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Rochester Regional Health Program Manager - Nursing in Rochester, New York

Program Manager - Nursing

Rochester, New York

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At Rochester Regional Health, we know that delivering the best care means empowering nurses throughout every stage of their career. We’ve created a unique environment that fosters professional development and personal growth for our team members including a clinical ladder, competitive pay and benefits, and support for continuing education. It’s our way of investing in those who care.

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Job IDREQ_175680 FACILITYRochester General Hospital LOCATIONRochester, New York

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Position Summary:

The Nursing Program Manager will partner and collaborate with recruitment and nursing leadership to identify and retain top nursing talent for Rochester Regional Health in an effort to meet the needs of the patients we serve. Will collaborate with Human Resources and hiring leaders to implement workforce strategies that include internal and external benchmarking to further identify drivers around nursing recruitment and retention strategies. Will engage resources and expertise from various community sources to ensure the development of school-to-work readiness.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversight of internal nursing programs such as EXCEL, Explorer and ED Fellowship with an emphasis on continued coordination and support of participant needs. • Partnership with nursing schools and take a leading role in supporting hospital based clinical rotations to ensure an experience where nurses want to become part of the RRH team. • Work closely with and build relationships with college leaders and adjunct faculty. • Join College Advisory Boards. • Partner with recruiters for college visits to nursing departments/classrooms. • Partner with Recruiting and Nurse Leaders on pipeline candidates and the process for making offers. • Develop relationships and have direct communication with nursing students that are interested in RRH; help get students into Tech roles, summer internships, GN/RN positions and make them feel like they are wanted at RRH. • Take part in nurse residency, clinical education of new nurses, skills/competencies. • Using clinical expertise, partner with Clinical groups on the units with patient care, helping students learn and maintain engagement. • Follow up on the units with new hires during and after orientation. • Routine cadence of touchpoints with 1-2 year nurses. • Act as a supportive role for all existing nurses, both new and tenured, to work on execution of retention activities. • Form retention committee • Be resource for any internal employee looking for a career change/move. Help them navigate through local or RRH positions to find the right fit and prevent them from leaving the organization.

Desired Attributes:

Three years clinical experience preferred. Possession of critical thinking, analytical, teaching/coaching and research skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, or ASN with BS in any field, required. BS Nursing or in a health care related field preferred.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

New York State Registered Nurse license required for those with an ASN or BSN

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Helping you succeed

Discover all the ways Rochester Regional Health supports your professional development and personal growth.

Clinical Ladder

Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive a promotion at the bedside through growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition up to $3.00/hour

Rapid Pay Increases

Receive rapid pay increases every six months during the first two years of employment, and annual increases thereafter.

Unlimited Certifications

Nurses earn up to an additional $1.00/hour for each certification earned plus a $1,000 bonus for the first certification earned, and $500 for the second certification.

I began my healthcare career as a patient care technician while working towards my BSN. Rochester Regional Health offers a variety of opportunities for nurses, and leadership empowers us to fine-tune our interests and passions, while developing a strong clinical practice.

Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator

I am very impressed with the focus and investment on education and professional development that’s being developed and implemented at RRH. Investing in staff is what distinguishes a good organization from a great one and I’m happy to see that RRH is working hard to distinguish itself as a great regional employer.

Benjamin C. Snyder, RN, BSN Nurse Manager

Rochester Regional Health has been very supportive and inviting of any opportunities that I’ve wanted to explore. The opportunities for growth are truly unlimited. As the chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee, I’ve seen first-hand how many nurses take advantage of this and explore opportunities for their own growth and advancement.

Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN Clinical Nurse Leader

Find Your Way

At Rochester Regional Health, empowering our nurses as they build their careers is our top priority. If you’re looking to make a change, learn more about how we can help you build a successful and fulfilling nursing career.

Based on your preferences and skill sets, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue the nursing career path that interests you most.

  • bedside nursing

  • clinical education

  • nursing leadership

  • operations

bedside nursing

Deepen your knowledge as a specialist within the expansive specialty unit that you are most passionate about, including:

  • Acute Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Neuro/Stroke

  • Oncology

  • Pediatrics

  • Surgical

    Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Education

Help others broaden their skills and proficiencies as a:

  • Preceptor

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Clinical Resource Nurse

  • Nurse Educator

    Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator

Nursing Leadership

Lead the way for other nurses with positions that include:

  • Charge Nurse

  • Clinical Nurse Leader

  • Nurse Manager

  • Nurse Director

  • Associate CNO

  • CNO

    Kristen Oppet, RN, BS, MSHA Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer


Take care of every person at every level by joining departments that require your expertise including:

  • Call Center

  • Care Management

  • Clinical Informatics

  • Infection Prevention

  • Nurse Recruitment (HR)

  • Patient Safety & Quality

  • Performance Improvement

  • Utilization Review

    Chelsea E. Reff, MBA, RN-BC, BSN Nurse Compensation Manager,

Rochester Regional Health

We are nurses growing together