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Director of Nursing

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Clinical Officer, the Director of Nursing oversees and coordinates the delivery of nursing services.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Coordinates nursing schedules and payroll in a timely manner.
 Ensures nursing care consultation is in accordance with hospital, state and federal policies and procedures.
 Acts as first responder when on duty for medical emergencies with patients.
 Conducts staff meetings on a regular basis for nursing employees and unit secretaries. Gains feedback from DCS before meetings and communicates results of meeting to DCS.
 Ensures PI projects are completed in a timely manner and reports abnormal findings to DCS
 Is available and on call 24 hours per day. Arranges for appropriate coverage when unable to be on call.
 Monitors staff performance and attendance. Records variances and counsels staff as appropriate in collaboration with Human Resources and CCO.
 Oversees Charge Nurse and outlines role expectations. Ensures duties assigned are performed.
 Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and regulations as they pertain to nursing.
 Conducts walking rounds to assess unit environment and staff issues.
 Monitors code cart and refrigerator logs to ensure accuracy and compliance.
 Ensures that nursing documentation is appropriate and according to policy and procedures.
 Communicates with department directors to ensure team focused, patient centered care
 Ensures staff conduct remains professional and consistent with hospital policies and procedures
 Attends meetings and seminars as required and is timely in attendance.
 Ensures nursing department policies and procedures are current and are reviewed on an annual basis. Provides training to staff regarding nursing policies.
 Ensures the fiscal management of the nursing department annual budget.
 Provides training to staff regarding nursing concerns, issues, and procedures on an as needed basis.
 Performs other duties as assigned

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Job Requirements

Experience

 Minimum two years nursing management and/or supervisory experience preferably in pediatric facility.

Education Required

 Must be licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
 Must be certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
 Must be certified in SAMA within 30 days of employment.
 Must maintain licensure in the state in which duties are performed.