The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM), in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the of Primary Care unit. The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM), in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the Primary Care Service line. Responsibility includes the management, evaluation, and implementation of evidenced-based nursing practice. The ANM is responsible for executing his/her duties in a manner that demonstrates leadership, clinical expertise, and creative approaches to the management of patient care. The ANM and the Nurse Manager are a high functioning team, working cohesively to create a positive work environment which enhances care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff within the VA Bedford Healthcare system. The ANM will make sound fiscal decisions when requesting supplies, approving time off, and authorizing overtime in compliance with unit and hospital financial goals. The Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for coaching, mentoring, and supervising subordinate staff. The ANM will work collaboratively with the Team to ensure that all administrative functions are adequately covered. The assistant Nurse Manager reports to the Nurse Manager of Primary Care. The Assistant Nurse Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; Assigning work to subordinates (RNs, LPNs, NAs) based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates; Evaluating the performance of subordinates; Making recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of subordinates; Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters; Mediating and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; Recommending disciplinary action where appropriate Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8a-4:30p Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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