University of Utah Health Care

  • Nurse Manager - Acute Internal Medicine A (BSN required)

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Per department needs
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Nursing Leadership
  • Overview

    University of Utah Health is seeking a dynamic and experienced Nurse Manager for our Acute Internal Medicine A (AIM-A) department!


    This position manages the operations and strategic planning of customer/patient services, financial management, and quality measures for AIM-A.


    This Nursing Leadership opportunity requires:

    • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah (or one obtained within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact).
    • BSN education (Master's degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration, Business Administration or a related area preferred)
    • 3+ years of management experience.

    Our ideal candidate also has:

    • High level of collaboration skills with nursing staff, fellow leaders, physicians, and other disciplines.
    • Strong financial acumen for labor and budgeting.
    • Passion for process and quality improvement.


    Department Overview: Acute Internal Medicine A (AIM-A), is a 36 room inpatient unit, with the ability to flex bed capacity with semi-private rooms up to 51 beds, for acute care on the fifth floor of the main University Hospital.  


    AIM-A provides care to medical patients. Sepsis and DKA protocols were first piloted on the medicine units which has helped decrease length of patient’s stays and decrease mortality in our patient population.

    AIM-A helps in developing the next generation of health care professionals who have good critical thinking and time management skills. We provide an opportunity for the nurses and health care assistants to work with hospitalists who are patient and education focused. The dynamic patient population provides a rich ground for learning and providing compassionate high level care.

    Our nurses are participating in the medical surgical national certification program.


    Corporate Overview:The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


    In support of the organization's goals and mission, the incumbent supports the CNO and Nursing Director in leading the functions of their assigned area. Our Nurse Manager works directly with nursing leadership to ensure patient safety and quality of care.


    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.




    It's been a winning year...


    University of Utah Health was ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 and in 2019, and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation. 


    University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for NINE consecutive years. 


    The University of Utah Hospital also received the award for the Best Hospital in Utah in 2018!  


    Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety.  It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!


    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


    Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Performs to required standards for job specific responsibilities and technical competencies.

    Talent Management

    • Hiring, training, developing, and communicating with staff.

    Financial Management

    • Responsible for developing, monitoring and achieving budget goals.
    • Manages labor and non-labor expenses to budget or flex budget.
    • Manages revenue to budget to maximize potential revenue.


    • Responsible for patient satisfaction scores within assigned area(s).
    • Responsible for upholding PROMISE standards of direct reports and team members.


    • Responsible to achieve quality goals for assigned area(s).
    • Manages and promotes continuous process improvements in assigned area(s).

    Performance Management

    • Responsible to provide staff feedback on performance, including on-time appraisals and coaching.
    • Responsible to deal with conflicts in a proactive manner and to reach resolution in a timely manner.

    Building Relationships

    • Forms positive relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and performance standards of the organization.
    • Actively engages staff with updates and news as well as involving staff in decisions and work teams. Provides feedback and recognition when appropriate.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
    • Knowledge of assigned department's area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.




    • Bachelor's of science in Nursing.
    • Three years of nursing experience.

    Licenses Required

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Master's degree in Nursing.
    • Basic Life Support Provider card through American Heart Association (Required if providing clinical care).

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Occasionally this position may be required to provide patient care and may need to exert up to 100 pounds in pushing, pulling, or moving objects such as medical equipment or in providing medical care to patients. When providing patient care, they be be exposed to infectious diseases or be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.


    We are University of Utah Health.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking


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