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Nursing Director Med/Surg East

Company: Essentia Health
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
This position oversees all aspects of patient care for the Medical Surgical Units and Services at SMMC as well as Medical Surgical nursing professional practice throughout the East Market. The Director works closely with Chief Nursing Officer to guide medical surgical nursing's growth, clinical practice, staffing effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. Coordinates activities between defined areas and provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. Facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships among nursing personnel and others in support of Nursing excellence. Has major responsibility for the implementation of the vision, mission, plans, and standards of the organization and nursing services within defined areas of responsibility.

Education Qualifications:

  • Manages the fiscal and clinical operations of identified and assigned SMMC medical surgical units and practice teams.
  • Develops department budgets in collaboration with CNO.
  • Integrates department services with the hospital's primary function maintaining communication with medical and nursing staffs, Administration, patients and their families/significant other. Coordinates and integrates services within departments.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support provision of medical surgical services. Supervises nursing staff and assures staff competency.
  • Participates in Magnet Nursing Journey and related initiatives.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment and improvement of the department's performance.
  • Promotes the Quality Management program of the facility maintaining appropriate quality control programs (where applicable). Oversees and drives performance in quality metrics, patient safety and clinical excellence initiatives.
  • Participates in strategic planning: Develops, markets, implements, and evaluates new services and programs recommending space and resources needed.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Establishes and promotes collaborative relationships with physicians and other health providers and participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs of patient care.
  • Promotes and facilitates intradepartmental and interdepartmental communications and relationships among clinicians and staff.
  • Develops goals and objectives for medical surgical nursing within SMMC and throughout the East Market, in partnership with East Market nursing leaders, and participates in development of goals and objectives for Nursing Services.
  • Supports and enables orientation, in-service training, and continuing education for all staff within the department.
  • Engages staff in active participation in medical surgical nursing, unit and hospital committees, unit, facility and system professional governance initiatives, etc.
  • Assesses and evaluates staff, creates coaching and development plans to achieve and sustain high performers.
  • Collaborates with CNO/HR re workforce planning and hiring needs and disciplinary action.
  • Engages in workforce development to develop pipelines of qualified candidates for future vacancies and care model design advancements.
  • Develops and sustains strategies to ensures patient and family satisfaction.
  • Optimizes resources to support quality, patient-centered care and patient throughput.
    Licensure/Certification Qualifications:
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONSEducation Level:Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) and relevant masters or advanced degree are required.Years of experience required:Five or more years of demonstrated clinical nursing leadership and management experience required.Specific types of experience and skills required:
    • Results oriented and engaged in collaborative goal setting.
    • Displays sound judgment and critical thinking.
    • Demonstrates time management skills, including prioritization, timely follow up and deadlines.
    • Quality performance monitoring, labor management, scheduling, clinical / contract and new hire processes.
    • Evidence of preparing and monitoring annual Nursing unit budgets.
    • Sound Fiscal Management skills.
    • Excellent inter-personal and inter-professional communications skills; in writing and verbally.
    • Previous experience with Magnet Nursing program is a plus.
    • Active and unencumbered RN licenses in MN and WI required.FTE
      1Shift Rotation
      Day Rotation (United States of America)Shift Start Time
      VariableShift End Time
      Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, proof of required vaccinations, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.

      Essentia Health EEO:
      Essentia Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Essentia Health, Duluth , Nursing Director Med/Surg East, Executive , Duluth, Minnesota

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