Director of Nursing

Alaska Native Medical Center   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 40 days ago

Job Description

Under general direction of the Critical Care Physician Service Central Medical Director and Chief Nurse Executive, the Critical Care Services Service Line Director is responsible for the overall direction and performance of the integrated service line including the Critical Care Department, Step Down care, Trauma Program, and Organ Procurement in the CC Unit

The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Fosters an open communication with staff and encourage the expression of ideas and opinions, listen well, prepare and deliver clear presentations, convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal conversation and documents. In addition, promote and enhance collaborative/caring relationships with colleagues and provide a caring working environment.

Promotes innovation, creativity, development and implementation of programs and solutions. Effectively communicates strategic initiatives and involves others in planning and decision-making. Collaborates with other leaders in the organization to create a seamless approach to patient care.

Creates an environment of continuous improvement. Encourage strong nursing morale by promoting personal investment and excellence. Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals, fosters collaboration, and encourages as well as empowers others to achieve. Accurately assesses the strengths and developmental needs of staff and provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to and promotes staff development.

Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations.

Maintains a safe work environment by ensuring staff adheres to all JCAHO, Title 22, hospital, departmental policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements. Ensures staff is competent and performing within the appropriate scope of practice. Ensures equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.

Works with the physician and nursing leadership team to plan, organize and lead in the delivery of patient care and quality outcomes. Ensures policies, procedures, standards of care and standards of practice are consistent with current nursing research and practice.

Efficiently manages staffing and scheduling, maintaining adequate staffing for patient acuity, budget, and census. Monitors staffing costs per unit of services on a daily basis and works with clinical coordinators and charge nurses to manage within budget. Develop and implement an annual operating and capital budget and maintain responsibility for the P & L.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Knowledge in assessing operations and prioritizing as a catalyst for change.
Knowledge in planning, organizing, facilitating, coordinating, collaborating and the ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies within the health system.
Knowledge in external forces facing the healthcare industry and extensive knowledge of internal hospital operations is required.
Knowledge as an accomplished leader in healthcare environment. An action-oriented, ‘go-getter’ with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Knowledge of establishing vision and providing leadership, as well as the ability to influence people on a positive level.
Knowledge of designing systems to support the volume in the Emergency Services, as well as possessing a strong financial acumen and information systems savvy.
Knowledge of recruitment, retention and training.
Knowledge of business leadership as a strategic thinker, and capacity to be involved with clinical issues.
Knowledge of business leadership as a strategic thinker, and capacity to be involved with clinical issues.
Knowledge as a change agent with a risk orientation as well as an ability to ‘close the deal.’
Skill in ‘bringing the best out’ of direct reports and staff; creative thinking.
Skill in legal research and analysis.
Skill in identified areas of expertise, such as litigation, transactions, investigations, policy analysis, etc.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with individuals with wide array of cultural, political, educational, socio-economic, geographic and linguistic backgrounds.
Skill in addressing sensitive issues and situations.
Skill in advising leaders of complex organizational units.
Skill in diplomatic management skills, and the instinct to be politically astute as opposed to being political.
Skill in managing a high volume critical care.
Skill in streamlining processes, leading and directing teams.

Required Experience

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

Supervisory – Seven (7) years professional work experience in Critical Care Service leadership role.

Current registered nurse license in the State of Alaska.
Current Basic Life Support card required.




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.

The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.
May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.
May be called out to work off-shift in emergency situations.