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