JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, organizes, and directs the day to day operations of the nursing staff in a given unit including staff supervision and communications with physicians and internal administrators to provide optimal patient care. Performs other related duties as required. Works with all new surgical practices to create an environment for growth of service. Work with the director to control cost and spend. Work closely with Materials Management on reduction of supply costs. Continually work to decrease inventory and to reduce expired supplies. Champion recycling and reprocessing ventures. Continue education on the Pledge, and holding staff accountable to the Pledge. Holds staff accountable for creating a welcoming, quiet, family centered environment. Oversight for TJC operational issues and education with Director. Champion and super user-Cerner. Liaison for the new product group with Director. Serve as a liaison to the UPC Assists director is creating a culture of accountability and service to the staff and physician customers by empowering nursing staff to lead. Increase physician satisfaction by improving scheduling, supply issues, and operational issues. Works closely with physician practices and central scheduling to eliminate incorrect information and improve availability of required documentation. Works closely with physician practices to eliminate incorrect information and improve scheduling of cases (see finance) Clinical leader/expert/role model/support to clinical staff and support staff. Complete Performance evaluations and guide yearly goal setting for the clinical staff and support staff. Interview new candidates for open positions. Leads by example, upholding TJC standards as well as appropriate specialty standards or recommended practices. Organizes along with UNE and Director in servicing of new equipment, processes and ongoing training of current equipment. Patient chart expert-ability to assure all that is necessary be available for the efficient processing of patients. Works with all new and current physician practices to ensure a smooth transition for patients into the periop environment. Continue education on the Pledge, and holding staff accountable. Holds staff accountable for creating a welcoming, quiet, family centered environment. Provides service recovery when needed. Assist's director is creating a culture of accountability and service to the staff and physician customers empowering staff to make appropriate changes and use critical thinking skills to provide a service oriented environment. Continue education on Magnet, shared governance and the Plan and holding staff accountable. Creating a culture of ownership and pride. Increase physician satisfaction by improving scheduling, operational issues, and improving patient throughput. Participate and contribute on hospital committees that require expertise and clinical leadership, for example: Quality Safety Committee, Core measures, Education Council, Service Team, and SMAT-Material management. Serve as a liaison to the UPC. Assist's director is creating a culture of accountability and service to the staff and physician customers. Volunteer time to hospital sponsored functions such as Go Red event, Rotary Club functions, and Health Fair Pain Center table, held here at the hospital. Manages OT to stay as close to budget as possible. Assures ordering clinical supplies, medications, and office supplies. Reconcile all patient charges posted in Web Report Viewer. Responsible for decision of capital improvements. Responsible for scheduling all equipment repairs and PM. Work with the director to control cost and spend. Works with all new and current physicians to create an environment for growth of service. Works with director to appropriately develop cost effective capital budget requests.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited nursing school with a bachelor's degree. At least 3 years of nursing experience. Proficient in Microsoft Applications. Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. BLS certification required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.