Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department

Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department
Adult Emergency Room

Saint Peter's is the 5th hospital worldwide to earn Magnet status SIX times in a row. Our team of award-winning nurses is growing, and we are looking for talented, compassionate RNs to join our team.

The Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department will:
  • Quality
    • Responsible for Nursing Quality Improvements activities on the unit.
      • Coordinate with staff in collecting data for unit specific quality indicators.
      • Facilitate and provide input to Performance Improvement (PI) representative for the quarterly PI report.
      • Create action plans; implement and monitor action plans based on quality data.
      • Participate in design and implementation of needed unit changes based on QI results.
    • Assist the Nurse Manager in planning for and implementing mechanisms to encourage growth and development of staff.
      • Identify and communicate staff's learning needs and refer to Clinical Education & Nursing Research.
      • Assign staff to attend in-services and educational programs.
      • Serve as resource person/mentor to staff.
    • Provide other essential functions as directed by the Nurse Manager.
      • Provide input and assistance in the development of policies and procedures.
      • Participate on hospital committees.
      • Actively participate in preparation for review by regulatory agencies.
      • Participate in maintaining continued survey readiness
    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care activities considering growth and development factors appropriate to age in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. Consistently uses research-based/evidence-based resources, where available, to assess plan and implement care.
    • Report any significant changes in the condition of the unit, any incidents and/or personnel problems.
      • Ensure that changes in patient condition are communicated to the appropriate Medical Staff as well as to the Nurse Manager/Shift Supervisor when needed.
      • Communicate to the Nurse Manager/Shift Supervisor any unit activity that affects delivery of patient care during the shift.
      • Communicate, identify and address any personnel problems requiring immediate action in collaboration with the Nurse Manager/Shift Supervisor.
    • Participate in unit based research.
    • Function as staff as needed to maintain patient safety and quality.
  • Service
    • Actively promote customer satisfaction and a positive work environment.
      • Hold staff accountable to mission excellence standards.
      • Work to create a team approach within and between assigned units.
      • Identify and recommend opportunities to improve physician satisfaction. Collaborate with nurse manager to implement changes on the unit.
    • Conduct daily patient rounds on assigned unit.
      • Identify patient/family concerns and takes appropriate steps to provide service recovery if needed.
      • Ensure staffs are conducting hourly rounds and creates weekly rounding report.
  • People
    • Coordinate monthly staff meetings in collaboration with nurse manager; encourage open communication of unit specific issues.
    • Work with Nurse Manager and staff to address/implement improvements.
    • Effectively plan and set priorities on a daily basis.
      • Remain knowledgeable of patient status/needs.
      • Provide appropriate coordination of activities between all assigned units
      • Monitor staffing for assigned unit and consult with the clinical coordinator, nurse manager and/or staffing coordinator to ensure appropriate staffing levels each shift.
      • Review schedule and inputs into scheduling/timekeeping system.
      • Take steps to expedite patient movement.
    • Review employee time records, approves and signs off.
    • Participate in unit orientation of new and/or float/agency employees.
      • Match new employee with preceptor when needed.
      • Review and assist in completion of newly hired employees' competency check.
      • Attend weekly orientation review.
    • Work in collaboration with nurse manager in completing and providing input for annual performance appraisals.
    • Conduct employee rounds; identify trends, communicate trends to nurse manager, and implement actions to address trends identified. Reviews employee satisfaction survey; provide input to nurse manager in the development of actions plans.
    • Supportive to staff on all unit projects and unit based committees.
  • Finance
    • Work with the clinical staff to prioritize the capital needs of the unit and provide input to Nurse Manager regarding acquisition of capital equipment.
  • Growth
    • Develop and implement new programs and/or process changes to positively impact the patient experience.
    • Attend conferences, seminar, utilizes reference material. Participate and promote the opportunity for nursing staff to attend and participate in continuing education and research programs.
    • Maintain current membership in professional association.


Requirements:
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in specialty preferred
  • Supervisory experience desired, which may include prior charge nurse, committee leadership, etc.
  • BLS Certification required, as approved by the American Heart Association
  • National certification or nursing administrative certification within one year in specialty specific to care provided
  • PALS, ACLS as required by specialty.
  • ECG Course
  • Critical Care Course (within 6 mos of hire)


FT Nights

Grade 132