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Director of Nursing - Nurse Director of Patient Care Administration

Company: Health Career Associates
Location: Richland
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Nursing opening in Richland, Washington. This and other nursing administrator jobs brought to you by 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.

•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.

*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, Healthcare , Richland, Washington

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