The Nurse Director ensures the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care for the Medical/Surgical unit. The Director is responsible 24 hours a day, with full accountability for the staffing and management of patient care, for providing professional nursing services in specified patient care areas, and the acquisition, development and utilization of resources including human, material and fiscal needed to meet those responsibilities. Coordinate scheduling of hospital nursing staff according to patient census and acuity. Handles the clerical and administrative management of the unit in an effective and efficient manner at all times. Acts as a creative leader combining nursing expertise, critical thinking and effective leadership and management skills to ensure that quality care is provided through satisfied and inspired professionals. Collaborates with Nurse Directors, hospital staff and physicians to achieve goals. Maintains accountability to County, State and Federal agencies as well as The Joint Commission for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and for providing quality patient outcomes.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
- Active Registered Nurse licensed in the State of California with no restrictions, no actions and not in probation.
- BS degree in Nursing or other healthcare-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Certification in specialty area preferred.
- MS degree in Healthcare –related field preferred.
- Clinical expertise in medical/surgical nursing that is normally acquired through five years of experience as staff nurse and/or charge nurse. Five years of progressive nursing administration experience required. Three years recent RN acute care experience.
- High level critical thinking and analytical skills to make management decisions at unit level and make recommendations for consideration on departmental issues.
- Interpersonal and management skills and knowledge of employee relation laws in order to deal with complex management problems and communicate with unit personnel, physicians, administrative personnel, a variety of other hospital personnel and community persons.
- Organizational skills, effective time management and delegation strategies including the ability to rapidly prioritize and adjust work flow according to changing unit needs.
- Well-developed skills in using computers.
- Experience in training and teaching others.
- Ability to be physically active, including seeing, hearing, speaking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting.