Director of Nursing - Nurse Director of Patient Care Administration
Company: Health Career Associates
Posted on: February 13, 2020
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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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