Reports to the Patient Care Director of the Division and is responsible for planning, scheduling and evaluating the twenty-four hour operation of the assigned nursing unit to ensure that high quality nursing care is provided to their patients and families. Ensures adequate nursing staff covered for a fluctuating patient census/workload on assigned unit. Ensures the provision of high quality nursing services in accordance with Medical Center and regulatory requirements. Responsible for assisting in the development of, implementing and administering new patient care services in order to achieve fiscal year business plans. Manages financial, capital and human resources to ensure services meet established quality and productivity standards, and implements corrective action as necessary. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Duties may vary by assigned unit, but the following are general characteristics of the job.
Professional knowledge of nursing theory, practice and administration in order to supervise the planning and implementation of care and ability to prepare necessary analyses, reports, policies and budgets at a level acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree from an approved School of Nursing.
Achieve national certification in Nurse Management/Leadership within 1 year of eligibility.
Current state license as a Registered Nurse.
Approximately 3 to 5 years progressively more responsible experience with at least 1 year experience in appropriate specialty area in order to develop expertise in nursing procedures, policies, and practices, to understand supplies and equipment used throughout the department, and to effectively schedule and coordinate unit activities.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership to assigned personnel, maintain positive relationships among staff, physicians and Medical Center personnel, interact with patients and visitors.
Analytical skills necessary to organize and direct the work of others, develop, implement and administer policies, procedures, budgets and nursing practices.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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