1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179909
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/04/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6,053/mo - $11,105/mo DOE plus premiums 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: We offer an excellent benefits package.
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Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding leadership opportunity as 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day shift, Assistant Nurse Manager/Operations Lead (RN3) for 5WB-Acute Psychiatry.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Unit Manager and matrix responsibilities to Clinical Director Inpatient Psychiatry

SUMMARY: Under general direction by the Nurse Manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager/Operations Lead utilizes the nursing process to prescribe, prioritize, delegate, and provide safe, therapeutic allocation of nursing resources to patients/families.  The ANM makes independent judgments, decisions, and take action regarding a wide range of routine and complex staffing and unit workflow issues.  The ANM collaborates with appropriate disciplines to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission through discharge in support of the medical and nursing plans of care.

The ANM performs specific leadership functions related to clinical practice, education, and/or management as delegated by and in collaboration with the Nurse Manager and the Clinical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry.  The ANM provides leadership for unit and departmental activities that promote:
1.    Delivery of quality nursing care
2.    Effective problem solving and communication

The ANM provides support to the unit management team for the assurance of clinical workforce competence.  Support is provided to all staff any day and any shift as determined by need/demand. Emphasizing patient safety, staff safety, organizational integration, and service excellence the ANME provides leadership and resources that promote the following:
1.   Effective orientation and evaluation of baseline skill level and competencies for assigned workforce.
2.   Efficient and effective educational services and resources, which enable staff to meet patient care needs.
3.   Timely clinical problem solving and communication of clinical issues at all levels (peer, staff, management, physician).
4.   Effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communication, collaboration and service coordination using TeamSTEPPS methodology.
5.    Effective educational resource for patient care.
6.    Effective integration of new technology and organizational initiatives
7.    Effective management of staff practice and professional behaviors using effective interpersonal skills andJust Culture methodology
1.    Clinical expertise in specialty           
2.    Strong customer service focus     
3.    Demonstrated ability to organize and teach educational offerings.
4.    Demonstrated strong preceptor and mentoring skills
5.    Knowledge of hospital environment and healthcare trends
6.    Advanced written and verbal communication
7.    Demonstrated ability to analyze practice issues.
8.    Flexibility in meeting workload fluctuations.
9.    Age related competencies for the populations cared for on the unit.
Staff Competency Assessment and Development:
1.     Partners with appropriate CNE/CNS to plan, implement and evaluate unit based orientation program for permanent, temporary, and contract staff utilizing a performance based development approach.  Promotes continuity in competency development from core to PCS central to unit specific orientation.
2.     Facilitates individualized orientation process for newly hired staff (RN and support staff)
3.     Evaluates orientees baseline attention to training, demonstrated skills, attitude and philosophy fit with HMC missions and values; records and reports concerns to unit managers.
4.     In collaboration with the Psychiatry CNE, registers, tracts, and records the completion of unit orientation and competency completion for various staff levels using the LMS as designed.
5.     Collaborates in the development/revision of clinical competencies.
6.     Collaborates with unit leadership and CNE/CNS in the development and validation of unit specific competencies.
7.     Acts as Master Preceptor:  trains, mentors, and evaluates effectiveness of unit based preceptors
8.     Evaluates assigned staff at prescribed intervals (6 months, annual) after approval by manager
9.     Provides just in time feedback to staff regarding clinical, interpersonal, and communication performance
10.     Involves manager for staff who resist feedback or who fail to improve performance
11.     Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations on candidates for hire being mindful of baseline clinical, behavioral, and communication competencies.
12.     Acts as a resource for CEU interpretation and guidance

Staff Continuing Education:
1.     Promotes and supports a high functioning environment that fosters continuing learning and professional development.
2.     Partners with CNE and CNS to plan, implement and evaluate educational offerings designed to enhance the delivery of quality care and safe practices. (In-services, CE, equipment education).
3.     Partners with CNE to plans, implements and evaluates educational offerings designed to enhance staff leadership and operational decision making (Charge, Preceptor)
4.     Assists nursing staff in identifying and meeting their ongoing educational goals.
5.     Utilizes theories of adult education and interactive learning in formal and informal trainings.
6.     Participates in programs that support staff education and development (CPR instructor, core curriculum, ANM orientation, and consortium).
7.     Participates in the development of educational modules and training plans.
8.     Participates in ongoing area specific training (e.g. skills days, Aggresssion Prevention & Response)
9.     Registers, tracks and records staffs participation in mandatory continuing education using the LMS Learning Hub as designed.

Consultation/Support of Quality/Safety Priorities:
1.     Promotes the use of central educational, quality, and patient safety resources (CNE/CNS consultants) to support quality patient care
2.     Participates in departmental policy/ procedure development and interpretation for members of the heath care team
3.     Chairs unit based Best Practice Committee and promotes evidenced based nursing practice
4.     Coordinates unit based student placement

Operations/Work Flow:
5.     Performs charge nurse duties
6.     Role models collaboration and best practice communications.
7.     Assists in staff schedule in collaboration with ANM - Operations
8.     Ensures staff are trained on time card completion  
9.     Supports unit based efforts for operation, HR, payroll initiatives

Internal Relations /Teamwork:
1.     Promotes a healthy work environment
2.     Resolves conflicts tactfully, flexibly and diplomatically
3.     Demonstrates ability to compromise, cooperate, and negotiate appropriately.
4.     Demonstrate maturity, poise, responsiveness and judgment in day to day activities.
5.     Collaborates and promotes team building with all disciplines and departments.
6.     Inspires teams and individuals to give their best to achieve desired patient, team and organizational outcomes
7.     Creates an environment that is conductive to staff growth, development, and satisfaction
8.     Has a strong reputation as a competent, quality resource.
9.     Respects and welcomes diversity in staff and team.

Organization/Time Management/Decision Making/Leadership:
1.     Establishes effective work priorities, methods and project flow
2.     Meets deadlines, project goals, and follows up on staff/clinical/customer satisfaction issues in a timely manner.
3.     Displays resourcefulness and innovation in decision making, problem solving, and trainings
4.     Maintains accessibility, response and follow through to off shift and weekend staff
5.     Assumes responsibility for own professional learning needs including attendance at relevant educational offerings, completion of annual evaluation and competencies.
6.     Participates and provides leadership to organizational committees, taskforces, and work groups.
7.     Demonstrates ability to consider the impact of decisions and actions on the overall organizational mission and goals
8.     Models service excellence in daily practice.

1.     Maintains a safe environment, identifies and reports all safety related issues to the proper departments.
2.     Uses HMC policy and procedures, reference manuals and qualified resources for guidance
3.     Responds appropriately to emergency situations and drills
4.     Ensures related practices and teachings are compliant with regulatory agencies and standards.
5.     Intervenes to address illegal /unethical /unprofessional professional practice of any member of the health care team
6.     Promotes practices and decisions that reduce human error and promote staff/patient safety
7.     Participates in development and implementation of quality assessment and improvement programs within the department and across units/specialties
8.     Identifies and explores ways to support a cost effective environment
9.     Participates in the preparation and process of regulatory surveys
10.     Participates in unit and organizational emergency preparedness

Patient Care Management:
1.     Maintains expert clinical knowledge base related to clinical area and practice standard for assigned areas.
2.     Maintains appropriate age related competencies for assigned areas.
3.     Support, practices and teaches research based nursing practice.
4.     Acts as a timely resource to staff in problem solving involving clinical issues
5.     Participates in clinical benchmarking, studies, and projects that promote improvement of patient rights, safety, and comfort
6.     Collaborates with relevant other clinical disciplines to assess and address the needs of patient population served.
7.     Maintains professional relationship through memberships in professional organizations, networking, and high professional visibility (certification, speaking, publishing, etc)
BSN degree in nursing.
Psychiatric nursing experience.
WA State RN license.

Leadership experience such as charge nurse and preceptor experience.
Psychiatric nursing specialty certification.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

TThe University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-07-09 Expires: 2020-09-05

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