Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Nurse Manager, Procedural Care Unit & Recovery Float Pool, FT

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Procedural Care Unit & Recovery Float Pool
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Primarily Monday - Friday
Variable hours but typically 0630 - 1700
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is a registered nurse (RN) who, in association with the Nurse Manager, is responsible for the managerial and leadership functions within a patient environment. The ANM works in partnership with the NM to provide operational oversight, consistency and continuity during all operating hours. The ANM partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with regulatory standards, and administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The ANM performs managerial activities, and demonstrates effective leadership behaviors including performing evaluations, employee mentoring, coaching, and performance management. The ANM implements quality and safety initiatives, engages in process improvement, ensures adherence to bargaining unit agreements and human resource management. The ANM creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.


The ANM’s decisions and actions are based on ethical principles as outlined by the American Nurses Association. The ANM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators, the ANA Code of Ethics, the Oregon State Board Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The ANM exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


Strategic Planning
•    Assists in development of the department strategic plan that reflects the division strategic plan and nursing’s vision.
•    Participates in formulating objectives, goals and specific strategies related to initiatives.
•    Assists in developing short and long-term goals that identify the target conditions.
•    Assists in coordinating the implementation of interventions to meet department-level goals. 
•    Assists with communicating implementing and evaluating the unit strategic plan.


Operational Leadership
•    Ascribes to systems theory with an understanding that how parts of a system relate to the overall system. 
•    Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice and the roles and functions of care team members (i.e. charge nurse, code team, RRT)
•    Evaluates staff’s competency and intervenes to optimize performance and ensure safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care.  
•    Promotes and practices patient/family advocacy.
•    Maintains visibility and open communication with the staff and department leadership. 
•    Communicates plans and decisions to department staff and other stakeholders.
•    Asserts view in a non-judgmental manner.
•    Recognizes one’s own method of decision-making and the role of beliefs, values and inferences.
•    Promotes patient-centered decisions and outcomes. 
•    Actively participates in shared-governance structures and promotes decisions made within the governance structure.
•    Evaluates staffing, scheduling and patient care assignments to assure they are based on role and clinical practice expertise.  
•    Celebrates successes and accomplishments. 


Financial Management 
•    Monitors department finances according to performance targets. 
•    Reports areas for improvement and implements corrective course as indicated. 
•    Assures the use of staffing tools and guidelines to manage productivity.
•    Monitors use of premium pay.
•    Educate team members on financial implications of patient care decisions.

Human Resources
•    Uses evidence-based leadership to promote desired behaviors 
•    Develops a high-functioning workforce in collaboration with the department leadership
•    Recognizes and rewards exemplary professional practice
•    Coaches staff in an ongoing and progressive manner
•    Monitors and evaluates the application of practice standards
•    Collaborates with department leadership to facilitate behaviors that impact safety, quality, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction. 
•    Resolves and manages conflict to promote optimal outcomes. 
•    Maintains professional boundaries. 
•    Participates in recruiting & retaining highly qualified staff. 
•    Participates in succession planning initiatives. 


Performance Improvement 
•    Participates in the development of the department quality plan. 
•    Utilizes department data to identify areas for improvement based on assessment and current states. 
•    Monitors and uses data to determine patient care quality improvement objectives.
•    Engages staff in department initiatives. 
•    Disseminates the impact/benefits of organizational, nursing, and department initiatives. 
•    Identifies areas of risk and makes suggestions for reducing risk and improving outcomes. 
•    Investigates concerns and errors to understand occurrences of errors or adverse events.
•    Communicates learning locally and through the system to disseminate best-practices.
•    Supports workflow processes that reduce error potential. 


•    Evaluates practice in relation to the PPM and existing evidence.
•    Sets expectations for clinical staff to exercise autonomy and decision-making authority consistent with scope of practice and performance description. 
•    Advances practice excellence by communicating a clear and consistent message about the expectations for role and standards -based professional practice.
•    Engages in informal and formal processes of giving and seeking feedback regarding role performance from individuals, professional colleagues, representatives, administrators, and others. 

Required Qualifications

  • Unencumbered Oregon RN License. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified through the American Heart Association (AHA).  
  • Job Specific (ACLS, NRP, etc.)
  • BSN or higher degree in nursing. 
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant clinical experience with strong charge nurse experience. 
  • Compliance with Code of conduct, Respect in the workplace, Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in nursing or related field. 
  • Previous management experience. 
  • Specialty certification.

Additional Details

•    Required prioritization of multiple projects, activities, and assignments.
•    Repeated interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations 
•    May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation 
•    Accepts accountability and responsibility of the assigned work area. 
•    May be required to attend out of town conferences according to hospital travel and reimbursement policies.
•    Subject to computer work for several as needed 
•    Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers including ensuring safe conditions for patients, families and staff. 
•    Exercises the ability to implement a flexible schedule to meet operational needs and to create work-life balance. 

•    Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull, and work throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs. independently. Complies with evidence-based lifting and positioning practices. 
•    Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, and smelling; as well as the ability to speak. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and hearing aides
•    The work environment carries the risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation
•    Able to use hospital equipment as needed, including significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones and fax machines. 
•    Must be able to ride the Aerial Tram regularly and frequently.


*Bonus Disclaimer: Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Hillsboro Medical Center and current OHSU employees in the same role are not eligible for a hiring bonus.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed