UnityPoint Health Assistant Manager Nurse in Peoria, Illinois
To coordinate the day to day work flow of the department to meet patient care needs. This role is to focus on nursing process, physician communication, patient flow, employee competence, resource utilization and patient/family/physician and staff satisfaction. The assistant will function as a member of the assigned department leadership team.
QUALITY OF CARE: The assistant nurse manager plays a prvotal role in interdisciplinary oversight of quality patient care on unit. Reports all issues or concerns to the Nurse Manager.
Ensures patient assessments are completed.
Ensures that patient care outcomes are clearly documented for all patients.
Serves as resource to others in using patient outcomes or core measure indicators to organize their plan of care and care delivery methods.
Assists in unit specific PI process to achieve best practice
Takes an active role in assisting staff to incorporate research and best practices in patient care into their individual practice.
Recognizes trends in the delivery of patient care on the unit and discusses with Nurse Manager
Monitors current patient care practices and is alert to areas of improvement
Successfully manages clinical crisis situations
Assists Nurse Manager in meeting employee satisfacion goals
Assist Nurse Manager in service recovery activities.
Participates in gathering data on PI initiatives, including chart review
Participates in determining root causes
Participates in developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans
Develops a schedule that meets staffing needs
Serves on unit operations council
UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES: Identifies circumstances that require redistribution or addition of staff based on unit activity, patient acutiy, and staff orientation/training needs.
Identifies circumstances require redistribution of care team resources to better meet the needs of the patients during a given shift.
Ensures that patient care activities and unit operations are delegated in a fair and efficient manner
Uses staffing targets and census optimization to maintain prductivity target
Assists with staffing decisions keeping costs and resource utilization in mind
Alerts Nurse Manager in a timely manner releated to not-staff resource needs.
Delivers nursing care when necessary
Assists the Nurse Manager in the annual performance review process for the department
Mentors developing registered nurses
Performs corrective action up to and including a written corective action
Completes and administers annual performance reviews
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Acts as clinical liaison between nursing, healthcare providers, and physicians to communicate interdisciplinary approach to patient care needs and promotes teamwork.
Assists with communicating unit information and clarifies issues as needed.
Communicates any problems to the Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor that need further attention timely.
Assists with communications regarding physical changes in patient status
Makes patient rounds daily in the OR/PACU
Demonstrates good listening skills with staff members and physicians
TEAMWORK/Coordination of Care: Supports a positive,collaborative, professional, work environment.
Assists the Nurse Manager in helping nursing staff to develop clinically and professionally
Assists the Nurse Manager in retention efforts for the department
Assists the Nurse Manager in recruitment efforts-including but not limited to attending employment fairs, assisting in selection process.
Assumes leadership role in a clinical crisis situation
Demonstrates advanced assessment skills, knowledge of equipment and supplies used within the department
Serves as a role model for professional behavior/attitude
Functions as role model for staff in embracing the concept of continuous improvement
Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a BSN within 2.5 years of hire
3-5 years experience with inpatient nursing. Demonstrated excellence in patient care and interpersonal skills with both patients/families and colleagues required
License and Certification
Registered Nurse in state of Illinois required
Valid CPR required within 60 days of start date as RN
Certification in specialty and/or BSN is preferred
Required English Skills
Advanced reading skills
Advanced writing skills
Advanced oral skills
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
MS Office Apps
Requisition ID: 2018-42456
Street: 5401 N Knoxville Ave
Name: UPH Proctor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Dayshift, M-F, with some second and third shift working responsibilities
External Company Name: UnityPoint Health
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org