The Surgery/Orthopedic unit is a 40-bed unit that specializes in post-operative care for patients who have undergone general surgery, or plastic, joint replacement or spinal surgery. Patients on this unit may also require nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic injuries. This busy and challenging unit is staffed with professionals who have their entire focus on the care of the patient. Staff members must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes.
The Assistant Nurse Manager designates 24-hour accountability for the coordination of resources to ensure quality service to all customers, reflecting the mission, vision, philosophy of Northwest Hospital Center and the Department of Nursing. Provides overall direction for and coordination of unit operations. Assists with developing a unit based expense budget and monitoring financial expenses. Requirements: Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associates degree; requires knowledge of a specialized field. BSN; National certification preferred. Maryland RN License and CPR Certification; 3-5 years of experience; computer skills. Excellent customer service skills required.