The Assistant Nurse Manager for Neuro Science has shared responsibility, with Nurse Manager for total operations of a 48 bed Neuroscience Unit with 12 step down beds. This role supports the hospital's mission, goals and objectives by focusing on the patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and the community as customers. Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates activities within the department. Supervises a staff composed of 85 FTE's and ensures compliance with JCAHO standards and other regulatory agencies.
The Neuroscience Assistant Nurse Manager's specific areas of responsibility and attention will include the following:
· Provide efficient staffing patterns, manage department productivity, and demonstrate knowledge of effective FTE utilization.
· Interpret and disseminate information on hospital wide policies and programs and other pertinent information to the appropriate individuals.
· Support the hospital Performance Improvement philosophies through governance, clinical, and managerial functions and participate as an active member of hospital committees.
· Recruit and retain qualified staff and promote professional growth by actively contributing to the development of employees through delegation, supervision and education.
· Develop, analyze, and maintain fiscal management strategies for department operations and reports by preparing unit operating and capital budget, monitoring budget reports, and managing variance discrepancies to ensure cost effective unit operations.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Assistant Nurse Manager or Nursing leader with a clinical focus in Neuroscience and/or Neuro Critical Care Services. Key requirements and attributes for the position include:
· Experienced Neuroscience and/or Neuro Critical Care Registered Nurse with 3 plus years in a clinical leadership role with direct exposure to people/scheduling systems including Kronos and One Staff. Leader must be clinically competent to pick up a patient load in emergency situations.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and/or Master’s Degree preferred.
· Evidence of ability to draw on knowledge from the following areas: Management systems, best practices, evidenced-base nursing administration, fiscal management, healthcare evaluation and outcome measures, measurement of patients needs and nursing workload, performance improvement, service excellence, negotiations and conflict resolution, and systems for patient safety.
Specialty Certification in Neuroscience preferred. Must be willing to obtain upon hire within a 12 month period.