The Assistant Nurse Manager assists with, facilitates, and communicates the patient's plan of care to members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Also assists with human resource management activities, such as staff scheduling, staff development, and performance monitoring.
Is accountable for management of the division on a 24-hour basis. Functions as manager in the absence of the Nurse Manager. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.
Principle Accountabilities: % of Time Spent
1.Assists with human resource management: 25% A. Staff Scheduling: ensuring 24-hour coverage appropriate to patient care needs, assuring that the quality and quantity of
staffing ratios are equitable.
B. Staff Development: consulting with Dept. of Education and preceptors about learning needs
of staff, and arranging for those needs to be met; sharing relevant nursing literature or
contemporary issues of nursing practice; participating in the planning of unit-specific
competency and competency validation programs and continuing to develop the
Charge Nurse role.
C. Performance Monitoring: assists with conducting performance evaluations and counseling
for all staff; assists team members in setting short and/or long-term goals; assists with the
disciplinary process of individual staff.
D. Recruitment/Hiring: assists with recruitment activities, assists/conducts interview with potential
E. Role model for FACES culture, ensuring employees have adequate training and display FACES
2.Supports organizational goals for patient and employee satisfaction. 20% A. Shares results of patient satisfaction surveys with employees, action plans are discussed.
B. Participates/ensures that daily patient rounds are completed.
C. Participates/ensures that discharge calls are made.
E. Performs daily rounding on employees, utilizing information to foster division
3.Responsible for Quality Improvement activities, unit-based and department-wide. 20%
A. Documents pertinent information in the medical records and reviews patient records to ensure
proper documentation by other members of the healthcare team.
B. Participates on committee work, unit based and organizational.
4.Functions in the role of charge nurse/clinical staff. 20%
A. Communicates with patient, family, and staff regarding plan of care.
B. Maintains ongoing communication with patient and/or family regarding current status.
C. Evaluates patient's progress towards the achievement of expected outcomes.
D. Makes rounds with physicians as needed.
E. May serve as an educator to staff or a resource for patient education.
5.Promotes a safe environment by utilizing safety practices as established for unit and hospital-wide application. 10%
A. Overseeing that hospital policy on handling and disposal of hazardous materials and infectious waste is carefully followed.
B. Reviewing and utilizing incident reports appropriately, encourage use of "Quantros" Reporting System.
C. Overseeing that safety measures are carried out to prevent patients from harming themselves or others, i.e. Standards for
Restraints, Side rails, Transportation, Suicide Prevention, etc.
D. Notifying Nurse Manager of problems, which may need to be reported to Risk Management.
F. Supervises and adheres to the concepts of infection control by complying with standards for universal precautions
G. Recognizes safety hazards and acts to protect patient/self, i.e. Standards for Electrical Safety, Equipment, Maintenance, etc.
H. Assumes responsibility for maintenance and proper functioning of equipment.
I. Demonstrates that he/she is familiar with and knowledgeable of location, care, and operation of emergency
J. Adheres to Hospital/Department/Unit Standards for:
1.Fire reporting/drills. 2. Disaster reporting/drills. 3. Tornado protective measures.
6.Assist with Financial management: 4%
A. Ensures unit staffing to acuity.
B. Ensures proper utilization of supplies.
C. Assist in implementing cost saving measures.
7.Performs other work duties as assigned. 1%
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Missouri.
Bachelors degree in Nursing required.
ExperienceClinical base for the patient population served. Two years current experience in the clinical field specialty preferred.Previous management experience preferred.Problem-solving skills.Effective interpersonal skills.
Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.
The patient care provider will take into consideration the specific age-related needs of the patient. Nursing division may provide care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults.Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 1 year for ICU.Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program for Maternity and Newborn Services, Pediatrics.Current certification in a Basic Life Support required or course will need to be completed during orientation classes, prior to working on the nursing divisions.
COMPETENCY WILL BE VALIDATED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS. STANDARDS DENOTING AN ANNUAL OR MORE FREQUENT COMPETENCY VALIDATION ARE LOCATED IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY. PARTICIPATION IN A BLS, IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS.
Employee is required to sit occasionally and stand and walk frequently. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) load occasionally.
Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance. Employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead.
For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work. Verbal and cognitive, as well as motor coordination and manual dexterity are required.
Speech, hearing, and near-visual acuity are required. May be needed to work any shift due to 24-hour day, 7 days per week operation. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens.
(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)
The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other health care providers, the patient, the patient's family, and significant others.
Provides direction to: RN, LPN, PCT, UA, Secretary
Supervised by: Nurse Manager
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve.
Core Values: Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice, Excellence, and Stewardship.
Human Dignity: We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.
Compassion: We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.
Justice: We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.
Excellence: We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.
Stewardship: We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES - Friendly
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.
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