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ASSISTANT PATIENT CARE MANAGER - POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT

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Company: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Date Posted: August 21, 2014

Source: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

1.0 FTE Working 4 10 hour day shifts Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children s Health Nationally ranked and internationally recognized our 311 bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas brain behavior cancer heart pregnancy newborn pulmonary and transplant We also provide an additional wide range of services for babies kids and pregnant moms Perianesthesia Services includes the Pre Anesthesia Assessment Center PAC the Pre Operative area Pre Op and Post Anesthesia Care Unit PACU These areas are dedicated to the preparation and recovery of patients having surgery or other procedures under general anesthesia Services include urology ENT neurosurgery general pediatric surgery orthopedics cardiac surgery plastics cardiology interventional radiology IR radiation therapy nuclear medicine and MRI CT Our Multidisciplinary team not only ...

1.0 FTE Working 4 10 hour day shifts Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children s Health Nationally ranked and internationally recognized our 311 bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas brain behavior cancer heart pregnancy newborn pulmonary and transplant We also provide an additional wide range of services for babies kids and pregnant moms Perianesthesia Services includes the Pre Anesthesia Assessment Center PAC the Pre Operative area Pre Op and Post Anesthesia Care Unit PACU These areas are dedicated to the preparation and recovery of patients having surgery or other procedures under general anesthesia Services include urology ENT neurosurgery general pediatric surgery orthopedics cardiac surgery plastics cardiology interventional radiology IR radiation therapy nuclear medicine and MRI CT Our Multidisciplinary team not only supports our 7 OR s Cardiac Cath Lab and APU but also the Bass Center PACU and APU PACU The Assistant Patient Care Manager is responsible for assisting the Patient Care Manager with clinical management and administrative coordination of a designated patient care unit s or service s The position supports the Patient Care Manager in promoting the achievement of the unit s goals and objectives This position works in a supportive manner as a resource for the patient care unit s and as a representative for the Patient Care Manager Typically assigned responsibility for supervising patient care staff and operations for an assigned shift for a patient care unit s and or for coordinating one or more administrative functions as assigned by the Patient Care Manager ensuring consistent implementation and monitoring of organizational policies and standards of care their work involves a combination of clinical patient care and administrative responsibilities The Assistant Patient Care Manager provides consistent and timely information and feedback to the Patient Care Manager and is responsible for knowledge and application of all personnel policies and requirements of the collective bargaining agreements Assistant Patient Care Managers differ from Patient Care Managers in that the latter are unit managers with total responsibility and accountability for one or more patient care units or services Essential Functions Assists in the performance of the operational aspects of a designated unit s while providing mentoring and leadership support to the unit s staff supervises the provision of quality therapeutic and cost effective patient care in accordance with standards of practice hospital protocols policies and procedures and desired patient outcomes Assists Patient Care Manager in administrative management functions and assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Patient Care Manager as delegated and or in the case of absence Coordinates and directs the unit s patient care operations for an assigned shift acting on behalf of the Patient Care Manager Facilitates orientation training and ongoing staff development assists in coaching developing and corrective action of personnel as appropriate participates in ongoing and annual evaluation of employee performance Facilitates the effective delivery of competent compassionate care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes to facilitate smooth workflow and desired outcomes on the patient care unit s Interprets to staff the application and implementation of the philosophy objectives policies and procedures of the unit s department and organization communicates expectations nd monitors staff performance Participates in unit goal and program planning development and evaluation of programs and special projects as assigned participates in and supports continuous quality process and performance improvement and risk management programs at the unit s level Provides competent and compassionate patient care appropriate to age and condition of the patient serving as a role model and mentor and assists with unit workload Serves as a liaison to the Patient Care Manager Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying Education Bachelor s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university Experience Two 2 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience License Certification CA Registered Nurse RN Knowledge Skills and Abilities Ability to contribute to health care policy formulation when working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers Ability to delegate responsibly to others activities according to ability level of preparation the standards of practice and regulatory guidelines Ability to develop programs and lead process improvement projects Ability to establish the strategic direction and business plans for a functional group Ability to initiate and implement change conducive to the improvement of the quality and safety of patient care delivery Ability to provide leadership influence others to meet patient needs and achieve shared goals to effectively prioritize system resources to provide quality and valued patient care promote cooperative behaviors act as a role model resource and mentor Ability to supervise coach mentor train and evaluate work results Ability to use information and keep abreast of developments in technology to communicate manage knowledge mitigate error and support decision making in patient care Knowledge of current theories principles practices standards emerging technologies techniques and approaches in the nursing profession and the health care system and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice Knowledge of laws rules and regulations standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies hospital and department unit standards protocols policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment Knowledge of principles and practices of organization administration fiscal and personnel management essential to the practice of nursing in the larger context of health care Knowledge of principles practices and current trends in health care and hospital system organization and administration sufficient to provide clinical management leadership coordination and operational direction for assigned areas of responsibility Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non discrimination in all of its policies and practices including the area of employment Accordingly LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race color sex sexual orientation or identity religion age national or ethnic origin political beliefs marital status medical condition genetic information veteran status or disability Women and men members of all racial and ethnic groups people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

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