The Director of Nursing is responsible for the 24-hour management of the assigned nursing units and departments in terms of the quality of nursing care delivered, as well as for planning, organizing, leading and evaluating nursing services within area of specialty. The director provides leadership and oversight in the accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives of The Department of Nursing. Provides strategic direction for nursing and business operations, responsible for establishing strategic and tactical plans for clinical services, new programs and human resource allocation. Promotes a practice environment that empowers nurses to provide effective, compassionate, efficient and knowledgeable nursing care. Works in cooperation with the Medical Staff to ensure regulations and accreditation standards are maintained.
Bachelors required. Masters preferred. One degree must be in Nursing.
Progressively responsible experience in a clinical setting for a minimum of 5 years, 3 of which are in a management role.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered Nurse with current Texas license. CPR certification and, for magnet designated hospitals in the system, an applicable magnet recognized certification must be obtained within 6 months (preferred at all other locations).
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Knowledge of healthcare industry and functional discipline to be managed. Knowledge of management principles, processes and procedures. 2. Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships as required in the operating environment. 3. Effectively skilled in verbal and written communication within the English language. 4. Must be able to plan, organize and delegate departmental responsibilities. 5. Skill and ability to coach and develop others. Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively. 6. Excellent computer skills with knowledge of hospital information systems and office applications.