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NURSING 8B M-S - Req # 78704
Job Title: Assistant Nurse Manager
The Assistant Nurse Manager is a Registered Professional Nurse with broad knowledge and skills who acts as clinical leader in the daily functioning of the unit and oversight of quality patient care delivery, in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Clinical Nurse Manager.
- Huddles with staff at the start of each shift, identifying high-risk patients who require special attention.
- Communicates to nursing leadership concerns or issues identified during huddle and throughout shift.
- Initiates service recovery for patients and family members who have concerns and escalates to Clinical Nurse Manager/Associate Director of Nursing/designee or Patient Relations as needed.
- Interprets and communicates patient experience scores and benchmarks and keeps staff informed of progress and areas of opportunity.
- Considers the patient’s values, preferences, cultural diversity, expressed needs and knowledge in all aspects of care.
- Empowers staff to use evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care.
- Supports implementation of the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the department, throughout the clinical service and individual patient care units.
- Provides administrative and clinical oversight to ensure that all activity (staffing, support services, inter disciplinary collaboration, resources and financial viability) supports the goals of the organization.
- Works collaboratively with physician dyads and the healthcare team to promote patient care and regulatory standards.
- Maintains a nursing unit in compliance with all regulatory agency mandates, including the regulations of NYS DOH and The Joint Commission.
Education and License Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing required. Masters in nursing or health related field preferred.
- NYS RN License with current registration
- BLS certification - American Heart Association
- 3 years minimum clinical nursing experience with some charge nurse/supervisory experience preferred. Must have relevant clinical competence in area of nursing practice assigned.
- Must be computer savvy – Microsoft Office
General Skills and Competencies:
- Must have relevant clinical experience in area of nursing practice assigned
- Evidence of ability to maintain and promote interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems.
- Demonstrates the ability to work in a team displaying effective communication and critical thinking.
- Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner.
- Visual, physical, auditory and cognitive ability to assess patient status.
- Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis.
- Ability to walk, stand, lift, stoop, push and respond quickly in a variety of situations and for an extended period of time.
- Manual dexterity to perform a variety of clinical procedures relevant to practice area (i.e. venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
- Ability to use data entry, retrieval systems and the electronic medical record documentation system in a proficient manner