Job Description

Job Details

Adelante Healthcare Center Support Office - Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
Master's degree
Health Care



The Nurse Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic planning of clinical nursing services, and assumes leadership of nursing personnel (RN, MA) at all sites. They will clinically supervise Charge Nurses/Nurse Supervisors in delivery of clinical care and in their clinical supervision of MAs. The Nurse Manager will lead and implement a staff development program for nursing personnel, and act as liaison with accredited Nursing programs. In collaboration with the Director of Nursing & Quality Improvement, the Nurse Manager will play a vital role in the preparation for on-site clinical and operational audits, as well as the development and monitoring of quality improvement projects and clinical metrics. This position is essential to Adelantes team-based primary care medical home model of care that supports coordinated, patient-centered, comprehensive health care to all.


Every Adelante employee will strive to maximize their performance and contribution to Adelante Healthcare and the community we serve every day. Employees are expected to work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation, and the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, and competence.


  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Sustainability



  • Masters Degree from accredited university or foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible nursing management, experience preferably in outpatient setting.
  • Minimum of five years experience in direct patient care, preferably in an ambulatory care setting;
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
  • Licensed with AZ State Board of nursing; license in good standing
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical methods and techniques used in record-keeping systems.
  • Advanced computer efficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience in Patient Management System
  • Meet the organization immunization requirement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with men and women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment.
  • Valid Arizona drivers license
  • Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations)
  • Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations


  • Electronic Health Record Experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities of this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards but as general guidelines that should be considered and other job-related selection or promotional criteria.


  • Staff Development and Management (35%)
    • Assist and support in all human resources functions for nursing and ancillary service including hiring, firing, and disciplinary action; maintains appropriate documentation and ensures compliance with all company policies and requirements;
    • Ensures that staffing levels and coverage are adequate to meet patient care and regulatory requirements;
    • Assumes managerial duties for performance evaluations and maintains systems to provide regular feedback and evaluation for employees;
    • Works closely with supervisors and other company managers to maintain positive patient care atmosphere in health centers;
    • Assist the Director of Nursing in developing and implementing staff training and development programs to meet continuing education and contractual requirements and to further knowledge of medical care and working in team environment;
  • Program Planning and Management (30%)
    • Assist the Director of Nursing to provide overall direction and guidance for nursing & health programs in health centers;
    • Works closely with Director of Nursing and other company leaders as appropriate, to ensure that nursing program and ancillary services meet patient care and regulatory requirements;
    • Oversees and controls supplies that directly impact patient care (e.g., ordering and charging of stock medications, medical supplies and patient care equipment and/or supplies);
  • Quality Management (15%)
    • Assist the Director of Nursing to provide Quality Management direction and oversight for nursing and ancillary activities in all Adelante Health Centers as appropriate;
    • Actively participates in Quality Management Committee (QMC) and ensures that regular monitors are conducted and reported on;
    • Leads and/or participates in various special projects teams to address areas of concern;
  • Clinical Compliance (15%)
    • Assures that nursing and ancillary staff practice within their individual scopes of practice.
    • Participates in Nursing Unit Level P&P Committee maintaining current P&P for nursing and lab programs and ensures that they comply with all regulatory and contract requirements;
    • Participates in or conducts regular meetings with staff to ensure full understanding and buy-in for all Policy & Procedure (P&P);
    • Participates as needed in all program, licensure and other external audits and in the preparation of Corrective Action Plans (CAP);
  • Miscellaneous (5%)
    • All other duties as assigned.
  • Performs triage calls using approved clinical decision support tools for the adult primary care, OB, and Peds populations.
  • Participates in team meetings, designated Specialty Team meetings, and quality and process improvement initiatives.
  • Helps facilitate health and disease patient education (including adults, peds, and OB populations) sessions.
  • Coordinates continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities such as referrals to outside specialties and ongoing two-way communication between providers and care teams.
  • Develops relationships with external healthcare organizations and facilities in efforts to find additional resources.
  • Coordinates outreach efforts to high-risk patients and hospital discharge and admissions. Will collaborate with health plans, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities for transitional needs.
  • Conducts comprehensive, preventative screening for patients and/or assists all support staff in daily patient interactions as needed.
  • Promotes clear communication amongst a care team and treating clinicians by ensuring awareness regarding patient care plans.
  • Facilitates patient care based upon approved standing orders and protocols.
  • Works collaboratively with the clinical team on data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits, and programmatic evaluation.
  • Review and take action on care team tasks and inbox messages.
  • Review and interpret lab results.
  • Identify barriers to care and social determinates of health.
  • Prepare for and assist with patient exams in the clinic setting.
  • Medication Reconciliation.
  • Medication Refills.
  • Prior Authorizations.
  • Referrals.
  • DME.
  • Short Term Disability Support
  • Completion of Nurse Visits including but not limited to POCT items (flu, strep, UA, HCG testing)
  • Helps evaluate clinical care, utilization of resources, and development of new clinical tools, forms, and procedures.
  • Manages insulin titration for the diabetic population, which can include outbound calls to follow up.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Performs assessment and delivers patient-specific education plan.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Other duties as request or assigned


All employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment that supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caringteam-based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.

Adherence to Compliance and Code of Conduct

All employees must comply with Adelante Healthcares written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures, and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelantes legal or compliance requirements. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with help. The job's specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.

In any organization or job, changes take place over time. Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. Adelante Healthcare, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed satisfactorily by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

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