Assistant Patient Care Manager (APCM): Medical Surgical - PCU 300 (1.0 FTE, Nights)
Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 8419506
1.0 FTE, Nights
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The Assistant Patient Care Manager is responsible for assisting the Patient Care Manager with clinical management and administrative coordination of a designated patient care unit(s) or service(s). The position supports the Patient Care Manager in promoting the achievement of the unit(s)' goals and objectives. This position works in a supportive manner as a resource for the patient care unit(s) and as a representative for the Patient Care Manager. Typically assigned responsibility for supervising patient care staff and operations for an assigned shift for a patient care unit(s) and/or for coordinating one or more administrative functions as assigned by the Patient Care Manager, ensuring consistent implementation and monitoring of organizational policies and standards of care, their work involves a combination of clinical (patient care) and administrative responsibilities. The Assistant Patient Care Manager provides consistent and timely information and feedback to the Patient Care Manager and is responsible for knowledge and application of all personnel policies and requirements of the collective bargaining agreements. Assistant Patient Care Managers differ from Patient Care Managers in that the latter are unit managers with total responsibility and accountability for one or more patient care units or services.
Assists in the performance of the operational aspects of a designated unit(s) while providing mentoring and leadership support to the unit(s) staff; supervises the provision of quality, therapeutic and cost-effective patient care in accordance with standards of practice, hospital protocols, policies and procedures, and desired patient outcomes.
Assists Patient Care Manager in administrative/management functions and assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Patient Care Manager as delegated and/or in the case of absence.
Coordinates and directs the unit(s) patient care operations for an assigned shift, acting on behalf of the Patient Care Manager.
Facilitates orientation, training and ongoing staff development; assists in coaching, developing and corrective action of personnel as appropriate; participates in ongoing and annual evaluation of employee performance.
Facilitates the effective delivery of competent, compassionate care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes to facilitate smooth workflow and desired outcomes on the patient care unit(s).
Interprets to staff the application and implementation of the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the unit(s), department, and organization; communicates expectations and monitors staff performance.
Participates in unit goal and program planning, development, and evaluation of programs and special projects as assigned; participates in and supports continuous quality, process, and performance improvement and risk management programs at the unit(s) level.
Provides competent and compassionate patient care (appropriate to age and condition of the patient), serving as a role model and mentor; and assists with unit workload.
Serves as a liaison to the Patient Care Manager.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to contribute to health care policy formulation when working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers.
Ability to delegate responsibly to others, activities according to ability, level of preparation, the standards of practice and regulatory guidelines.
Ability to develop programs and lead process improvement projects.
Ability to establish the strategic direction and business plans for a functional group.
Ability to initiate and implement change conducive to the improvement of the quality and safety of patient care delivery.
Ability to provide leadership, influence others to meet patient needs and achieve shared goals, to effectively prioritize system resources to provide quality and valued patient care, promote cooperative behaviors, act as a role model, resource and mentor.
Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.
Ability to use information and keep abreast of developments in technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making in patient care.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment.
Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management essential to the practice of nursing in the larger context of health care.
Knowledge of principles, practices and current trends in health care and hospital system organization and administration sufficient to provide clinical management, leadership, coordination, and operational direction for assigned areas of responsibility.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.