The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) functions as the professional leader of an interdisciplinary health care team and possesses the administrative leadership necessary to promote interdisciplinary cooperation. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager (NM), the ANM functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operational functions of the Primary Care Clinic. Duties of the ANM will include but not limited to: Demonstrates effective leadership in assigned area and understands processes, procedures, standards, methods, and technologies related to assignment; collaborates and works well with others. Serves as an assistant with line authority to the nurse manager in providing leadership and direction to nursing staff Acts as the Nurse Manager during times of Nurse Manager absence, by directly supervising staff who provide care which compensates for or assists in meeting the health-related self-care demands, and/or enhancing or developing self-care In collaboration with the nurse manager is responsible for the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on the unit Communicates clearly, orally and in writing, and maintains staff confidentiality Providing unit coverage when needed (charge nurse, staff relief or taking an assignment); administers nursing care, medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines Assisting the Nurse Manager in formulating and managing staff scheduling and accurately entering data into Acustaf Utilizes appropriate position descriptions / functional statements, Performance Standards, and Qualification Standards to provide input for staff performance evaluations to Nurse Manager on Title 38, Hybrid Title 38 and Title 5 (GS) employees. Assisting the nurse manager in compiling and submitting of required reports in a timely manner including: performance appraisals, proficiencies, performance improvement reports, certified time, and other workload and patient care data requested. Assures that staff documentation is accurate indicating patient findings, assessments, and care provided in the medical record focusing on established performance standards. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles Assists nurse manager in planning and conducting regularly scheduled unit staff meetings; encourages open communication and verbalization of options when identifying and resolving problems, facilitates resolutions through appropriate channels. Participates on unit, service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care; disseminating applicable information to the Specialty Clinic staff. Work Schedule: As directed by Nurse Manager Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600238800
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