Arrive 45 minutes prior to shift change to make the assignment sheet, fill any gaps, etc. Arrange for the bedside nurse's breaks, communicate with the physician group . Attend rounds (3-5hours). Assist with patient care if necessary, trouble shoot, mentor, teach, clean poop, wash the bottles etc. This is the day to day stuff.
The other areas of responsibility are performance reviews yearly for the team, "performance management", "attendance management" , participating in hiring and interviewing, liasing with the unit educators regarding whatever issues arrive, liasing with other departments. There are four of us, so we take turns replacing the manager when she is away.
The role, really is to be all things to all people
. In our place, it has a huge clinical (vs admin) component, and depending on what day you ask, it's the best job in the hospital.