Sparrow Hospital   Lansing, MI   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 3, 2023
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Assistant Dept Nurse Manager - Level 1 Trauma ER - DAYS - 12 hour shifts
General Purpose of Job:

In collaboration with the Department Manager is responsible for unit operations. Participates in action plan and initiatives for associate engagement, physician alignment, and patient satisfaction. Promotes the delivery of safe, quality care according to current evidence based standards of practice. Promotes and supports shared decision making. Assists in managing unit resources including scheduling of staff and provision of necessary equipment and tools. Participates in monitoring, maintaining and improving nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, and other identified outcome measures.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.


Empowered to serve as a leader within level of authority.
Promotes/supports shared decision making by empowering associates through delegation of clear responsibility, authority, and holding them accountable.
Assists in recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel.
Assists in ensuring compliance with Hospital State, Federal and accreditation regulations in reference to patient care and the physical environment
Assists in communicating shared vision, mission, and values with department which motivates others to achieve strategic goals

Care Delivery System

Assists in ensuring appropriate staffing and scheduling of associates according to guidelines.
Monitors and maintains accountability for budget in defined area of responsibility.
Responsible for outcomes i.e. nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, HCAPS, patient satisfaction, and associate satisfaction.
Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of action plans for continuous performance improvement.
Provides a safe environment through the utilization of best practices for patient, family, and all other caregivers.
May function as charge nurse and/or assume patient care when necessary
Professional Growth

Supports a learning environment that is open and respectful, and promotes evidence based practice.
Supports appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continued professional development of associates.
Collaborative Practice

Monitors Associate performance, providing coaching, recognition, counseling and avenues for improvement as needed.
Develops and maintains a professional relationship with members of the health care team, the patient and the patient's family
Maintains a safe work environment that minimizes work related illness and injury.

Job Requirements

General Requirements
• Current State of Michigan license as a Registered Nurse
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
Work Experience
• Minimum two years of RN experience; OR Minimum one year of RN experience and minimum one year of healthcare experience in another role. • Clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to manage nursing unit.

Education • Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Required: • Interpersonal skills for effective communication. • Computer literate. • Accountable for professional development and maintenance of competencies • Excellent attendance Preferred: • Bachelor's degree in nursing • Professional certification appropriate to practice
Sparrow's Emergency Department is a level one trauma center as well as being a center of excellence for bariatric, stroke and cardiac care. The ER has 4 trauma rooms as well as 62 private patient rooms: 48 adult and 14 pediatric. These rooms are utilized for the treatment of all kinds of injuries and conditions including: major trauma, neuro, cardiac, pediatrics and high risk OB. The department utilizes a 5 level triage system and advanced nursing guidelines to help expedite patient care. The ER also has on site ER case management RN's, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) RN's and ground Critical Care Transport team. Sparrow's ER is committed to providing quality care to every patient, every time.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family
Degree Type / Education Level
Sparrow Hospital Executive
Experience Level
10 Years and Above

Sparrow Hospital

Lansing , MI