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Clinical Nurse (RN) Manager, SICU

Posted: 03/17/2024

UC Health is hiring a full-time Clinical Nurse (RN) Manager for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Clinical Nurse Manager will support the Medical Center's Surgical Intensive Care unit, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

Unit Details

The Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit is a 34-bed unit specializing in the complex care of adult patients requiring surgical interventions. The major specialties treated in this ICU are Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, and Oncologic Surgery. As the region's only adult Level 1 trauma center, the SICU is always ready to receive any critical trauma patient requiring resuscitation and specialized nursing care. We have a variety of solid organ transplant recipients, including liver, kidney-pancreas, and kidney transplants. We care for complex oncologic, hepatobiliary, and general surgery patients who are referred from across the country.

The majority of our patient population is in critical condition, with most patients generally stabilizing within 24-48 hours following admission. Patient care focuses on stabilizing cardio-pulmonary functioning, maintaining adequate circulatory volume and perfusion, preserving the patient's protective mechanisms, and controlling pain. Our fast-paced SICU receives 5-8 admissions daily from the OR and ER. This requires a multidisciplinary team rounding process to ensure patients are ready to transition to the next phase of care on the surgical floors. The SICU nurse plays a vital role in this process.

About UC Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.


The Clinical Nurse Manager designs, implements, and evaluates patient care by coordinating, delegating, and supervising the care of the health care team, including licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, health unit coordinators and other health professionals.

  • Proficient in communication and technologies to address nursing, healthcare and organizational issues appropriate to diverse audiences. Establishes structures and processes to ensure effective information sharing among patients, families/significant others and the healthcare team.
  • Ensures individuals contribution to goals through recognition that is consistent with their personal definition of meaning, fulfillment, development and advancement. Builds credibility with physicians as a champion for patient care, quality, and nursing professionalism.
  • Collaborates with medical staff leaders in determining patient care services, equipment, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Fosters relationships with nursing academia to provide clinical experiences and resources for students.
  • Utilizes and interprets evidence-based data for the establishment of standards, practices, and patient care models for delivery of care. Serves as a change agent when patient care and processes are re-designed.
  • Articulates and takes action to support the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals. Supports a non-punitive environment for reporting errors.
  • Participates in systems review to improve quality of patient care delivery and to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to patient safety with the aim of preventing patient care errors.
  • Identifies and participates in performance improvement processes that provide outcome measurement. Communicates, educates, and involves staff in quality improvement processes.
  • Ensures that clinical policies and procedures are reviewed and updated in accordance with evidence-based practice.
  • Understands healthcare finances as evidenced by preparing and analyzing unit budgets.
  • Correlates the relationship between effective staffing, patient care and budgeting. Identifies educational needs of existing and potential staff.
  • Articulates federal and state regulations.

  • BSN; current nurse licensure required.
  • Professional certification desired.
  • Three to five years of management experience.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.


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