The Assistant Nurse Manager functions as the clinical manager of a unit for an assigned shift. Provides support to the nurse manager in the planning, coordination, staffing, and supervision of nursing care delivery to ensure efficient and effective patient care. Ensures compliance with departmental and regulatory standards of care and practice.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Currently licensed in New York State as an RN and a graduate of an approved school of nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required or near completion within specified timeframe. MSN preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three years experience in the acute care setting required.
- The Assistant Nurse Manager will work collaboratively with the nurse manager to plan, implement and monitor the nursing care delivery system to assure effective and efficient utilization of staff and other resources for the delivery of patient care.
- As delegated by the nurse manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager will assure that an adequate number of nursing personnel are scheduled and available to meet patient care needs.
- Ongoing analysis of staffing needs including proactive collaboration with the staffing personnel is evident.
- Excessive illness and absenteeism is identified and corrective measures are documented according to policy.
- The Assistant Nurse Manager, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, will create an environment for staff participation in performance improvement activities that assures that the care of the particular patient population meets or exceeds institutional and regulatory standards.
- Maintains current knowledge of nationally recognized standards of care and nursing practice for populations served.
- The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates clinical competence in the provision of nursing care for individual patients and populations as defined in unit scope of service.
- Works in collaborative manner with unit core group and staff to track and trend key process and outcome data. Assumes leadership role in address-ing issues identified.
- The Assistant Nurse Manager will provide ongoing communication, coordination, and collaboration with all members of the Health Care Team.
- Coordinates patient care plans on the units that are current, concise, and pertinent to the patient and reflect priorities of care.
- Assumes leadership role in caring for patients with complex needs
- Functions as a resource to clinical staff in providing patient care.
- Demonstrates familiarity with current nursing research and literature relating to clinical focus.
- The Assistant Nurse Manager will assist the nursing staff in identifying and meeting their human resource and staff development needs.
- Optimize staff role responsibility for patient care through involvement in unit planning and decision making.
- Guides staff in Service Recovery assessment, education and implementation.
- Identifies ways to enhance the patient experience and educates staff on basic interactions with patients and families.
- Performs all other duties as required within the scope of practice.