Assistant Nurse Manager
Title: Assistant Nurse Manager
Reports To: SCRC Nurse Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Assistant Nurse Manager at SCRC is responsible for the daily medical/clinical operation of the facility in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager will supervise and train the nursing (LPN, RN) and technician staff directly. In addition, he/she works closely with the Director of Nursing and Medical Director to assure the medical and nursing components of the facility are appropriately coordinated and meet all regulatory and patient care standards.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for working in collaboration with the Nurse Manager of SCRC in overseeing the management of the daily medical/clinical operation of the facility while demonstrating ethical and professional conduct. Oversee compliance of nursing components with regulatory standards (e.g. Joint Commission, DEA)
- Participates in regular data collection, reporting (e.g. mandated by funding sources, regulatory agencies), strategic planning (financial and programmatic), and development and implementation of productivity standards with the management team
- Participates in regulation of work and paper flow, including the patient registration, authorization, billing and collection process
- Participates in recruitment, retention and training of nursing and technician staff
- Responsible for working in collaboration with the Nurse Manager on the nursing schedule including permanent staffing and temporary/per diem staffing.
- Works directly with Nursing Agencies and appreciates the management of overtime and temporary labor
- Appropriately documents clinical and administrative work. Documents nursing incidents and medication errors. Ensures to use the utmost of care in protecting the confidentiality of client records in accordance with State and Federal laws
- Collaborates with medical and counseling staff regarding detox and methadone maintenance clients
- Ensures compliance with all nursing and health care protocols. Presents changes, improvements or additions to protocols or nursing procedures to the team
- The SCRC Assistant Nurse Manager will work in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, and be responsible for ensuring that an RN is always scheduled for each shift.
- The SCRC Assistant Nurse Manager will work collaboratively with the Nurse Manager and be responsible for all scheduling and call outs for the nursing staff
- In the event that SCRC cannot secure an RN for a shift the Assistant Nurse Manager will need to fill in and do the shift.
- Performs all other duties as required
Education: RN with a BSN or MSN required.
Experience: MSN with minimum of one (1) year administrative and supervisory experience or BSN with minimum of three (2) years administrative and supervisory experience, or RN with five (5) years nursing experience with three (2) years administrative and supervisory experience.
Knowledge/Abilities: Ability to work with individuals in an inner city community health setting. Ability to work in an inpatient unit working with a team of multiple disciplines. Basic nursing skills are required. Knowledge of addiction and mental health and understanding of detox medications and methadone. Knowledge of chemical dependency and withdrawal symptoms.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The job requires frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning) and working with body fluid and hazardous chemicals. When under these working conditions, OSHA standards and universal precautions must be followed at all times.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal to high volumes of stress.
Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an occasional basis.
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