A.C.N is guaranteed 24 hours and must be available to work up to 36hrs. All shifts (7a to 7p, 7p to 7a, 11a to 11p, 11p to 11a) every other weekend
I. Position Function:
This is an Administrative Management position, that represents Nursing Administration.
As the senior nursing administrative person on-site, this person assesses the overall hospital environment and operations.
She/he is accountable to problem sole for the organization and for initiating immediate, effective action.
II. Job Relationships:
Maintains a collaborative relationship with Patient Care Managers, and other hospital managers.
Supervises the following staff by job category:
- Clinical Leader
- Charge Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Unit Secretary
- Nursing Assistants/Patient Care Associates
- Mental Health Workers
- ED Techs
Collaborates with manager/staff of all disciplines present during tour of duty.
Serves as a consultant to:
- All managers on site during tour of duty.
- All members of interdisciplinary team.
To problem solve for the organization and initiating immediate, effective action.
To communicate pertinent information to the senior administrator-on-call and/or nursing administrator-on-call.
To determine allocation of nursing resources during tour of duty.
To re-allocate use, and/or rent/lease equipment for patient care.
To suspend personnel within guidelines established by the Medical Center.
To expedite patient flow within the Medical Center.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Interprets and implements hospital policies established by St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.
Serves as a resource to Medical Center departments in the implementation of necessary disciplinary actions.
Keeps Medical Center and Nursing Administrator-on-call apprised of administrative issues.
Participates in planning and allocating the resources of the division and assists in the distribution of resources within each unit.
Participates in contract compliance and ongoing labor relations.
Participates in hospital and nursing committees.
Makes administrative decisions within budgetary requirements.
Implements disciplinary actions within the Medical Center guidelines.
Participates in strategic planning, goal-setting and evaluation.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Documents and communicates to administrator issues involving other hospital departments during one’s tour of duty.
Facilitates conflict resolution through communication to appropriate parties and documentation when and if necessary.
Establishes professional goals for own department.
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:
Performs related duties as directed by Senior Director, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer
V. Reporting Requirements:
Communicates with the Patient Care Assessment Coordinator any quality issues related to patient care requiring and Medical Peer Review Committees, or the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff's consideration and/or action.
Reports to the Senior Director, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, who serves as the immediate supervisor, regarding on-going issues or situations requiring attention.
Reports serious incidents and/or severe breaches in the quality of care to the Patient Care Assessment Coordinator and to the Senior Director, Patient Care
Is accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical-staff related, and patient-related data and information.
Is accountable for abiding by Medical Center policies and procedures.
Is accountable for staffing within budgetary guidelines.
Is accountable for monitoring and implementing clinical competencies for staff.
Is accountable to inform Resource Manager, Vice President, Nursing, Medical Directors of any significant event that affects the organizations.