DIRECTOR - UNIT DIRECTOR
Manages the overall operations of assigned Units/Departments on a 24-hour basis. Establishes, implements and monitors standards for care for assigned
Units/Departments. Assures that each area's quality program is in place and effective in improving the quality of services delivered. Works with coordinators and
staff to define the appropriate patient care delivery systems and implements necessary changes that will result in the most effective, cost efficient system.
Effectively utilizes hospital resources via an established position control, reduction of turnover and Registry usage, control of overtime, and productivity. Responds
to emergency situations and works towards rapid resolution of Unit problems utilizing solutions that reflect preventative measures to avoid repetitive situations.
Demonstrates the ability to independently manage department projects and completes on a timely basis. Demonstrates knowledge of the change process
through project implementation. Negotiates and manages outside contracts within assigned areas. Develops and implements short and long range goals for
departments listed that support the mission and objectives of the organization. Provides leadership to new program development, implementation and evaluation.
Acts as a consultant in areas of expertise. Promotes multidisciplinary team work in order to meet the hospital's goals and objectives. Promotes teamwork
among staff, peers, physicians and others. Actively participates in hospital committees, task forces, projects, and provides leadership as assigned. Represents
hospital through active participation in outside activities and organizations. Ensures professional self development through continuing education and assuming
additional responsibilities or projects that could extend beyond the specific focus of one's own department. Organizes, directs, and staffs department in a manner
that is commensurate with the scope of service offered. Maintains appropriate controls of departmental functions to insure smooth, effective operations.
Recommends new services/modifications to existing services to meet patient needs and provide additional sources of revenue. Ensures the availability of
sufficient numbers of qualified personnel to implement the hospital plan for the provision of patient care. Responsible for the effective recruitment, selection,
orientation, promotion, evaluation, retention and termination of department employees. Establishes job performance standards, functions, responsibilities and the
qualifications of department employees. Assesses the qualifications and competency of staff and contracted staff. Performance reviews are completed and
submitted on or before due date. Ensures that department is in compliance with JCAHO requirements, hospital policies and procedures, and federal and state
regulations. Ensures that department is in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices, infection control policies, fire and safety and disaster
planning. Responsible for development and implementation of Department specific policy and procedures. Responsible for the implementation of ongoing Quality
Assurance and quality improvement programs that measure the quality and appropriateness of patient care/services provided by members of the staff in all areas
listed above. Demonstrate knowledge of CQI through application of the principles in annual plan. Uses systematic methods to improve services, plan changes
and evaluate outcomes. Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive CQI Plan that integrates into the hospital-wide CQI Plan. Reviews,
evaluates and recommends modifications to annual operating budget(s) to provide adequate space and resources needed by the department.
EDUCATION: BSN preferred. MSN or Healthcare administration desired.
REQUIREMENTS: Licensed RN in the state of California. 3 years management experience at the director level. Clinical knowledge of assigned area.