Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department Nights in Tavares, FL at Florida Hospital Waterman

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tavares, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Function
  • Travel
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Waterman

Job Description

Work Hours/Shifts
Full Time, Nights
Florida Hospital Waterman
Florida Hospital Waterman is a career destination for individuals who feel a calling to help fulfill our mission of providing whole-person care that is highly compassionate and clinically first-rate. Drawn by that mission, team members also appreciate our state-of-the-art hospital, which is strikingly situated on a lovely lakeside campus, approximately 1 hour Northwest of Orlando. In August 2003, the hospital opened the doors of this replacement facility on Hwy 441 in Tavares. The 450,000 square foot, 269-bed acute care facility offers the latest in medical technology. Each patient room is private, and the uniquely designed "clover leaf" patient care units consist of 60 beds per floor. The Emergency Department is sized to accommodate up to 60,000 visits per year.
Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to meeting our region's growing need for advanced comprehensive cardiac care. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our range of services to include interventional cardiology and open heart surgery services. At Florida Hospital Waterman, you'll enjoy a satisfying career and lifestyle as you help carry out our vital mission. We invite you to join our team! 
You will be responsible for:

 Consistently demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of ICARE.  Adheres to the ANA Code of Ethics, and the ANA Scope and Standard for Nursing Practice.


1.       Lead the Employees – Has a working knowledge of performance expectations for assigned micro team.

a.       Monitors performance of the staff and report’s findings to the nurse manager or takes corrective action for improvement as appropriate. Uses independent judgment to make recommendations to supervisor/manager regarding:

Ø  Applicant selection for interview and input into the hiring process after actively participating in the interview process. 

Ø  The reassignment of employees for the betterment of patient care delivery.

Ø  Suspension or other discipline (after consultation with HR and/or NM) for work infractions, performance deficiencies and conduct violations by exercising supervisory authority.

Ø  Perform evaluations/validation of supervised employees.

Ø   Recommends promotion of supervised employees, recommends bonuses and awarding of other discretionary rewards to supervised employees.

Ø  The adjustment/resolution of complaints, concerns, and problems of supervised employees regarding work assignments, hours of work overtime scheduling, and other work-related matters.

b.       Leads the employees in a manner which develops the employee to their optimal level of performance.

c.       Mentors and coach’s employees on a continual basis in order to assure competency in care delivery.  Develops staff preceptors and mentors.

d.       Assures diversity of staff is positively fostered in the work environment.  Actively involves all groups in shared decision-making where appropriate.

e.       Effectively manages conflict and is able to reach a common goal and resolve conflicts.

f.        Creates a work environment that addresses the physical and emotional needs of the staff.

g.       Maintains a customer oriented leadership style.  Remembers that patients are the reason for our business.

h.       Holds self and staff accountable for delivery of care and resulting patient outcomes.


2.       Performance Improvement - Demonstrates familiarity with the performance improvement model of the organization. 

a.       Support performance improvement activities on the unit through problem identification, assessment, data gathering, change implementation, and evaluation of outcomes.

b.       Is actively involved in all aspects of patient safety on the unit including but not limited to; sentinel event monitoring and reporting, root cause analysis, Joint Commission requirements, incident reporting, medication safety policies and procedures.

c.       Assures workplace safety for the employees and demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements for workplace safety, i.e., CMS, OSHA, Joint Commission, etc.

d.       Is supportive of Process Improvement Initiatives by sponsoring and/or participating in the activities.

e.       Ensures that practice changes, as a result of performance improvement activities, are implemented.

f.        Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.


3.       Critical Thinking – Utilizes critical thinking skills in the performance of their duties as an Assistant Nurse Manager:

a.       Supports the planning, organizing, and leading of the unit through application of critical thinking skills

b.       Utilizes data driven decision making, incorporating evidence into the decision process

c.       Appropriately uses problem solving skills

d.       Thinks of the system as a whole when analyzing data and making decisions

e.       Is able to utilize critical thinking skills in persuading others


4.       Business of Healthcare Delivery – Utilizes a working knowledge of health care economics and              healthcare public policy as it applies to the delivery of patient care

a.       Understands the broad impact of reimbursement on the delivery of patient care services, including but not limited to Medicare, Managed care, Medicaid, third party providers, challenges to current health care policies, and key legislative initiatives at the local, state, and national level.

b.       Is involved in unit-department based budgeting and support of the budget/Productivity management

c.       Maintains staffing and scheduling, and resource utilization within budgeted targets for the unit.

d.       Fosters patient, family, staff, and physician satisfaction.  Understands the impact of dissatisfaction on the business goals of the unit.

e.       Ensure that individual team’s behaviors are aligned with patient experience initiatives.

    1. Ensures that the patient experience is the focus of all services.


5.       Technology – Demonstrates an understanding of the technology utilized on the unit.

a.       Is highly knowledgeable in the supply and medication management systems of the unit

b.       Appropriately integrates technology into the day-to-day care of the patient and leverage technology to improve patient care outcomes

c.       Uses basic computer skills such as word processing, data management, internet/email, and skills to access evidence based information.


6.       Clinical Practice Knowledge – Is an expert in the clinical practice requirements of their unit.

a.       Mentors and precepts employees in the clinical practice requirements of the unit

b.       Assures appropriate application of clinical knowledge in the care of all patients

c.       Assesses patients for clinical need.  Plans for delivery of care to the patient and evaluates the outcomes of care delivered in relation to clinical effectiveness

d.       Sets clear expectations in the delivery of clinical practice

e.       Adheres to models of care established for clinical practice

f.        Includes support services in the delivery of care

g.       Ensures that the patient experience is the focus of all services

h.       Assists the staff, nursing and support staff, to find a sense of meaning and purpose in the delivery of patient-focused care

i.        Establishes and maintains a communication plan that disseminates key messages and decisions to all involved in the care of a patient.

j.        Is culturally competent and leads staff in the delivery of culturally competent care

k.       Utilizes evidence based practice as a foundation for patient care delivery

l.        Monitors and leads staff in relation to established processes and outcome measures


7.       Relationships and Behaviors – Utilizes relationship in influencing behaviors on the unit

a.       Utilizes active listening, feedback, inquiry, and validation in communicating with others in relation to meeting the goals of the unit.

b.       Understands the functions of a group process.  Is able to facilitate effective groups for the delivery of nursing care and for collaboration with other disciplines.

c.       Supports academic relationships through welcoming students to the unit and assisting in their training process.

d.       Promotes, nurtures, and maintains interdisciplinary relationships in order to assure patient-focused care and better patient outcomes

e.       Maintain appropriate collaborative relationship with patient, families, staff, vendors, physicians, other disciplines, and other contacts.

f.        Works collaboratively to define acceptable behaviors from staff, physicians, and other disciplines within the organization and adheres to these acceptable behaviors


8.       Professionalism – Demonstrates a professional persona in their work.

a.       Acts as a role model for positive, professional behavior

b.       Maintains the confidentiality of employees, patients, administration, and medical staff information with no infractions

c.       Maintains professional appearance and adheres to departmental dress code at all time

d.       Accepts assignments within or away from the department activity or unit with a positive and cooperative attitude.

e.       Accepts and profits from direction and counseling.

f.        Refuses to participate in unethical procedures and assumes the responsibility of informing the appropriate authority of noted incompetence or unethical behavior.

g.       Utilizes available education materials, programs, literature, and resource personnel for career development.

h.       Accepts responsibility for knowing current changes in policy, protocols and procedures through the hospital communication systems.

i.        Supports quality standards, goals and initiatives set by the department and applicable professional organizations.

j.        Attends mandatory in-services and either attends or reads notes from unit meetings.

k.       Meets established educational requirements of the position and strive to continue education as appropriate.  Maintains own competency.  

What will you need?

•         Ability to lead the employees of their unit in the delivery of patient care

•         Ability to lead performance improvement initiatives on their assigned unit

•         Ability to think critically in relation to the operations of the unit and delivery of patient care

•         Ability to manage the business of healthcare delivery on their unit

•         Ability to assess and manage financial practices on assigned unit/Productivity management.

•         Able to assist and mentor others in relation to the technology utilized on the unit

•         Excellent clinical practice knowledge and is able to apply this knowledge to the unit setting

•         Ability to influence relationships and behaviors in relation to meeting the needs of the unit

•         Acts as a role model for professionalism on their assigned unit of employment

•         Specific skills as delineated by the unit of employment (see competencies)     

•         Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing (BSN required within 4 yrs.)

•         Specific experience as delineated by the unit of employment (see competencies

•         Current licensure with the Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse (RN).

•         Current AHA Basic Life Support certification (BLS)

•         Current AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Department Specific:

•         Current AHA PALS, ACLS and BLS.

•         Professional certification in specialty or leadership preferred

•       Specific knowledge and skills as delineated by the unit of employment (see competencies) preferred

•         BSN or Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) preferre

•         Prior leadership experience preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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