Asst Nurse Manger - Med Surg ICU

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Medical / Surgical ICU
Hours / Pay Period
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
12 Hour


Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA is part of Dignity Health of the Central Coast. We are recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.



In keeping with the Dignity Health care philosophy, the Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) functions collaboratively and uses independent judgment to provide high quality care by assuring appropriate staffing on a shift basis or more as indicated by patient acuity and census. Is accountable for unit operations, supervision, staff development, patient care delivery and clinical outcomes on assigned shifts. Is responsible for providing clinical nursing leadership to unit staff and may provide direct patient care.



Registered Nurse with one (1) to two (2) years of work experience. Demonstrated leadership skills. ?Develops, revises and ensures compliance with hospital/departmental policies/procedures, standards of patient care and professional practice acts. ?Serves as a role model by providing leadership expertise and serves as a clinical resource for assigned areas and for other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. ?Contributes to the quality of patient care standards and outcomes utilizing the elements of the Nursing Bundle. ?Conducts leadership rounding and coaching ensuring staff compliance with the Nursing Bundle elements, documents and activities. ?Utilizes and promotes the use of Service Excellence Principles and AIDET as part of daily practices. Utilizes competency and leadership tools to document results. ?Assures continuity of care by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team, patient, family and significant others. Dialogues with physician team concerning changes in the plan of care and discharge planning. Assess and evaluates the clinical plan of care across the continuum. ?Participates in hiring, coaching, counseling, and terminations for assigned areas of responsibility. Participates in the annual evaluation of the department and leadership direction in collaboration with the Department Director and Vice President of Patient Care Services. Quality Improvement ?Monitors patient care outcomes to ensure optimum utilization of Quality Improvement methodology, while maximizing utilization of all available resources. ? Supports quality improvement and utilization while balancing financial resources to achieve quality of care. Documents results as directed by department director. ?Participates in hospital and nursing committees and meetings as directed. Regulatory/Compliance ?Promotes compliance with hospital/departmental legal, safety, environmental, education, infection control and regulatory agency standards. Is well versed in understanding expectations and can articulate requirements. ?Promotes staffing compliance and delivery of care, matching staff assignments with patient care needs. ?Utilizes Best Practice and substantiated research to develop department specific programs. Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of care for the department specific patient population. ?Demonstrates compliance and understanding of Human Resource policies, procedures and programs. Budget/Productivity ?Assists Department Director to ensure fiscal responsibility and budget accountability. ?Monitors staffing to achieve productivity standards, making adjustments throughout the shift, based on census and patient care needs in collaboration with the nurse staffing office and/or department director. ?Promotes stewardship by identifying potential savings in staffing/materials usage and brings to director?s attention. ?Contributes to setting and achieving departmental goals and objectives that are consistent with the organization?s strategic business plan. ?Provides accurate and timely staff schedules. Uses Ceridian and Lawson supply management in conjunction with the department director. Staff Development ?Contributes to the planning of staff development and educational opportunities and assumes responsibility for members of the care team. Documents staff competency on an ongoing basis and provides coaching as required. ?Coordinates annual skills labs and collaborates with the education department for ongoing staff education needs. ?Contributes to the education of new staff ensuring timely completion of orientation, evaluation of department/role competencies, and provides ongoing feedback and support to new employees. ?Contributes clinical expertise to the selection of patient care equipment/products based on market research and current industry trends. Ensures staff competency on new products. ?Conducts timely performance evaluations on assigned staff. Job Accountability: The statements below reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job. ?Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely manner with department and interdepartmental team members. Demonstrates utilization and understanding of the chain of command. ?Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication skills; handwriting is clear and legible. ?Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of Care (illness/injury prevention, fire/life safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical equipment management, safety and security management), infection control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan). ?Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices, including patient safety and National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG). Understands the importance of safety in the work place. Maintains a safe environment for self and others. ?Demonstrates leadership priority for organizational performance improvement in patient satisfaction/safety programs. ?Establishes and maintains a culture of patient safety throughout the Medical Center. Promotes patient safety by recognizing and reducing risks and hazardous conditions that result in medical/healthcare errors and patient injury. ?Demonstrates advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges patients, customers and visitors. ?Complies with the event reporting process, supporting a strong internal non-punitive reporting mechanism. Promotes communication and coordination among individuals and departments to minimize risk to patients as appropriate. ?Understands and complies with accreditation and regulatory requirements and internal processes regarding responding to Sentinel Events. In addition, performs other duties as assigned or requested. The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job. Current California Registered Nurse license. BSN preferred. Current approved health care provider CPR certification. Current ACLS and completions of ACLS course within 6 months of employment.


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