Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department Full Time Days
Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Posted on: June 4, 2021
The Assistant Nurse Manager is a skilled and experienced
professional Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for excellence in
the clinical practice of nursing and the management of patient
care. Reporting to the Emergency Department Nurse Manager, the
Assistant Nurse Manager has primary responsibility for day shiftto
be determined but typically at a minimum to be present during the
majority of the dayshift hours and accountability for the clinical
practice of nursing and the delivery of safe, evidenced-based
patient care in the Emergency Department and COA, including the
identification and demonstration of abilities to meet special needs
and considerations of Age and Population Specific awareness. This
role encompasses the development of staff competency through
assessment and education, compliance with regulatory and
professional standards, improvement of quality, service levels,
safety, customer satisfaction and of collaborative relationships.
This position requires the full understanding and active
participation in fulfilling the Mission of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Hospital. It is expected that the employee will
demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee
shall support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital's
strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality and
performance improvement process activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships in dealing
with peers, physicians, and other customers to promote an efficient
teamwork and high quality patient care: interpersonal complaints
are remedied in a mature fashion; works at establishing good
rapport and professional working relationships with all department
staff; maintains appropriate interdepartmental communications; able
to identify interdepartmental problems and resolve them promptly at
the assistant manager level.
- Participates in hospital committees and unit specific
multidisciplinary conferences, as well as unit staff meetings:
distributes staff meeting minutes in a timely manner.
- Implementation of unit specific Quality and Performance
Improvement Plan, completes monitoring forms and reports findings
to Manager/Director and Quality and Performance Improvement
- Models leadership and promotes professionalism to assist staff
in developing the following: priority setting; team work;
flexibility; coordination of activities; organizational skills;
delegation; and behaviors consistent with MLKCH Mission, Vision &
- Facilitates patient progress through the health care system:
assists staff in identifying patient's specialized needs and
finding the appropriate resources to meet patient's needs;
intervenes in interdepartmental patient care issues which impact
the patient's movement through the system; advises staff in
development of patient plan of care; communicates frequently with
the House Supervisor for the coordination of department activities
and staffing as needed; initiates, coordinates, directs ACLS/PALS
protocols in the unit.
- Works with Emergency Department Nurse Manager to complete
schedule for unit(s) in Clairvia, assuring adequate coverage at all
times to meet regulatory requirements.
- Maintains standard of care by monitoring staff activity and
adjusting assignments as needed: monitors orientee's activities and
assists preceptors in enhancing orientee's experience; assist with
difficult orientation situations and/or assignment needs; delegates
patient care activities to ensure they are completed by the end of
the shift; assigns patient admissions and transfers; monitors
patient care and provides feedback to staff members on patient care
- Holds staff accountable for the care of assigned patients;
ensures staff education; confers with staff and makes rounds on
patients during the shift and as needed; audits patient
charts/records for compliance; assesses the patient and family
responses to nursing care; performs specialized technical skills
related to specific clinical patient population.
- Ensures compliance with the Emergency Severity Index scales
according to standards. Utilizes professional judgment and data to
make staffing decisions; and communicates staffing decisions to the
staffing office, Emergency Department Manager and or Sr. Director
• Participates in hiring process, which may include: review
applications; interviews applicants (potential staff members) after
the Manager's/Director's initial screening; includes shift staff,
as appropriate; completes appropriate interview documentation;
makes recommendations regarding staffing needs / skill mix.
- Counsels staff members as indicated by performance or behavior:
utilizes steps in progressive discipline in collaboration with the
Emergency Department Leadership Team; documents according to
prescribed procedures and maintains an objective relationship with
staff; issues are promptly identified and staff counseled during
same shift or next working shift; Manager/Director/Sr. Director is
appraised of all staff counseling.Conducts evaluations: completes
evaluations within the month of the due date; works with staff to
determine their realistic goals; meets regularly with assigned
staff throughout the year, providing constructive feedback and
direction; maintains documentation of progress of employees
- May complete or assist Professional Development and the
Manager//Sr. Director in a learning needs assessment and gap
analysis of the staff annually. Ensures that education plans are
instituted based off the assessment and utilizes adult learning
theories to facilitate staff growth.
- Assess competency, credentials and ensures appropriate
orientation to unit for all Registry and or Travel personnel.
Ensures that staff follow the policy and procedure for working with
Registry and Travel personnel.
- Develops and uses a system to continuously evaluate and respond
to customer concerns. Assures that the Watson Model of Care is
implemented in the Emergency Department setting. Collaborates with
Care Management in planning for discharge and/or transfer of
- Promotes staff compliance with hospital safety and emergency
procedures on a daily basis
- Guides staff in investigation and completion of variance
reports and forwards completed reports to Nurse Manager or
- Review Payroll in Kronos: monitors overtime; monitors usage of
agency personnel; monitors tardiness and absenteeism.
- Maintains intimate knowledge of Emergency Department policies
and procedures and acts as a resource for the RN's in the
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing required.
- Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience in
Emergency Services with regard to regulatory guidelines and
standard of practice; minimum one (1) year leadership
- Current California Nursing license
C. Special Skills/Knowledge
- Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish)
- Basic computer skills
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Must complete annual Workplace Violence Prevention
Program/Certificate, per hospital policy, during initial
training/orientation but not to exceed 30 days from
- Experience with an Electronic Medical Record preferred.
Equal Rights Employer
Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military
service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local
laws. This application is intended for use in evaluating your
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MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
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