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Clin Assistant Nurse Manager- Medical Unit


Position Summary

Located in Ocoee about 11 miles west of the downtown Orlando Health campus, the 212-bed Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical acute care for the families of west Orange County communities. The hospital has earned Spine Surgery, Joint Replacement and Primary Stroke certification from The Joint Commission. Also located on the expanded Orlando Health – Health Central campus is a 30,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer center with clinical programs and services for patients and families. The cancer center became the only facility in Central Florida, and only the sixth in the nation, to offer MRIdian® therapy, which allows for more precise treatment of cancer tumors through real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during radiation beam therapy. The Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation, which includes a 60-bed rehabilitation unit, a 40-bed Alzheimer's unit, a 10-bed hospice unit and outpatient rehabilitation services, also is located at the Orlando Health – Health Central campus. The hospital also provides services at the Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Horizon West in nearby Winter Garden.

The Clinical Assistant Nurse Manager (CANM) is responsible for the shift operations within the clinical setting to ensure delivery of high quality service and optimal patient flow. In conjunction with the Department Nursing Operations Manager and the Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM), provides guidance and direction on unit operations including patient care assignments, customer experience, productivity, shared leadership, and quality outcomes.


Essential Functions
• Manages staffing for assigned and oncoming shifts, based on patient acuity to ensure patient care needs are met.
• Manages patient flow and intervenes to achieve expected outcomes.
• Coordinates patient flow by working directly with the Administrative Supervisors, Care Coordinators, and Discharge Planners to
achieve expect4ed outcomes.
• Monitors overall status of patients within area of responsibility and closely monitors status of seriously ill patients.
• Provides input with the clinical evaluation of 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.
• 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.
• Participates in and/or leads safety huddles.

Other Related Functions
• Ensures clinical resources are sufficient to meet the needs of the patients.
• Collaborates with the ANM in determining staffing requirements and takes action to ensure appropriate staffing and
• Expresses ideas clearly and effectively in verbal and written communication to team members and groups.
• Advocates on behalf of the nursing staff to represent the concerns of patients, families, and staff.
• Implements strategies that promote education, health, and safety.

• Fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Demonstrates collaborative and collegial relationship skills.
Appropriate Clinical Practice Knowledge
• Performance supports the Professional Practice Model values – clinical excellence and caring practice.
• Superior clinical and critical thinking skills for assigned unit/department.
• 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.
Performance/Quality Improvement
• Monitors compliance and outcomes to identify issues and trends and leads the team on process/quality improvement
• Ensures practice changes evidence-based, promote high-quality nursing practice, and are consistent with research, organization, and national standards.


• Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) preferred.
• 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)
Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting.