Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston , is currently seeking a talented leader to join our team of outstanding professionals supporting our DSU/PACU-Peri-Anesthesia specialties as
Assistant Nurse Director (AND)
The Assistant Nurse Director (AND) supporting our Per- Anesthesia specialty is an important member of the unit-based leadership team in clinical practice environments to extend leadership presence and provide clinical support.
BWH Peri-Anesthesia supports a busy 92 bay combined PACU, Day Surgery, Pre-Op holding, Borders (ICU) specialty providing
outstanding care to approximately 30,000 cases annually.
Under the leadership/direction of the Nurse Director, the Assistant Nurse Director is a representative of the Department of Nursing and supports the nurse director in translating the vision and values of the department at the unit-level for the purpose of meeting the needs of patients and families and in creating a therapeutic, healing patient/family centered practice environment.
The Peri-Anesthesia Assistant Nurse Director ( AND ) helps to develop the very best staff, assists with assessing clinical patterns within populations, and facilitates mobilization/allocation of resources to meet the immediate needs of patients and families. The AND may perform leadership functions as developmentally appropriate under the mentorship and coaching of the nurse director and may be assigned the management of specific projects.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Professional Practice Environment
Provides support in the environment to facilitate excellent nursing practice
Promotes and supports the Department of Nursing vision as well as unit based mission, values, and goals
Facilitates true collaboration and effective communication and respect for diverse perspectives
Participates in daily huddles/rounds with clinical staff for the purpose of clinical consultation, coaching, and problem-solving
B. Personnel Management
Manages day to day staffing based on unit-based guidelines approved by the nurse director
Manages resources in a changing environment by allocating resources to respond to dynamic changes in patient census and acuity
Provides guidance to clinical staff on patient assignments with continuity of care and knowing the patient as a core value in addition to facilitating the development of clinical staff
Participates in scheduling and approving requests from clinical staff under the direction of the nurse director
Participates in the investigation and administration of corrective action under the direction of the nurse director/nurse administrator
Provides nurse director with recommendation for corrective action and performance improvement plans
Provides nurse director with recommendations for evaluations for clinical staff
Provides support to staff in clinical support roles under the direction of the nurse director
Performs evaluations of support staff under the direction of the nurse director
Develops education and training for support staff and works with nurse director to integrate these groups into the larger interprofessional
Current nursing licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
BSN Required, Master’s Degree in Nursing required.
Minimum 5 years direct PACU, Day Surgery Peri-anesthesia specialty experience required
Proven leadership experience required
Member/participant of direct specialty Nursing organization (ASPAN) a plus.
Internal Number: 3133750
About Brigham and Women's Hospital
Nursing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is known for their excellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at the center of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationships with patients and their families. That’s why we’re committed to knowing our patients on a deeper level — not just as patients, but as individuals — to ensure that they, and their families, feel known and cared for.
At BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiry and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed and theory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day to achieve our vision — to provide excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment.
Just as we have been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health care careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a c...lose-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be.
Our PACU/DSU-Peri-Anesthesia specialty supports a 92 bay specialty combined of 66 PACU, 22 Preop, 4 blocked room bays. approximately 30,000 cases per year.