Assistant Manager, Cardiovascular Imaging Services

Job Description

Clinical Assistant Managers advocate for and allocate available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe and compassionate nursing care based on current standards of practice while promoting shared decision-making and professional autonomy. This role encompasses assisting with the management of personnel, budget, strategic planning and regulatory standards as well as the overall care delivery system on the unit.

Responsibilities

Administrative Leadership in Collaboration with Clinical Manager:

  • Assists in development of PI Plan initiatives in collaboration with Clinical Manager to improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job standards and key requirements for each staff position in assigned areas of responsibility, holding subordinates accountable for the responsibilities inherent to their positions.
  • Provides feedback/counseling and assists with discipline to assigned staff as appropriate.
  • Provides assigned staff with performance evaluations as defined by HR.
  • Supports peer review systems and implements as feasible with mechanisms in place for staff input into their own evaluations.
  • Provides structure and opportunity for staff to establish and accomplish their goals.
  • Participates in regular leadership and staff meetings.
  • Creates an atmosphere that encourages staff participation in clinical and hospital based activities.
  • Ensures staff maintains/achieves necessary competencies for their job functions.
  • Supports professionalism through ethical conduct, appearance, positive communication, attendance and holding self accountable for same standards set for staff.
  • Participates in councils, task forces, and special projects as assigned or requested and provides opportunities for staff.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Manager to ensure that patient satisfaction targets are achieved and maintained.
  • Completes an annual report which includes accomplishments, evaluation of objectives, future objectives, and other information as required/requested.


Operations in Collaboration with Clinical Manager:

  • Ensures personnel work hours best meet the needs of the department.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of models of patient care delivery which maximize resources and productivity with respect for individual rights, preferences, ethnicity, culture and diversity.
  • Ensures safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for patients, personnel, physicians, and visitors.
  • Assists in filling staff vacancies in a timely manner, updates personal data system.
  • Serves as advocate for patients and families.
  • Ensures the nursing process is utilized in care delivery.
  • Ensures new hires, float, and agency personnel receive appropriate and timely orientation, with processes documented per policy.
  • Evaluates and provides input to Manager on the effectiveness of department operations, quality and appropriateness of care.
  • Assists manager with coordinating routine breakout meetings with each group of sub-specialties within the department along with all-inclusive monthly department meetings.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities for assigned areas of responsibility. Assists staff and physicians in obtaining data; collaborates in using data to meet expectations, correct variances, and simplify work processes. Disseminates and discusses data outcomes with staff and physicians.
  • Informs Manager, Director and/or risk manager of serious or potentially serious patient/visitor problems and issues as soon as they are identified.
  • Coordinates nursing/clinical care with other healthcare disciplines, and assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians, clinical manager, charge nurses and other staff to facilitate the smooth and efficient patient throughput daily.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Manager in ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Maintains a high level of visibility in the departments/testing centers.
  • Assists manager in maintaining employee files.
  • Assists manager in maintaining time and attendance records on staff and monitors staff compliance to policy


Finance in Collaboration with Clinical Manager:

  • Identifies and quantifies resources needed to support patient care activities in areas of assigned responsibility. Acts in a cost-conscious manner taking into account the limitations of resources in order to maintain productivity standards.
  • Balances patient needs, quality, and cost effectiveness.
  • Manages and organizes work through objectives leading to goal attainment.
  • Assists manager with establishing and approving supply and equipment standards for department.


Professional

  • Maintains and seeks responsibility for self-development.
  • Participates in hospital Leadership programs.
  • Networks with colleagues to share ideas, trends, and innovations in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains membership and association in professional organizations, incorporates standards into operations to keep current with community and national practice trends.
  • Shares knowledge and information with peers, other clinical leaders, and encourages changes in practice based on research and scientific principles.


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

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EDUCATION: Associates Degree in Allied Health or Business Management required.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years in clinical practice. One (1) year experience in leadership or charge role preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrated knowledge of nursing, healthcare, and organizational systems and strategies. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in performance improvement theory and application. Knowledge of JCAHO standards and other external organizations related to healthcare evaluation and accreditation. Experience with the methodologies and processes related to organizational financial viability. Well developed communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

RN licensure or ARDMS/CCI registered. Maintain continuing education requirements as set forth by Board of Nursing, or ARDMS, CCI, ICAVL and ICAEL.

BLS certification is required prior to patient contact.

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