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Assistant Nurse Manager - Women's and Children's - L&D

Company: Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The Assistant Nurse Manager provides direct support to the Nurse Manager with administrative leadership and direction in accordance with the organizational philosophy and objectives. Assumes responsibility and accountability for all patient care activities, unit operation, and staff function. Ensures continuity of care on the unit by providing direct care (when there is urgent need)) as well as supervising the care given by nurses and supportive staff. Develops high functioning interdisciplinary teams. Provides leadership in specific clinical or administrative area. Participates in coaching, counseling, timely effective feedback to staff and actively participates in the performance evaluation process in conjunction with administrative manager or director. Fosters highly skilled professional practice, in accordance with the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and develops high functioning interdisciplinary teams.The ANM's decisions and actions are based on ethical principles as outlined by the American Nurses Association. The ANM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators, the ANA Code of Ethics, the Oregon State Board Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).
Performed majority of the time:

  • Works closely with the Nurse Manager, in conjunction with the Nurse Leaders as well, to plan, problem solve, and facilitate daily operation of the unit.
    • Consistently and effectively counsels' employees, initiates disciplinary action, communicates action to the Admin Nurse Manager and/or director and participates as needed in follow-up activities while focusing on the situation, issue or behavior, not the person.
      • In support to the Admin Nurse Manager, is responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and delegation of orientation items of staff.
        • Identifies potential staffing problems and notifies the Unit Manager and/or Nursing supervisor
          • Informs the Admin Nurse Manager, Director and/or Nursing Supervisor of any unusual developments involving patients, staff, equipment, policies or procedures.
            • Carries out employee relations in a manner consistent with current collective bargaining agreements and hospital policy.
              • Uses computer skills in communicating and analyzing data.
                • Follows the procedures for use of personal protective equipment, infection control, disposal of hazardous waste and sharps.
                  • Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established policies and procedures.
                    • Assists in patient and staff education.
                      • Coordinates nursing activities with other units and departments to provide optimal care to patients.
                        • Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, implementation, planning and evaluation to direct delivery of care to patients.
                          • Determines daily staffing assignments based on available staff and patient needs in compliance with Oregon Nurse Practice Act and Oregon Nurse Staffing law
                            • Completes staff scheduling according to staffing plans to assure adequate availability of staff for patient care.
                              • Achieves financial targets for area of responsibility.
                                • Provides leadership and direction to the nursing staff, acts as a resource.
                                  • Provides expertise and leadership in problem solving processes and tools.
                                    • Plans and participates in nursing in-services, conferences and designated meetings.
                                      • Investigates ways to improve customer service utilizing feedback from customers (i.e. patients, family, co-workers, other departments, etc.).
                                        • Demonstrates and shares the ability to face new challenges (learning on the fly).
                                          • Utilizes Hillsboro Medical Center's Quality Improvement process to make decisions that focus on the customer and are best for the organization.
                                            • Respects and advocates for patient's and/or significant other's rights.
                                              • Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients and significant others.
                                                • Involves unit staff and others as appropriate in decisions that might impact their jobs, may include Unit Based Council participation.
                                                  • Facilitates effective teamwork among employees and departments.
                                                    • Demonstrates leadership skills by supporting and acknowledging interpersonal relationships and professional growth.
                                                      Performed occasionally:

                                                      • Participates in corporate programs and attends appropriate meeting to enhance communication and to assist in achieving corporate goals.
                                                        • Communicates safety expectations and necessity for staff to attend annual training.
                                                          • Provides informal and formal practice and performance feedback to clinical staff, supporting their growth and development through their experiences.
                                                            • Assures that quality improvement monitoring and evaluation is implemented and maintained.
                                                              • Participates in continuing education programs.
                                                                • Assists and supports the promotion of hospital services.
                                                                  • Participates in regional professional organization on a regular basis to provide professional growth.
                                                                    Decision making and budget responsibilities:

                                                                    • Decision making as needed to influence the department outcomes and recognizes these decisions influence the organization.
                                                                      • Assists the Administrative Nurse Manager in budget planning for their areas of responsibility.
                                                                        Assigned direct reports (not limited to the ones listed).

                                                                        • Nurse Leader, Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistants.
                                                                          JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

                                                                          • Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Master of Science in Nursing can be used in lieu of BSN.

                                                                            • Master's degree in related nursing field.
                                                                              FOR ALL AREAS:
                                                                              • Minimum of five (5) years nursing experience.
                                                                                • Experience with hiring, staff development, and team building.
                                                                                  • Experience with quality improvement; developing initiatives, monitoring, and demonstrated improvements in improving clinical care quality.
                                                                                    FOR ALL AREAS:
                                                                                    • A minimum of three (3) years' experience in management positions within disciplines or areas managed highly desirable.
                                                                                      Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
                                                                                      FOR ALL AREAS:
                                                                                      • Current unencumbered license as registered nurse in state of Oregon.
                                                                                        • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.Women's & Children's Center:
                                                                                          • Neonatal Resuscitation preferred upon hire and required within 90 days of hire.
                                                                                            FOR ALL AREAS:
                                                                                            • Nursing Leadership certification.
                                                                                              Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

                                                                                              • Knowledgeable of governmental, outside agency, and accrediting bodies' rules, regulations, and requirements for areas managed. For example, State and Federal regulations governing administration of long-term care, Oregon State Board of Nursing, requirements if managing nurses, etc.
                                                                                                • Skill in policy formulation, including writing skills and group presentation skills.
                                                                                                  • Demonstrates effective written, communication and interpersonal and applies them to change management, team building, and facilitation of team effectiveness.
                                                                                                    • Possesses knowledge of current concepts of nursing and medical practices, and skills necessary in providing appropriate care for patients' unique needs based upon age, culture, ethnicity and belief systems.
                                                                                                      • Exhibits effective conflict resolution skills and strong collaborative skills in daily interactions and decision-making.
                                                                                                        • Demonstrates ability to use a personal computer efficiently.
                                                                                                          • Must be able to function effectively and professionally in high stress and critical situations.
                                                                                                            • Must have knowledge of leadership, organizational skills and the care process to provide appropriate care for patients' unique needs based upon age, culture, ethnicity and belief systems.
                                                                                                              • Promotes healthy communication and conflict management among staff and between departments.
                                                                                                                • Encourages staff participation in personal and professional growth opportunities.
                                                                                                                  • Adopts and learns to use new technologies effectively.
                                                                                                                    • Leads in problem identification and resolution for areas of responsibility including regulatory mandates.
                                                                                                                      • Actively works with staff to reinforce commitment to a safer workplace.
                                                                                                                        • Utilizes problem solving processes and tools, such as PDSA, to resolve complaints and/or concerns.
                                                                                                                          • Encourages staff participation in process review in order to improve the delivery of care.
                                                                                                                            • Works in cooperation with and under the consultation of the appropriate medical director.
                                                                                                                              • Utilizes team skills, including but not limited to knowing when to offer both teams and individuals the ability to manage on their own; developing, assisting, supporting and acknowledging others.
                                                                                                                                • Demonstrates knowledge of hiring and compensation process/policies.
                                                                                                                                  • Works to improve communication among staff and other departments.
                                                                                                                                    • Gives regular feedback to staff including performance feedback and recognition. Manages poor performers in a consistent and timely manner.

                                                                                                                                      • Financial skills including budget development and management of budgets - operating and capital and monitoring of budget performance.
                                                                                                                                        • Knowledge of OSHA regulations, workers' compensation management, The Joint Commission, Oregon State Board of Nursing, and State and Federal regulations.
                                                                                                                                          • Bilingual skills a plus.
                                                                                                                                            #Tier4Additional Posting Information: Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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