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Dallas, Texas UT Southwestern Medical Center
Assistant Nurse Manager Neuro Angiography

Experience and Education

Three (3) years RN experience, including 1-2 years angiography / OR RN experience.
Graduate of an accredited Nursing program; BSN Required. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license; current American Heart Association BLS & ACLS are required.

Job Duties

1. Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit on a 24 hour basis. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing and ancillary personnel. Serves a charge nurse on a rotational basis.
2. Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as appropriate. Reviews staffing/nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Coordinates staffing with Central Staffing Office/House Supervisor. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
3. Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care.
4. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts. Serves as a role model when providing direct patient care.
5. Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of nursing personnel as appropriate and follows up with accurate reports to Manager. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education. Responsible for maintaining, improving, implementing plans for employee engagement scores.
6. Assures first person reporting of events through RL Solutions. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Manager Notifies Nurse Manager/Risk Manager immediately of high risk situations.
7. Actively participates in routine and special patient care conferences. Responsible for maintaining/improving/implementing plans for patient satisfaction scores. Works with Manager and other disciplines to streamline efficiency and flow and meets established targets.
8. Collects information and maintains records regarding performance and contributions on an on-going basis throughout the fiscal year. Maintains required unit records, reports, and statistics for Human Resources and Administrative purposes. Ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and objectives. Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit. Responsible for ensuring staff are proficient in their assigned specialty based team by routinely assessing and validating competencies.
9. Coordinates self scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring for trends that require intervention i.e.., late clock-ins, incremental overtime, missed punches.
10. Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care. Facilitates timely return of rented or borrowed specialty equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply needs for the unit. Maintains understanding of equipment and instrumentation needs and ensures appropriate inventory levels are available for safe and effective patient care.
11. Assists and/or leads staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality improvement i.e.. patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups.
12. Routinely meets with Physicians to collaborate on any new initiatives, address concerns, provide updates regarding staffing, equipment, efficiency and performance. Identify performance improvement related needs and coordinate improvement related actives with multidisciplinary team.
13. Demonstrate continuous performance improvement in targeted areas of responsibility in alignment with the overall annual Hospital performance improvement targets.
14. Meets or exceeds financial goals and objectives of the department.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as patient beds. Must be able to help lift and turn patients. Pass pre-employment physical exam including color blind testing.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Associated topics: admin, assistant director, chief, critical care, director, director of nursing, lead, manager, nurse manager, services manager