Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Pediatric Inpatient/Day Unit
Denver, CO
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Posted 12/15/2017
Req # 11071

It’s all about the kids at National Jewish Health for Kids in Denver, Colorado.

Our pediatric program was developed by our nationally recognized pediatricians to meet the unique needs of children.  Our pediatricians care for children and adolescents with allergic, pulmonary and immune system disorders in a setting designed to put parents and children at ease.

We offer advanced testing, individualized care and open communication with families and physicians.  Our pediatricians are researchers, too, so children will have access to the latest clinical trials and most effective treatments.

At National Jewish Health for Kids, parents and children will find:

  • The latest in clinical trials
  • A focused and integrated approach
  • State-of-the-art testing
  • A therapy plan designed especially for your child
  • A wide variety of specialty programs focused on all aspects of pediatric health.

As nurses at National Jewish Heath, our vision is to be a global leader in nursing care excellence and innovation.

The specially trained pediatric nurses at National Jewish Health work with patients and families to provide highly specialized care to manage the children's illnesses at home. We want children to be able to participate in school, family and friend activities.  Our nurses and the clinical care team are specially trained to evaluate and manage children with asthma, allergies, pulmonary disorders, immunologic disorders and behavioral disorders.  We see local and out-of-state patients from throughout the nation.

At National Jewish Health, we recognize the value of our nurses’ contributions to health care and the promotion of clinical excellence.  We build systems that support nursing practice and teamwork and create an atmosphere that encourages nursing excellence.  

If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team! 


Position Summary
Responsible for managing the daily clinical operations, administrative functions, and financial activities of assigned nursing service areas.  Provides leadership in planning, change.  Collaborates with physicians, management, and other clinical leaders and staff to promote efficient, high quality nursing care delivery that is consistent with best practice principles, assures patient satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and provider efficiency.  
Essential Duties
  1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.
  2. Develops and evaluates staffing plan assuring sufficient and appropriate resources are available.  Identifies opportunities for alternative staffing, sharing resources, and staffing to demand.  Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice on the units, analyzing appropriate internal and external data and information to identify opportunities in collaboration with Medical Staff, CNO, Nursing Leadership, and staff for improving services and patient outcomes.  
  3. Provides direct patient care and other nursing-related services/activities when needed to support the ongoing clinical activities of the unit.    
  4. Responsible for managing the revenues and expenses.   Proactively evaluates, plans and implements new or revised clinical services to enhance the volume, revenue and margin. Collaborates with the CNO, Department Chief and Deputy Chief Medical Officer leadership in developing annual capital and operating budgets.  
  5. Leads the development, data collection and analysis of team-based quality improvement projects, utilizing results to improve patient care.  Implements and evaluates a practice improvement and quality assurance plan.
  6. Acts as a consultant to nursing staff, medical staff, and other support services in identification of and implementation related to specified patient problems or needs.  Active contributor to the setting and achievement of departmental goals and objectives based upon a needs assessment and or changes in clinical practice. Demonstrates ability to articulate and promote patient care practices that are consistent with American Nurses Association Standards of Practice, and all relevant regulatory standards.
  7. Participates in assessment and implementation to determine the individual needs of the patients and overall program needs for the institution. Assists in the formulating goals and objectives: establishes standards of nursing care and nursing practice consist with the philosophy of the institution. 
  8. Represents unit and/or the Department of Nursing on appropriate committees and interacts with community, regional, and national organizations related to nursing and specialty practice.
  9. Partners with others to identify and analyze opportunities for program expansion. Evaluates factors related to safety, outcomes, effectiveness, cost, and social impact when developing and implementing program expansion. 
  10. Promotes research, and integrating evidence-based knowledge into the identification of best practice in the delivery of nursing care to the appropriate population.

  • Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  • Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Building a Successful Team: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team, aligns vision with shared values, manages change and encourages innovation.
  • Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking "smart" risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
  • Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance. 
  • Ethics:  The Nurse Manager practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer’s rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manages 20-40 employees
Core Values
  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
BSN required.  Master’s Degree in Nursing or relevant field preferred. National Certification through ANCC in relevant practice area preferred.

Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of recent and related nursing experience with a minimum of 3 years leadership experience required.

Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Current Colorado RN license required.  Active healthcare provider level CPR/BLS required.  Staff assigned to high-risk areas (Cardiology, MIDC, PCU, Infusion Room) must maintain either ACLS or PALS as appropriate.


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