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Working in a med surg unit exposes nurses to all types of patients with a variety of complications. Traditionally, med surg has been recommended for new nurse grads because it exposes nurses to a little bit of everything. Although med surg can often be used as a stepping stone to transition to other specialties, it is increasingly recognized as its own distinct specialty.
Med surg units are inpatient units that usually deal with adult patients. Nurses will work with patients who can have medical issues ranging from COPD to Alzheimer’s to surgery recovery. This can make med surg nurse manager jobs extremely demanding. As the nurse in charge of an unpredictable unit frequently staffed with new nurses, med surg nurse managers have their hands full.
One of the most difficult issues facing professionals in med surg nurse manager positions is staffing. The manager is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and firing employees. Creating a workable schedule can be a difficult task, because med surg is so unpredictable. Med surg managers must also ensure the nurses in the unit are in compliance with rules and regulations. Because they so frequently work with new nurse grads, this can require additional supervision.
To find med surg nurse manager jobs, explore our job board today. You can find all sorts of nursing positions at every level across the country. Whether you’re looking to step into a management role or switch to a new specialty, ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs can help you find your match.