The Assistant Nurse Manager is a professional registered nurse (RN) who is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. This RN is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. This RN demonstrates leadership when providing and improving patientcare. The incumbent reports directly to the Nurse Manager of Med/Surg/Telemetry. The Assistant Nurse Manager assumes the following roles and responsibilities: 1. Attends all mandatory trainings and ensuring staff are current in their mandatory trainings. 2. Functions in the role as a Charge Nurse, front line, resource staff when department needs require. 3. Represents the Inpatient Unit in meetings in the absence of NM. 4. Actively participates in and support Shared Governance and Relationship Based Care and related activities at the department level. 5. Assists the UPC, and the NM in the development, maintenance, and implementation of the Daily Management System (DMS), Unit Scorecard, addressing process related to the feedback from All Employee Survey (AES). 6. Participates in and supports system redesign projects and Lean thinking to positively impact the service and organization. 7. Proactively makes leadership choices to prioritize Veteran-Centered needs, operate within allocated resources and takes the initiative to find solutions to operational challenges. 8. Maintains knowledge and understanding of State and Federal mandated requirements and ensures compliance with VA, The Joint Commission, and OSHA standards. 9. Maintain knowledge of specific performance results and metrics such as Strategic Analytics for Improvement Learning (SAIL), Nurse Sensitive Indicators (NDNQI), The Joint Commission Accountability Measures (ORYX). 10. Provide leadership, organization, and coordination of employees and resources to meet patient needs. 11. Supervises and coordinates patient care flow and efficiency and is accountable for all flow metrics. 12. Organize and lead staff meetings. 13. Provides input to the NM in the development and evaluating performance and competency of employees. 14. Collaborate with an inter-professional team to improve unit efficiency and delivery of patient care. 15. Assist the NM and CNS in the development, organization, implementation, and/or maintenance of the orientation and competencies for employees in the Inpatient Units. 16. Assists NM and CNS in creating and revising unit policies and standard operating procedures as indicated. 17. Assists the NM with maintaining and signing timecards. 18. Assists the NM with completion of Joint Patient Safety Reporting (JPSR), Reasonable Accommodations, Daily Staffing Tool, Nursing Hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD) and Staffing Methodology. 19. Responsible for creating the staff schedule, on-going staffing request changes, and ongoing maintenance to ensure adequate staffing. 20. Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred characteristics: 1. Bachelor's degree in nursing with 2-3 years of continuous and sustained demonstrated professional nursing practice. 2. At least 2 years of current experience as a Charge Nurse and/or Unit Coordinator on a Medical/Surgical/Remote Telemetry Unit with the VA San Diego Healthcare System. 3. Strong interpersonal skills. 4. Ability to work effectively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to positively impact patient care delivery. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0730-1600 Telework: No available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.