Reviews patient care programs to determine effectiveness in meeting established goals for care, treatment, and/or procedures, adherence to departmental and organizational policies, and conformance with established patient care standards. Initiates appropriate action to correct or enhance patient care programs.
  • Investigates and resolves incidents and complaints or suggestions from physicians, patients, visitors, and staff. Corrects deficiencies, if any, and prepares documentation or explanation as needed. Liaises with other departments to facilitate problem resolution. Records and investigates all incidents/accidents that occur.
  • Ensures patient care is rendered in accordance with regulatory and accreditation agency standards and federal and state regulations. Displays understanding of governing regulations, Title 22 and JCAHO requirements, defining and maintaining the standards of nursing practice while ensuring consistency with hospital standards. Oversees activities of quality assurance programs.
  • Participates in policy formation, long-range planning, and policy making for the hospital and the department. Develops and implements administrative policies and procedures. Ensures adherence to policies and procedures, provides interpretation as needed.
  • Assesses staff education needs and oversees development of education programs. Promotes staff participation in educational opportunities and activities.
  • Administers use of facilities, equipment and space, as well as maintenance and repair of existing facilities and equipment.
  • Promotes effective communication and working relationships between staff, providers, and departments. Communicates information, assignments, priorities, and special requests to staff. Manages the clinic schedule and workload of staff. Approves time off requests, completes payroll activities (Kronos).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Bachelor's degree Nursing Degree in Nursing
  • Req 2 years Experience in a formal management position.
  • Req 4 years Experience as an RN required.
  • Req Must be computer literate in Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Req Excellent analytical, problem-solving, planning and evaluation skills.
  • Req Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.
  • Req Commitment to continuous quality improvement and results driven outcomes.
  • Req Committed to the development of professional practices.
  • Req Able to function independently and as a member of a team.
  • Req Organization/time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Master's degree Nursing Degree in Nursing or in progress, strongly preferred *Master’s Degree in Nursing may be in lieu-of Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Pref Experience as a Diabetic Educator
  • Pref Experience in Case Management and Transitions of Care Programs
  • Pref Experience in Ambulatory setting preferred.
  • Pref Certified Case Manager - CCM (CMSA) Certified Case Manager - CCM (CMALV)
  • Pref Certified Diabetes Educator - CDE (NCBDE)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Registered Nurse - RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing) Valid California License.
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
  • Req BELOW APPLIES TO LAS VEGAS ONLY (Exempt from KMC RN Requirement above): -Registered Nurse - RN (NV Board of Registered Nursing) Valid Nevada License.

The annual base salary range for this position is $110,240.00 - $181,896.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


REQ20150511 Posted Date: 06/11/2024

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