Works directly under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) to assist with managerial duties as assigned. Responsible for unit in the absence of CNM. The Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager (ACNM) assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises direct care of all patients to achieve high standards. Assures quality of care and patient satisfaction. Assists the CNM and Clinical Educator with communication of best practice.
Provides support to the CNM in areas including hiring, scheduling, performance management, staff development, employee relations, quality improvement and policy review. Assists CNM with staff evaluations, initiates and participates in staff mentoring and provides guidance regarding patient care and performance issues. Demonstrates excellent professional and clinical skills, utilizing the nursing process to facilitate the direct and indirect care necessary to meet patient needs and improve outcomes. Daily rounds on all patients to assess and identify possible critical situations and determine patient care needs and outcomes. Assists nursing staff with delivery of direct patient care as needed. Promotes a culture of safety and quality. Maintains a safe environment for the patients, families, and staff. Assures that the National Patient Safety Standards are fully met. Responsible for monitoring operational/supply budget to help ensure and maintain appropriate utilization. Assists with compiling data to provide recommendations and priority for Capital budget. Assures workload is utilized appropriately. Assists in the collection and preparation of reports related to patient care. Conducts nursing audits and takes part in quality nursing improvement activities. Provides oversight of documentation accuracy, including review and analysis of effectiveness of nursing interventions. Provides oversight of Unit Based Council. Collaborates with medical staff to ensure the highest level of care for patients. Collaborates with nursing staff and CNM to resolve patient, family, or physician complaints timely and in coordination with service excellence and patient satisfaction standards. Collaborates with ancillary departments for increased quality care. Maintains personal accountability to continuously expand knowledge of leadership techniques. Completes mandatory education and contact education requirements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
· Ability to assess a patient’s condition, formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and to explain to patient/family about this process.
· Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations.
MINIMUM HIRING REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLETED ONCE HIRED:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing
- RN licensure in the State of Wyoming
- Two years direct care experience in medical/surgical nursing
Candidates must meet the following mandatory requirements for specialty units once hired:
- Basic Life Support
- Resource Pool employees will be required to maintain certifications as required by their designated units and specialty areas.
- Specialty certifications per department:
- ACLS/PALS/NRP should be obtained within 6 months of hire or transfer as required by unit.
- TNCC/ENPC should be obtained within 1 year of hire or transfer as required by unit.
- Cardiac Services – ACLS
- Endoscopy – ACLS
- ICU & PCU – ACLS
- Telemetry – ACLS
- ED – ACLS, TNCC, ENPC or PALS
- Labor and Delivery – ACLS & NRP
- MBU – ACLS if floated to L&D and NRP
- Peds – NRP, ENPC or PALS
- Administrative Reps. – ACLS
- Rapid Response – ACLS, TNCC, ENPC or PALS
- Nurse Managers – ACLS
- Hospitalist RN’s – ACLS
- OR – TNCC, Effective 3/1/2013 CNOR within 2 years of hire PACU – ACLS, PALS
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center - 11 months ago
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