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The Role of the Nurse
Manager
By:
Ahmad Thanin
Introduction
The Role of the Nurse Manager
module of the Comprehensive Unit-
based Safety Program (or CUSP)
Toolkit addresses the role of nursing
leaders for your quality
improvement initiative. This module
explains the responsibilities of the
nurse manager, leadership and
management roles of the nurse
manager, key business and health
care quality improvement
frameworks, and quality
measurement.
Learning Objectives
Understand
Understand the
responsibilities of
the nurse manager
Understand
Understand the
leadership and
management roles
of the nurse
manager
Learn about
Learn about key
business and health
care improvement
frameworks
Learn about
Learn about the
quality
improvement
measures that nurse
managers use
What is a
Nurse
Manager?
Nurse managers embody a nurse and executive
roles
Typically report to a superior in nursing:
director, chief nursing officer, or vice president
of nursing
Responsible for functions of the unit:
• Staffing, employee satisfaction
• Safety and quality
• Customer satisfaction
• Budgeting
Why Are Nurse Managers So Important?
Nurse managers
lead the care efforts
on their units
1
Nurse managers
benefit patient
safety and quality
through their
leadership
2
Nurse managers
support nursing
staff in preventing
patient harm
3
The Nurse Manager's Dual Roles
Nurse managers wear two hats:They deliver clinical care and serve as administrative leaders.
Represent and support their staff
(staff)
Mentor and coach nursing staff
Listen to concerns and provide counsel
Represent their unit and staff within the hospital
Oversee unit-based operations
(administration)
Financial
Human Resources
Customer-/patient-focused care delivery
Regulation and unit-based protocol
The
Leadership
and
Management
Roles of the
Nurse
Manager
• Embodies the vision, mission, and values of the
unit with staff
• Motivates staff to strive for professional
excellence
• Is a socio-adaptive component
Leadership:
• Operations
• Finance and budget
• Strategic goals
• Task-orientated, technical components of jobs
Management
Responsibilities
of the Nurse
Manager
Managing human resources
Maintaining customer focus
Managing finances
Ensuring standard of care
Aligning unit's interests and resources with
organizational goals
Human Resource Management
Nurse managers are responsible for the actions of their staff
and for each employee's professional development
Nurse managers lead their employees by:
Hiring, firing, training, developing, and inspiring
Customer Focus
Nurse managers are responsible for ensuring that care
delivered on the unit is customer focused
Some customers are:
• Patients and their families
• Regulators
• Local governments
Financial
Responsibility
Nurse managers oversee
all fiscal aspects of their
unit
Nurse managers ensure
that expenses stay within
the unit's budget.
Expenses may include:
Staffing costs
Operating costs
Physical plant costs
Equipment
Supplies
Standards of Care
Nurse managers must know
the accurate standards of
clinical competency for the
safe care of the unit's
patients
Nurse managers ensure that
care delivery aligns with the
highest quality of care:
Understand key quality and
safety improvement
measures
Lead staff training to ensure
the safest care for patients
Ensure staff access to
necessary equipment
Alignment with
Organizational
Goals
Nurse managers ensure that the unit's
daily activities are aligned with
organizational goals. They:
• Serve as the decisionmaker who carries out plans
• Inspire staff to participate in projects and
initiatives
• Use the 4 E's—engage, educate, execute, and
evaluate
Effective nurse managers use multiple
forms of communication to obtain and
share information
Frameworks
that are
Useful for
Nurse
Managers
Baldridge Health Care Criteria for Performance
Excellence Framework
Quint Studer's Five Pillars
Balanced Scorecard
American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse
Manager Leadership Partnership Learning Domain
Framework
The Baldridge
Health Care
Criteria for
Performance
Excellence
Framework
The Framework addresses the key areas of running a
successful health care organization—leadership;
strategic planning; customer focus; measurement,
analysis, and knowledge management; workforce
focus; operations focus; and results
Performance excellence refers to an integrated
approach to organizational performance management
that results in:
•Delivery of ever-improving value to customers and stakeholders;
contributing to organizational sustainability
•Improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities
•Organizational and personal learning
Quint Studer's Five Pillars
Service Quality People
Finance Growth
Balanced
Scorecard
• Customer results
• Internal processes
• Staff and organizational growth
• Financial results
• Vision and strategy
Measurement Tactics: Customer/ Patient
Focus
Enable customer- and
patient focused care by
engaging the patient
and their families
Measure patient
satisfaction by using
customer satisfaction
surveys
Additional tools
include:
Focus groups
Interviews with patients
and their families
Social media
Quality/Safety
• Transparency—unit data readily available and known by all
• Ownership of safety survey scores and action to improve
• Staff involvement in analyzing defects and developing plan to address harm
• Typical safety indicators
• Tools
Financial
OPERATIONS HUMAN
RESOURCES
TOOLS PROFESSIONAL
STAFFING MODEL
Summary
Nurse managers:
Have an integral role
in unit-based
activities at their
hospital
Serve as leaders and
managers for their
unit staff
Can support their
unit's CUSP work
with other quality
improvement
frameworks
Can measure the
success of their
CUSP intervention
by using additional
quality improvement
measures
Thank
you

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The role of nursing manager

  • 1. The Role of the Nurse Manager By: Ahmad Thanin
  • 2. Introduction The Role of the Nurse Manager module of the Comprehensive Unit- based Safety Program (or CUSP) Toolkit addresses the role of nursing leaders for your quality improvement initiative. This module explains the responsibilities of the nurse manager, leadership and management roles of the nurse manager, key business and health care quality improvement frameworks, and quality measurement.
  • 3. Learning Objectives Understand Understand the responsibilities of the nurse manager Understand Understand the leadership and management roles of the nurse manager Learn about Learn about key business and health care improvement frameworks Learn about Learn about the quality improvement measures that nurse managers use
  • 4. What is a Nurse Manager? Nurse managers embody a nurse and executive roles Typically report to a superior in nursing: director, chief nursing officer, or vice president of nursing Responsible for functions of the unit: • Staffing, employee satisfaction • Safety and quality • Customer satisfaction • Budgeting
  • 5. Why Are Nurse Managers So Important? Nurse managers lead the care efforts on their units 1 Nurse managers benefit patient safety and quality through their leadership 2 Nurse managers support nursing staff in preventing patient harm 3
  • 6. The Nurse Manager's Dual Roles Nurse managers wear two hats:They deliver clinical care and serve as administrative leaders. Represent and support their staff (staff) Mentor and coach nursing staff Listen to concerns and provide counsel Represent their unit and staff within the hospital Oversee unit-based operations (administration) Financial Human Resources Customer-/patient-focused care delivery Regulation and unit-based protocol
  • 7. The Leadership and Management Roles of the Nurse Manager • Embodies the vision, mission, and values of the unit with staff • Motivates staff to strive for professional excellence • Is a socio-adaptive component Leadership: • Operations • Finance and budget • Strategic goals • Task-orientated, technical components of jobs Management
  • 8. Responsibilities of the Nurse Manager Managing human resources Maintaining customer focus Managing finances Ensuring standard of care Aligning unit's interests and resources with organizational goals
  • 9. Human Resource Management Nurse managers are responsible for the actions of their staff and for each employee's professional development Nurse managers lead their employees by: Hiring, firing, training, developing, and inspiring
  • 10. Customer Focus Nurse managers are responsible for ensuring that care delivered on the unit is customer focused Some customers are: • Patients and their families • Regulators • Local governments
  • 11. Financial Responsibility Nurse managers oversee all fiscal aspects of their unit Nurse managers ensure that expenses stay within the unit's budget. Expenses may include: Staffing costs Operating costs Physical plant costs Equipment Supplies
  • 12. Standards of Care Nurse managers must know the accurate standards of clinical competency for the safe care of the unit's patients Nurse managers ensure that care delivery aligns with the highest quality of care: Understand key quality and safety improvement measures Lead staff training to ensure the safest care for patients Ensure staff access to necessary equipment
  • 13. Alignment with Organizational Goals Nurse managers ensure that the unit's daily activities are aligned with organizational goals. They: • Serve as the decisionmaker who carries out plans • Inspire staff to participate in projects and initiatives • Use the 4 E's—engage, educate, execute, and evaluate Effective nurse managers use multiple forms of communication to obtain and share information
  • 14. Frameworks that are Useful for Nurse Managers Baldridge Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework Quint Studer's Five Pillars Balanced Scorecard American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Manager Leadership Partnership Learning Domain Framework
  • 15. The Baldridge Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework The Framework addresses the key areas of running a successful health care organization—leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results Performance excellence refers to an integrated approach to organizational performance management that results in: •Delivery of ever-improving value to customers and stakeholders; contributing to organizational sustainability •Improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities •Organizational and personal learning
  • 16. Quint Studer's Five Pillars Service Quality People Finance Growth
  • 17. Balanced Scorecard • Customer results • Internal processes • Staff and organizational growth • Financial results • Vision and strategy
  • 18. Measurement Tactics: Customer/ Patient Focus Enable customer- and patient focused care by engaging the patient and their families Measure patient satisfaction by using customer satisfaction surveys Additional tools include: Focus groups Interviews with patients and their families Social media
  • 19. Quality/Safety • Transparency—unit data readily available and known by all • Ownership of safety survey scores and action to improve • Staff involvement in analyzing defects and developing plan to address harm • Typical safety indicators • Tools
  • 21. Summary Nurse managers: Have an integral role in unit-based activities at their hospital Serve as leaders and managers for their unit staff Can support their unit's CUSP work with other quality improvement frameworks Can measure the success of their CUSP intervention by using additional quality improvement measures