Director of Nursing

Alaska Native Medical Center   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

Job Description

Under limited supervision, organizes and supervises the work of ANMC Nursing Units and programs; coordinates staff to assure that effective nursing services are provided, and quality standards are met.

Monitors operations and procedures, facilitates processes that result in the continuous improvement of the Unit''s productivity and effectiveness. Facilitates and guides development of nursing assessment and treatment plans. Reviews, assesses, and critiques progress notes, unusual occurrences and performance outcome measures.

Manages team meetings to review patient caseload, treatment, concerns, and recommendations; assures that appropriate services are provided to meet quality of care standards. Analyzes trends, and evaluates program requirements and resource utilization; assures medically appropriate and costeffective patient care services. Coordinates protocols to integrate services with other programs. Establishes standards and procedures for the Nursing Unit''s patient care activities, and assures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements. Coordinates information and assures effective communications between ANMC departments.

Manages and schedules assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities, and assigns tasks. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains and coaches staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations. Provides leadership, direction and guidance on professional responsibilities and technical skills. Meets regularly with staff to resolve workload and technical issues. Assures staff remains certified and licensed in their
fields of expertise. Recommends staffing allocations and equipment requirements. Performs nursing duties as required to meet unit effectiveness standards and staffing parameters. Coordinates ancillary staff support for the Unit.

Compiles and maintains records, reports and statistical information for evaluation and planning. Reviews and maintains a variety of patient files, records, charts and other documents. Maintains appropriate Unit performance records and prepares summary reports as required.

Serves as a liaison between ANMC departments, various Regional organizations and state and Federal agencies; serves on committees, task forces and other groups.

Required Skills

Knowledge of healthcare environments and how medical services and functions interact.
Knowledge of professional protocols and practices in healthcare case management.
Knowledge of modern nursing principles, techniques, and procedures for the care of patients.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
Skill in effectively managing staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in evaluating health problems, and making recommendations based on observations.
Skill in providing effective nursing services, assessing difficult situations and taking effective courses of action.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.


A Master’s Degree in Nursing. Progressively responsible professional/exempt work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.

Non-Supervisory - Six (6) years clinical care nursing experience AND Supervisory - Three (3) years of acute healthcare management experience.

Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Alaska, and remain active with all annual licensing requirements. Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.

Requires occasional travel to remote locations by boat, snowmobile, ATV or small plane.

Job Location Anchorage, Alaska, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Tracking Code 20182155