Associate nurse manager responsibilities are to lead the nursing department. This individual must be able to help the department and ensure that the patients are able to recover soon while they are at the facility. The associate nurse manager responsibilities include:
• Scheduling: An associate nurse manager prepares schedules for the healthcare team. This position must to communicate with the providers and nurses regarding the healthcare requirements of the patients and also assigns specific duties and shifts to the nursing staff.
• Recruitment: In collaboration with the unit leadership team, the associate nurse manager interviews candidates applying for the position of nurse and evaluates their competency.
• Monitoring employee performance: In collaboration with the unit leadership team, this position will conduct performance evaluations and assist with assessment of employee annual competencies. They evaluate how the employees have been performing at work and solicits feedback given period. The role also assists the nurse manager addresses any behavioral or competency issues that arise with employees.
• Purchasing: The nurse manager ensures the appropriate supplies are stocked and available for the healthcare team. The role monitors supply usage and adjusts as appropriate.
• Resolving departmental and patient issues: Associate nurse manager works with the nurses and patients and resolve any queries or issues that might hamper the healthcare activities.
• Budgeting/Forecasting: The role assists the nurse manager in budgeting/forecasting for nursing department and provides estimates for various expenses by analyzing the past records. The role provides suggestions to cut expenditures and at the same time recommends ideas to purchase new equipment that can increase the efficiency of the department.
• Monitoring employee performance: They evaluate how the nursing staff has been performing at work and solicits feedback from patients for performance appraisal for a given period.
The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families. The Nurse Supervisor must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the standards of quality as measured by the unit/department Competence with Special Populations standard.
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2. Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies, Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999
3. Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
4. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002.
5. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association Publication
Scope & Standards for Nurse Administrators; ANA Publication
This position does provide patient care.