Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities. With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women. With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114341
Clinic/Department: 8611 AAH NURSING SVC OFFICE
Hospital: AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
To provide leadership and accountability in the strategic and daily operations of the clinical service. The focus of the position will be the operations of the clinical service. This will include developing and maintaining physician relations, empowering clinical care givers through solicitation of input and implementation of actions to improve delivery of patient care. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the administrative functions of the clinical service. He/she will supervise the delivery of patient care and has the responsibility for establishing standards of nursing practice for the service and the nursing division as a whole. Assure achievement of department, nursing division and hospital goals as well as adherence to hospital policies and standards set forth by accreditation and regulatory agencies.
CLINICAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY/SCOPE:
The units this leader will oversee include Emergency Department, a freestanding Emergency Department, ICU, Med/Surge, Ortho/Joint Unit with oversight of the inpatient therapists.
Total FTEs 135-150 (with 4 direct reports (nurse manager/asst nurse managers)
Minimum Education Requirements
BSN required; MSN or other Master's degree required
Minimum Experience Requirements
Four years of leadership/management experience in an acute care hospital
Certification in Specialty or Nurse Executive Preferred (or within 1 year)
Current Colorado RN License
Position Duties (Essential Functions) Name
Directs the development of strategic and operational programs for the service area.
Plans and implements established departmental and service policies and procedures whichcompliment nursing division and hospital policies and procedures.
Establishes and maintains satisfactory customer and public relations through direct or delegatedcontact.
Performs job functions/duties, providing effective verbal and written communication to both internaland external customers.
Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development.
Develops and maintains a "service excellence" environment and achieves "completely satisfied"customer satisfaction scores.
Maintains an ongoing analysis of clinical service performance and monitors trends and opportunities.
Recommends, initiates and evaluates service improvements to meet the changing market needs.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery and rules of accrediting bodies by continually monitoring the service and hospitals' operations and its programs and initiating required changes or improvements
Develops and tracks both operational and capital budgets for assigned departments.
Assures that resources are allocated within departments to provide optimal patient care.
Management of costs as measured by established financial standards.
Manages unit leadership and employees through subordinates.
Establishes service performance goals, allocates resources and evaluates performance.
Adjusts staffing levels directly or through delegation to assure adequate levels for patient care delivery.
Provides mentoring and coaching support for service leadership and staff.
Collaborates effectively with physicians, peers, staff and administration to promote interdisciplinary communication and cooperation.
Provides leadership to the nursing division through coaching and mentoring and collaborating to plan, implement and evaluate delivery of patient care.
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