Currently looking for an experienced L&D, NICU or Mother Baby RN to fill the Special Care Nurseries Assistant Nurse Manager opening with Emory Healthcare at their University Hospital in Midtown. Interested candidates must have at least 5 years of nursing experience in an L&D, NICU or Mother Baby Unit.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Nurse Manager, Special Care Nurseries

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of nursing personnel in the Special Care Nurseries. 
  • Verifies that patients' needs are met and evaluates unit nursing care and performance.
  • Participates in planning work of assigned units and coordinates activities with other patient care units and related departments.
  • Plans and organizes training for unit staff members, and participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Participates in the hiring process and is responsible for development, evaluation and ongoing management of assigned direct reports.
  • Provides professional nursing care in adherence with EHC guidelines and protocols for patients during bedside assignments.
  • Embodies our Care Transformation Model to maintain an environment of trust, fairness, consistency and confidentiality with team members and with internal and external customers.
  • Listens and seeks clarification through Intentional rounding.
  • Completes rounding log and uses findings to develop solutions to identified issues within scope of accountability.
  • Ensures the consistent practice of bedside report and completes monthly audits.
  • Shares knowledge with others within work group/department.
  • Represents needs and interests of direct reports to all levels of the leadership structure.
  • Communicates proactively and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Supports the delivery of quality patient care by holding staff accountable to established patient care and regulatory standards.
  • Interprets policies and procedure to nursing staff and patients/families.
  • Makes changes in clinical assignments based on patient care needs and demonstrated staff competencies.
  • Promotes a safe, therapeutic, customer-friendly environment.
  • Responds promptly to patient, family and staff concerns seeking to bring issues to resolution.
  • Provides feedback to patient care team regarding issues.
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge needed to coach staff on day-to-day activities.
  • Pursues continuous learning to gain additional knowledge in area of clinical specialty.
  • Interacts effectively with members of the health care team and ancillary departments to monitor and achieve quality patient outcomes.
  • Supports evidence based changes to clinical practice in pursuit of quality patient outcomes.
  • Ensures service 10 is practiced on their unit and shared throughput the healthcare system.
  • Exercises problem solving skills to optimize patient flow while maintaining quality patient care.
  • Collaborates with healthcare team regarding bed management to ensure appropriate patient placement based on clinical needs.
  • Outpatient/procedural: ensures and contributes to improvement in patient access, cycle times, and patient wait times.
  • Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that are drivers of quality improvement.
  • Completes audits of practice as defined by unit/organizational quality plan.
  • Manages PDSA cycles for particular improvement efforts in collaboration with the Unit Director, CNS, UNE and the unit practice council.
  • Supports development of protocols for practice based on evidence.
  • Educates staff and monitors compliance of staff in cohort; elevates non-compliance issues.
  • Completes documentation audits for cohort in conjunction with quality and business managers.
  • Builds, maintains and supports a culture that fosters effective working relationships within a safe working environment.
  • Utilizes and models behaviors to manage conflict within scope of responsibility.
  • Identify service recovery strategies that preserve individual dignity.
  • Knows and is articulate about area performance against service standards.
  • Hold others accountable for behaviors that drive service improvement and excellence.
  • Utilizes the problem solving model to independently resolve patient problems and follows through to implement solutions.
  • Monitors service behaviors of cohort, coaching for consistency amongst all staff.
  • Responds to and manages customer service issues that arise in day to day work.
  • Rounds on patients and families daily.
  • Proactively intervenes to address and/or prevent customer service issues.
  • Brings to leadership identification of policy issues that impact customer service.
  • Assists to complete investigation of STARS reports or other customer service issues at the direction of the manager.
  • Identifies customer service issues other departments may have that affect safe, accurate, timely provision of patient care and efficient use of human and other resources.
  • Submits and/or presents agenda items for huddle.
  • Attends staff meetings regularly.
  • Supports other Assistant Nurse Managers in work they are trying to accomplish.
  • Provides input for accurate preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets, including staffing issues, patient flow issues, and process change opportunities.
  • Manages resources that achieve safe, cost effective, clinically appropriate patient care.
  • Understands established area budget and adjusts resource utilization to minimize variances.
  • Works within a Shared Governance framework to identify and address issues, solve problems and evaluate outcomes.
  • Participates on departmental and/or interdepartmental committees to address unit and system problems/issues. Implements service, quality and productivity improvements.
  • Collaborates within UPC and across organization to identify and develop innovative strategies.
  • Manages unit to meet the established cost per unit of service.
  • Optimizes use of staff time and non-salary resources to improve quality while decreasing costs. Identifies need for capital equipment and repair of such.
  • Verifies staffing model with Business Manager to ensure clinical efficacy. 

Requirements of the Assistant Nurse Manager, Special Care Nurseries

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.
  • BSN required.
  • 5+ years of nursing experience in an L&D, NICU or Mother Baby Unit.
  • BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.
  • Prior leadership experience preferred.

This is a management position
This is a full-time position

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