Night Shift, 36 hours per week, 12 hours per shift.
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Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we're also one of the safest places to get care - among the top 5% in the country.
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The Assistant Unit Manager (AUM) supports and collaborates with the Unit Manager in the day to day operations of their assigned unit (s). This individual must exemplify outstanding leadership skills, teamwork and be able to communicate in a collaborative manner with nursing staff, providers, ancillary staff, patients and family members. Must have current clinical practice expertise in the unit's primary area of care delivery. A primary role of the Assistant Unit Manager is bedside care coordination, care oversight of clinical nursing care, and mentorship of nursing staff to a higher level of performance. In conjunction with the Unit Manager, the AUM will be responsible for assuring that the unit provides nursing care according to organizational standards and expectations. Schedule is five days a week unless otherwise determined by departmental needs.
Registered Nurse 3 (NE H WSNA UWMC Northwest) REQUIREMENTS: CLINICAL PRACTICE
Clinical expertise and /or specialty skills in care delivery to the patient populations served on the unit.
Acts as a role model and mentor for staff in the area of clinical practice assisting with staff education at the unit level.
Maintains clinical skills and competence to provide direct patient care; relieves nurses of patient assignments to facilitate class attendance and completion of discharge follow up phone calls.
Utilizes knowledge and best practice to investigate and resolve complex clinical problems; develops plans of care for particular populations or individual patients.
Serves as patient care consultant/resource to department staff and other health care professionals throughout the organization.
Initiates and/or supports clinical research as requested.
CLINICAL LEADERSHIP/UNIT MANAGER SUPPORT FUNCTIONS
Supervises all staff on unit to ensure work is performed within hospital or unit standards: provides feedback to employees to address performance issues or concerns; provides input regarding staff performance to Unit Manager.
Makes patient assignments as needed and delegates the delivery of individual patient care to appropriate care providers.
Monitors unit acuity and communicates with the Clinical Coordinator/ Charge Nurse to review staffing and unit workflow.
Develops monthly unit staffing schedule according to approved staffing levels/matrix, plans for coverage due to vacations, LOAs, and vacant positions.
Posts monthly work schedules following defined contractual schedules.
Proactively manages daily staffing needs and collaborates with the Unit Manager and the staffing office to maintain core staffing and productivity standards.
Maintains skills in timecard management, assures timecard completion and edits are done according to bargaining unit contracts. Assists with or completes timecard approval/sign off for payroll processing.
Monitors timecard patterns and provides direct feedback to employee.
Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets: maintains daily and monthly HPPD reports for the department. Participates in the development of the annual operating budget and capital request process.
Participates in the annual evaluation of unit staffing matrix and assists with presentation to the Safe Staffing Committee.
Collaborates with the Nursing Supervisor in daily resource management.
Provides unit leadership / management coverage in the absence of the Unit Manager.
Identifies resources and seeks out input and guidance with decision making when the Unit Manager is not available.
Communicates clearly both verbally and in writing.
Assist the Unit Manager in leading staff meetings, demonstrates the ability to run staff meeting independently if needed.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Building High Performing Teams
Collaborates with the Unit Manager in staff/team assessment, identifies base and specialty skill sets to meet service line and care delivery needs.
Identifies essential skills and key behaviors needed to augment current unit skill base.
Develops and maintains the unit based orientation plan, updating to reflect current equipment and clinical practice.
Assists the Unit Manager in interviewing and selection/hiring process.
Coordinates the onboarding / orientation schedules for residents and new hires; assigns preceptors and participates in weekly orientation progress review of new employees.
Develops action plans to address identified orientation performance issues; keeps the Unit Manager informed of new hire orientation progress or lack of progress. Maintains required documentation and records or employee progress.
Participates in the 30, 60 and 90 day progress evaluations for new hires.
Participates or completes annual staff performance reviews.
Assist the Unit Manager in coaching and counseling to address behaviors not meeting standard.
Provides detailed and timely documentation to the Unit Manager of performance and/or behaviors not meeting standards.
Assists the Unit Manager and employee to develop reasonable and measurable action plans to address performance issues.
Mentors and supports individual staff to address areas not meeting standard and to improve performance. Defines objective measurements.
Assists with the development of staff training plans both at the unit and hospital level. Demonstrates the ability to implement training plans, meet timelines, and monitor progress.
Evaluates unit preceptor resources and assists with training of new preceptors in conjunction with the Nursing Education department.
Evaluates the Clinical Coordinator/ Charge Nurse role and needed skills sets. Provides ongoing training to staff in these roles utilizing evidenced based tools to assure skills are maintained to meet the ever changing care delivery system.
Models the Service Culture guidelines and Patients Are First behaviors at all times.
Participates in the review of evidenced based practice and standard development.
Develop and review policies and procedures according to hospital guidelines.
Provide interpretation and rationale for hospital policies and procedures to staff. Conveys staff feedback and need for clarification to the standards consultant.
Participates in the Standards committee for Nursing Practice.
Participates in and/or leads small working groups and committees at the unit and organizational level.
Reviews PI memos, assists the Unit Manager to evaluate trends and patterns and to develop corrective action plans as needed.
Completes and submits PI memos as needed.
Conducts audits to measure adherence to standard, utilizes data to develop action plans to improve performance.
Participates in Root Cause Analysis work as appropriate.
Supports at the unit level and actively participates in organizational identified initiatives such as CAUTI, CLABSI, C Diff, Pressure Ulcers, Fall Reduction, Restraint Reduction, and Behavioral management.
Demonstrates knowledge in emergency response for all codes and coaches staff in performance/response as needed.
Assists with regulatory survey readiness and completes monthly unit assessments utilizing readiness assessment tools. Collaborates with the Unit Manager to develop corrective action plans.
Assists Unit Manager with patient rounding - completes patient rounding on one half of unit census daily.
Completes rounding by assignment, providing feedback and coaching to assigned care providers.
Identifies trends from rounding feedback and works with Unit Manager and the Director of the Patient Experience to formulate plans to identify negative trends.
Reviews Avatar results and weekly Avatar comments with the Unit Manager.
Supports the utilization of bedside shift report and care hand offs to inClude patients and families.
Demonstrates understanding of annual patient satisfaction goals and assists with the development and implementation of action plans. Supports and monitors staff
Promotes excellent customer service.
Monitors the Patient Call Manager active call list and assigns RN staff to complete calls. Provides coverage for the RN patient care assignment to facilitate the nurse's ability to make the calls.
Makes Patient Call Manager calls to assist with call workload management and prevent dropped calls.
Reviews unit performance/metrics for PCM.
Completes follow up on escalations received through PCM.
Provide feedback to staff from PCM and Avatar systems.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Strives to expand own knowledge and skills, seeks out learning opportunities.
Monitors trends in healthcare industry, and adapts to changes and new developments.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
BSN required within two years of hire.
Licensure, Registration, Certification
Current Washington State licensure as Registered Professional Nurse.
Certification in specialty preferred.
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