Assumes responsibility for continuing operations on a twenty-four hour, seven day per week basis. Ensures that appropriate Senior is informed of issues within assigned departments; reporting Managers and staff are fully informed on organization issues and developments; and that other divisions or departments are informed of changes that originate within assigned departments which may impact them. Develop processes and solicit feedback that encourages two-way communication between staff, management and Vice President/CNO level. Initiates and leads departmental and cross-functional changes. Applies information on "best practices", eliminates barriers and gains organization support. Supports and participates in organization-wide efforts to promote and utilize system thinking rather than divisional or departmental based thinking. Makes decisions based on documented facts and findings to explain outcomes.
Orders all new instruments and equipment for the department in conjunction with the Supplies Manager. Contacts and speaks with salesmen when necessary. Confers with Nursing Coordinators and assists with problem solving, interpretation of policies/procedures and assists with the determination of appropriate disciplinary actions. Attends nursing, hospital and medical staff meetings as requested and reports agenda discussions, recommendation, and approvals to the Vice President/CNO. Coordinates ordinates activities with other hospital departments and physicians, promoting and maintaining professional relations. Assumes the Vice President/CNO responsibilities in his/her absence when requested. Maintains an awareness of community standards for hospital procedures and policies communicates same to the Vice President/CNO.
Identifies requirements of and ensures compliance with the standards set by JCAHO, OSHA and all other state, federal and regulatory agencies. Maintains updated skills and licensure via continuing education programs.
Expediently informs the Vice President/CNO of pertinent events and problems related to patient care, personnel, medical staff, interdepartmental relationships or emergency situations. Performs other management and/or professional duties as requires.
BSN or BS in related health field required; Master's degree preferred. Current Florida RN License required.
Required Work Related Experience:
Minimum five(5) years experience in area of expertise and minimum of one(1) year of supervisor experience. Directorship experience preferred.