Chambersburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 89931

Assistant Nurse Manager - SDS & PACU

Ruth Ann Frey
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
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September 28 In-Person Hiring Events
Various Times
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata
WellSpan Medical Group
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Positions in Behavioral Health, Clerical and Administrative, Information Systems & Technical Support, Leadership, non-clinical Professional, Nursing, Nursing Support, Physician Practices, Professional, Rehabilitation and Services & Trades.
SEP
2022
In-Person Hiring Events -
Various Locations and Dates

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides additional supervision of the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and ancillary services staff on assigned unit. Oversees the successful delivery of quality patient care, service excellence and customer satisfaction. Provides direct individualized patient care at an experienced practitioner level as required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works with the charge nurse to ensure adequate staffing levels and skill mix are maintained for all shifts through the development, preparation and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and apply to variable census conditions. Makes appropriate adjustments/assignments to maximize timely patient care. Looks to staffing needs into the next matrix.
  2. Oversees the delivery of patient care. Directs and delegates patient care assignments to staff based on acuteness of patient care needs, staff availability and patient safety.
  3. Prioritizes and organizes work. Actively takes part in the performance appraisal process. Holds staff accountable for performance standards. Mediates staff conflicts and provides feedback concerning performance, behavior, etc..
  4. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager and the Charge Nurse on areas of need on the unit (e.g., problematic flow issues, equipment and supplies issues, documentation issues, patient satisfaction issues and performance issues).
  5. Monitors all high risk and complicated cases and institutes appropriate actions.
  6. Identifies and addresses operational problems and other barriers impeding care or service on-the-spot, and makes recommendations for permanent/long term resolution.
  7. Anticipates and resolves patient/family concerns in a timely manner. Keeps patients and families informed.
  8. Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.
  9. Serves as a resource and role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff.
  10. Attends meetings as required. Chairs and/or serves on appropriate committees as requested.
  11. Performs other related duties as identified.
  12. Assists in selecting staff, trains/orients personnel, evaluates performance, prepares work schedules and makes recommendations for personnel actions
  13. Assists in developing budgets.
  14. Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
  15. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  16. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyzes as required.
  17. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  18. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  19. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
  20. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years charge/leadership experience
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; Neonatal resuscitation, as applicable; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Skills:
    • Fully competent Clinical Nurse III; excellent communication/interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem-solving, confrontational and other leadership skills

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