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Nursing Director - East

Company: Essentia Health
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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

Education Qualifications:
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the fiscal and clinical operations of Surgical Services
  • Develops department budgets in collaboration with CNO.
  • Integrates department services with the hospitals primary function maintaining communication with medical and nursing staffs, Administration, patients and their advocates. Coordinates and integrates services within departments.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support provision of 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 surgical nursing care within SMMC and throughout the East Market and participates in development of goals and objectives for Nursing Services.
  • Provides for orientation, in-service training, and continuing education for persons in the department.
  • Engages staff in active participation in surgical services, unit, and/or hospital committees, unit self-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, retention strategy and hiring needs and disciplinary action.
  • Develops and sustains strategies to ensures patient and family satisfaction.
    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.Current nursing licensure in state(s) of employmentFTE
      1Shift Rotation
      Day Rotation (United States of America)
      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 - East, Executive , Duluth, Minnesota

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