Director - Nursing

Catholic Health Initiatives   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 50 days ago

Position Summary
Ensures department is managed day to day to productivity standards Shifts are variable and may include some weekends, nights, and/or holidays as needed. Ensures the effective delivery of nursing care. Ensures compliance with established quality standards. Manages unit staff productively, and assists in budget development and maintenance; Assists in performance appraisals. Functions in a leadership role in the development of a professional practice. Manages room utilization and unit staff efficiency, including providing assistance to assure timeliness of turnovers and throughput of cases

Minimum Qualifications
  *Bachelor’s Degree   

 *Registered Nurse (RN)

Minimum Experience: *One (1) year of leadership experience in the discipline or comparable progressive leadership experience

 *Master's degree and no experience

Position Responsibilities

1. Coordinates daily staffing schedule and assignments, manages to productivity standards
2. Consults in a variety of patient care situations requiring advanced competency and knowledge
3. Serves as a clinical resource for problem solving; Assists staff with patient related issues and emergency situations
4. Acts as liaison to other departments and multiple patient care services
5. Assists in cost management, including product evaluation, prevention of waste and damage, room utilization, control of overtime, and appropriate staffing mix
6. Participates in  unit-based Quality program/projects
7. Investigates and follows up on incident reports and patient complaints 8.
9. Assumes the role of the manager in manager's absence
10. Participates   with interviews, hiring, coaching, counseling, performance evaluations, and corrective action, including documentation
11.  Participates in  in implementing clinical pathways and outcomes management within the established structure of the Perioperative department
12.  Maintains and promotes consistent and effective communication with patients, families, staff, physicians, and other departments
13. Collaborates with interdisciplinary  team members to effect change
14. Works with anesthesia to assure timeliness of patient throughput
15. Functions in the charge nurse role

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

* Clinical and technical expertise in specialties of responsibility

* Clinical and technical expertise in specialties of responsibility.

* Able to alternate on-call

* Able and willing to have a flexible schedule