Director of Nursing - Nurse Director of Patient Care Administration (N
Company: Health Career Associates
Posted on: February 16, 2020
Director of Nursing opening in Richland, Washington. Director of
Nursing - Full Time
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.
---Embraces the Caregiver Expectations Standards of Excellence to
provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic patient centered
---Understands, embraces, and instills Mission, Vision and
---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
---Maintains and enhances clinical quality as defined by our
physicians, evidence-based practices, patients, and referring
---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
---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,
---Supports clinic hospital wide functions through committee
attendance and/or delegation for quality improvement activities,
policy and procedure development and updates, program development,
---Supports organization program development.
---Responds to Patient Advocacy and Quality Review Issues per
department procedure in a timely manner.
---Current WA State RN License required.
---Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
---Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of nursing is
---Master's Degree from (or actively enrolled in) an accredited
educational institution of Nursing, other Healthcare, or Business
---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
---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.
*Starting at $53.13/hr with a potential to increase based on
*Relocation to be discussed directly with Director
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