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UCLA Health Type Full time Posted 9/1/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/18/2014
CA - California (All) - Los Angeles Referral - n/a -    

Job Duties

Functions are in the areas of management, clinical and leadership responsibilities. Management responsibilities include assessment, planning and evaluating unit staffing, nursing care and unit management. Operate within budgeted parameters for staffing, and supplies. Monitor established standards for the environment for patient care and safety. Intervene during crisis situations as necessary. Counsel and teach all nursing staff as necessary. Interpret University Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures. Foster and promote open communications. Represent the Nursing Service/Assistant Director for the division in her absence. Clinical responsibilities include serving as a role model, rounds, assisting staff in the administration of nursing care if necessary. Coordinates inter and intra-departmental activities related to the clinical expertise. Leadership responsibilities include demonstrated commitment to the organization; act as a resource for patient care staff, other health team members and staff coordinators. Collaborate with other Managers to ensure needs of the total service are met. Assume other duties as necessary. These may include but not be limited to admissions, discharges, transfers; staff, patient and visitor problems; dealing with the press, and serving on committees.

Job Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and current, active California R.N. licensure. MSN degree required. Knowledge of principles and practices of patient care related to area of expertise. Knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles of sound fiscal management. Ability to counsel and teach. Competency in speaking English clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information to individuals at various levels of the organization. Ability to organize workload, set priorities which reflect the relative importance of the job responsibilities. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, patients, and families. Ability to write concisely and maintain written communications. Working knowledge of University, Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures. Ability to support institutional standards and operations systems.

3yrs or greater of Management experience preferred.