CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit provides care for a variety of surgical observation patients who require monitoring after day surgery procedures for pain control, postop nausea and vomiting, surgical site monitoring or other indications. Patients on the OCU have met phase 1 recovery criteria in a post-anethesia care unit (PACU) setting and are anticipated to discharge within 24-48 hours of arrival on the unit. Common procedures include: thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, gynecology and urology procedures, mastectomy, breast reduction and reconstruction, GI procedures, laminectomy, sinus surgery, simple fracture repair, orthopedic hardware removal, 1-3 level spinal fusions, total knee and hip joint replacement, dialysis graft repair and placement, laparoscopic procedures such as appendectomy and cholecystectomy and hernia repairs, ophthalmic and cochlear procedures.
The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is a registered nurse (RN) who is responsible for upholding excellence in the provision of nursing care through the implementation of the Profession Practice Model. The ANM, in association with the Nurse Manager, is responsible for the managerial and leadership functions within a patient environment. The ANM functions primarily on evening and nightshift hours to provide operational oversight, consistency and continuity. The ANM partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with regulatory standards, and administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The ANM performs managerial activities, and demonstrates effective leadership behaviors including performing evaluations, employee mentoring, coaching, and performance management. The ANM implements quality and safety initiatives, engages in process improvement, ensures adherence to bargaining unit agreements and human resource management. The ANM creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.
The ANMs decisions and actions are based on ethical principles as outlined by the American Nurses Association. The ANM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Associations (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practicefor Nurse Administrators , the ANA Code of Ethics , the Oregon State Board Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The ANM exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
Strategic Planning :
Assists in development of the department strategic plan that reflects the division strategic plan and nursings vision.
Participates in formulating objectives, goals and specific strategies related to initiatives.
Assists in developing short and long-term goals that identify the target conditions.
Assists in coordinating the implementation of interventions to meetdepartment-level goals.
Assists with communicating implementing,and evaluatingtheunit strategicplan.
Ascribes to systems theory with an understanding that how parts of a system relate to the overall system.
Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice and the roles and functions of care team members (e.g. charge nurse, code team, RRT)
Evaluates staffs competency and intervenes to optimize performance and ensure safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care.
Promotes and practices patient/family advocacy.
Maintains visibility and open communication with the staff and department leadership.
Communicates plans and decisions to department staff and other stakeholders.
Asserts view in a non-judgmental manner.
Recognizes ones own method of decision-making and the role of beliefs, values and inferences.
Promotes patient-centered decisions and outcomes.
Actively participates in shared-governance structures and promotes decisions made within the governance structure.
Evaluates staffing, scheduling and patient care assignments to assure they are based on role and clinical practice expertise.
Celebrates successes and accomplishments.
Monitors department finances according to performance targets.
Reports areas for improvement and implements corrective course as indicated.
Assures the use of staffing tools and guidelines to manage productivity.
Monitors use of premium pay.
Educate team members on financial implications of patient care decisions.
Assists the manager/director in determining department level resource priorities.
Uses evidence-based leadership to promote desired behaviors
Develops a high-functioning workforce in collaboration with the department leadership
Recognizes and rewards exemplary professional practice
Coaches staff in an ongoing and progressive manner
Monitors and evaluates the application of practice standards
Collaborates with department leadership to facilitate behaviors that impact safety, quality, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
Resolves and manages conflict to promote optimal outcomes.
Maintains professional boundaries.
Participates in recruiting & retaining highly qualified staff.
Participates in succession planning initiatives.
Participates in the development of the department quality plan.
Utilizes department data to identify areas for improvement based on assessment and current states.
Monitors and uses data to determine patient care quality improvement objectives.
Engages staff in department initiatives.
Disseminates the impact/benefits of organizational, nursing, and department initiatives.
Identifies areas of risk and makes suggestions for reducing risk and improving outcomes.
Investigates concerns and errors to understand occurrences of errors or adverse events.
Communicates learning locally and through the system to disseminate best-practices.
Supports workflow processes that reduce error potential.
Evaluates practice in relation to the PPM and existing evidence.
Sets expectations for clinical staff to exercise autonomy and decision-making authority consistent with scope of practice and performance description.
Advances practice excellence by communicating a clear and consistent message about the expectations for role and standards -based professional practice.
Engages in informal and formal processes of giving and seeking feedback regarding role performance from individuals, professional collegues, representatives, administrators, and others.
Monitors expenditures against departmental budget; prepares necessary documentation for supervisor review/approval; tabulates budgetary data, calculates figures, and checks for accuracy.
BSN or higher degree in nursing.
Minimum of 2 years relevant clinical with strong charge nurse experience.
Unencumered Oregon RN License.
BLS for healthcare provider.
Specialty certification Job Specific (ACLS, NRP, etc.).
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Masters degree in nursing or a related field.
Previous management experience.
Nurse executive certification.
WORKING CONDITIONS:This may include such items as work schedule, work location, travel and environmental exposures such as noise, human tissues/fluids or radiation.
Required prioritization of multiple projects, activities, and assignments.
Repeated interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.
May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation.
Accepts accountability and responsibility of the assigned work area.
May be required to attend out of town conferences according to hospital travel and reimbursement policies.
Subject to computer work for several as needed.
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers including ensuring safe conditions for patients, families and staff.
Exercises the ability to implement a flexible schedule to meet operational needs and to create work-life balance.
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