Manages all operation and functions of the Emergency Department. Manages the facilities stroke and trauma programs. Consults with staff, providers, other members of leadership, and CNO on patient care matters and interpretation of facility policies and procedures to ensure department and patient needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI initiatives.
Assumes 24/7 accountability for the management of appropriate provisioning of nursing and support resources in the department.
Communicates clearly and professionally with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of KRMC in mind.
Implements standards of nursing practice, reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice and the people served within the Emergency Department.
Manages coordination of the department in order maximize productivity and minimize costs.
Accountable for the efficient delivery of patient care within the department through effective implementation, evaluation, and utilization of safe, cost effective, high quality nursing practices.
Manages department operations to achieve quality improvement and patient satisfaction goals/objectives.
Acts as a liaison with patients, physicians and employees to ensure high-quality patient care.
Addresses and supports cultural practices as long as the practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical care.
Develops, communicates and implements policies and procedures and monitors compliance.
Collaborates with the CNO to uses findings from patient satisfaction survey with input from the staff to establish and implement unit based customer service initiatives.
Assures that clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
Maintains established department nursing staffing plans to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions exist to provide optimal patient care coverage.
Assures that all aspects of patient care occur in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Develops and approves job descriptions within the scope of responsibility.
Effectively leads and administers the performance appraisal system.
Gives routine performance feedback, conducts annual performance reviews for personnel, and works in collaboration with HR and the senior leadership team to ensure the reward and recognition system is competitive.
Collaborates with Human Resources to effectively resolve employee and labor management issues.
Builds and leads a culture of teamwork and respect throughout the department, engaging effectively with all stakeholders, e.g. physicians, staff, outside contractors, and the people served.
Provides leadership and mentorship in the development of staff.
Manages the Stroke and Trauma Program Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing successful management of the organization’s stroke and trauma programs.
Responsible for cost controls to insure effective use of funds expended from approved departmental budgets.
Initiates and supports problem-solving groups that proactively resolve issues within nursing services.
Participates with the Governing Body, management, medical staff and clinical leaders in the hospital's decision-making process:
Serves as a member of professional staff committees in matters pertaining to patient care.
Participates in Leadership, Nursing, and medical staff departmental meetings.
Acts as a collaborative member of leadership, consulting with other department leaders as appropriate when making decisions.
Plans and coordinates budgeting requirements with the CNO and CFO, utilizing the respective service managers for personnel, performance of work, supplies and equipment.
Oversees the departmental budget, providing variance reports as requested/appropriate.
Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients:
Each department's performance improvement program interfaces with and supports the overall Nursing Services/organization wide performance improvement program.
The results of each department's performance improvement activities are reported to the respective hospital medical staff committees and to the organization wide performance improvement committee.
Reviews department monthly performance improvement activities, evaluates established indicators and implements initiatives to improve when underperformance is identified.
Collaborates with hospital leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring organization wide performance improvement activities, including infection control.
Responsible for the patient experience with in the department.
Responds to operational issues affecting the delivery of timely, efficient, and quality patient care services to patients in a timely fashion.
Accountable (in conjunction with the Quality Manager and Stroke and Trauma Program Coordinator) for ensuring that all required stroke and trauma program quality information is collected and submitted to the appropriate agencies.
Compliance with Regulations:
Ensures compliance with regulations governing the Hospital and rules of accrediting bodies, by maintaining knowledge of the requirements pertaining to the department and by continually monitoring the activities and processes tied to each standard.
In collaboration with the management team, implements and/or revises policies, and procedures to maintain compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well and accepts feedback from others.
Management skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Safety and security—the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current license by the state of Nebraska as a registered nurse.
Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NIHISS (PALS and NIHISS within 90 days of hire).
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required; Master’s Degree in Nursing or Healthcare Management preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years of total acute care nursing experience is required, two (2) of those years to include experience in nursing management/leadership; recent progressive or intensive care nursing or leadership required.
Internal Number: 251911936
About Kearney Regional Medical Center
Kearney Regional Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Kearney, Nebraska. We are dedicated to improving the health of our patients by delivering expert medical care that is patient focused, community inspired, physician driven, and cost effective.
Our state of the art facility offers patients sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services covering the spectrum of medical and surgical specialties.
The staff at KRMC consists of talented and compassionate nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, clinical professionals, and support staff.