#100555 (RN) Assistant Nurse Manager - Sulpizio CVC ICU
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/30/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.DESCRIPTION
UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.
The Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is San Diego’s 1st Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center providing heart and vascular programs in one central location. Global leader and international referral center in Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE). The Sulpizio Cardiovascular center is a heart and lung transplant center with the only lung transplant program in San Diego County. The Ventricular Assist Device program boast some of the best outcomes in the nation, and provides therapy with 5 different devices.
This department's patients include heart and lung transplants, PTE patients, CABGs, valves,TAVR's, and Ventricular Assist Devices including Total Artificial Hearts. Stroke and Vascular Surgical patients will be on this floor as well. This unit utilizes advanced training and skills to take care of high acuity and complex patients.
The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for providing administrative and clinical leadership. Develops standards of care coordination that demonstrates success in: promoting high quality, cost effective delivery of care; ensuring effective utilization of resources across the continuum; excellent customer service; and compliance with regulatory and internal UCSD requirements. Spearheads innovative projects and approaches involving multi-disciplinary factions for systems improvement that affects patient outcomes across the organization. Plans, schedules and organizes work for departments ensuring proper distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities.
The Assistant Nurse Manager supervises staff, screens candidates, interviews and hires new employees. Ensures staff competence, compliance with staff licensure/certification requirements and maintenance of related documentation. Conducts performance appraisals, counsels staff, and takes disciplinary action as required in consultation with Human Resources/Labor Relations. Ensures compliance with discipline-related action plans. Develops/integrates annual operational, capital and personnel budget for each cost center with the Department of Finance.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Five (5) years of RN experience required including at least three years recent experience in adult critical care.
Proven hospital management skills, with progressive expertise in patient care services.
Demonstrated ability to provide supervision to others.
Knowledge to manage disaster incidents, sentinel events and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.
- Clinical area certification or Nursing Administration Certification (i.e. CCRN, ACNL).
- Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic critical care experience.
- Charge Nurse and/or supervisory experience.
- Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.