Patient Care Director - Medical Surgical & Critical Care


Fridley, MN

5 - 7 years

Posted 236 days ago

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for the planning, implementation and improvement of systems and processes that support patient care delivery
  • Promotes evidence-based practice, and excellence in patient care, patient safety and patient experience in areas of accountability
  • Supports staff engagement at all levels
  • Promotes communication and relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that goals for patient care are met in an efficient and effective manner
  • Prepares and manages the annual budget, including projecting personnel and supply costs and recommending capital expenditures in areas of accountability, analyzes and manages monthly financial performance against budget
  • Oversees all personnel and human resources related activities including hiring, staffing, termination, performance appraisal, salary action, promotion, development, and labor relations
  • Identifies and implements performance improvement opportunities
  • Manages information; acquires, updates and reconciles data as needed to monitor and analyze results, and assure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and standards
  • Collaborates on Allina-wide, Clinical Service Line, and Unity-wide initiatives, goals and objectives
  • Assures that employees have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to perform safely and effectively in their roles


  • BSN/BAN required
  • Masters degree in nursing or relevant area required
  • At least one degree must be in nursing



  • 2 years direct patient careexperience in acute care setting
  • 5 years leadership/management experience in acute healthcare setting


  • Competency in leadership skills as demonstrated through experience and outcomes
  • Ability to direct nursing practice activities that support a professional practice environment and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of current best practice approaches to patient care delivery and processes
  • Understanding and promotion of the roles of nursing across the continuum of patient care
  • Demonstrated competency in financial resource management and benchmarks of staffing effectiveness
  • Strategic planning skills to direct and collaborate on program development and systems and process improvements


  • Current Minnesota RN license