Mount Sinai Careers

Assistant Nurse Manager - NICU - evenings

New York, New York

Job Description


A. Clinical/Technical/Service

1.     Assists the Div. of Occupational Medicine/Employee Health Nurse Manager and provides direct training/supervision/management to all nurses and nurse related functions in the Division; including mobile, satellite programs, off-site programs and similar

2.     Addresses the needs of both internal and external clients for the Division of Occupational Medicine at various locations on a fluctuating work schedule

3.     Demonstrates competency in performing treatments and procedures, including blood drawing, EKG test administration, eye and hearing tests, spirometry and fit testing

4.     Provides a model of expertise in these testing areas

5.     Assists in instructing other nursing staff members in the development of these skills

6.     Demonstrates ability to utilize computers and computer software to access patient information, enter data, and generate reports of various types

7.     Compiles statistical results and generates reports

8.     Works with software vendor to update programs, correct problems encountered in the process of utilizing software for various compliance functions

9.     Provides a model of practical utilization of computer skills to reinforce and support Division compliance programs

10.  Demonstrates a broad knowledge base, including medical information, Division and Medical Center policies, and regulatory agency requirements

11.  Provides a knowledge base to other staff nurses

12.  Provides a model of patient care to staff nurses, patients and other members of the Beth Israel community

13.  Maintains a professional/business model of behavior and appearance

14.  Provides a model of customer service

15.  Behaves responsibly at all times under all circumstances

16.  Demonstrates ability to defuse tense situations

17.  Takes a proactive role in expanding and improving the respiratory protection program

18.  Works with nursing staff in the development/expansion of the program and development/improvement of prerequisite skills

19.  Maintains flexibility and is adaptable to changing job formulation, work assignments, and work locations, based on Division need

20.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area

Age Specific Competencies (Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)

a.   Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group

b.  Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment

c.   Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs

d.  Uses communication techniques, which are age appropriate

B. Organizational/Managerial

21.  Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities

22.  Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information

23.  Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies

24.  Demonstrates willingness to accept responsibility

25.  Assumes a proactive leadership role in Division nursing operations

26.  Assists the Nurse Manager in appropriately interviewing applicants for open nursing positions. Supervises, manages nursing staff as assigned by the Nurse Manager

27.  Accepts responsibility for appropriately reporting and/or disciplining nursing subordinates when necessary

28.  Demonstrates the ability to function effectively as both a team leader and a team member

29.  Assists the Division Chief and Nurse Manager in development and supervision of Division nursing programs/activities/standards, in accordance with BIMC policy, and NYS, JCAHO, and OSHA guidelines

30.  Organizes, coordinates, implements and manages on a day to day basis all clinical and operational aspects of the various compliance programs; specifically AHA, TB surveillance, Hepatitis and measles/varicella prevention and immunization programs

31.  Supervises the assignment of testing dates for each Beth Israel department in the compliance screening program

32.  Periodically reviews and composes and/or revises as appropriate any forms, announcements, instructions, or similar, which might be required for compliance programs

33.  Supervises on a daily basis the interaction of compliance nursing staff with all BIMC departments, employees and affiliated personnel

34.  Keeps medical documents required for patient services, data entry and report generation secure, organized, up-to-date, clearly labeled and bundled, and ready for pass-along to the next responsible Division staff member in the established handling process

C. Educational/Professional Development

35.  Participates in the development of other staff members

36.  Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements

37.  Identifies learning strengths and needs

38.  Utilizes learning resources

39.  Provides educational materials and conducts appropriate in-service training to staff nurses on a continuing basis

40.  Supervises and trains staff nurses, and/or delegates to other Division staff members, training responsibility for the development/upgrading of specific technical and professional skills

41.  Teaches staff nurses appropriate history-taking skills

42.  Keeps nurses on staff informed of changes in policy through effective verbal and written communication

43.  Evaluates and closely scrutinizes the professional and personal skills and performance of nursing staff on a daily basis

44.  Participates regularly in quality assurance reviews and reports and contributes to the flow of information to the Division Chief and Nurse Manager

45.  Provides orientation and continuing instruction to staff nurses and nursing supervisors who are assigned to the mandatory employee compliance testing programs

46.  Instructs Division staff nurses on how to obtain appropriate reports for statistical purposes by utilizing the computer software and database provided. Reviews the reports to determine accuracy

47.  Informs the Division Chief and Nurse Manager of problems with employee participation rates, critical incidents and similar

48.  Demonstrates continuous quality improvement in performance of duties

49.  Meets regularly with other members of the Division health care team and other staff members to update policy and procedures, discuss new treatment information, and plan strategies for efficient administration of services

50.  Willingly shares information with other members of the staff, and utilizes experience and expertise to assist less experienced or less knowledgeable members of the health care team

D. Communication/Relationships

51.  Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others

52.  Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community

53.  Encourages feedback from compliance team nurses and other nursing staff, and attempts to develop improved problem resolution skills in nursing staff members

54.  Meets with nursing staff periodically to discuss problems and/or suggestions for program improvement or modification, etc.

55.  Develops clear and open lines of communication with department heads and other responsible management-level representatives in order to clearly explain the particulars of the compliance program, its' goals and requirements

56.  Provides each department with a computer-generated summary report as information availability permits

57.  Presents information to other Division management team members in an organized, professional, articulate manner

58.  Solicits feedback to ensure any information presented is understood correctly

59.  Adheres to Continuum’s legal and ethical standards

60.  May be required to perform other duties as assigned


Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse Program, minimum of B.S.N. Applicable work experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.


High level verbal and written communication skills. Hands-on experience with computers and computer software. Interpersonal skills a must, particularly the ability to listen/absorb/apply information solicited to situation at hand. Ability to counsel patients and patient representatives relative to health care needs, as well as Medical Center and regulatory agency requirements.


Current New York State license/registration. Current CPR certification. Membership in appropriate professional health organizations, i.e., AAOHN.


Ability to maneuver mobile carts to off-site locations throughout the Medical Center.