The Assistant Nurse Manager is the first line manager designated as the leader for specific a specific shift, its patient population, and assigned nursing staff. As such, he/she has accountability for all patient care activities, unit operations and staff functions for that shift.
Reports directly to the Nurse Manager. Must be creative, resourceful, independent, and possess a high degree of initiative to function with minimal supervision and guidance. The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring that the hospital's mission to provide clinically excellent patient care, coordination of care, discharge planning, service excellence, and cost-efficiency be achieved.
Insures that legal, professional and institutional policies, regulations and standards are met. The Assistant Nurse Manager is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and skills in coordinating and providing care for patient population served within assigned areas. Functions with limited supervision utilizing independent and collaborative judgement in decision making.
Demonstrates leadership and problem solving skills. Accountability is measured by performance standards, unit goal achievement, performance improvement and patient safety activities, direct observations and budget management. The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ANA Practice Standards. Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on and allowing staff to serve on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved.
EducationAssistant Nurse Manager I, graduate of an approved school of nursing required. Assistant Nurse Manager II, BSN, Baccalaureate in nursing or MSN required.Licensure/CertificationCurrent licensure in the State of Georgia All areas require BCLS certification.
Certification in respective area is preferred. Critical Care requires ACLS. NALS/PALS certification required as appropriate.ExperienceTwo years of experience in nursing, one in a leadership position; one of the two years nursing experience needs to be in specialty area (i.e., M/S, Critical Care, Peds, Maternal/Child, Oncology, Neuro, etc.).Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesDemonstrate excellent knowledge of current nursing and patient care practices and ability to apply Demonstrated excellent leadership skills to manage people through counseling and teaching, to delegate, and to hold accountable.
Demonstrate ability to relate to and to communicate with all levels of personnel, management, physicians, families and others. Philosophy of health care and nursing is compatible with that of the institution. Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, and manage staffing to meet financial and quality outcomes on a short term (shift by shift, daily) and long term basis.
Demonstrated ability to manage the care of designated patient populations so that desired outcomes (clinical, service, and financials) is achieved.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours) Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc. Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.
Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89 Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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