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Assistant Nurse Manager - Ambulatory Surgery Center, PACU - Tacoma

Location: Tacoma, WA Job Number: 915054 Date posted: 10/19/2020

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Collaborates with the ASC Nurse Manager to establish a competent, ethical, safe and legal environment in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) to promote high quality patient care. Coordinate with physicians, clinics, consulting nurses and other departments. Make decisions to meet service quality, clinical quality, utilization of resources and fiscal outcomes. Supervise staff and support overall department administration. Act on behalf of manager.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assures competency, quality and adequate staffing levels of health care providers in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Develops, monitors and enforces consistent standards of practice and continuing competency mechanisms. Develops and maintains systems to meet cost, quality and service goals. Develops and provides education in support of these outcomes.
  • Leads, manages, recruits, hires, mentors, disciplines and terminates staff when necessary. Prepares and presents performance evaluations. Assesses and responds to educational needs of nursing and medical staff as a team and individually. Interfaces with and supports medical staff.
  • Develops, implements and enforces departmental policies and procedures. Assures compliance with all Regulatory Agency Standards, and professional organization standards. Establishes, develops, implements, and maintains clinical and administrative quality improvement policies, procedures and standards to guide professional practice.
  • Continuously analyzes and evaluates patient care, environmental control, safety issues, and infection control practices in the ASU. Researches and resolves consumer and systems issues. Monitors, tracks and resolves accident/incident reports. Utilizes Lean management tools and process improvement approach.
  • Evaluates and supports implementation of new technology and equipment. Resource to Materiel Management on product selection.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a supervisor, lead or charge nurse.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • ACLS and PALS required by date of hire/transfer.
  • CNOR, CPAN or CAPA required within one (1) year of employment.
  • Washington State RN license by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Communication and proven management skills, including customer service, problem resolution, team facilitation and development, and process improvement.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in nursing or related field.
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Agency Standards.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Ambulatory Surgery Center Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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