Department: UPC Inpatient Adult Services FTE: 1.00 Full Time Shift: Days
Position Summary: Direct and coordinate the clinical and management activities of one or more unit (s) in order to provide quality patient care. Actively supports programs and services that are in line with long-range strategic objectives. Support education and research in conjunction with Unit Medical Director. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * SUPERVISION - Plan, coordinate and direct activities of supervisory, technical professional and support staff; conduct staff meetings * MANAGE - Interview applicants, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, counsel, discipline and terminate departmental personnel * STANDARDS - Establish specific standards and objectives for clinical unit; ensure implementation of and compliance with standards, objectives, and operating policies and procedures * PATIENT CARE - Plan safe, economical and efficient nursing and/or patient care * PATIENT CARE - Ensure patient care is delivered in accordance with quality standards; ensure documentation of patient care activities * PATIENT CARE - Monitor formulation/utilization of clinical records to assist in resolving patient problems; provide continuity of care and discharge planning; ensure clinician orders are transcribed and carried out * EDUCATION - Provide and coordinate clinical learning experience for staff and students * EDUCATION - Plan and assist in patient teaching; provide and coordinate orientation and clinical learning experience for staff and students * LIAISON - Act as liaison between patient, family, physician, clinician, and staff * SUPPLIES & RECORDS - Ensure maintenance of equipment, supply levels, required records, and reports * RECORDS - Maintain departmental reports and records; collect statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes * COMMITTEES AND MEETINGS - Attend technical and administrative meetings; participate in committee functions; participate in hospital-wide activities and committees within the scope of this position or as directed * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * EDUCATION - Support education and research in conjunction with the Unit Medical Director * BUDGET - Develop and administer the division's annual budget; monitor and approve expenditures * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * Master's Degree Nonessential: * Master's Degree Education specialization: Essential: * Related Discipline (BSN required if not MSN) Nonessential: * MSN or DNP
Experience: Essential: 2 years directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM
Physical Conditions: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * Subject to an annual contract and performance appraisal