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Company: GenCare Staffing Solutions
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Nursing (DON) contributes to the actualization of the philosophy and objectives for patient care services. He/she is committed to maintaining the standards of practice of nursing and is responsible for the direction, coordination and evaluation of systems and delivery of care to Neonate, Pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or elderly patient 24 hours daily. He/she is responsible for all administration and coordination of fiscal, human and other resources needed to provide patient care services within hospital. The DON models service excellence. He/she participates in performance improvement and research activities; maintains professional practice standards; and demonstrates leadership and management skills. The DON will also promote physician engagement and will collaborate with physicians and other professionals on policies, procedures, standards of care, and to facilitate optimal patient and family centered care that meets or exceeds institutional and all regulatory standards. .
Education: New York State Registered Professional Nurse license and current registration.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing required.
Master of Science degree in nursing or related field required
American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification in Nursing Administration or Advance Administration desired.
Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years management experience required excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral). Critical thinking and analytic skills necessary for problem solving and clinical decision-making Work independently with minimal supervision.
1) Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and nursing services in units assigned, analyzing appropriate internal and external data and information to identify opportunities in collaboration with stakeholders for improving services and patient outcomes.
2) Evaluates her/his own performance based on professional practice standards, relevant studies and regulations, and organizational criteria identifying areas of strength, as well as areas for professional/practice development..
3) Promotes integrating evidence-based knowledge into the identification of best practice in the delivery of nursing care to the appropriate population.
4) Promotes and monitors regulatory agency standards and customer service expectations for the practice of all aspects of nursing within all areas of responsibility.
5) Guides staff in Service Recovery assessment, education and implementation.
6) Identifies ways to enhance the patient experience and educates staff on basic interactions with patients and families.
7) Ensures necessary staffing is provided for all shifts of operation of the department by monitoring, evaluating, and modifying staffing patterns utilizing national staffing guidelines and departmental staffing plan. Collaborates with the nurse manager, assistant nurse managers and nursing supervisors to evaluate work schedules as needed to ensure adequate coverage on all shifts.
8) Prepares, monitors, and adjusts annual departmental operating and capital budget in conjunction with administration to assure cost effective utilization of personnel, equipment, and supplies while maintaining quality patient care.
9) Assist nurse managers in formulating and monitoring budgets to assure overall patient services and organizational goals and objectives are met. Assists Nurse Managers to monitor approved budgets on a monthly basis, explaining variances.
10) Analyzes and evaluates nursing and related services to improve quality of patient care and utilization of staff time. Monitors productivity of all departments. Cultivates an atmosphere that promotes recruitment, retention, and employee appreciation. Promotes good employee relations. Establishes and maintains a transformational climate in which can attain their maximum potential in performance.
11) Contributes to the growth and development of staff through mentorship relationship and formal and informal education
12) Remains current of advances in professional nursing practice through review of pertinent literature, attendance of outside educational programs and professional networking
13) Maintains active membership in a professional organization
14) Monitors, implements, and participates in continuous quality improvement processes regarding topics pertinent to the department. Communicates with various departments, Department directors, to resolve operational problems and improve quality of services.
15) Promotes participation in patient care and strategic planning. Initiates and supports planned change in philosophy, goals and management of the department and hospital.
16) Develops and assists the Nurse Managers and the unit based leadership team in identifying their individual leadership and developmental needs
17) Develops own career plan and measures progress to that plan.
18) Leads multiple hospital wide committees
19) Performas all other duties as required within the scope of practice.

Minimum Years of Experience: 8

Sub Specialties: Nursing Manager/Director, Med-surg Adult

Keywords: GenCare Staffing Solutions, Schenectady , Director, Other , Schenectady, New York

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