Assistant Nurse Manager

County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA4.2

Full-time
Under direction, to supervise a designated nursing unit on a designated shift or ambulatory care clinic.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is currently recruiting for an Assistant Nurse Manager in the Critical Care/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
However, the eligible list will be used for other ANM- Critical Care positions as they become available.

Preferred applicant will have of recent SICU experience along with Cardiac surgery experience preferred - 3 yrs or greater. CRRT preferred.


Typical Tasks Assessment
  • Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population;
  • Assesses and identifies learning needs of both staff and patients, and monitors the effectiveness of educational programs developed to meet these needs;
  • Assesses the quality of nursing care delivered in relation to unit standards;
  • Assesses the need for support services and materials to facilitate quality nursing care;
Planning
  • Collaborates with managers to plan for the development of personnel;
  • Collaborates with other nursing staff in planning nursing programs and approaches to patient care;
  • Participates in the development of goals and objectives to facilitate unit functioning;
  • Participates in the formulation of policies and procedures utilizing staff input;
Implementation
  • Identifies and works to resolve issues that affect the quality of nursing services provided;
  • Serves as a resource person for clarification of administrative policies and procedures;
  • Promotes effective communication;
  • Periodically provides direct patient care;
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors;
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring process;
  • Collaborates with Nurse Manager and Director to identify need for corrective action of an employee and initiates action appropriate to the Assistant Nurse Manager's level of responsibility;
  • Identifies patient and visitor and intervenes appropriately;
  • Collaborates with nursing staff and administration to establish standards of nursing care;
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing educational programs for staff;
  • Implements new programs and approaches to patient care;
  • Utilizes appropriate management techniques to direct and support staff;
Evaluation
  • Participates in the evaluation of the quality of nursing service delivered by the department;
  • Reviews policy and procedures and makes recommendations;
  • Participates in employee evaluation process; writes evaluations on staff, and reviews with each employee in a timely manner;
  • Evaluates own personal performance, leadership abilities, and attainment of established goals.

Employment Standards Graduate of an approved nursing program (preferably BSN), currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in California and sufficient education and experience which demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above.

Experience Note: A qualified applicant would typically have at least three years experience in area of specialty.