Administers the nursing program in a hospital or nursing home in the absence of the Nursing Director. Oversees operations in order to maintain standards ofpatient care; advises management,patient care staff and administrators in matters related to nursing service. Assists in the establishment and implementation of policies and develops organizational structure and standards of performance. Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups. Typically requires an advanceddegree in nursing and is licensed as aregistered nurse. Generally manages professional staff. Relies onexperience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work ofothers. A widedegree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typicallyreports to the Nursing Director.
May require at least 5 years of experience in the nursing field.