Director of Nurses (ACUTE/ER)
JOB SUMMARY: Provide leadership, administrative responsibility and oversight of ER and Acute. Accountable for management responsibilities that include staffing, leading, morale, customer satisfaction, quality, organizing and role modeling for nursing services. Performs the functions of a professional leader in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating services provided. Perform RN duties in ER as needed. Must live within 20 minute response time to the hospital.
• A BS in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
• Master's degree in Business or Nursing Administration preferred.
• Five years of progressively responsible relevant management experience or a comparable combination of education and experience is required. Minimum of two years ER experience.
License or Certification:
• Current California RN license; current ACLS (American Heart Association) and BLS. CEN certification.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written forms using the English language. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from residents, patients, physicians, peers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitoring and enforcing all nursing policies and procedures as they relate to work performance.
• Writing and updating policies and procedures.
• Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
• Developing and interpreting hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care.
• Enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and State Nurse Practice Act requirements and to other governing agency regulations.
• Measuring health outcomes against standards; making recommending or adjustments.
• Performing Quality Assurance on all ER, AHC, and Acute Inpatients.
• Recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses.
• Scheduling and assigning nursing and staff.
• Coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
• Planning, monitoring, and appraising job performance and results.
• Attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
• Answering questions and requests promptly.
• Utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
• Designing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals.
• Developing and interpreting infection-control policies and protocols.
• Auditing patient and department records.
• Monitoring Quality Assurance on all ER and Acute inpatients.
• Achieving financial objectives by scheduling staff appropriately.
• Analyzing expenditures & variances and initiating corrective actions.
• Verifying emergency equipment availability.
• Completing preventive maintenance requirements.
• Following manufacturer’s instructions.
• Troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
• Maintaining equipment inventories.
• Evaluating new equipment and techniques.
• Studying usage reports.
• Identifying trends and anticipating needed supplies.
• Approving requisitions and cost allocations.
• Using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
• Using positive communication techniques.
• Responding promptly to requests and answering questions.
• Fostering team-work and cooperation.
• May perform other job-related duties as assigned by the CEO.
General Application - Print, fill it out and mail it, Attention to HR - PO Box 1009 Lone Pine, California 93545
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Mary Gonzales - HR Manager
501 E Locust St, PO BOX 1009
Lone Pine, CA 93545
Email: HR Manager