Nemours is seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager for the CICU - Day Shift to join our team in Delaware.
As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report , this world-renowned teaching hospital has served children from 42 states and 14 nations. Extending the world-class care of the duPont Hospital for Children, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides expert care for even more children across the Delaware Valley through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
To keep pace with the changing health care environment and build a healthier future for our children, Nemours has embarked on a multi-phase expansion to create a children’s hospital like no other in the region. Upon completion in June 2014, the hospital will include private, family-centered, technologically advanced patient rooms, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new expanded Emergency Department.
1. The Assistant Nurse Manager provides direct patient care, including patient assignment as appropriate:
a. Collects patient health data, and analyzes data to determine nursing diagnoses.
b. Utilizes data to assist in the development of an interdisciplinary, relevant plan of care for child and family.
c. Implements appropriate interventions.
d. Identifies individualized outcomes for child and family.
e. Provides an ongoing evaluation of child's and family's progress toward attainment of outcomes.
2. The Assistant Nurse Manager provides and supervises care guided by the Professional Code of Ethics for Nurses.
a. Ensures assessments, recommendations and actions are provided in an ethical manner.
b. Serves as patient advocate, maintaining an atmosphere of family-centered care and positively influencing consumer satisfaction.
c. Approaches patient care team interactions with fairness, consistency and objectivity, and supportive of a culture that enhances nursing performance, job satisfaction and patient care team retention.
3. The Assistant Nurse Manager assists in systematically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice:
a. Participates on interdisciplinary teams to evaluate clinical practice.
b. Utilizes the results of quality-of-care data, and assists in implementing changes in clinical practice.
c. Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and practice guidelines to improve quality of care.
d. Ensures compliance with Hospital and departmental dashboard goals.
e. Participates in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.
4. The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates knowledge of current professional practice standards, laws and regulations that affect the care of children and families:
a. Evaluates his/her own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations.
b. Seeks constructive feedback regarding own clinical practice.
c. Maintains proficiency and shares knowledge of developmental variances of patients across the life span.
d. Acquires and shares knowledge and skills appropriate to the care of children, families and adults and the practice setting.
e. Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development; strives to increase knowledge and skills through continuing education.
5. The Assistant Nurse Manager contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and other health care providers:
a. Collaborates with Nurse Manager to evaluate, maintain and improve patient care team performance.
b. Supports the orientation process and continuing education of patient care team by partnering with the Nurse Manager, Nursing Education and Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs).
c. Mentors patient care team.
d. Participates in the interview and selection process of patient care team members for the patient care unit.
e. In collaboration with Nurse Manager, provides counseling to improve patient care team members' performance.
f. Identifies clinical and educational needs of the patient care team.
g. Assesses patient care team strengths and weaknesses.
h. Assists the patient care team members to identify goals for professional growth and encourages the care team to meet these goals.
i. Supports professional Nurses participation in the Shared Governance Council structure.
6. The Assistant Nurse Manager works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate the management of patient care:
a. Collaborates with child, family and other health care providers in providing patient care.
b. Promotes open and effective interdepartmental and intradepartmental communications.
7. The Assistant Nurse Manager contributes to nursing and pediatric health care through the use of research methods and findings:
a. Participates in developing evidence-based practice by participating in and involving the patient care team in evaluative research activities.
b. Facilitates the dissemination of research findings and integration of evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice.
c. Maintains current knowledge of evidence-based practice by reading professional literature and searching appropriate national databases.
8. The Assistant Nurse Manager adheres to budgetary plans:
a. Ensures safety, effectiveness, quality and cost area planning and delivering patient care.
b. Assists Nurse Manager in developing budget and budget compliance.
c. Identifies and secures resources as necessary to maintain quality patient care.
d. Completes payroll biweekly, if deemed appropriate.
9. The Assistant Nurse Manager assists the Nurse Manager in providing a professional work environment:
a. Assumes management responsibilities in absence of and as directed by Nurse Manager.
b. Actively participates in departmental activities and plan for promoting patient/family and employee satisfaction.
c. Monitors documentation of daily staffing; monitors documentation of admissions, discharges and transfers.
d. Monitors staffing schedules. Works with staffing coordinator and/or clinical nursing supervisor to ensure adequate staffing to meet patient care needs. May authorize overtime or scheduling changes to fill shifts as necessary.
e. Effectively communicates unit issues and trends to co-workers and management team.
f. Facilitates and/or coordinates patient care team meetings, agendas and minutes.
g. Serves as Clinical Nursing Supervisor on holidays on a rotational basis as needed.
10. The Assistant Nurse Manager maintains Service Excellence Standards:
a. Supports the mission, vision and values of Nemours for clinical leadership.
b. Meets or exceeds customer service expectations related to courtesy, consideration, communications, cooperation, and commitment.
- Must be enrolled in a BSN program or have a BSN.
- Minimum two years pediatric critical experience preferred.
- Must have or be eligible for your Delaware Nursing License.
- Demonstrated successful coordination/management of projects and/or programs.
- Demonstrated excellence in communication skills.
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