The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for assisting the Nurse Manager with planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating patient care programs and staff activities for K3. The Assistant Nurse Manager has direct supervisory responsibility for nursing. The Assistant Nurse Manager promotes organizational effectiveness through an understanding of and application of organizational relationship models, principles, and strategies; uses an analytical framework such as the nursing process to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care; implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations; and exercises the skills, knowledge, ability and motivation to foster decision-making, participation, flexibility, accountability, and responsibility in staff managed; exercises the skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate standards of care and practice; assures that staff competencies are communicated and assessed; assures that patient health education is provided throughout the patient care experience; provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff; implements healthcare evaluation and outcome measures; applies fiscal principles; develops effective business plans; develops and maintains accurate and comparable data to enable data-based decisions for quality patient care; creates and maintains a safe workplace for patients and staff; promotes the timely and accurate completion of performance appraisals and proficiencies; contributes to the professional growth and development of staff; develops staff for career progression; and collaborates with other departments and disciplines to ensure the identification, measurement, and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives specific to the patient care services provided. The Nurse Manager demonstrates competency in organizational management skills, written and verbal communication skills, data/operations analysis and strategic planning skills, and creation/visionary skills. The Assistant Nurse will provide direct clinical care 50% of the time based on the needs of the unit. The Nurse 1) applies the nursing process to systems or processes to improve care; 2) demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care; 3) supports and enhances client self-determination; 4) serves as a resource for clients and staff in resolving ethical issues; 5) identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues taking appropriate action; 6) acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in areas of practice; 7) participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance; 8) evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations, and takes action to improve performance; 9) uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems; 10) educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor; 11) initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes; 12) uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 0730 to 1600 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours, holidays, and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599655700
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