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Director of Nursing - Nurse Director of Patient Care Administration (N

Company: Health Career Associates
Location: Richland
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Nursing opening in Richland, Washington. Director of Nursing - Full Time

Job Summary:
Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, remains responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and management of facility and a group of patient care areas including the practice of professional nursing, patient care quality, operations, department planning and development, employee development, and evaluation of services; Provides administrative support to a team of Administrative Directors and managers in assigned patient care areas as well as ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and standards of practice; and integrates and coordinates services using a proven hands-on approach. Participates as a member of the Clinic Quality Sub-Committee and coordinates clinical quality initiatives.

Job Duties:
---Embraces the Caregiver Expectations Standards of Excellence to provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic patient centered environment.
---Understands, embraces, and instills Mission, Vision and Values.
---Establishes, promotes, and implements patient care standards based on the nursing process and current nursing research. Utilizes available resources for state-of-the-art nursing practice and education.
---Maintains and enhances clinical quality as defined by our physicians, evidence-based practices, patients, and referring physicians.
---Partners with Physicians, Service Line Directors, and other leaders within the facility to develop quality initiative and facilitate the design of a strong patient delivery system.
---Communicates regularly with the COO/CNO or designee that involve staff issues, critical patient care concerns, unit staffing changes, quality issues, and other pertinent data.
---Assures that all staff attends required competency education programs and continuing education offerings pertinent to area, time, and budget constraints.
---Utilizes staff and physician input for ongoing feedback and improvement.
---Identifies learning needs of staff and collaborates with individual on developing employee development plans.
---Provides various opportunities for communication inter- and intra-departmentally including, but not limited to monthly staff meetings, contributions to the newsletter, postings, journals, etc.
---Supports clinic hospital wide functions through committee attendance and/or delegation for quality improvement activities, policy and procedure development and updates, program development, etc.
---Supports organization program development.
---Responds to Patient Advocacy and Quality Review Issues per department procedure in a timely manner.

Requirements:
---Current WA State RN License required.
---Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.
---Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of nursing is required.
---Master's Degree from (or actively enrolled in) an accredited educational institution of Nursing, other Healthcare, or Business is required.
---5 years of healthcare experience in an acute care or ambulatory setting is required.
---3 years of Healthcare Management experience is required.
---Joint Commission experience is preferred.
---Leadership experience in a surgery center or specialty outpatient environment is preferred.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
---Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills preferred.
---Excellent communication skills.
---Ability to manage conflict situations on the unit with patients, families, staff, physicians and other hospital personnel.
---Ability to offer alternative methods for problem solving; seeks guidance from in-house experts.
---Ability to demonstrate effective problem-solving skills through active listening, research, data analysis and documentation.
---Ability to provide direct patient care to facilitate an understanding of direct patient care perspectives and staff issues on the unit.
---Ability to utilize data, resources, communication and knowledge to make decisions. Demonstrates accountability for decisions by effectively communicating goals, objectives, strategies and expected results of decision.
---Ability to identify and respond to staff that seeks additional responsibilities and provides opportunities to develop within the department.
---Ability to participate in management development programs offered at the Medical Center and other pertinent clinical conferences to enhance personal and professional growth.
---Ability to utilize resources (internal, networking, Internet, professional organizations, etc.) for department management and innovative approaches to promulgate operational excellence.

SALARY:
*Starting at $53.13/hr with a potential to increase based on experience.
*Relocation to be discussed directly with Director

Keywords: Health Career Associates, Richland , Director of Nursing - Nurse Director of Patient Care Administration (N, Executive , Richland, Washington

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