Director of Nursing - Full Time
1. Patient Care Services
- Collaborate with physicians, nurses and allied health staff regarding clinical care delivery.
- Follow up and address patient complaints in a timely manner.
- Facilitate critical thinking at the bedside.
- Provide direct patient care (either by being included in staffing count or carrying out other activities, e.g.,
- vital signs, giving meds, IV therapy, responding to code, etc.).
- In collaboration with CCO, develop department specific audits to address documentation and patient care
- Conducts walking rounds to assess unit environment and staff issues.
- Address physician complaints in a timely manner.
- Ensure patient rooms are ready for each new patient admission.
2. Staff Management and Development
- Review resumes and set up interviews with qualified candidates to assess candidate fit.
- Collaborate with CCO to write and deliver annual staff evaluations.
- Collaborate with Director of Education to train and orient new hires.
- Assesses skill levels of staff when planning and coordinating the delivery of patient care. Coach staff as
- they deliver patient care.
- Collaborate with CCO and Director of Human Resources to prepare and deliver disciplinary actions.
- Ensure all staff have up-to-date competencies, certification, and registration.
- Conduct monthly staff meetings with nursing department.
- Available on call 24/7. Arrange for appropriate coverage when unable to be on call.
- Ensures nursing documentation meets state, federal, and accrediting agency standards.
3. Business and Financial Operations
- Review and approve payroll data.
- Review productivity data and discuss variances with CCO.
- Collect data regarding unit financial performance against allocated budget.
- Provide input for the development of the nursing department budget.
- Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to ensure productivity goals are met.
- Assist in communicating department based productivity plans to department personnel in a positive and supportive manner.
4. Quality Improvement
- Collect data on department performance indicators.
- In collaboration with CCO, write action plans related to department quality improvement projects.
- Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and regulations as they pertain to nursing.
- Assist CCO in ensuring nursing department policies and procedures are current and are reviewed on an annual basis.
5. Daily Department Operations
- Participate in hospital-wide committees or task force.
- Coordinate, prepare for, and manage routine staff meetings.
- Oversee general patient admissions, transfers and discharge from hospital.
- Review schedule daily to assess census, call in extra staff and deal with staffing emergencies in collaboration with Staffing Coordinator.
- Ensure safe work environment for staff.
- Ensure appropriate equipment is available and functional on unit.
6. Performs other duties as assigned
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- Minimum two (2) years of director level nursing management experience required
- · Preferred experience in a pediatric hospital setting.
- Must be licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
- Master’s degree required.
- Must be certified in BLS /ACLS / PALS.
- Must be licensed in the state of Texas.
- SAMA certified or must obtain within 90 days of hire
All Nexus Health Systems employees will need to meet the requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule requiring all workers in most health care settings that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rule is effective November 5, 2021. Under the regulation, all eligible workers of Nexus Health Systems must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.