Cedars-Sinai Assistant Nurse Manager - 6South- Advanced Heart Failure Unit in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 27722
Working Title: Assistant Nurse Manager - 6South- Advanced Heart Failure Unit
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0617012 - Advanced Heart Failure 6S
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Nursing
Job Specialty: Management
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: Varies
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Flexible
Weekends: As Needed

Job Posting: Our leaders at Cedars-Sinai inspire others, have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and professionalism, and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Cedars-Sinai has an immediate opening for an Assistant Nurse Manager for the Advanced Heart Failure Unit. The Advanced Heart Failure Unit is primarily composed of adult congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema patients; all of whom require continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring. Responsibilities include assuming responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care.

The Assistant Nurse Manager is an exempt supervisor position. Under the leadership of the Nurse Manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for coordinating the daily twenty-four (24) hour operations of assigned unit/area patient care in order to provide high quality, individualized patient care and in support of Medical Center philosophies. The Assistant Nurse Manager functions as a leader and an expert professional practitioner, and assumes responsibility and accountability for the expert application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Assistant Nurse Manager consistently demonstrates professional skills and abilities, utilizes his/her knowledge base and exemplary leadership and educational skills to direct and supervise the clinical performance of others, demonstrates motivation and creativity, and serves as a catalyst for effective change within Nursing at the department and institutional levels.

The Assistant Nurse Manager ensures nursing staff on assigned unit(s) perform within their scope of responsibility and duties, and ensures accountability at the facility, department and position levels, including knowledge of required clinical/technical skills consistent with the Nurse Practice Act, Title 22, Joint Commission, The Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, and other regulatory requirements. Additional management responsibilities include compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals supporting quality improvement and the clinical care delivery processes; staffing, scheduling, and retention of staff; safety and quality management; and participation on unit practice council and TCAB. In conjunction with the Nurse Manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager assists with all administrative processes applicable to assigned unit(s), including human resources, budgeting, staffing, quality improvement planning and educational development programs. The Assistant Nurse Manager supervises and assumes responsibility for promoting maximum growth and development of each employee he/she supervises, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term, and assures patient advocacy.

FOCUS: Provide excellence and innovation in the care of patients, the training of healthcare professionals, and the creation and sharing of healthcare knowledge.


1.Provides leadership in the delivery of patient care and nursing practices within assigned clinical unit(s). Works with Nurse Management to address issues identified with regard to quality of care standards.

2.Responsible for performance management, including supervising or developing action plans to support staff development and improve performance.

3.Directs staff according to hospital, nursing and unit practice accountabilities; serves as a primary resource nurse to staff; and assesses the total resource needs of the unit to maximize available personnel and resources.

4.In collaboration with CNIV or Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Director, ensures adequate staffing and time schedules are managed within budgetary standard. May authorize overtime or scheduling changes to fill shifts as necessary.

5.Ensures efficient quality of care is provided and is in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements and established organizational goals.

6.Assists in monitoring established performance improvement systems to measure fiscal compliance.

7.Serves as a department nurse leader and expert in the application process and the delivery of patient care.

8.Oversees documentation on direct and indirect patient care services for the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of our patients.

9.Able to provide expert level direct and indirect patient care

10.Collaborates to identify and assess patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations. Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patients.

11.Utilizes results from “tracer” methodology tools to develop corrective action plans to ensure the quality of care is embedded into clinical practice on an ongoing basis.

12.Ensures compliance with National Patient Safety Goals.

13.In collaboration with the CNIV or Charge Nurse, facilitates the management of patient flow with admissions and discharges.

14.Coordinates the interdisciplinary team approach to discharge planning, including team rounding.

15.Supervises the coordination of patient assignments based on staff competencies, including the delegation and assignment patient care tasks and prioritization of workload, considering patient acuity, activity and available resources.

16.Provides constructive input at unit meetings to assist in defining unit direction.

17.In collaboration with other members of management, oversees the completion by staff of mandatory competencies to meet regulatory requirements, ensures on-going adherence, and monitors for compliance.

18.Takes initiative and demonstrates the ability to make good decisions supported by evidence-based practice.

19.Assists Nurse Manager with budget planning, staffing and scheduling, recruitment efforts internal/external to the organization, monitors meal periods and rest breaks, tardiness, absenteeism, overtime and keeps Nurse Manager informed of trends.

20.Assists Nurse Manager with the development of departmental goals, new hire evaluation process and promotes inter/intra departmental collaboration. Assists Nurse Manager with the recruitment and retention of staff, coaches and counsels staff, and facilitates staff meetings.

21.Conducts timely peer review evaluations as it applies to the performance appraisal period and evaluation.

22.Effectively shares integrated learning/knowledge. Supports and/or represents department for organizational initiatives through the participation in meetings, such as staff meetings, shared governance, quality assurance meetings or committees, joint commission and related clinical forums.

23.Assists in assessing the educational needs of staff, patient, and families; plans and coordinates with Nurse Educator the educational classes required for the department.

24.Coordinates with Nurse Management to develop nursing knowledge through in-service and basic competency programs to meet regulatory requirements.

25.Validates, monitors and evaluates the orientation process for new staff members.

26.Maintains positive working relationships with peers, management, patients, and families.

27.Provides ongoing feedback to new employee, Team Leaders and Nurse Manager.

28.Actively participates and manages operations during emergency situations, including participation in disaster preparedness.

29.Other duties as assigned, including special projects.

Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Education:

Bachelors of Science in Nursing required. Master’s degree preferred. (Strong encouragement to obtain Master’s Degree if individual does not already possess).


Valid State of California Registered Nurse License required

BLS certification required

Specialty Certification required


1.Minimum five (5) years’ experience in an acute care setting, which includes two (2) years in specialty and supervisory experience.

2.Working knowledge of Nursing Practice Act, The Joint Commission and other state and local regulatory requirements.

3.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

3.Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of health care technology within specialty area.

4.Demonstrates commitment to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

5.Full command (verbal and written) of the English language.

6.Demonstrated success working independently, forging relationships, and managing multiple tasks with minimal directions.

7.Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information for decision support.

8.High level of proficiency using Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft Office software.

9.Must be able to manage competing priorities, while being extremely adaptable and flexible and maintaining a positive work environment.


Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience that demonstrates the experience and ability to perform the duties required for the position.

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job)

1.The physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions.

2.Must be able to perform assigned duties in a fast paced work environment

3.Ability to move throughout all areas of the immediate and adjacent Medical Center and Health System campus,

4.Ability to sit and perform data entry for long periods of time.

5.Ability to work within limited space and focus on complete work and surrounding multiple actives occurring and varying noise levels.

6.Ability to lift up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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