Job Definition SCOPE OF POSITION
The RN – Assistant Nurse Manager assists the RN - Nurse Manager with the operational supervision for specified nursing zones and has 24-hour accountability. This individual assists with interviews and hiring staff for area and assists with implementation strategies to retain staff. The Assistant Manager helps provide leadership and guidance to assure that staff practices within established standards, policies and procedures. Assists with operational management to staff. This individual helps manage staffing to provide optimum patient care based on patient's needs and acuity. This individual will participate in annual budgetary process. The Assistant Manager is accountable for proper utilization of personnel and material resources in accordance with budget. Assists Nurse Manager develop and promote partnership council structure in areas of responsibility. The Assistant Manager supports and promotes Shared Leadership structure. In the absence of a RN, may be required to function in the role of staff RN. Aids to ensure that alliance standards of care and policies are consistently observed. Participates in development and upkeep of policy and procedures and is accountable for compliance with all pertinent JCAHO Standards along with local, state, and federal regulations. As part of the Ballad Health team, the Assistant Manager is required to participate in the Process Improvement programs. This position will involve the necessity of critical thinking skills in the implementation of all phases of the nursing process.
The RN - Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for assisting with the care of the assigned patients. The Assistant Manager is expected to practice autonomously within the scope of professional standards, the rules, and regulations established by the appropriate state's Board of Nursing, and knowledge of policies and procedures within Ballad Health. The individual demonstrates skill in developing and guiding collaborative collegial practice that delivers safe competent care based on meticulous application of the nursing process. He/she demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of the diverse cultural backgrounds of patients and caregivers. The position involves maintaining current knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the implementation of all phases of the nursing process. He/she actively participates in patient care quality and performance improvement through data collections, aggregation and analysis of relevant key indicators of quality (KIQ's). This commitment to quality results in the assistance of developing and implementing actions plans to include the monitoring of the effectiveness of improvements. The Assistant Manager demonstrates competency in the care of Neonate, Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric patients.
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Associate's degree from an accredited Nursing program, Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum five years clinical experience preferred.
Valid and active RN licensure from appropriate state
ACLS, PALS, NRP required dependant upon area ]]>
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