Cardiovascular ICU Patient Nurse Manager

Position: Nurse Manager CVICU 

Organization: Advocate Aurora Health System-St. Luke's Medical Center Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Relocation: Company relocation assistance provided 

Interested candidates please contact Rukiya Caldwell(AAH Talent Acquisition) directly at:
Make sure to mention that you’ve been referred by NAHN Illinois.

We are going to challenge you to consider your vision of your career path. Imagine achieving  your goals but to do so, your promotion would not only require that you relocate to a new  organization but a new state. Sounds daunting? We believe it does and therefore in order to make  it less intimidating, we will provide you with several measures to ensure your success. 

Heart Care at St. Luke's Hospital....... 

As the only hospital in Wisconsin with a 24/7 on-site heart-care team, patients can expect to  receive premiere cardiac services. Both the American Heart Association and American Stroke  Association have recognized Aurora St. Luke’s performance in treating cardiac and stroke  patients. 

983 Beds~1973 Nurses~1308 Physicians~112 Specialties 

Top 10 Center in the world for minimally non-invasive robotic heart surgery 

In this role, you will be supported by a tenure Director of Nursing. Acieta, DNP, MSA has 25 plus years of leadership experience, and she is dedicated to mentoring her leaders to achieve their career goals. St. Luke's is a large hospital, a challenging hospital and will provide a plethora of learning opportunities. 

Advocate Aurora Health Care: 

Advocate Health System and Aurora Health System are now Advocate Aurora Health Care. One  shared purpose brought us together. Now, as one of the largest not-for-profit, integrated health  systems in the United States, our combined strength and stability drives us forward. With our  dynamically inclusive workforce and strong connections to the places where we live and work,  we’ll touch more lives and contribute to stronger and more vibrant communities. 

• 75,000 Team Members 

• 22,000 Nurses 

• 3,300 Employed Physicians 

• 4,800 Aligned Physician Partners

Transforming Care: We’re redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and  caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical  trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence. 


As the Manager of Patient Care in the CVICU unit, you will be responsible for the practice of  professional nursing and the delivery of nursing care. Establishes clinical direction for nursing  care delivery, provides clinical supervision and is responsible for quality outcomes. Responsible  for attaining and maintaining adherence to regulatory standards. Coordinates unit operations with  other departments and disciplines to provide effective, efficient and compassionate patient care. 


• Coordinates and manages all resources necessary to provide optimal nursing care,  including availability of staff resources, patient care supplies and automated patient  care systems. Effectively manages resources through systems management and  coordinates system issues to assure optimal patient care. 

• Maintains an optimal level of productivity, based on the coordination of efficient 24- hour staffing and scheduling patterns and labor management standards. 

• Evaluates the quality of patient care provided by department staff by using standards  of practice, patient outcomes and other quality indicators to include peer review,  incident reports, use of policies and procedures, evaluation of equipment, supplies  and products; ensures appropriate resources are available for department  

performance improvement initiatives. 

• Develops service strategies and monitors service levels against indicators to  demonstrate improvement in customer and patient satisfaction. Coordinates and  integrates services with other areas. 

• Maintains and promotes effective relationships with and between patients, families,  department staff, other departments, medical staff and their support staff, other  health care facilities and vendors. Acts as a liaison between medical and nursing  staffs as necessary. 

• Facilitates evidence-based nursing by creating an environment that encourages  utilization of evidence in practice and decision-making to maintain quality, cost and  customer service; ensures integration of evidence in congruence with departmental,  organizational, and strategic goals. 

• Participates in shared governance councils and provides feedback as requested.  Makes recommendations for changes in nursing practice to shared governance  councils and promotes new approaches and concepts. Supports shared governance  by holding staff accountable and by monitoring and counseling department  representative(s) to ensure role compliance.

• Responsible for attaining and maintaining department's compliance with the Joint  Commission (TJC) on Accreditation and other regulatory bodies. 

• Develops and communicates change initiatives. Achieves care management targets  in area(s) of responsibility and achieves target improvements in employee  engagement. Plans for staffing needs appropriately meeting established productivity  benchmarks and achieves patient loyalty targets 

• Assists physicians and other departments with development of new services,  identifying potential new sources of revenue and/or assisting in the marketing of  existing and new programs. 

• Performs human resources responsibilities for staff which include interviewing and  selection of new employees, promotions, staff development, performance  evaluations, compensation changes, resolution of employee concerns, corrective  actions, terminations, and overall employee morale. 

• Develops and recommends operating and capital budgets and controls expenditures  within approved budget objectives. 

• Responsible for understanding and adhering to the organization's Code of Ethical  Conduct and for ensuring that personal actions, and the actions of employees  supervised, comply with the policies, regulations and laws applicable to the  organization's business. 

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required: 

• Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices. Education Required: 

• Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. 

Experience Required: 

• Typically requires 5 years of experience in nursing that includes experiences in  multiple areas. Includes 1 year of supervisory experience in managing a staff and  budgets in a nursing environment at the supervisory/management level. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

• Advanced knowledge of nursing management concepts, clinical practice, and  facilities policies and procedures. 

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to deal with conflict  resolution. 

• Strong aptitude in human resource management. 

• Ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously. 

• Sound decision making and critical thinking skills. 

• Proficient in use of computers, software, and other electronic systems.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties. 

Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in  everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make  each of us unique – from our age and the color of our skin to our abilities and the things we  believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative  solutions – for our team members, consumers, and communities. And because health care is built  upon relationships, it’s important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their  unique needs. 

By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming  environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive, and our business can  grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways  that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

Interested candidates please contact Rukiya Caldwell(AAH Talent Acquisition) directly at:

Make sure to mention that you’ve been referred by NAHN Illinois.