WellStar Health Systems Assistant Nurse Manager - Maternity/OB in Austell, Georgia
Assistant Nurse Manager - Maternity/OB
At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues.
As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The assistant nurse manager is a registered professional nurse who provides support and
works in conjunction with the nurse manager of a specific unit(s) or service. He/she is viewed
as aspiring to be a nurse manager and through this role to learn additional knowledge and skills
through experience and mentoring by the nurse manager and the hospital/system. The
assistant nurse manager must possess very good skills in communication and teamwork and
serve as a mentor for others while learning the responsibilities of his/her role. Together with the
nurse manager, the assistant nurse manager uses his/her knowledge and skills to promote the
creation of a center of excellence for staff recruitment and retention and clinical and business
outcomes. The assistant nurse manager upholds the nurse manager’s direction and actively
leads staff in the performance of their daily activities and participates in their performance
reviews, as well as coaching and counseling as appropriate.
In collaboration with the nurse manager, holds staff accountable for the delivery of care and
services through effective communication, observation, and the management and
measurement of specific interventions/practices and their associated outcomes. This key leader
plays a significant role in assisting the nurse manager in achieving clinical and financial goals
along with management of human/material resources as delegated. He/she also plays a pivotal
role in staff recruitment, mentoring and retention. He/She models the way to foster teamwork
and collaboration with physicians, staff, patients and other departments. Role specific
competencies, responsibilities, roles and functions are based on Professional Practice
Model, 5 Star Nursing.
It is expected that all RN Assistant Nurse Managers are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold
the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and
implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American
Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual
upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service
Required Minimum Education:
Must hold Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from accredited
nursing school; Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred. If bachelor degree is not in nursing, MSN must
be from accredited nursing school. Incumbent team members in the position as of September 2011
must be enrolled in a BSN program with successful completion by December 31, 2015.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse, actively licensed in the state of Georgia. Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position or complete prior the end of orientation. National certification in nursing administration preferred.
Required Minimum Experience:
Three years of clinical experience required and additional experience as a charge nurse or other nurse leader role desirable.
Required Minimum Skills:
Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and
relationship building; desires to see progressive nursing management roles and enjoys/seeks
opportunities to coach and mentor others. Seeks to learn and demonstrate progressive skills in the
business of managing a patient care unit or service by obtaining the commitment and productivity of
nursing staff. Must be a continuous learner who seeks to better understands health care financing;
strategy and operations for running a business unit(s); and effectively employ data and technology to
support work processes and make decisions. Supports shared governance or shared decision making; manage the design and delivery of care that in based on evidence and focused on quality and safety. Demonstrates interest and aptitude to achieve knowledge of risk management and various accreditation/regulations/licensing requirements.
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.
WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.