Quality, Risk, & Safety Director in Elko, NV at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

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Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital

Looking for a new challenge?  Our 75-bed hospital in Elko, NV is looking for a director to lead a participative team of our Quality, Risk, and Safety Department (4 staff members).

This is a full time, salaried position.

This position 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. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, legal, and ethical requirements and objectives of NNRH.
  • 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, orientation, evaluating, disciplinary actions, payroll, and continuing education initiatives.
  • Leads the National Quality Program initiatives, which includes providing education to the facility on the Foundational 5.
  • 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.
  • Serve as the lead contact for various surveys and audits, such as The Joint Commission, OSHA, SAR,s etc..

ABOUT US:  At Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital's 75-bed facility, you’re more than just an employee; you’re part of our family.  Community population approximately 35,000.  We are located at the base of the beautiful Ruby Mountains, elevation level 5,000. www.nnrhospital.com 

This high desert community experiences four mild annual seasons.   Winter months bring average high temperatures in the 30's, and lows averaging about 10 degrees.  Spring and fall months bring warmer temperatures accompanied by cool nights.  The dry summer months bring average high temperatures around 90 degrees. 

BENEFITS OVERVIEW: Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, company paid basic life and AD&D insurance, Supplemental and Voluntary insurance options, 401K with employer match, Paid Time Off/Holidays, tuition reimbursement program, cell phone discounts, and Flexible Health Spending Account/Dependent Care Account options.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required.  Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience:  Fiveyears’ experience in quality, risk management, regulatory compliance, andsafety in a health care setting is required. 

Licensure:  Nevadalicensed Registered Nurse upon hire. American Heart Association BLS required upon hire.

Skills:  Requiresknowledge of department and hospital policies and procedures, OSHA, TJCstandards.  The ability to retrieve,communicate or otherwise present information in a written, typed, auditory orvisual fashion is essential.  The methodsused to express or exchange ideas are by spoken, written, or typed words.  Written and manual dexterity skills are alsorequired for the position.  Ability toassess a variety of complex situations and determine the most effective meansto resolve situations.  Leadership skillsin decision making, problem solving, and interpersonal relations are involvedin the daily contacts of working with department directors.  Sets the climate for cooperation betweenco-workers and shifts for a smooth-running operation. 

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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