Nurse Director -Medical/Surgical (7 North)-(3064051)
32 Bed Inpatient Medical/surgical unit. This unit will be experiencing increasing patient volume with the planned growth of medical patient volume. Surgical patient population includes general surgery, breast, plastics and urology.
In collaboration with the Associate Chief Nurse, the Nursing Director plans, organizes, implements and oversees clinical and program development in her assigned area(s) to contribute to meeting the mission and goals of Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital as well as the regulatory requirements of the JCAHO and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory or accrediting agencies. Responsibilities include oversight of professional nursing practice. Planning, management and operation of assigned area(s) to ensure quality patient care for patients in the following age groups: adolescents, adults and geriatrics. The Nursing Director will also assure the practice of the Patient and Family Centered Care Model in an environment that exemplifies best practice.
About Brigham and Women's Faulkner HospitalBrigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.
Master’s Degree in Nursing or a relative field required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required. A minimum of 5+ years critical care/perioperative nursing experiencerequired. Previous leadership experience with demonstrated staff supervision ability required. Management experiencepreferred. Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License required. Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required. National professional nursing certification as a nurse executive (NE-BC) preferred. Staff adheres to all I C.A.R.E. Standards. Fosters an environment of professional practice, teamwork and accountability. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Self –directed, self-starter and able to implement new programs. Analytical ability to solve clinical nursing issues and conduct quality improvement and evidence-based projects. Organizational skills to set priorities and to proficiently complete assigned workload. Ability to work well under pressure due to critical patient care issues, changing organizational climate and personnel issues. Effective verbal and written communication skills to give clear direction, coaching and feedback to staff. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work well with others in a culturally diverse environment. Must ensure the availability of 24- hour and emergency coverage. May be involved in escalated calls.