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Responsible for assisting in the daily management of unit activities including staff supervision and development, planning, budget, quality and facility operations and coordinating patient services to ensure high quality patient care and optimal outcomes.
1. Responsible for assisting in the daily management of unit activities to ensure high quality patient care and optimal outcomes. Develops staff schedules to ensure maximum utilization of individual and group capabilities, while providing optimal service to internal and external customers. Directly supervises time, attendance and patient care activities of assigned Nursing and ancillary staff. Motivates, counsels, guides and evaluates staff. Delegates tasks effectively. Participates in the selection and orientation of new staff. Ensures that assigned employees receive opportunities to further their knowledge.
2. Provides patient care, assessing patient needs, planning discharge and arranging support services to ensure effective, high quality patient care. Serves as a clinical role model and educational resource to ensure high quality, effective patient services.
3. Maintains and implements knowledge of all Parkland, The Joint Commission and clinical area rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws and guidelines and ensures that employee activities are in compliance.
4. Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes and flows in the unit. Implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity and efficiency that support the overall goals of the department and Parkland. Tracks and trends survey charts and other data sources and provides periodic reports. Monitors quality management practices on the unit including Nursing Standards and Practices, competencies and accreditation of staff. Collaborates with staff, physicians, administration and risk management to evaluate and improve patient services.
5. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the specialty area by attending seminars or workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations and maintaining Texas Registered Nurse licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
6. Responsible for tracking the effectiveness of unit policies and procedures and assisting the Manager in policy development or revision. Develops and evaluates staff activities to promote knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws and guidelines that impact the unit and ensures compliance. Educates patients and families on rules and regulations and updates procedure manuals.
7. Responsible for a collaborative work team to ensure positive working relationships. Communicates effectively with physicians, students, and other departments such as Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Property and Linen Services. Maintains good communication with other hospitals, government or regulatory agencies and community representatives.
8. Responsible for effective facility management as measured by cleanliness, proper type, amount and functioning of equipment and overall environmental safety. Oversees timely and effective maintenance of equipment and rooms.
9. Assists in developing and administering the annual operating, capital and payroll budget to ensure that the unit has the necessary funds to carry out established goals and objectives. Monitors charges and supplies, initiates orders and supervises capital improvements.
10. Assists management in developing annual goals and objectives for the unit that reflect the mission and philosophy of Parkland and meet department goals.
11. Serves on multidisciplinary, department and Nursing committees as selected and assigned.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing; OR
- Must obtain a Bachelor’s degree within three years of placement in job.
- Must have three years of professional nursing experience.
- Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
- Must have current Healthcare Provider CPR course completion card.
Skills or Special Abilities:
- Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
- Applicants must pass (85% or above) Medication Examination prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Medication Examination on file.
- Must be capable of serving as a clinical resource for staff.
- Must have a working knowledge of assigned department operations including policies, personnel and budget management.
- Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in working with a diverse population of physicians, patients, nursing staff, management and administration.
- Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
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