Steward Health Care System
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Summary of Responsibilities:
Responsible for twenty-four-hour management of multiple patient care units including clinical oversight, personnel management, financial management, quality management and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Registered to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- BSN Required.
- MS in Nursing or related field required or actively pursuing an advanced degree.
- Minimum of seven years of acute hospital experience with demonstrated expert clinical competence preferably in cardiopulmonary or critical care.
- Prior nursing leadership experience required.
- Commitment to quality patient care, nursing process and the interdisciplinary team process.
- Regularly conducts rounding with patients and staff on all shifts.
- Organizes the daily operations and patient care on multiple units.
- Allocates appropriate staffing resources, including skill mix and experience/competency, based on acuity, to ensure patient care needs are met.
- Develops resource nurses, assistant nurse managers, and charge nurses to establish appropriate leadership/oversight on the nursing units.
- Prepares and monitors salary, non-salary and capital budgets for assigned areas and ensure spending within budgeted parameters in relation to the census.
- Collaborates with Human Resource staff for performance related and/or disciplinary concerns.
- Hires, orients, develops and evaluates nursing staff consistently focused on employee engagement and retention.
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
- Ensures safe and effective care through direct observation, timely reporting of patient incidents, unit quality monitoring, data analysis and performance improvement.
- Actively participates in hospital wide quality improvement initiatives, nursing department initiatives and unit based initiatives through continuous monitoring and system improvements.
- Adheres to ANA Code of Ethics and Nursing Standards of Practice
- Collaborates with all members of patient care services and nursing leadership by maintaining an active dialogue to ensure effective departmental operations, staff development/education and safe patient care.
- Hires, develops, supports, evaluates and retains qualified staff.
- Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements related to patient care, including The Joint Commission and Department of Public Health/CMS. Takes steps to ensure unit compliance with these standards.
Evidence Based Practice
- Ensures staff education and compliance to policies, procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.
- Participates in review and implementation of evidence-based clinical policies and practices
Teamwork and Collaboration
- Facilitates interdisciplinary team collaboration for the provision of care.
- Interacts in a collaborative manner with the medical staff and other departments to achieve hospital goals and ensure safe patient care.
Systems Based Practice
- Ensures availability of supplies/equipment necessary to provide care.
Informatics and Technology
- Effectively utilizes Meditech, ADP, Steward University, Position Manager and Performance Manager to manage payroll, timely performance reviews, mandatory staff education, and departmental budgets.
Patient Centered Care
- Ensures a positive patient/family experience by modeling and monitoring patient/family satisfaction.
- Accountable for continuous self learning and professional development and for instilling these behaviors in direct reports.
- Leads and participates in committee/task forces/projects as assigned within patient care services and/or the hospital.
- Travel to and assignment at any inpatient hospital location.
- Standing or walking ½-1 hour at a time for 4-5 hours per shift.
- Sitting 1 hour at a time for 3-4 hours per shift.
- Occasional driving no more than 1 hour per shift.
- Occasional lifting/carrying (equals up to 1/3 of workday) 0-35 pounds. Device or assist to lift > 35 lbs.
- Hand dexterity both left and right for simple grasping pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
- Frequent bending, climbing stairs, twisting, turning, reaching above the shoulder and below the waist.
- Use of keyboard 2-4 hours per day.
- Visual and auditory ability to observe changes in patient status.
- Patient environment with exposure to clinical equipment/machinery, medications, cluttered rooms and hallways, noisy environment with frequent interruptions.
- Exposure to infectious illness, body fluids and cleaning materials.
- Office environment with exposure to chemicals used in an office setting.