HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse Manager (RN) - Cardiovascular Services in Austin, Texas

The Registered Nurse Manager (RN) provides supervision to assigned employees in the Cardiac Cath Lab and Day Patient and coordinates unit/area clinical operations with other department disciplines. The Nurse Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations of the areas, he/she directs the activities of the nursing and support personnel in the areas in coordinating patient flow to assure quality patient outcomes.


  • Plans, directs and controls the staffing assignments in accordance with objectives and policies to insure effective coverage of the department *

    • Oversees the work schedule for the appropriate areas as needed.

    • Oversees the call schedule monthly.

    • Oversees schedule for adequate staffing on a daily basis.

    • Reviews daily performance, is responsible for keeping department within recommended targets.

    • Recommends staffing changes with rationale to Director of EP Services.

    • Interviews and makes recommendation of personnel, has input on decisions regarding promotions, transfers, and terminations.

    Plan and direct staff activities

    • Oversees and performs as needed, personnel performance appraisals including the establishment of goals for each employee.
    • Oversees and performs as needed, counseling/progressive discipline for employees when necessary.

    • Maintains personnel attendance records/personnel files.

    • Communicates with employees (i.e.: in-service and staff meetings), on education and department/administrative issues.

    • Utilizes problem-solving techniques daily, acts as a departmental liaison.

    • Validates Kronos.

    • Assures that unit supplies, medications, materials, and equipment are used safely, economically, updated as needed, and charged in a timely manner.

    Participates in unit activities/operations

    • Reviews/revises departmental manuals, policies and procedures.

    • Participates in meetings with physicians and other departments.

    • Ensures compliance with nursing standards of care.

    • Provides follow up with physician and patient/family issues.

    • Assists with preparation of unit budget as directed by director.

    • Collects statistical data and provides information and written reports, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.

    • Oversees as necessary, patient records and charges are complete and correct on a daily basis.

    • Reviews with Administrative Manager as needed monthly financial reports and identifies strategies to contain costs.

    • Reviews records and forms as necessary on accordance with hospital Policy and Procedure.

    Creates and maintains a clean and safe environment

    • Observes condition of facilities and take corrective action to solve existing or potential problems.

    • Participates in Process Improvement activities.

    • Coordinates with other departments in dealing with worker compensation claims, risk management.

    • Make Bi-weekly rounds to check equipment cleanliness and appropriate storage.

    • Monitors narcotic and medication control.

    Develop a professional climate within the nursing unit/units

    • Acts as a change agent through role modeling.

    • Maintains current professional growth through independent study and continuing education programs.

    • Participation in professional organizations (HRS, etc.)

    • Actively serve on hospital committees/task forces.

    Participates in unit activities

    • Participates in budget and inventory control.

    • Participates in staff and self-development.

    • Takes appropriate action to prevent/manage accidents in the area.

    • Participates in performance/process improvement.

    • Assists with orientation of new employees.

    • Completes Annual Equipment Competency Checklist.

    • Attends 80% of Staff Meetings.

    • Attends 90% of Mandatory Education Meetings and In-services, if applicable.

    • Performs other duties as delegated.


    • Demonstrates effective working knowledge of equipment used in work area.

    • Demonstrates effective guest relations with internal and external customers.

    • Demonstrates knowledge of Meditech and general computer skills.

    • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information.

    • Participates in budget control by using only those supplies necessary within the work area.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patient First” safety initiatives through strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

    • Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care as defined in the unit’s provision of care statement. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.)

    • Participates in preparing and administering department budget.

    • Demonstrates effective record keeping.

    • Makes difficult decisions.

    • Varies working hours as needed to assure effective operation of the unit.

    • Works with patients ranging in life span from adolescent to geriatrics.

    • Capable of performing without direct supervision.

    *Professionalism *

    • Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.

    • Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.

    • Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.

    • Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees – is a positive team member.

    • Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.


    • Develops specific work plans and due dates.

    • Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.

    • Effectively prioritizes assignments.

    • Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.

    • Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.

    • Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.

    • Effective in cost control and resource utilization.

    Key Relationships

    • Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

    • Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

    • Proactive in meeting customer’s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.

    • Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions.

    • Participates in education/development of peers and other staff

    *Annual Requirements *

    • SDH Annual Education

    • Attendance Requirements

    • Adheres to Department Dress Code

    • Code of Conduct Refresher Course

    • Other

      o Annual Competency Training (if applicable)

      o BLS (if required)

      o ACLS (if required)

      o PALS (if required)

  • Experience *

    3-7 years of related cardiac nursing experience

    One year of supervisory / leadership

    Education Associate's Degree in Nursing

    Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • License and Certifications *

    Current state licensure or nursing compact license

    BLS and ACLS


Title: Registered Nurse Manager (RN) - Cardiovascular Services

Location: Texas-Austin-Heart Hospital of Austin

Requisition ID: 25960-47087