Centura Health Assistant Nurse Manager Pediatrics in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130379_

_Recruiter Contact:_ StephanieCalli@Centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 6041 SFMC PEDIATRICS*


_Schedule:_ Full-Time

_Shift:_ Variable

_Position Summary_

Responsible for developing, achieving and maintaining the goals of a unit or department by focusing on the unit or department’s daily operations. Consistently promotes a positive work environment by being visible and available to all levels of staff and customers. Collaboratively works with nurse leaders in maintaining productivity, supporting hospital initiatives and ensuring units/departments are appropriately staffed. Will assist in identifying staff development needs with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and education. The Assistant Nurse Manager’s (ANM) Clinical Coordinator’s annual performance review is dependent upon departmental goals and outcomes achieved along with the key performance indicators of the team the ANM directly supervises. Key performance indicators will include but are not limited to:

  • Patient Satisfaction improvement/stabilization.

  • Productivity- meeting unit based financial targets.

  • Core measures- improve and maintain a >90% bundle score.

  • Narcotic oversight- zero tolerance for breaches.

  • Medication Safety- zero tolerance for breaches.

  • Red Rules- zero tolerance for breaches.

  • Patient Hourly Rounding- consistently performed.

  • Associate Rounding-every associate, every month.

  • Active participation/implementation in facility or unit based councils and committees as assigned by unit leader.

  • Physician Nurse rounding-consistently performed in inpatient areas.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • BSN, required

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 3 years total RN experience.

  • 2 years experience in specific department focus, preferred.


  • Current Colorado RN License.

  • BLS certification from American Heart Association.

  • Additional Life Support Certifications per Department Standards; e.g. NRP, EFM, TNCC, etc.

  • Must achieve and maintain appropriate facility identified national certification within one year of becoming ANM.

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Development, coordination and approval of schedules and time off requests. Posts schedule according to established deadlines. *

  • Makes unit assignments based on patient needs, associate skills/abilities, department resources and operational requirements. *

  • Consistently and fairly counsels and coaches staff related to accountability, performance and appropriately documents issues and concerns. *

  • Interviewing candidates utilizing Talent Selection Interview Tool. *

  • Collaborates and assists leadership of the department with staff meetings and agendas. *

  • Recognizes and builds trust with all associates, physicians, families and patients. *

  • Completes PFD on assigned staff. *

  • Communicates appropriate information at change of shift and throughout shift. *

  • Consistently promotes a positive work environment. *

  • Builds effective working relationships: Takes an objective look at issues from varied perspectives, is open- minded and open to improvement – not rigid in thinking. Stimulates and facilitates change in a positive manner. Involves staff in planning processes to attain valuable input and to assure positive outcomes. Works harmoniously with and effectively supervises staff by building trust and demonstrating effective decision making. *

  • Facilitating Change: Demonstrates statistical improvements on unit in areas related to patient, physician and associate satisfaction. Recognizes staff when effective change has occurred. *

  • Proactively identifies and resolves problems within unit. *

  • Rounds daily on the unit to interact with staff, families and patients in order to obtain feedback on the functioning of the unit. *

  • Works with staff to immediately intervene in order to resolve patient/family issues. *

  • Will carry departmental mobile phone/communication device and respond to calls promptly. *

  • Supports facility/unit system initiatives to attain and improve physician, patient and associate satisfaction scores. *

  • Demonstrates commitment to Centura’s Core Values by participating in community events. *

  • Serves as patient advocate and provides patient care when required. *

  • Ensures compliance, provides coaching and monitors staff to ensure they are adhering to CMS and Joint Commission standards to include nursing sensitive and core measures. *

  • Complies with the National Patient Safety Goals. *

  • Tracks unit equipment – missing, broken, replacement needs. *

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care. *

  • Ensures quality checks (COR cart, etc) and participates in quality audits. *

  • Identifies any potential patient safety issues. *

  • Employs evidence based practice standards to ensure a quality patient care environment. *

  • Assists in reviewing Kronos for accuracy. *

  • Adjusts staffing to maintain productivity standards. *

  • Assists in managing Premium Labor/budget goals. *

  • Facilitates Patient Flow on unit. *

  • Manages unit supply, stock, linen issues. *

  • Consistently validates that work processes and priorities are in alignment with LAH’s/Department Strategic Plan. *

  • Is innovative with staffing assignments without compromising patient safety. *

  • Encourages associates to challenge work processes to improve unit effectiveness. Recognizes staff when effective change has occurred. *

  • Collaborates with unit educator to meet the needs of staff in both on-boarding process and ongoing competency and professional development initiatives. *

  • Integrates department culture with emphasis on productivity standards and hospital goals into interviewing and hiring process. *

  • Supports succession planning within the unit. *

  • Demonstrates commitment to Centura’s core values by participating in community events. *

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

_Physical Requirements_

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.