Assistant Nurse Manager, RN, Operating Room, Days (OR, Pediatrics)
Nemours - Wilmington, DE

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Nemours is seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager - Operating Room 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 Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital, 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.

A registered nurse with responsibility to assist the Nurse Manager in promoting compassionate, safe, quality care for patients and families, as well as managing and influencing clinical nursing practice, the interdisciplinary team and the environment in which care is provided.

Essential Responsibilities
1. The Assistant Nurse Manager may provide direct patient care:
a. Collects patient health data, and analyzes that data to determine nursing diagnoses.
b. Utilizes data to assist in the development of an interdisciplinary, relevant plan of care for the child and family.
c. Implements appropriate interventions.
d. Identifies individualized outcomes for the child and family.
e. Provides an ongoing evaluation of the child's and family’s progress toward attainment of outcomes.

2. The Assistant Nurse Manger provides care that is guided by the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements:
a. Ensures that assessments, recommendations and actions are provided in an ethical manner.
b. Serves as a patient advocate, maintaining an atmosphere of family-centered care and positively influencing consumer satisfaction.
c. Approaches staff interactions with fairness, consistency and objectivity, and supportive of a culture that enhances nursing performance, job satisfaction and staff 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. Utilizies the results of quality-of-care data; assists in implementing changes in clinical practice.
c. Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and practice guidelines to improve the 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. Serves as clinical resource and role model.
d. Maintains and shares knowledge of the developmental variances of patients across the life span.
e. Acquires and shares knowledge and skills appropriate to the care of children, families, adults and the practice setting.
f. Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development; strives to increase knowledge through continuing education.

5. The Assistant Nurse Manager contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and other health care providers:
a. In collaboration with Nurse Manager, evaluates, maintains and improves staff performance.
b. Supports the orientation process and continuing education of nursing personnel by partnering with the Nurse Manager, Staff Development and advanced practice nurses (APNs) to mentor staff.
c. Participates in the interview and selection process of staff for the patient care unit.
d. In collaboration with Nurse Manager, provides counseling to improve staff performance.

6. The Assistant Nurse Manager works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate the management of patient care:
a. Collaborates with the 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 staff in evaluative research activities.
b. Facilitates the dissemination of research findings and integration of evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice.

8. The Assistant Nurse Manager adheres to budgetary constraints:
a. Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, quality and cost in planning and delivering patient care.
b. Assists Nurse Manager in developing budget and remaining within defined budget.
c. Identifies and secures resources as necessary to maintain quality patient care.

9. The Assistant Nurse Manager assists the Nurse Manager in providing a professional work environment:
a. Assumes management responsibilities in absence of Nurse Manager.
b. Actively participates in departmental activities and plan for promoting patient and employee satisfaction.
c. Monitors documentation of daily staffing; monitors documentation of admissions, discharges and transfers.
d. Monitors staffing schedules. Works with charge nurse, staffing coordinator and/or 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.

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.

Education, Training and Experience
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Minimum two years OR experience.
  • Demonstrated successful coordination/management of projects and/or programs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, Credentialing
  • Current registration with Delaware State Board of Nursing.
  • BLS.
  • PALS, as determined by department needs.
  • Sedation, as determined by department needs.

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