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Manager, Clinical Float Pool FT; 40 hrs/wk (8156)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Manager, Clinical Float Pool to provide direction, system expertise, decisions, resources, and leadership to ensure uninterrupted hospital operations. This is accomplished through the appropriate horizontal and vertical direct communication with all departments, outside facilities, and other disciplines as appropriate.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Responsible for the overall management and coordination for the float pool, staff scheduling and reporting system in order to maximize staffing resources and utilization.
  • In times of high census, effectively problem solves and utilizes other unit CNC’s/CMs/Director as needed, to maximize resources to continue patient flow, while maintaining quality patient care.
  • Utilizes clinical leadership in ensuring that patient care activities meet established unit/organizational/practices standards of care through patient/family rounding, communication with healthcare team and in directing and/or assisting in the delivery of clinical patient care.
  • Facilitates communication between healthcare team members/departments in advocating for quality/coordinated patient care and ensuring that patient family needs are met.
  • Works collaboratively with CNC of each unit/staffing coordinator to ensure that staffing is appropriate for current/following shifts and takes into account projected needs for the current week.
  • Oversees, redistributes and provides direction for inpatient house wide staffing plans to reflect current/projected patient/family needs, acuities, and staff skill mix according to the staffing/scheduling/cancellation procedure guidelines. Unresolved unit/house wide staffing concerns and unique staffing adjustments are appropriately communicated to Clinical Manager.
  • Serves as an administrative liaison between patients/families and the health care team to address escalated care/systems concerns, ensuring that concerns are elevated through the chain of command, up to and including administrator on-call, until resolved. 
  • Demonstrates exemplary customer service skills and leadership in problem solving with outside agencies/customers to assist them as needed regarding Children’s services.
  • Provides input on performance evaluations of float pool staff and Administrative Coordinator positions
  • Responsible for the professional development of the float pool staff including identifying areas of opportunity for improvement and making recommendations and changes to policies and procedures as necessary.


  1. Assures the daily personnel, equipment, and technology resources necessary for the provision of safe, high quality patient and family care.
  • Assures the continuous and timely availability of emergency, inpatient, and operative services to patients and families.
  • Continuously monitors daily operations integrating data from electronic systems, personal communication, and physical unit rounds to assure patient care effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction.
  • Assures the safety and quality of patient care by allocating and redirecting resources, considering care demands related to acuity, patient and unit requirements, and staff skill mix.
  • Coordinates the routine flow of scheduled, direct, and emergency patient admissions to efficiently place patients in the appropriate care location, maximize capacity, and improve satisfaction of patients, families, and referring providers.
  • Coordinates the organizational response during times of high census: collaborating with administrators, clinical managers, supervisor, clinical nursing, and leadership from ancillary services departments.


Personnel Management

  • Selects/hires employees and trains and/or oversees the training on job related tasks.
  • Conducts employee performance management duties including completion and delivery of performance evaluations, setting goals, dissemination of information, coaching, addressing performance issues/routine correction actions, and recommending termination of employment.
  • Makes salary recommendations.
  • Submits notifications for personnel actions (e.g., status changes, terminations).
  • Makes recommendations for human resource needs.


Operational/Financial Management

  • Responsible for the implementation and execution of business plans or activities for the department.  May assist in the development of business plans.
  • Makes decisions guided by the business plan and resource availability that impacts service levels and the team’s ability to meet objectives.
  • Analyzes processes and procedures and makes recommendations and/or decisions on guidelines for daily processes/activities within department.  May recommend policy changes related to the department.  Implements new or revised policies, processes, and procedures within the work area.
  • Develops the annual budget, monitors and prepares budget variance reports for the department. 
  • Applies business and management expertise to identify problems/opportunities, determine solutions, and measure results.
  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety practices, policies, regulatory, and legal requirements.



  1. Responsible for providing resources for clinical and support staff in decision making that facilitates safe, high quality patient care.
  • Applies knowledge of regulatory standards, professional practice standards, and organizational policies and procedures to problem solving.
  • Provides education, guidance, and assistance with unfamiliar procedures and policies; while assisting staff to identify resources for information and assistance.
  • Promotes a professional culture of learning consistent with successful adaptation to change and innovation by actively seeking and sharing information.
  • Participates in organizational committees in order to both represent inter-department perspectives and contribute to organizational improvement efforts.
  • Makes a measurable commitment to personal professional development (conferences, CHEX leadership classes, hospital leadership educational offerings).
  • Responsible for shift assignment of work and resources including appropriate allocation of staff, equipment, assignments, and scheduling
  • Schedules and administers the performance evaluations for staff, setting of goals, and day-to-day work direction of designated employees.
  • Able to orients/trains new employees to the department and provides training within department. 
  • Ensure staff is providing good customer service according to departmental and company standards.
  • Provide direction, system expertise, decisions, resource and leadership to ensure uninterrupted department operations. 
  • Creates an environment that fosters high individual and team engagement by demonstrating service excellence, effective conflict resolution, leading by example, and developing staff through clinical and supervisory expertise.
  • Demonstrates professional development and leadership related to the role and the role’s direct/indirect impact within the assigned department and hospital wide.
  • Ensure assigned staff is maintaining the standards of care and licensure requirements in a timely and accurate manner required by Children’s Hospital & Medical center.


  1. Provides leadership for effective communication and collaboration between disparate stakeholders to achieve the common goal of safe, high quality patient care.
  • Communicates effectively at all levels, role modeling a professional approach with all situations and individuals, even when faced with disagreement or conflict.
  • Promotes a positive work environment by building trust and strengthening relationships with staff within and between units.
  • Uses a problem solving approach to find creative solutions for both routine and complex situations that require intervention to assure appropriate resource allocation.
  • Strives to develop mutually supportive professional relationships with department managers,, patient care managers, and Clinical Nurse Coordinators.
  • Partners with patient care areas and patient care managers on initiatives that improve patient care quality and safety, nursing process, education, and research.



  1. Coordinates the response to significant, planned or unplanned events that threaten the institution’s people, structures, ability to operate, assets and/or reputation.
  • Proactively identifies potentially negative or volatile situations and intervenes to offset adverse impact.
  • Provides direction and assistance in significant events by anticipating needs, analyzing situations, and assuring availability of resources.
  • Supports and directs staff to safely manage patient care through planned and unplanned electronic system, telephone, and other system downtimes.
  • Responds to requests for information from previous care providers, referring facilities, and others as needed.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties assigned.
  2. Accepts assignments to share/teach knowledge and provide clinical support as a preceptor/resource for new AC staff.



  • Must possess leadership skills in verbal/written communication and organizational management (time management, problem solving, conflict resolution,                         and knowledge of regulatory agency/HR standards). 
  • Must possess influential/motivational leadership skills that drive/develops staff performance.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate situational power, control, autonomy, and flexibility.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritizing skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or health care administration preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years pediatric nursing experience required.
  • Minimum 3 year supervisory experience required.


  • Current and valid Nebraska RN license/RN Compact license required.
  • Current and valid certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Current and valid certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required, within 6 months of hire.
  • Current and valid Certified Nursing Management and Leaders (CMNL) or Nurse Executive- Board Certified (NE-BC) certification preferred.


  • Has 24-hour accountability for assigned inpatient areas and staff.
  • Non-Violent Intervention (NVI) Training is required every two years.

Job Details

Date Posted May 15, 2019
Date Closes August 13, 2019
Requisition 1074-1001
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Nursing Administration
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
3 PM-11PM Mon.-Fri.
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date 1969-12-31
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1141.00 Registered Nurses
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Nursing
  • Pediatric Care

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