DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Director of Nursing provides leadership for the development, and advancement of hospital nursing within the organization. Ensures that a consistent level of nursing care is provided throughout the continuum of care. Is accountable for the quality and cost effectiveness of nursing services provided within the facility.  Develops objectives, policies, and procedures for the facility to formalize and implement the mission, vision, and values of the organization.  Maintains the standards, customer relations, and the care service line.  Accountabilities include quality of services; short- and long-range planning to achieve goals and objectives; fiscal control; physician and interdepartmental/intradepartmental relations; personnel management.  To plan, organize, direct, coordinate, control, evaluate and administer the nursing service of the hospital to meet its stated objectives.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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DESCRIPTION

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Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

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In collaboration with physician leadership and other medical staff, administration, and other health care providers, develops and implements short- and long-range plans, and leads, develops and revises programs which enhance department services.

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Leads department in the overall marketing, program development, and service priorities.  Coordinates with physicians and other leadership to assure continuity in pursuing service line/organizational goals and synergy in implementing plans and problem resolution.

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Develops, implements and maintains a realistic, cost-effective annual budget.

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Practices process improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of the service/care provided within the department.

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Develops, retains, recruits, and leads a talented team committed to accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization.  Recommends, implements, and evaluates plans and systems that assure qualified and competent staff are available to provide care/services.  Adheres to administrative policies and procedures relating to human resource management.

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Demonstrates and encourages an ethic of open communication and teamwork throughout the organization.  Builds an environment of shared commitment to facility goals and responsibility to achieve quality outcomes.  Provides consultation for related concerns and acts as a customer advocate by demonstrating sensitivity to ethical and legal ramifications of practice.

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Participates in evaluation, selection and integration of health care technology and information management systems that support quality of care/financial needs and the efficient use of resources.

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Identifies and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.

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Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

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