Masters Degree Required
Current South Carolina RN license required
5-8 years experience required
Job Summary: Plans, directs, evaluates and communicates the activities of specific patient care units and departments within nursing as assigned. Directs development of nursing policies, rules and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory, accreditation and professional standards. Monitors and evaluates compliance with regulatory, accreditation and professional standards. Directs development and monitors implementation of quality improvement efforts for nursing. Coordinates surveys of nursing by regulatory, accreditation and other agencies. Directs, monitors and evaluates nursing orientation and selected nursing education programs. Directs, monitors and evaluates nursing information services. All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork. Responsibilities: Provide effective leadership by coordinating and integrating services within their department, with other departments and with the hospital's primary functions. Develop and implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of the services. Develop and implement budget including processes to monitor operational and capital costs. Manage department human resources by: determining qualifications, competence and performance expectations; planning, implementing and monitoring staffing plans; providing orientation, in-service training and continuing education of all persons in the department and applying policies/procedures pertaining to human resources management. Continuously assess and improve the department's performance by designing operational processes, monitoring performance through data, analyzing the data, implementing sustainable performance improvement, and participating in multi-disciplinary inter-departmental PI activities. Manage information by providing information systems and data management for department operations and performance improvement. Manage the environment (of care) by developing, implementing and monitoring processes to reduce and control environmental hazards and risks; preventing accidents and injuries and maintaining safe conditions for patients, staff and visitors.
Education: Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing program that is approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Experience: Minimum 5 years in nursing practice; previous management experience Number and Type of Employees Supervised: Licensed and unlicensed personnel Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Currently licensed as an RN in South Carolina Special Training: Must have demonstrated experience in coordinating the planning, directing and evaluation of patient care; effective communication and conflict resolution skills. EEO/AA