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Clinical Assistant Nurse Manager - WPH Labor & Delivery` - VFT Nights - Winnie Palmer Hospital


Clinical Assistant Nurse Manager - WPH Labor & Delivery` - VFT Nights - Winnie Palmer Hospital

Department: WPH Labor & Delivery`
Variable Full Time
ReqID: req46580

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Located on the downtown Orlando campus, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opened in 2006, providing programs and services focused on the unique needs of women and newborns. Specialized care covers all facets of women's health, from comprehensive gynecological services and minimally invasive surgeries to obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies and births. The hospital is “Magnet” recognized for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care and is certified in perinatal care by The Joint Commission. Welcoming nearly 14,000 babies each year, the hospital's 350 beds include 142 neonatal intensive care beds, making it one of the largest neonatal intensive care units under one roof in the country. As a sister hospital with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for Children, the hospital was included in the 2021-22 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report, recognized for expertise in Neonatology, and, together with Orlando Health ORMC, was included in the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2021.

The function of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies (WPHWB) Labor and Delivery Unit is based on the primary care model principles. As a Level III Perinatal Center, comprehensive patient centered obstetrical nursing care is provided for both low and high-risk families during the antenatal, labor and delivery and immediate postpartum periods. The Labor and Delivery Unit (L & D) is composed of thirty (37) Labor and Delivery Rooms (LDRs) that provide the expectant family with the opportunity to remain together as a unit during labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period.

The LDRs:

−Will care for all laboring patients and unstable Antepartum patients.

−Any fetal demise (FD)/Termination >28 weeks will be admitted to L&D when in active labor.

Labor and Delivery provides care for:

−Mothers in active labor with expected delivery, with or without epidurals

−Inductions of labor

−Immediate postpartum recovery

−Immediate newborn care post-delivery

−Complications of pregnancy requiring inpatient and outpatient evaluation

−Emotional and physical care for patients requiring medical termination of pregnancy post-fetal demise.

−24-hour Anesthesia service that is available for pain management in labor and anesthesia management during cesarean birth.

Winnie Palmer Hospital is seeking for a Clinical Assistant Nurse Manager responsible for the day to day operations within the clinical setting to ensure delivery of quality service and optimal patient flow.


Two (2) years of experience as a registered nurse in the acute care setting.

Graduate of an approved school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).


  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Florida or Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • May require one or more of the following certifications based on the assigned patient population:
    o Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    o Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    o Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
    o Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
  • For Team Members hired into this job prior to October 25, 2020:
    o Must have National Certification in specialty area within 6 months.
  • Effective October 25, 2020: Team Members hired into this job must have National Certification in specialty area at time of hire.

Essential Functions

  • Manages staffing for assigned and oncoming shifts, based on patient acuity to insure patient care needs are met and budgetary boundaries are observed.
  • Coordinates patient flow by working directly with the Administrative Supervisor office, Case Management, Discharge Planners etc.
  • Monitors overall status of patients within area of responsibility and closely monitors status of seriously ill patients.
  • Assists with the clinical evaluation of team members, completes written clinical performance evaluations, and conducts timely team member assessments.
  • Ensures compliance with certifications, licenses, and required education for team members.
  • Assists in the coordination and participates in the delivery of patient care ensuring compliance with physician orders and established policies, procedures, and standards of practice.
  • Ensures incident reports are completed appropriately and follows up with incident reports as needed.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary rounds.
  • Performs direct patient care activities as required to meet operational needs.
  • Interfaces with patients and families to provide instruction, promote participation in patient care, and to coordinate nursing activities.
  • Plans and evaluates compliance with organizational and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Ensures evidence-based, quality clinical nursing practice consistent with nursing research and organizational and national practice standards are being performed by staff (i.e., Core Measures and HAC prevention).
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively in verbal and written communication to team members and groups.
  • Participates and/or leads in staff meetings and staff huddles.
  • Embraces, communicates, and promotes change.
  • Utilizes effective fiscal management skills with financial resources.
  • Monitors the use/maintenance of equipment to ensure staff have the needed equipment for patient care and they are able to appropriately utilize equipment.
  • Contributes to the strategic and financial planning of the unit/department.
  • Cultivates exemplary customer service throughout the unit/department by conducting customer service rounds and investigating and responding to patient/family and physician complaints.
  • Maintains a regulatory ready environment of care.
  • Facilitates and supports team member involvement in professional and organizational activities as well as unit- and hospital-based committees.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining proficiency in assigned role and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Identifies issues arising from individual differences and develops awareness of those issues in nursing staff, medical staff, and other health care providers.
  • Advocates on behalf of the nursing staff to represent the concerns of patients, families, and staff.
  • Holds self and others accountable to Orlando Health's mission, vision, and values.
  • Manages various human resources functions including hiring, work assignments, coaching plans, and performance counseling.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Uses working knowledge of risk management concepts.
  • Participates in Process Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide nursing care needed as described in the unit/department's policies and procedures.

ADDRESS: 83 W. Miller St (WPH) Orlando FL 32806


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