Assistant Nurse Manager - Cath Lab
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4 Year Degree
Excellence, Safety, Caring, Integrity….What do you value? Join us at Hartford Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special! Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization. Nursing Center of Care - Catheterization Laboratory The Cardiac Catheterization lab at Hartford Hospital is comprised of four suites, two monitoring rooms, two scrub areas, a supply room and a holding area. There are approximately 5,000 diagnostic cardiac caths done per year and of these, 1,500 become interventions. Hartford Hospital’s operating room provides 24-hour backup in the event that open-heart surgery is needed. Description: Care of patients undergoing a variety of Catheterization and Interventional procedures with conscious sedation/analgesia administration. Familiarity with IABP, cardiac drugs, and emergency care. Provides holistic, quality and cost-effective nursing care for patients/families and/or others for a patient population within a unit, service or other primary area of practice with an awareness of the episode of care. Applies the nursing process within the context of the organization's Framework for Professional Practice. Functions as clinically competent. Delegates and supervises work appropriately. Reports to Unit Manager. Primary Responsibilities: Supervises a work group to ensure that a high quality, cost-effective product or service is delivered in support of the hospital's strategic plan, and the function's goals and objectives. Models the effective, efficient operation of the unit by scheduling and assigning work, resolving processing problems, collecting data to monitor progress, and carrying an assigned workload or filling in as necessary. Continually strives to improve quality and productivity by identifying improvement opportunities, and recommending and implementing changes. Uses resources effectively and efficiently to achieve the goals and objectives of the work group within established budgets by recommending budget expenditures , monitoring progress, and shifting resources to meet changing need. Implements and monitors departmental goals and objectives for the work group, that align with the strategic direction of the organization, by analyzing needs and developing recommendations. Implements individual performance expectations; coaches, develops, and provides input to performance evaluations to enable employees to be successful in contributing to the achievement of individual and work group objectives. Maintains effective, positive customer service relationships by responding to customer needs, resolving conflicts, and educating employees on customer service. Effectively and continually communicates with the staff, management, and customers to facilitate the flow of information necessary to the success of the employees and the work group. Actively seeks opportunities to model teamwork through collaboration both within and outside the work group in support of the organization's objectives. Assumes responsibility for self-improvement, in collaboration with superior, by identifying, communicating and seeking resources or instruction/validation to meet own learning needs, and is self-directed in maintaining currency of validations. May contribute to the outcomes of the defined function by performing the work of the function as required. Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age specific patient needs (e.g. Pediatrics, Adolescents, and Geriatrics).
BSN preferred Minimum 3 years’ experience as a cardiac Cath lab nurse highly preferred. Prior leadership experience and/or unit committee work highly preferred. Specialty certification highly preferred. Strong communications skills required - both written and verbal.
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