Assistant Nurse Manager - Ortho/Neuro - Duke Regional Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 230690
Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
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Assistant Nurse Manager, RN - Ortho/Neuro Unit - Duke Regional Hospital
7-1 Ortho/Neuro unit at Duke Regional Hospital is comprised of a 40-bedded floor with Orthopedics and Neuroscience specialties. This is a fast-paced state-of-the-art orthopedic and neurosurgery unit. The unit uses enhanced recovery after surgery principles to both minimize narcotic usage and get the patient home and back to baseline as quickly as we can. The majority of our patients stay 6-24 hours on the unit, in that time they are provided for by a tremendous interdisciplinary team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, care managers, pharmacists, and doctors. The nursing unit utilizes Epic for the EMR, Omnicell for the medications, and Pyxis for the patient supplies. It's the teamwork that makes the unit soar, and it is that same teamwork that the staff relishes and keeps them together. Eager to add like-minded motivated nurses to our staff. Optimized Health- Not total care.
General Description of the Job Class
The Assistant Nurse Manager, RN (ANM) is a role developed to work in coordination with the nursing leadership in an assigned unit, department or service to ensure the work is accomplished safely and effectively. The ANM serves as leadership support for staff, physicians and other related providers on service- specific clinical issues. The ANM requires demonstration of leadership, clinical, and interpersonal skills. The ANM collaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical operations related to the designated service area. The ANM serves as the leader support for the unit/department/service when the manager is unavailable. The ANM is responsible for supervising, directing, coaching and mentoring staff under the supervision of the nurse manager of operations (NMO).
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Duties and responsibilities include those required of the clinical nurse, preceptor, and charge nurse role. In conjunction with nurse manager, the assistant nurse manager will plan, coordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure all CBO and CBE requirements for staff are current.
Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit for manager approval.
Coordinate clinical training requirements with staff regarding equipment and supplies.
Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to provide support and determine how orientation should proceed on an individual basis.
Assist NMO in preparation, oversight, maintenance and monitoring of budget utilization
Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects to improve work flow processes throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.
Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processes throughout the department.
Participate with the nurse manager in the interview process and selection of new staff.
Oversee various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations and other related activities.
Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.
Assess the performance of assigned new hires and orientees including entry level nurses, nursing care assistants and health unit coordinators; provides ongoing feedback and coaching.
Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issues to appropriate support team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing, etc).
Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.
Facilitate provision of clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staff on a regular basis.
Provide immediate support or education on policy, procedures, equipment and supplies as needed.
Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching new technology/procedures.
Provide clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitate patient care.
Round on patient and families to validate services are provided consistently within expected standards; provide service recovery as needed.
Model and support the value of diversity in the workplace
Give assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patient flow.
Supervise and coordinate delivery of patient care for assigned patient care area.
Provide oversight and support to charge nurse to ensure staffing needs/assignments are made according to workload, staff competency and scope of practice. Delegate responsibilities within the scope of practice and validated competencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.
Facilitate participation of unit based staff on department and organization wide councils/committees.
Facilitate assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurse learner.
Promote an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staff input into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegiality among all health team members.
Communicate in an effective, professional manner.
Support activities needed to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and compliance with clinical patient care standards and established policies and procedures.
Review and provide appropriate follow up/communication on SRSs related to their team or patients in conjunction with NMO.
Facilitate and encourage staff participation in departmental and hospital committee and council meetings.
Attend departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.
Coordinate, facilitate, participate or direct departmental projects with follow-through and appropriate follow-up.
Other projects and duties as directed by the department manager.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.
Three years of experience in nursing practice
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is required.
Must obtain a nursing leadership certification within two years of hire of appointment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and nursing care assistant
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Able to use fine motor skills
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area
Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Able to remain focused and organized
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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