Nurse Manager

Requisition Number:  44267


The Project

The project site is the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital, located on the atolls of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a scenic chain of Islands equidistant from Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines. It is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense. Since 2018 International SOS Government Medical Services, has been subcontracted to manage the 10-bed Critical Access Kwajalein Hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, and a medical clinic on Roi-Namur. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile atoll where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. The more than 1,500 residents include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and their family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and lagoons. The year-round warm and sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and wind surfing.  The military base also boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, golf course, ceramics studio, and small shopping areas.  

Overall Purpose Of The Job

The Nurse Manager assumes responsibility for overseeing and driving quality in all aspects of nursing on the Kwajalein project.  They will function as a member of the leadership team and handle the required duties as they pertain to patient care, administration, and contractual obligations.  Under the general supervision from the Chief Medical Officer, they provide professional nursing leadership and perform regular nursing duties as required.

Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for ensuring the development, implementation and application of policies and procedures related to the delivery of safe and efficient nursing care 
•    Monitors, audits, and evaluates the quality of nursing care provided
•    Develops strategies, objectives, and plans for outpatient and inpatient services. Develops and implements short- and long-term goals that are in line with the mission statement and values of International SOS 
•    Directs the activities of nursing personnel consistent with those in the Performance Work Statement 
•    Responsible for the supervision and implementation of the Clinical Quality Assurance Plan 
•    Responsible for the supervision of the Medical Reception Department
•    Responsible for supervision and coordination of emergency and surgical services
•    Responsible for supervision of Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance Programs
•    Assists in the review of new hire medical credentials
•    Maintains open line of communication with the Fire department
•    Coordinates mass casualty training between the hospital and fire department
•    Provides learning opportunities for the basic EMT’s working in the Fire Department

Personnel Management/Staffing 
•    Identifies staffing needs and continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet various clinical care and operational objectives
•    Defines nursing personnel requirements and position competencies for the nursing department. 
•    Ensures effective utilization of staff and departmental resources. 
•    Monitors overtime requirements in accordance with minimum and optimal staffing levels, and applicable surge requirements (MASCAL, overnight admission, etc.
•    Develops and manages in-service educational programs for relevant staff when internal workflow changes occur. 
•    Coordinates orientation programs and refresher courses to train and update skills of the nursing service personnel
•    Devises and maintains strategies to ensure nursing professional development
•    Responsible for the development of training manuals and materials
•    Evaluates employee performance against hospital, departmental, and personal goals and objectives 
•    Provides corrective counseling with appropriate documentation to staff members when necessary
•    Assists with coordination of medical transfers from Kwajalein to Honolulu for higher level of care

•    Demonstrates visibility and accessibility to staff by making regular rounds, staff communication, and meetings
•    Collaborates with nursing and medical staff in the development and measurement of performance of standards of patient care. 
•    Creates an environment that fosters a positive working culture and innovative patient care
•    Provides clinical leadership and expertise; serves as technical support and as a resource 
•    Actively attends and participates in department head and other essential committees of the medical department
•    Assess and communicates departmental need for equipment and supplies 
•    Participates and promotes continuous quality improvement and management programs implementing and communicating corrective action plans and interventions 

Job Profile

Required Skills and Knowledge (Brief description of technical knowledge or skills needed to perform the job)

•    Requires an RN with current US licensure and minimum of 5 years’ experience as a clinical nurse 
•    Requires 5 years relevant management experience 
•    Requires at least 2 years in outpatient and/or clinic setting
•    2 years in the intensive care or emergency room setting preferred 

Experience preferred: 
•    Previous experience in a Military Hospital 
•    Previous International Nursing Management Assignment
•    Experience with Joint Commission International or JCAHO regulations 
•    Experience and/or working knowledge of Medical Command
•    Previous experience with Mass Casualty planning and execution
•    Experience with Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance programs 
•    Experience in leading nurses, creating a vision for nursing, and being an advocate for the professional nurse, yet achieving hospital and organization wide goals
•    Demonstrated ability to effect good medical and nursing staff relations, working with qualified physicians and nurses
•    Ability to work effectively with all health care disciplines

•    Graduate of an approved accredited school of professional nursing 
•    Current licensure as a Professional Registered Nurse in the US 
•    Proficient oral and written communication skills
•    Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel 

•    Current BLS certification 
•    Current ACLS certification 
•    Clinical specialty certifications and/or advanced education optimal 

Physical Requirements:
•    Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
•    Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time
•    May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications:
•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
•    This position is unaccompanied
•    US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required  
•    US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required
•    Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll
•    A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.