Assistant ICU Nurse Manager
Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Posted on: February 15, 2019
What You Will Do: Assistant Nurse Manager, Midtown Campus When we say "our community" we mean it. University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus Long history of working to keep our community healthy. Located in Baltimore's cultural center near the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood UMMC Midtown Campus is a 200-bed non-profit, community teaching hospital, and part of the University of Maryland Medical System When you join or team of Registered Nurses, you'll become a part of a close-knit group of more than 1,000 staff members who provide care in 30 specialties. Our team is focused on delivering the best care possible to every patient and to supporting each other. As a Registered Nurse at UMMC-Midtown Campus, you will experience: A competitive pay scale A collaborative and compassionate environment Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental and vision Vacation time sick time personal days, tuition reimbursement, retirement contributions and more I. General Summary Under general administrative direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager is accountable for the delivery of patient care services which supports the strategic plan of the organization and achieves clinical and service quality objectives, in a clinical unit orc or care delivery site. This role is accountable for the quality of clinical services delivered, for the competency and performance of nursing staff, and for designing and maintaining systems to support multidisciplinary team function and continuity of services while working in coordination with Clinical Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager also serves a key participant in organizational project teams and work groups at the organizational and unit level. II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Helps to manage and evaluate the system of care delivery and clinical services on one or more patient care units which helps to meet clinical and service quality objectives alongside the Nurse Manager. In collaboration with medical staff leadership, assesses requirements for care delivery systems to meet changing patient population requirements. Plans strategies and services to meet clinical program objectives. Communicates long and short term plans and objectives to staff under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager. Ensures excellence of clinical practice and patient care services, including meeting or exceeding customer requirements, improving clinical outcomes and achieving productivity and expense reduction goals. Assures that programs, services and staff performance meet regulatory requirements and professional standards. In collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Manager, supports unit based professional practice partnership(s) which are designed around the requirements of customers (patient, physicians and payors) and which involve staff in decision making and unit operations. Develops effective administrative, coordination and communication systems. Ensures effectives of unit operations alongside the Clinical Nurse Manager. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to assess, redesign and continually improve effectiveness and productivity of clinical programs. Assumes a leadership role in managing the quality of services provided at the unit level. Implements systems to assess and respond to customer perceptions of services. Is visibly involved in obtaining customer feedback, incorporating customer requirements into service design and requiring staff performance which meets customer requirements. Implements systems to manage and improve the performance of unit level processes and to improve the performance, consistency and coordination of cross functional processes. Teach and coaches staff in effective process analysis and improvement techniques and in using data to assess and improve unit performance. Provides leadership visibility and presence during non-traditional shifts, working alongside the manager to maintain employee/supervisor relationships, and also assists in balancing the time management for the clinical nurse manager. Assistant Nurse Manager is on-point to provide on-site coverage for the Manager when they are off-site for any protracted period 3. Manages human fiscal resources to meet financial goals and achieve identified outcomes. Effectively participates in the development, communication, monitoring and management of Personnel on the unit. Effectively incorporates patient care requirements into the development of unit-based orientation processes and on-boarding plans. Coordinates with Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure maximal effectiveness and efficiency of staffing plan for unit, including skill mix and scheduling. Develops and maintains leadership relationships with staff in order to support health workplace environment and culture, and promote staff retention. 4. Develops and implements clinical utilization strategies which s support clinical pathways, discharge planning and case management. Under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager, develops and implement effective human resource management strategies. Collaborates to direct systems for orientation, competency validation, professional development and staff recognition. Upholds effective performance management systems which provide clear expectations to staff in all roles, support staff participation in peer feedback and effectively address individual and group performance outcomes. Creates an atmosphere which fosters team work and open communication among staff. Models effective behaviors as a facilitator, coach and group leader. What You Need to Be Successful: Education: BSN (Bachelor's Science of Nursing) required. Masters' degree with management coursework preferred. Incumbents are expected to matriculate in an accredited graduate program within one year of their employment and have five years to complete the degree. Experience: Three years recent experience in acute care facility with one year recent experience in clinical specialty required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated success in clinical leadership role required Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population specific and age specific needs. Demonstrated highly effective verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates effectiveness as a group leader and/or participant. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple members of the health care and administrative leadership team. Demonstrated ability to think critically, develop conceptual designs for clinical services, and plan and organizes successful projects. Patient Safety: Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives. Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety. Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority. Implements policies, procedure, and standards consistently in the performance of assigned duties. Develops effective working relationships and maintains good communication with other team members. Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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