Associate Nurse Manager
Requisition id: 164588
Department: 200131 General Surgical Unit T4
Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Reno, NV
Position Purpose This position is responsible for streamlining the processes of the nursing unit and ensure that a high operational standards are maintained. Associate nurse manager supports the nurse manager, staff, and patients simultaneously. This position is responsible for various administrative tasks apart from healthcare activities and are necessary for the day-to-day operations of the nursing unit. These tasks include employee scheduling, recruitment and retention of staff, performance evaluations, financial forecast compliance including supply management, and productivity management.
Nature and Scope Associate nurse manager responsibilities are to lead the nursing department. This individual must be able to help the department and ensure that the patients are able to recover soon while they are at the facility. The associate nurse manager responsibilities include:
Scheduling: An associate nurse manager prepares schedules for the healthcare team. This position must to communicate with the providers and nurses regarding the healthcare requirements of the patients and also assigns specific duties and shifts to the nursing staff.
Recruitment: In collaboration with the unit leadership team, the associate nurse manager interviews candidates applying for the position of nurse and evaluates their competency.
Monitoring employee performance: In collaboration with the unit leadership team, this position will conduct performance evaluations and assist with assessment of employee annual competencies. They evaluate how the employees have been performing at work and solicits feedback given period. The role also assists the nurse manager addresses any behavioral or competency issues that arise with employees.
Purchasing: The nurse manager ensures the appropriate supplies are stocked and available for the healthcare team. The role monitors supply usage and adjusts as appropriate.
Resolving departmental and patient issues: Associate nurse manager works with the nurses and patients and resolve any queries or issues that might hamper the healthcare activities.
Budgeting/Forecasting: The role assists the nurse manager in budgeting/forecasting for nursing department and provides estimates for various expenses by analyzing the past records. The role provides suggestions to cut expenditures and at the same time recommends ideas to purchase new equipment that can increase the efficiency of the department.
Monitoring employee performance: They evaluate how the nursing staff has been performing at work and solicits feedback from patients for performance appraisal for a given period. The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families. The Nurse Supervisor must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the standards of quality as measured by the unit/department Competence with Special Populations standard. Bibliography: 1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, American Nurses Association Publication 2. Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies, Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999 3. Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service – Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127. 4. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002. 5. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association Publication Scope
Standards for Nurse Administrators; ANA Publication This position does provide patient care.
Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications Requirements – Required and/or Preferred Name Description Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. BSN or related bachelor’s degree preferred, or pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree upon hire. Experience: Two years experience as a Staff RN preferred. License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license. Certification(s): Current AHA BLS certification by American Heart Association standards required. Professional certification preferred. RNFA: RN may perform in the capacity of a first assist if he or she is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, Completion of a RNFA program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice, is based on AORN’s core curriculum for the RNFA 200201, 400201, 200340. Computer / Typing: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.