The Administrative Nurse I is responsible for assisting with clinical management and administrative coordination of the unit. The position is a combination of clinical (direct care) and administrative responsibilities. Under the direction of the Unit Dir and ANII, the Administrative Nurse I, is responsible for the consistent implementation and monitoring of organizational policies and standards within the unit. The AN I is responsible for knowledge and application of all personnel policies and requirements of the collective bargaining agreements. The AN I will assist the Unit Dir and AN II in promoting the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the unit. The AN I will participate in the peer evaluation process and will participate in the interview and hire process for the unit staff when requested. The AN I is responsible for monitoring specialty area operations to identify and report problems associated with staff performance, resource issues, and patient care issues to the Unit Dir & AN II. The AN I is responsible for decision-making within the established annual unit budget and for making recommendations and decisions which promote the cost effective allocation of resources. Assist with the interviewing of prospective team members; identify own professional development needs and seek appropriate resources to meet them.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and current RN license for the state of California. Ability to clearly read, write and speak English. Skill in communicating and conducting self appropriately and professionally. In-depth knowledge and skill (scrubbing and circulating) related to the specialty area; i.e., procedures, patient population, supplies, instrumentation, equipment, perioperative patient care requirements, etc. Ability to work within the guidelines established by the organizational structure. Ability to work effectively and efficiently orient/cross-train nursing staff. Working/reference knowledge of Medical Center and Department policies, procedures and standards. Skill in accurately assessing and communicating special patient care and operational needs. Skill in demonstrating sincere support for the Medical Center, Department and Operating Room Services Staff. Skill in assessing and constructively communicating staff development needs. Ability to document staff performance and maintain confidential records. Knowledge of age-specific physiological and psychological needs of specific patient populations.
Must have at least 2 years of critical care or telemetry monitoring experience.
Pediatric experience Strongly Preferred