Nursing Director, Administration

$132K - $199K
Posted on 11/09/17
Los Angeles, CA
$132K - $199K
Posted on 11/09/17

JOB OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION:Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam: Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service;  Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing or by the last day of filing. 

MANANGEMENT APPRAISAL OF PERFORMANCE PLAN (MAPP): This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

Under general direction, administers the total nursing staff and administrative program which includes multiple programs or organizational areas of an operating unit, or a specialized element in a very large operation with responsibility for planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing and controlling the accomplishment of both short and long-term objectives.

Positions allocable to this class function as the senior nursing administrative position in facilities with large nursing operations or as a senior management team member in extremely large operations. Incumbents direct multiple Assistant Nursing Directors, Administration, or equivalent in meeting organizational goals. These positions usually report to a chief nursing officer and are required to exercise a broad-based knowledge of management and leadership techniques, as well as nursing operations.Essential Job Functions

  • Plans the nature, content and extent of nursing staff and administrative services/operations for achievement of both short and long-term objectives.
  • Acts as a resource expert and mentor for Nurse Managers, Clinical Nursing Directors, and other equivalent positions; provides guidance, counseling, professional development, and advice on techniques of supervision, problem solving, policies, and fiscal and operating systems.
  • Establishes the technical guidelines and framework with which nursing operations are carried out.
  • Participates in strategic planning for the organization and for the nursing service.
  • Controls the overall management of the organization's quality and clinical safety function including responsibility for the development of procedures, budget preparation, the direction of supervisory employees and participation in policy formulation.
  • Determines the subordinate organizational structure, operations, methods and standards and makes adjustments consistent with changing objectives.
  • Interprets and communicates nursing and organizational philosophy and objectives, Department policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing.
  • Directs the preparation of budgets for assigned areas; integrates with organizational budget and defends budget and personnel resource requests.
  • Establishes policy for determining program emphasis and operating guidelines for areas of responsibility, including setting goals.
  • Participates in formulating policy, procedure, and standards for the organization and the nursing service.
  • Directs, initiates and evaluates operational compliance with licensure, accreditation, and regulatory standards.
  • Administers general personnel management matters and actions.



1. A Master's degree* in nursing - OR - a Bachelor's degree* in nursing with a Master's degree* in administration or a related field from an accredited program.

- AND -

2. Four years of experience within the last 10 years,  in the management** of nursing operations, organization-wide programs or educational programs.


3. A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.***

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing -OR- have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America.


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