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Assistant Nurse Manager Observation Department in Zephyrhills, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and Dade City

Job Description


Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has provided faith-based, whole person care to our community for more than 30 years. This means we build trust, create belonging and deliver hope, thereby extending the healing ministry of Christ, when caring for our patients. Our 139-bed facility includes an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Heart Institute, Primary Stroke Center, emergency department, state-of-the-art operating rooms, Bone & Joint Center, Simpson Breast Health Center and the area’s only Obstetrics Program, The Baby Place, offering family-centered maternity care. Other special services include, a Center for Wound Healing,  CREATION® Health Wellness Center, CREATION® Health Spa, home health, imaging center, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Awards and Recognition

As a member of Adventist Health System, we have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award five years in a row for having one of the most engaged and best performing workforces in the world. We have also achieved HIMSS Level 6 for our electronic medical record adoption.  In addition, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a recognized Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus and the American Stroke Association’s, Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus quality awards.

Community Description

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is located in in East Pasco County, about 50 miles northeast of Tampa. Because it is part of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the area has excellent schools and easy access to metropolitan amenities, including international airports, fine dining, professional and collegiate athletics, shopping, amusement parks, arts and theatre. Pasco County is also part of Florida’s Nature Coast, which includes numerous hiking trails, parks, beaches and opportunities for outdoor recreation.



Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.


The Assistant Nurse Manager supervises and coordinates patient care delivery on the assigned nursing units and is accountable for meeting standards. The Assistant Nurse Manager supports the assigned unit by planning, directing, and evaluating all nursing service functions and activities for the assigned patient care unit to ensure delivery of optimal available quality patient care and organizational effectiveness. The Assistant Nurse Manager completes concurrent chart audits of assigned areas to ensure charting within the EMR is complete, accurate and specific to the patients' diagnosis, plan of care and core measures.  Ensures that errors and omissions are corrected in a timely manner.  Coordinates staff educational needs.  Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change


•         Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers-in person or on

the telephone.

•         Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other

•         departments.

•         Participates and ensures that rounding for outcomes occur daily.

•         Promotes and validates AIDET compliance.

•         Maintains responsibility for nursing units on 24/7 basis, unless otherwise approved.

•         Performs duties in a timely manner and provides updates if delays occur.

•         Adheres to FHZ standards for dress and professional appearance.

•         Collaborates with staff and peers to create optimal synergy and outcomes.

•         Completes behavioral-based interviewing for all new hires.

•         Participates in 30 and 90-day evaluations of new staff, and assists in completion of meaningful

        annual evaluation of existing staff.

• Meets regularly with staff to obtain feedback and provide guidance to improve outcomes.

• Complies with FHZ corrective action process.

• Monitors and maintains acceptable compliance with budgets. Will monitor Visionware daily and

collaborate with Nurse Manager/Director on completing monthly variance report and formulating

action plan when necessary.

• Rounds on patients and family members. Provides service recovery when necessary.

• Assists in development of Operating and Capital Budgets

• Facilitates patient flow to and from the units.

• Participates in quality improvement activities to improve processes and patient care.

• Implements actions as appropriate based on benchmarks and data specific to the departments.

• In collaboration with the Nurse Manager/Director, continually monitors vacancy and turnover rates.

Will assist in implementation strategies for staff retention.

• Complete and submit departmental reports monthly.

• Demonstrates accountability by taking responsibility for decisions, actions and results.

• Maintains regulatory agency preparedness.

• Participates in staff development by ensuring education, advancement of staff skills and


• Serve as mentor and advisor to facilitate professional growth of Unit Staff.

• Plans new projects or expansions, including equipment, staffing and space requirement



•         Possess a broad nursing knowledge, leadership ability, accepts responsibility, exercises authority, and

•         functions independently.

•         Possess insight for employee growth and development and the ability to do effective impartial


•         Must have working knowledge of budgets and healthcare finance and leadership capabilities.

•         Has ability to work a varied schedule, to include night and weekend hours, with visibility to all shifts.

•         Must be able to use all systems as required on unit.


•         Minimum of five years acute care nursing experience

•         Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing


•         BSN

•         BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC

•         National certification in specialty

•         Two years of experience providing leadership of care team or equivalent (i.e. Team Leader, Clinical Nurse Coordinator)


•         Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement.

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

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