Job Description

Location: New England Sinai Hospital
Posted Date: 9/30/2020

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for twenty-four-hour management of multiple patient care units including clinical oversight, personnel management, financial management, quality management and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Requirements/Education/Experience:

  • Registered to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • BSN Required.
  • MS in Nursing or related field required or actively pursuing an advanced degree.
  • Minimum of seven years of acute hospital experience with demonstrated expert clinical competence preferably in cardiopulmonary or critical care.
  • Prior nursing leadership experience required.
  • Commitment to quality patient care, nursing process and the interdisciplinary team process.

Duties/Leadership Competencies:

Leadership

  • Regularly conducts rounding with patients and staff on all shifts.
  • Organizes the daily operations and patient care on multiple units.
  • Allocates appropriate staffing resources, including skill mix and experience/competency, based on acuity, to ensure patient care needs are met.
  • Develops resource nurses, assistant nurse managers, and charge nurses to establish appropriate leadership/oversight on the nursing units.
  • Prepares and monitors salary, non-salary and capital budgets for assigned areas and ensure spending within budgeted parameters in relation to the census.
  • Collaborates with Human Resource staff for performance related and/or disciplinary concerns.
  • Hires, orients, develops and evaluates nursing staff consistently focused on employee engagement and retention.

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety

  • Ensures safe and effective care through direct observation, timely reporting of patient incidents, unit quality monitoring, data analysis and performance improvement.
  • Actively participates in hospital wide quality improvement initiatives, nursing department initiatives and unit based initiatives through continuous monitoring and system improvements.

Professionalism

  • Adheres to ANA Code of Ethics and Nursing Standards of Practice
  • Collaborates with all members of patient care services and nursing leadership by maintaining an active dialogue to ensure effective departmental operations, staff development/education and safe patient care.
  • Hires, develops, supports, evaluates and retains qualified staff.
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements related to patient care, including The Joint Commission and Department of Public Health/CMS. Takes steps to ensure unit compliance with these standards.

Evidence Based Practice

  • Ensures staff education and compliance to policies, procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in review and implementation of evidence-based clinical policies and practices

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Facilitates interdisciplinary team collaboration for the provision of care.
  • Interacts in a collaborative manner with the medical staff and other departments to achieve hospital goals and ensure safe patient care.

Systems Based Practice

  • Ensures availability of supplies/equipment necessary to provide care.

Informatics and Technology

  • Effectively utilizes Meditech, ADP, Steward University, Position Manager and Performance Manager to manage payroll, timely performance reviews, mandatory staff education, and departmental budgets.

Patient Centered Care

  • Ensures a positive patient/family experience by modeling and monitoring patient/family satisfaction.

Professionalism

  • Accountable for continuous self learning and professional development and for instilling these behaviors in direct reports.
  • Leads and participates in committee/task forces/projects as assigned within patient care services and/or the hospital.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel to and assignment at any inpatient hospital location.
  • Standing or walking ½-1 hour at a time for 4-5 hours per shift.
  • Sitting 1 hour at a time for 3-4 hours per shift.
  • Occasional driving no more than 1 hour per shift.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying (equals up to 1/3 of workday) 0-35 pounds. Device or assist to lift > 35 lbs.
  • Hand dexterity both left and right for simple grasping pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
  • Frequent bending, climbing stairs, twisting, turning, reaching above the shoulder and below the waist.
  • Use of keyboard 2-4 hours per day.
  • Visual and auditory ability to observe changes in patient status.

Working Conditions:

  • Patient environment with exposure to clinical equipment/machinery, medications, cluttered rooms and hallways, noisy environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Exposure to infectious illness, body fluids and cleaning materials.
  • Office environment with exposure to chemicals used in an office setting.

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