Nurse Manager | Neonatal NICU | Days

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
September 24, 2021
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Nurse Manager | Neonatal NICU | Days | Brenner Children's  "Job Details"

Winston-Salem, NC, United States

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  • Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, US

Posting Date

09/24/2021, 10:27 AM

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12/31/2021, 10:27 AM

Job Schedule

Full time

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Job Description

Our new, state-of-the-art, Level IV, Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brenner Children's Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Manager Monday through Friday, Days.

Our new space is one of the largest and most comprehensive intensive care nurseries in North Carolina.  Our NICU provides the highest level of patient care in the region to critically ill infants and newborn babies. Our NICU team includes neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists, all of whom are specially trained to provide critical care for babies.

Our neonatologists work with a team of more than 120 multidisciplinary pediatric specialists across Brenner, including pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric anesthesiologists, to create individualized treatment plans for each baby we treat.

JOB SUMMARY: Provides clinical and administrative leadership for a defined patient care area(s). Responsibilities include accountability for quality, service excellence, workplace experience, and financial outcomes. This includes fostering a patient-centered professional work environment through the implementation of the Theory of Human Caring, the nursing process, staff development, and collaborative team interactions for the enhancement of the quality of patient care.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing, MSN or Masters in related field and six years experience in nursing with four years in related healthcare management required.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse licensure from the State of North Carolina Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire for Adult Critical Care, Adult ED Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 1 year of hire for Network ED, Peds ED, PICU and NICU, and other areas per unit guidelines

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Provides leadership to staff to ensure short and long-term goals are met by developing standards of performance and capitalizing on employee strengths, supporting the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Evidence-based practice. Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development for personnel. 2. Collaborates effectively throughout the organization by developing collegial relationships and communicating information effectively, encouraging communication, and serving as a resource to staff and other departments. 3. Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assists in integrating services across the continuum of care. Accountable for the quality and appropriateness of health care delivery and for the environment in which clinical nursing is practiced. 4. Promotes a quality culture of safety for patients, self, co-workers, and facility in conjunction with the Director of Nursing and Medical Director. Assumes responsibility for the Care Delivery Model by developing systems to monitor and measure the quality, safety and outcomes, and implementing performance improvement measures for identified metrics. 5. Ensures care is delivered with respect for patient's rights and preferences. Maintains privacy, confidentiality, and security for patients and staff. Facilitates resolution of conflicts, collaborates with Service Excellence to promote service recovery, and empowers staff in decision-making through shared governance. 6. Assumes responsibility with the Director of Nursing for the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of the budgetary process for designated area(s). Assures nursing workload is measured and resources are allocated based on industry benchmarks and patient needs to optimize the provision of quality, cost effective care. Facilitates and monitors the appropriate utilization of staff based on credentialing, education and experience. 7. Ensures a biogenic environment, which stimulates the ongoing professional development of staff in accordance with the principles of Shared Governance, Theory of Human Caring, and professional practice. Develops and fosters relationships that support the continuous enhancement of care delivery, and patient and staff satisfaction through a professional practice environment of mutual respect. 8. Demonstrates value for professional nursing practice including the utilization of current standards, the nursing process and patient advocacy. Taking responsibility for continuing education to develop best practices and maintain the highest level of patient care and staff development. 9. Ensures/provides appropriate patient care in accordance with specific patient populations. Demonstrates and utilizes knowledge of the needs of the patient population specific to the defined clinical area. Maintains competency related to patient population and identifies strategies to meet related needs. S

KILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills Negotiation and conflict resolution Functions effectively under stressful conditions and difficult situations Ability to work effectively with the team Good computer skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Contact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances Regular exposure to the risk of blood-borne diseases, infections, and contagious diseases Clean, well-lit and comfortable climate Fast-paced, highly stressful, dynamic conditions Responds to emergency and crisis situations Required Protective Equipment required at all times: eye/face protection, gown, mask, gloves

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum

About Us

Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.

Wake Forest Baptist Health ( is a nationally recognized academic health system in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

It comprises: a regional clinical system with more than 300 locations, 2,100 physicians and 1,535 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries and operates Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology.  Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical, research and educational programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country.

About the Team


Wake Forest Baptist Health's mission is to improve the health of our region, state and nation by:

  • Generating and translating knowledge to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
  • Training leaders in health care and biomedical science.
  • Serving as the premier health system in our region, with specific centers of excellence recognized as national and international care destination.


Wake Forest Baptist Health is a preeminent learning health system that promotes better health for all through collaboration, excellence and innovation.



  • Demonstrate the highest standards of patient-centered care, education, research and operational effectiveness


  • Responsive to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of all


  • Cultivate selfless contribution for the greater good


  • Demonstrate fairness, honesty, sincerity and accountability


  • Demonstrate respect for and inclusion of all backgrounds, identities, experiences, and perspectives


  • Foster mutual respect, facilitate professional growth and mentorship, and reward teamwork and collaboration


  • Promote creativity to enhance discovery and the application of knowledge


  • Embrace a culture of reliability through better process design and accountability

Patient and Family Promise

We promise to:

  • Keep you safe.
  • Care for you.
  • Involve you and your family.
  • Respect you and your time.

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