At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Nurse Manager in the Interventional Radiology department. This individual will coordinate and participate in the orientation of new Nurses and Technologists, establish and facilitate processes which enable team members to acquire required skills, knowledge and clinical competencies and serves as a role model of nursing excellence. The RN3 will promote service excellence, patient safety, staff safety, and organizational values within IR.
SCHEDULE Full time, day shift, 8 hours per shift, 40 hours per week.
RESPONSIBILITIES As a Assistant Nurse Manager, you will work collaboratively as part of a professional medical team that includes doctors, social workers, care managers and therapists. You will oversee daily nursing operation in a team environment to restore the patients’ health by following evidence-based nursing practices and managing complex health issues. The Registered Nurse will identify care needs and monitor and administer medications and intravenous infusions to help optimize the patient’s recovery to health.40 hours per week.
Care Delivery/Daily Operations
• Collaborates with Assistant Director and Nurse manager in managing day to day operations and strategic planning • Daily oversite over RN2’s daily work assignments • Provides nursing care as needed in IR Competency Assessment and Development
• Plans, implements and evaluates unit orientation for staff with Nurse Manager • Assists with evaluation of new employees’ demonstrated skills, attitude, and philosophy as aligned with UWMC-Northwest’s missions and values; documents all information or concerns. • Assures that orientation content is inclusive of mandated regulatory and UWMC specific criteria. • Collaborates in the development/revision and validation of core and procedural area specific clinical competencies. • Develops, evaluates, and updates tools and resource materials that are utilized in orientation and on-going career development to assure readability, current standard practices, competency-based criteria, etc.
• Collaborates with Nurse Manager to ensure that all annual training requirements and competencies are provided for and met by all staff. • Plans, implements, and evaluates educational offerings to enhance the delivery of quality care and safe practices (inservices, continuing education, vendor and equipment education). • Assists staff in identifying and meeting their ongoing educational goals. • Plans, implements and evaluates programs that support staff education and development (CPR instructor, core curriculum, consortium). • Facilitates, provides and evaluates development of educational modules and training plans.
Consultation/Support of Educational Priorities
• Acts as educational resource to support quality patient care via collaboration with nurse managers, hospital leadership, staff and other members of the health care team. • Fosters clinical excellence and incorporation of clinical standards into daily practice. Uses coaching and counseling skills to enhance competent staff performance. • Anticipates and plans to meet learning needs based on changes in health care delivery and organization’s dynamic needs.
• Establishes effective work priorities, methods, and project flow. • Meets deadlines, project goals, and follows up on staff/clinical issues in a timely manner. • Displays resourcefulness and innovation in decision-making, problem solving, and training. • Maintains accessibility, response and follow through to Nurses, Technologists, Radiologists, and Management • Assumes responsibility for own professional learning needs including attendance at relevant educational offerings, completion of annual performance review and competencies. • Participates in unit and organizational committees, taskforces, and work groups. • Models service excellence in daily practice. • Remains open to constructive feedback and integrates recommendations into practice. • Promotes an open, respectful, collegial, and fun working environment. • Demonstrates the ability to foster a foster a healthy work environment such as resolving conflicts tactfully, using appropriate channels for escalation for unresolved issues, and demonstrating professionalism in day to day activities. • Collaborates and promotes team building with all disciplines and departments. • Promotes teams and individuals to give their best to achieve desired patient, team and organizational outcomes. • Respects and welcomes diversity in staff and team. • Performs and participates in annual evaluation • Collaborates with the Assistant Director and Nurse Manager to complete or facilitate the performance review process. Mentors staff in the utilizing the peer review process. • Demonstrates ability to provide “just in time” feedback to staff regarding clinical performance, interpersonal team interactions, and patient/family communication.
Regulatory • Responds appropriately to emergency situations and drills. • Intervenes to address illegal/unethical/unprofessional professional practice of any member of the health care team. • Promotes practices and decisions that reduce human error and promote staff/patient safety.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.