Lakewood, CO
Aug 25, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus.  If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply.  In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 112161

Recruiter Contact:

Clinic/Department: 8611 SAH NURSING ADMIN 




Position Summary - Large Scope Administrative Director over Acute Care Services in Level One Trauma Center


To provide leadership and accountability in the strategic and daily operations of the clinical service. The focus of the position will be the operations of the clinical service. This will include developing and maintaining physician relations, empowering clinical care givers through solicitation of input and implementation of actions to improve delivery of patient care. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the administrative functions of the clinical service.  He/she will supervise the delivery of patient care and has the responsibility for establishing standards of nursing practice for the service and the nursing division as a whole. Assure achievement of department, nursing division and hospital goals as well as adherence to hospital policies and standards set forth by accreditation and regulatory agencies.

OVERSIGHT:   5 clinical units with 36 beds on four of the units, and one with 16 beds.    Units include:

                          1 36 bed Innovation Unit (MedSurg unit with virtual nurse.  Lots of project work involved and desire to grow in this care model to other floors.

                           1 36 bed oncology unit where patients come post trauma from ICU (some surgical services)

                           1 36 bed neuro unit.   High stroke program and some ortho patients (runs at 95% census consistently)

                           1 36 bed Cardiac/vascular/medical unit

                           1 16 bed rehab unit (a lot of post-acute head injuries from trauma, average stay 10-14 days)

                            One Tele team of techs that oversee all the telemetry monitors of acute care patients (cardiac tele, pulse ox,

                            and fall risk patients. 


There is a manager over each clinical unit that reports into this position.   The Director will be responsible for nurturing the development of new nurse managers.   The hospital has strong development program, but director needs to coach and mentor in support of those developmental programs on the day-to-day leadership and services.   There are two clinical nurse specialists and one educator that support this acute care service line.


Looking for a leader who aspires to become ACNO/CNO track with the oversight of this acute care service line for succession planning.   Goals will focus on quality, patient satisfaction, and staff engagement.     Looking for a take-charge leader who can nurture and lead teams to get innovation councils set up through the management team.    The pace is fast in this busy Level One Trauma Center, yet still providing the high quality patient centered care with a community hospital feel.  If you are a dynamic, energizing nurse leader who can get results and is looking for large scope challenge to get to ultimate career desire of ACNO or CNO role, this is the role for you!



Minimum Education Requirements


BSN required; MSN or other Master’s degree required


Minimum Experience Requirements


Four years of leadership/management experience in an acute care hospital.  Prior director level experience in Level One Trauma preferred.



Certification in Specialty or Nurse Executive Preferred (or within 1 year)

Current Colorado RN License

Position Duties (Essential Functions)













•     Directs the development of strategic and operational programs for the service area.

•     Plans and implements established departmental and service policies and procedures which compliment nursing division and hospital policies and procedures.

•     Establishes and maintains satisfactory customer and public relations through direct or delegated contact.

•     Performs job functions/duties, providing effective verbal and written communication to both internal and external customers.

•     Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development.

  • Develops and maintains a “service excellence” environment and achieves “completely satisfied” customer satisfaction scores.










•     Maintains an ongoing analysis of clinical service performance and monitors trends and opportunities.

•     Recommends, initiates and evaluates service improvements to meet the changing market needs.

•     Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery and rules of accrediting bodies by continually monitoring the service and hospitals’ operations and its programs and initiating required changes or improvements.

  • Establishes a culture of teamwork and collaboration to provide quality patient care.

  • Demonstrates understanding of CQI principles and activities sets and enforces high standards for the quality of patient care delivered.






•     Develops and tracks both operational and capital budgets for assigned departments.

•     Assures that resources are allocated within departments to provide optimal patient care.

•     Management of costs as measured by established financial standards.






•     Manages unit leadership and employees through subordinates.

•     Establishes service performance goals, allocates resources and evaluates performance.

•     Adjusts staffing levels directly or through delegation to assure adequate levels for patient care delivery.

  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical / legal professional nursing process.







•     Provides mentoring and coaching support for service leadership and staff.

  • Provides work environment, which fosters professional development and growth.

•     Collaborates effectively with physicians, peers, staff and administration to promote interdisciplinary communication and cooperation.

•     Provides leadership to the nursing division through coaching and mentoring and collaborating to plan, implement and evaluate delivery of patient care.


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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