To ensure the delivery of quality patient care by assuming responsibility for management of the nursing unit(s). To establish control by assessing, planning, directing, evaluating, and coordinating of unit activities.
- Develops patient care standards that are specific to the unit patient population.
- Analyzes and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of patient care using patient care standards and critical indicators.
- Provides direction and supervision to health team members to ensure implementation of plan of care.
- Organizes staff using their clinical expertise in determining patient assignment.
- Ensures appropriate documentation of Nursing Care in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures and regulatory agency requirements.
- Plans for and schedules patient-centered conferences that are geared toward the planning and administration of care that meets the individual needs of the patient. Encourages all levels of staff to participate.
- Performs human resource functions for staff, including recruitment, orientation, training, scheduling, attendance verification, and evaluation.
- Serves on the Nursing Service performance improvement committee.
- Assumes the role of patient advocate respecting guidelines relative to patients’ rights.
- Submits monthly reports to the Vice President of Nursing.
- Maintains Patient Satisfaction at acceptable levels.
- Controls FTE and OTPS expenditures within budgetary constraints.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with the Medical Staff and other Hospital Departments.
- Participates in Hospital Committees as assigned.
- Implements Quality Assurance/Improvement Programs for their units. (not just serving on the Committee); achieving expected results.
- Ensures compliance with all Hospital Policies & Procedures.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
- Minimum three (3) years job related experience required.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Additional languages preferred.
- Basic computer knowledge
- Licensed and currently registered as a Professional Nurse in New York State required
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required
- Additional certifications may be required based on specialty.
- Involves standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing and bending.
- May include some repetitive motions.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Interfaith Medical Center (IMC).
IMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.