RN Assistant Mgr, ICU

General Summary:

Under the direction of the nurse manager or other nursing leader, the assistant nurse manager has responsibility for the effective implementation of the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures of the hospital and the nursing department and their effect on patient care in the department.


Unit Summary: The ICU is a 17-bed unit focused on providing care to critically ill patients who are hemodynamically unstable. We provide the evaluation and treatment of illnesses that may lead to death or acute organ failure, or when there is a concern of imminent physiological deterioration. The ICU patient population includes medical-surgical, surgical, and traumatic injury patients.

Essential Duties:

·         Assists the nurse manager and divisional director in development, implementation and evaluation of ongoing service programs which assure quality nursing, and patient care programs consistent with the hospital mission.

·         Assists the nurse manager to monitor/maintain unit compliance with regulatory, accrediting and hospital policy for patient services, and environmental and personnel safety.

·         Maintains current license and knowledge of nursing care requirements for all patients on the unit. Assesses need for personal growth and development and takes the initiative in seeking opportunities to meet this need.

·         Accurately identifies real/potential problems affecting the service and implements solutions with follow through and communication.

·         Collaborates with the nurse manager to a service that is consistent with the patient care beliefs and shared management philosophy of the department.

·         Consults with patients/families through primary nurse request, direct family request and/or direct assessment of patient/family response to hospitalization. Assesses patient/significant other survey responses regarding nursing care and services.

·         Responsible for ongoing development of staff and unit specific patient care programs.

·         Shares responsibility with the nurse manager for effective communication horizontally and vertically within the organization.

·         In collaboration with the nurse manager, is responsible for effective and efficient fiscal management of department operations to ensure proper utilization of organizational and financial resources.

·         In collaboration with the nurse manager, is responsible for department's operational excellence; assures department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and professional standards.

·         Manages human resources to ensure quality services and promote positive employee relations.

·         Collaborates with the nurse manager to ensure proper utilization of organization's financial resources.

·         Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff.

·         Attains all agreed to goals and objectives within specified time frames, as part of the organization's overall mission.

·         Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job related hazards.

·         Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens.

·         Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

·         Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.

·         Provides for the safety of all hospital personnel.

·         Manages patient placement, facilities, and resources.

·         Provides information and professional support to staff.

·         Serves as a role model and resource for staff.

·         Represents nursing and hospital administration on the off shifts.

·         Participates in the development of nursing staff.


Standard Qualifications:

·         ADN or BSN in Nursing required from accredited school. For new hires or recent promotions with ADN, must complete BSN within 5 years of hire. MSN preferred.

·         Two years of recent nursing experience required. Critical care experience preferred.

·         Current RN in State of Michigan required

·         Active BLS from the American Heart Association required