Assistant Nurse Manager, Surgical Unit (2 East), Full-Time, Vidant Beaufort Hospital

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Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Full Time



About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region.   Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.


  • Must work efficiently and effectively with others, possessing tact, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Able to handle staff behavior and performance issues in a constructive manner. Must be fair and nonprejudiced by friendship or by dislike.
  • Must demonstrate leadership, teaching, and communication ability.
  • Must demonstrate creative, problem-solving approach to unit and staff problem.
  • Must understand Vidant Beaufort Hospital policies, procedures, and protocols and communicate, teach, and/or demonstrate to unit staff members as needed.
  • Be able to work in the unit and go to other floors as needed.
  • Be able to transport patients to other facilities via ambulance.
  • Be able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Be able to work under conditions such as high noise levels from machines.
  • Functions as a role model in his/her clinical specialty, demonstrating competency in clinical judgment, selected technical skills, and appropriate knowledge base.
  • Provides clinical direction to staff and evaluates the level of care provided by the unit nursing staff.
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise in the execution of the nursing process and directs staff in the application.
  • Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements established at the hospital and Department of Nursing levels with emphasis on those pertinent to his/her unit.
  • Assists Nurse Manager with budgetary planning and management for the Department of Nursing.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and workgroups on a voluntary and appointed basis at the department and hospital level.
  • Attends meetings as required, participates actively and completes follow-up activities in a consistent manner.
  • Demonstrates awareness of hospital and departmental policies, participates in their development as appropriate, and uses these as a basis for decision making for both clinical and management issues.
  • Assists Nurse Manager with development of criteria-based job descriptions as directed and in the writing of performance standards for employees in his/her area.
  • Assists Nurse Manager with development of standards in his/her area directed at defining unit function, staff performance,and patient care activities.
  • Actively participates in JCAHO accreditation process.
  • Demonstrates excellence in job conduct, professional responsibility, dress, quality management activities, and education requirements.
  • Investigates and reports appropriately any problems relating to patient care or conditions which might harm the patient and/or visitors and staff.
  • Demonstrates responsibility in checking rooms, ordering supplies and equipment, etc. Assures that the rooms and unit are clean, well maintained, and well stocked.
  • Assures that equipment is functioning properly.
  • Assures that emergency equipment and supplies are available and in good order.
  • Evaluates equipment used in the department.
  • Works with Nurse Manager and unit staff to develop and implement long and short-term goals for the unit.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with staff, and all members of the health team members.
  • Develops working relationships characterized by mutual support, open communication, trust, and respect.
  • Develops educational and practical experience objectives for self professional growth.
  • Recognizes self-deficit in knowledge, skills,or decision making and seeks validation/guidance from appropriate resources when indicated.
  • Initiates self-directed learning and participation in continuing education necessary to assure clinical competency.
  • Assures that documentation of own continuing education and self-development activities are current and validates by signing rosters and submitting copies of CE certificates for transcripts.
  • Shares knowledge gained in continuing education activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.
  • Certification in specialty area recommended.
  • Maintain ACLS certification.
  • BLS Certified

Preferred Requirements

  • 6-12 mth. Charge Nurse Experience

Other Information

  • Full-time position
  • Flexible hours & duties
  • Call time

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Ronda SmithHuman Resources Assistant


Tel: (252) 975-4135


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