The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) of the Dialysis, Oncology Infusion, and Radiation Oncology Clinic's work closely with the staff and is accountable to the Nurse Manager in the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics in delivering care to a diverse group of Veterans. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the designated units. As a registered nurse, the Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. In collaboration with the Nurse Manger, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Promotes, creates, demonstrates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. The ANM facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective, and customer-focused health care. He/she is responsible for fostering Just Culture and modeling traits of being a Highly Reliable Organization. The ANM is integral to the facility communication plan. ANM attends leadership and facility level meetings and as a nursing representative, keeps nursing leadership informed of issues with the potential to impact nursing or patient care. ANM utilizes a variety of communication tools and methods to disseminate information to their staff. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager he/she provides timely information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences or issues that impact nursing practice or operations to the Assistant Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care Nursing and/or the Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care Nursing. The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Ensures self and subordinates practice in this manner. Fostering a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff and others. Provides direct patient care as needed to ensure safe patient care delivery is always maintained. Provides leadership in identifying and analyzing problems which effect/impede patient care and initiate their resolution. Coordinates patient care and collaborates with other disciplines/departments to achieve patient care outcomes. Responsible for direct supervision of the outpatient nursing staff of the assigned areas. Perform specialized treatments for patients as appropriate and apply and maintain appropriate competencies to do so. Serves as a leader in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care or staff performance at the unit level. Uses sound clinical judgment in ensuring the delivery of care to the patient population on assigned area(s). Guides staff in the implementation of the nursing process in caring for patients. Implements policies and procedures in the area(s) and monitors compliance by staff members. Effectively collaborates in managing unit resources which results in decreased waste, improved efficiencies and/or decreased liabilities while maintaining or enhancing care and practice. Responsible for establishing staff time schedules in a timely manner per union contract. Monitors workload throughout the tour and adjusts assignments as needed. Participates in the interviewing process staff selection, fact finding, counseling staff and evaluating staff performance. Offers feedback and solutions for patient safety and environment of care issues within the area. Identifies professional needs, formulates goals, and develops a plan to meet these goals. Accepts delegated assignments from the Nurse Manager for selected quality monitors, staff education, performance evaluations, or other nursing care delivery aspects. Role models adherence to standards of professional practice and patient care. relevant statutes and regulations (such as, ANA and other professional specialty group standards of care and practice, Nursing Service and Medical Center standards of care and practice, community standards, Nurse Practice Act and VHA directives and guidelines). Facilitates the Team Building process. Work Schedule: Dependent on the needs of the service; Mainly day shift (7:00am - 3:30pm/8:00am-4:30pm), administrative work week with required flexibility to meet with staff on extended tours and for off tour coverage. 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.