Assistant Nurse Manager (Operating Room)

Main Line Health, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 3 months ago

Main Line Health is suburban Philadelphia's most comprehensive health care resource with over 11,000 employees, offering a full range of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric and emergency services. Composed of five hospitals, a medical research institute, physician practices and other specialized facilities and services. Recognized as a Magnet system Main Line Health is committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research.

Bryn Mawr Hospital is a 319-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital, located in the heart of the Bryn Mawr community and easily accessible from all areas of the Philadelphia and the western suburbs. For more than 100 years, Bryn Mawr Hospital has provided quality compassionate care to our patients. We have made it our mission to provide patients with a superior patient experience. This translates to the consistent delivery of safe, high quality clinical care in the absence of preventable harm. Today, the Hospital continues its leadership as a sophisticated community hospital offering advanced medical technology and access to the most qualified medical staff in the region.

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The Philadelphia Business Journal named Bryn Mawr Hospital one of the top ten "Best Places to Work" in the Delaware Valley. We also rank among Modern Healthcare's top 100 places in the nation to work in healthcare. The hospital has been named among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Truven Analytics, and The Joint Commission for its high-quality patient care. The Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care.

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JOB TITLE: Assistant Nurse Manager, Operating Room

The Assistant Nurse Manager works directly with the Manager to ensure safe, high quality patient care in an efficient and organized manner. The Assistant Nurse Manager accepts responsibility for assigned areas under the direction of the Nurse Manager such as directing work for, approving schedule changes and overtime, managing employee performance and completing assigned performance appraisals. They ensure appropriate staffing needs are met, through scheduling and staffing. The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary for overseeing patient care activities in a fiscally sound manner and assures operational efficiency. The Assistant Nurse Manager works collaboratively with other departments to ensure quality patient care, satisfaction and a culture of safety while assuring a superior patient experience. The Assistant Nurse Manager facilitates shared decision-making initiatives, at the clinical, departmental, and system levels, resulting in a top decile outcomes in safety, patient experience & quality. The Assistant Nurse Manager functions in accordance with professional practice standards as set forth by the American Nurses Association, PA Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards and MLH policies and procedures.

Essential Accountabilities:

Human Resources/Management Development

  • Evaluates the performance of unit personnel. Provides ongoing feedback to staff and performs performance appraisals and makes recommendations for employee promotion, transfer and termination.

  • Gives positive feedback related to job performance to employees.

  • Responds to unacceptable behavior by addressing with staff member in a timely manner, reporting incident to Nurse Manager and documenting.

  • Assists the Clinical Educator with the scheduling of and orientation of new personnel.

  • Facilitates staff's attendance at required educational programs through effective scheduling.

  • Assists in the completion of payroll including correction of errors, tracking benefit balance and ensuring leaves of absence input by staffing office.

Planning/Administrative/Departmental Operations

  • Promotes the annual unit(s) goals, utilizing a participative approach. Assists in assuring implementation and evaluation of these goals

  • Supports a system of communication and collaboration with other department managers to resolve interdepartmental issues/concerns to support the development of new programs and to meet the overall missions, vision and goals of the organization.

  • Acts as a liaison and effectively interacts with physicians, staff, patients and significant others.

  • Serves as a resource person and role model to all staff members.

  • Contributes to patient care through membership and active participation on departmental, medical and hospital committees as the unit representative.

  • Represents PCM in his/her absence.

Patient Care

  • Participates with staff in the development and implementation of standards of practice/care for designated unit(s).

  • Monitors nursing performance and practice, taking corrective action to ensure adherence to standards.

  • Enforces and maintains standards by making patient rounds on a regular basis.

  • Supports the quality improvement process including monthly QI indicators, patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction programs.

  • Responds to emergency situations and takes action based on system/hospital protocols.

  • Prioritizes responsibilities centered around the needs of the patient, managing time to achieve maximum productivity.

  • Promotes environmental safety for patients and personnel by interpreting their needs and assuring these are met.

Staffing Responsibilities

  • Interviews and selects applicants for unit staffing positions.

  • Prepares staffing schedules for respective units, communicating requests for changes as approved (8 week time blocks).

  • Exercises discretion and adjusts staffing levels relative to patient flow and collaborates with staffing office.

  • Makes schedule changes and determines the needs for additional staff/ overtime. Responsible to approve and schedule overtime.

  • Mentors, supports and facilitates charge nurse to successfully coordinate patient care operations.

  • Assigns staff according to patient needs based on expertise, experience and skill level according to policy.

  • Ensure the completion of daily staffing including the assignment and delegation of unit requirements such as charge nurse functions including narcotic counts, code cart checks and other quality assurance requirements.

  • Initiates and updates scheduling records including holiday requirements, down staffing lists and weekend patterns and assures staff meet minimum scheduling requirements.


Education :

  • Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

  • BSN or other related Bachelor's Degree required; MSN or other related Master's Degree preferred.

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English to perform job duties.

Licensures & Certifications :

  • A current PA RN license.

  • Maintains validation of current BLS training (CPR).

  • Certification in specialty area desired.

  • BSN or MSN required

Experience :

Unit-specific. Prior charge nurse experience or other related leadership experience preferred. Three to five years clinical experience in area of responsibility preferred.

We offer competitive compensation and outstanding comprehensive benefits including tuition reimbursement, 403B matching savings plan, a pension plan, and a generous paid time off program. To be considered, please apply online with your resume at Enter Job ID 50481in Keyword search box.

Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no agency calls.


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