RN Clinical Manager Full Time Days Telemetry Overflow
Desert Regional Medical Center
 Palm Springs, CA

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

Position Overview:

The Clinical Manger is responsible for the day-to-day shift operations in the Telemetry Department.


He/she manages human resources at the unit level in a cost-effective manner.

The clinical Manager promptly and fully investigates and resolves complaints of patients, visitors, staff, and physicians, advising management / administration appropriately.

The Clinical Manager demonstrates an ability to respond and provide direction in changing workload during crisis and emergency situations.

The Clinical Manager accepts responsibility for helping employees understand difficult administrative decisions.

Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.

Department Specific Duties:

Provides leadership of the telemetry staff related to care of the telemetry, stroke, bariatric patients and associated interventional cardiology protocols and medication.

Provides leadership of the telemetry staff related to care of the telemetry patient and associated interventional cardiology protocols and medication.

Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs.

Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.

Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.

Participates in the management of human resources through assisting, evaluation, counseling, and hiring of staff.

Assists and edits payroll reports

Ensures that a current criteria-based job performance standard and

Applicable competencies exist for each member of the staff.

Ensures that performance evaluations are completed in a timely fashion for both annual and probationary evaluations.

Facilitates the appropriate completion and timely submission of human Resource documentation.

Appropriately counsels and disciplines staff in a timely manner.

Interviews and hires staff.

Coordinates timely attendance at hospital orientation and all mandatory continuing education programs for employees.

Regularly attends nursing leadership meetings and takes personal responsibility for the quality and integrity of nursing administration

Regularly participates and completes special projects

Assures current, comprehensive, and timely department-specific orientation for all new employees.

Maintains current records on all employees at unit level to include yearly certification, current licensure, evidence of continuing education and compliance with unit competencies.

Maintains an open communication with staff on organization, national health care and professional issues.

Promotes sound staffing practices by optimizing the utilization of human resources keeping in line with established bench marking and acuity data.

Utilizes individual patient classification system which predicts nursing care requirements by shift, and maintains documentation to discern trends and patterns of nursing care delivery by shift and staff mix in the daily staffing of the unit.

Assesses and assists in the implementation of staff development and cross-training as needed.

Supports all hospital programs to include, but not limited to, risk management, safety, infection control.

Performs the scheduling function.

Facilitates unit work flow and teamwork.

Assists in and understands YTD compliance with labor hour benchmark per unit of service.

Acts to facilitate interdepartmental interactions.

Demonstrates effective problem-solving.

Assists in the completion of standards of care, policies, and procedures are appropriate and current and that they have been reviewed with all staff members.

Assists in the review and revise of policies and procedures as necessary, but not less that every three years.

Assist the Director in the development and accomplishment of department long and short term goals.

Assists in the controls and monitor of supply costs to achieve flexed budgeted costs on a quarterly basis.

Identifies areas of cost savings through labor and supply utilization efficiencies and communicates suggestions to Director.

Assists and edits payroll reports

Maintains personal current knowledge and expertise in the specialty field of the department, and of regulatory agencies.

Assists in development of a department strategic plan.

Facilities and supports the clinical strategic plan.

Facilitates and supports the organizational strategic plan.

Integrates PI into daily operations.

Utilizes PI philosophy in developing strategic directions.

Assists in the collection of data for unit based improvement, and other ongoing reviews which serve as quality trending.

Obtains feedback on a regular basis from others within own and other departments. Collaborates with Director on mechanisms for improvement.

Communicates self and staff concerns through proper written and verbal channels and utilizes problem solving skills to suggest mechanism for correction.

Assists in the communicating, cooperating, and performing related duties with other members of the hospital staff courteous and efficient manner to actively contribute to overall hospital goals and objectives.

Acts as a team member within the department and within the organization.

Demonstrates effective, positive, and responsible relationships with patients, families, medical director & key physicians, employees, management & administration, and related outside agencies.

Assures timely follow up of patient, family, staff; and physician concerns after consultation with the Director and communicates outcome to Director.

Position Qualifications:

Current California RN License

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Minimum of 3 years clinical experience

Demonstrated clinical competence and leadership skills

Demonstrated ability to present self in positive and professional manner

Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Certification (maintain current at all times)

Must successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of hire


Current American Heart Association PALS - Preferred

Previous management experience.

TNCC/ENPC Certification