Director Acute Care Services in Martinsville, VA at Sovah Health - Martinsville

Date Posted: 7/29/2019

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Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

Responsible for carrying through with the planning, organizing, and directing clinical practice and associate management functions for assigned periods in the hospital setting. Supports the goals of Memorial Hospital, the Department of Nursing, and provides for the continuity and achievement of these goals and objectives. Establishes standards of practice and performance improvement methods to monitor and achieve hospital and department goals. Serves as support and resource to hospital managers and hospital personnel on assigned shifts. Requires flexibility in scheduling with the requirement of being able to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays in order to maintain continuity of service and provide consistent coverage of nursing supervision to Memorial Hospital. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Education□ Required Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Master's degree preferred. Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing with current RN licensure from the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
Required Skills -
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Requires sound knowledge base of nursing theory and practice. Must be assertive and must possess effective skills in oral and written communications. Must be strong patient advocate. Requires flexibility in adapting to work demands and priorities.Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids
Licenses:Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia or degree in clinical health sciences curriculum preferred. BLS certification required, PALS for Peds required.
Minimum Work Experience -
Minimum of two years experience as staff registered nurse in associated specialty. Management experience preferred.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Develops and implements departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the clinical,administrative, legal, and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.
Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including patient care delivery, information technologies, service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control objectives.
Plans and monitors staffing activities, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions, and continuing education initiatives.
Prepares, monitors, and evaluates departmental budgets, and ensures that the department operates in compliance with allocated funding. Coordinates and directs internal/external audits.
Creates and fosters an environment that encourages professional growth.
Integrates evidence-based practices into operations and clinical protocols.
Assists CNO and other Leaders in establishing and monitoring compliance with standards to insure patient expectations are met or exceeded.
Insures care delivered is appropriate to assigned unit following established policies and procedures.
Identifies and communicates problems; pursues feedback for resolution; actively participates in resolution methods.
Is instrumental in education/development of staff.
Facilitates appropriate occurrence reporting and follow-up.
Promotes and monitors regulatory and safety compliance.
Promotes quality patient care.
Provides leadership and direction to other team members to promote/provide optimal standard of nursing care.
Insures self and staff understand and are committed to the role and mission of the organization, nursing, and the department.

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