RN Job

Nursing Department Manager, NICU

Full-Time, 11am-7pm (Mon-Fri)
Job ID: 1228675
Downey, 90242

Job Summary:

Manages the delivery of nursing services and safe patient care within assigned department and across the continuum of care. Manages the delivery of services that add value and are integrated with nursing standards of practice, service priorities and performance/outcome measures, as well as with strategic, business and organizational goals/objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages on a 24 hour basis the delivery of nursing services and safe patient care which meet or exceed cost, quality, and clinical and utilization standards and performance measures.
  • Establishes, implements, and maintains patient care and service standards to meet members and internal clients expectations and needs in a changing, competitive health care market.  Holds staff accountable in providing the highest quality of care while in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act, TJC, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Works with Nursing Leadership to develop strategic/business plans to achieve integrated services across the continuum of care.  Manages and ensures continuous improvement of all clinical practices, services and operations by designing and implementing systems, processes and methods to evaluate and improve patient care within assigned department and across the continuum of care.
  • Develops and monitors departments budgets for the appropriate use of human and material resources.Monitors financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs.


  • Minimum five (5) years of clinical nursing experience relevant to a given position/department required, including three (3) years of management, supervisory or leadership* experience.


  • Academic degree in nursing required (Bachelors or Masters degree).
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN and National Health/Nursing Administration Certification or MSN are required for PICU and NICU Departments for facilities that are CCS certified or desire CCS certification.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Nurse License (California)
  • Basic Life Support

Additional Requirements:

  • * Leadership Experience will be permissible for Kaiser Permanente internal applicants only and is defined by the following criteria: Demonstrated clinical nursing leadership as a Charge/Senior RN, participation on professional committees inclusive of UBTs, National Certification in Specialty, demonstrated completion of RN Leadership Development Program and/or demonstrated experiential exposure to Nursing Leadership.
  • Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act, TJC, and other local, state, federal regulations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills.
  • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
About the Hospital

At Kaiser Permanente, our nurses are leaders, clinicians, researchers, innovators, and scientists. For more than 70 years, we’ve offered our nurses the opportunity to advance the delivery of excellent, compassionate care for our members. When you choose a career with us, you’ll boldly transform care while improving the health of our communities and nation. As we work towards achieving Magnet recognition by 2025, these jobs will give you even more opportunities to innovate, evolve, and bring to life the KP model of total care.

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