Job: Assistant Nurse Manager, Orthopaedic Unit

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Jobing Description

Location:Silverdale Hospital
Zip Code:98383
Department:Orthopaedic Unit - Silverdale, 60813
Shift Hours:1900 - 0730
Job Type:Part-time
On-Call Required:No
Rotating Weekends:Yes
Rotating Holidays:Yes



The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for coordinating the care of hospital patients and their families; ensuing both clinical and financial outcomes of care for a defined group of patients. Provide supervision, guidance, direction and coordination to all patient caregivers; assists the Nurse Manager/Director in management of patient care and personnel on assigned unit. Participates in clinical nursing, as appropriate, and assumes the responsibilities of the Manager/Director in his/her absence.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors Degree in Nursing required; or a combination of education and directly related work experience.


Current RN registration in the State of Washington.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association

ACLS/PALS required based on area of specialty


Continuing education and/or licensing requirements: Continuing education and license renewal required annually. Attends yearly educational day (YED) and other requirements

Population Specific continuing competency requirements: Knowledge and expertise in providing care to assigned population


Minimum of two (2) years experience in clinical area, and one (1) year managerial experience desired.


Knowledge of regulatory standards (JCAHO, DOH, WISHA, OSHA, etc), safety, emergency, chemical, and HMH Policy and procedures

Knowledge of scope of nursing practice and current standards for clinical specialty

Knowledge of state and federal regulations

Knowledge of a range of patient care procedures

Knowledge of and ability to apply effective supervisory techniques

Knowledge of managed care requirements.

Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals

Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening

Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers

Ability to work under stressful conditions

Ability to develop and deliver effective training

Ability to participate in lifting or moving of physically challenged patients.

Ability to understand the proper usage of the English language


Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection:

Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens:

Risk of exposure to Bloodborne pathogens during all patient contacts

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

Gloves, gowns, shoe covers

Description of Physical Nature of Work Setting:

Typical nursing unit in a hospital setting

Job performance is based solely on the individual's ability to perform the essential job functions. A person with a disability is eligible for this position provided he/she could perform those functions with reasonable accommodation.


Supervises all staff to ensure work is performed within prescribed standards; provides guidance to staff when required to address performance issues or concerns; provides input regarding staff performance evaluations and provides employee counseling when required. Ensures all staff attends technical and mandatory training/education.

Identifies behavior requiring intervention; informs Director of actions or recommendations and provides documentation; maintains accurate and current documentation.

Supervises and delegates the delivery of individualized patient care. Evaluates each patient's progress on a daily basis and intervenes as appropriate.

Collaborates with the health care team to assure appropriate discharge planning. Initiates and attends care conferences when indicated.

Updates and assures the accuracy of HPUOS worksheet and reviews position control on a daily basis. Provides written justification for variances from the staffing grid.

Plans staffing levels to meet patient needs, utilizing the HPUOS worksheet, staffing grid and the acuity system; proactively maximizes resources and create staffing solutions.

Responsible for application of UR (Utilization Review and Management) activities for defined group of patients. Works with physicians in assuring appropriate admission status. Monitors patient status and charges daily.

Responsible for guiding patients through hospital experience, applying principles of utilization management. Plans, coordinates and evaluates patient's plan of care over the continuum.

Monitors and verifies managed care authorization or other third party payer requirements related to equipment and nursing home placements.

Coordinates the development, revision and application of staff competency skills checklist. Ensures completion of annual and orientation skills checklists within required time frame.

Mentors professional growth of staff including new staff and students through education and acting as a role model.

Provides interpretation and rationale for hospital policies and procedures to personnel, physicians and others. Updates and revises current policies and procedures. Submits recommendations for new policies and procedures.

Audits charts for complete documentation. (i.e.: skin care, fall risk, restraints, medications, transfusions and vital signs). Reviews, completes, investigates and follows-up on Quality Variance Reports.

Contributes to annual report, unit specific goals and objectives, budget, and other required reports.

Attends, contributes and documents management and staff meetings.

Maintains automated timekeeping system for staff; produces the monthly staffing and on-call schedules; ensures adequate staff and makes arrangements for replacement staff to cover absences by others.

Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets; maintains daily, monthly, quarterly and annual attendance records and reports for the department; participates in the annual budgetary process when assigned.

When delivering direct patient care, ensures care appropriate to ages of patients cared for/served by the department; obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs; applies knowledge of growth and development appropriate for the age groups cared for/served; understands the range of educational treatment needs of the patients care for/served in the specific age groups; meets annual in-service requirement for education case studies regarding age appropriate care for the patients in the specified age groups.

Participates in planning continuing education and competencies; participates as a teacher/instructor in HMH classes or courses.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

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