The employer operates within the healthcare sector.
Assists the Vice President of Patient Care Services, Medical Director, and the Executive Committee to develop and implement a participatory long-range strategic planning process for all care areas under the direction of this position.
Applies personnel policies and practices to departments supervised including compensation, benefits, evaluations, promotions, and counseling.
Evaluates and makes recommendations relative to automated systems affecting the operations of assigned departments.
Plans, implements, and evaluates a nursing care delivery system for assigned departments that reflects the hospital and nursing department philosophy using effective principles of leadership and management.
Identifies problems or potential problems in assigned departments and works with staff to develop solutions to resolve problems.
Plans, organizes, and utilizes financial resources for efficient functioning of assigned departments. Oversees budget preparation, adherence to and correction of financial performance for assigned departments.
Develops policies and procedures and operating instructions as needed to guide and support the provision of services. Ensures that the standards of the regulatory agencies (JCAHO, MDCIS, etc.) are met.
Establishes and maintains staffing levels for the department so that a responsible, safe level of patient care is provided by qualified and competent staff.
Provides clinical support and resources for staff.
Promotes good working relationships among nursing staff members in and between departments and other disciplines and departments.
Develops and implements a continuous performance improvement program that is part of the hospital-wide performance improvement program. Maintains appropriate quality control programs.
Evaluates the clinical and management practices of nursing staff in assigned departments.
Determines the qualification/competence of departmental personnel and participates in the development and education of self and assigned personnel.
Participates on assigned hospital committees.
Participates in professional and community activities related to health care.
Demonstrates job related aspects of patient safety to assure a safe environment, safe and effective use of equipment and technology, and decreased risk of potential adverse patient occurrences.
Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on his/her assigned unit. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's and division's policies and procedures.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan. Masters degree required. Director level experience preferred. Previous courses in management are preferred. Three to five year's experience in Acute Care and Emergency Services preferred.
Five years of hospital clinical nursing experience. Minimum two years nursing experience is specialty area. One year of nursing leadership experience (i.e., charge nurse) within the most recent past two years. ACLS is required for directors in acute inpatient adult units and Emergency Department. NLS is required for OB director.
Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for administration of medications, starting IV's, insertion and maintenance of various tubes (NG, catheter, etc.) dressing changes, assessment techniques, etc. when needed. Ability to use computer.
Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, etc. Able to visually assess patient's condition and to auscultate and/or palpate as needed for assessment or treatment.
Ability to interact well with patients, family, public, physician, staff, and other departments to effectively problem solve, using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills, upward and downward.
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