Focusing on the youngest, most delicate patients this is a department that needs to be run as efficiently, carefully and with heart. With precious cargo all around, the NICU unit manager must be well-trained, professional and competent in every sense of the word.
As a Neonatal ICU Manager you are in charge of a high risk department, with that in mind the manager must be a capable, confident and strong individual that isn’t deterred by stress. A job that is rewarding as it is trying, NICU Unit Managers make a life changing difference in their patient’s care.
As an NICU Unit Manager you need to transcend the usual Unit Manager duties, becoming a counselor, friend and mentor, as well as a motivational coach for your nurses.