Oversees the coordination of staffing and patient care assignments based on patient needs and staff expertise.
Ensures that all staff meets basic competency requirements.
Evaluates care provided by staff and takes corrective action as needed to ensure safe, effective care is rendered.
Provides orientation and ongoing education opportunities for the staff.
Conducts patient care rounds and troubleshoots problems that occur with patient care delivery and intervenes/coordinates with staff as appropriate.
Collaborates with physicians to ensure any problems with patient care delivery is addressed and resolved.
Requests, recruits and selects appropriately qualified personnel to meet staffing needs. Utilizes peer interviewing as a recruitment and retention strategy.
Strives to retain good employees by maintaining a pleasant, fair and efficient work environment and enforcing policies consistently.
Motivates and mentors staff enhancing the area of expertise.
Intervenes and counsels personnel in a timely and consistent manner when performance issues are in question. Documents such counseling sessions.
Coordinates timely annual performance appraisals of personnel using the documentation collected during the year and conducts performance appraisal sessions with employees and submits for review on time.
Follows personnel policies in dealing with staff and completes the necessary paper work accurately and timely.
Supports staff involvement in Shared Governance meetings and activities
Assists with maintaining unit based councils
Establish and utilize mechanisms for performance improvement
Establishes evidence based performance improvement methodologies to improve care.
Involves staff and other departments as appropriate in determining better ways for providing patient care.
Communicates quality improvement data with staff to ensure staff’s involvement and knowledge of CQI data.
Utilizes performance improvement data in staff’s performance appraisals.
Ensures unit environment and staff are in compliance with standards JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.
Oversees the environmental issues of the unit
Conducts monthly Environment of Care rounds.
Follows up as needed with other departments to correct deficiencies.
Identifies safety issues and coordinates corrective action
Assures the financial viability of the unit
Monitors inventory and special purchases
Regularly evaluates census, revenues, expenses and staffing to meet budget
Prepares budget, payroll, and all fiscal reports accurately and timely
Plans for purchases of needed capital equipment
Monitors overages in the budget, i.e. overtime costs, etc and intervenes to maintain proper cost controls.
Remains current in the field of Nursing and specialty area
Works with the interdisciplinary team to explore and implement effective processes and delivery systems for enhancing the care delivered to patients.
Fosters an attitude of openness to change and encourage the sharing of new ideas to enhance quality patient care.
Implements the hospital and nursing strategic plans as appropriate to area of responsibility.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience Required:
RN licensed in Kentucky.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Specialty certification preferred.
Four years recent leadership and clinical experience required.
Creativity, resourcefulness, superior communication skills and the ability to work independently.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R19011717
About Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health Louisville is a 519-bed hospital offering a wide range of healthcare services. Area residents benefit from the hospital’s emergency services, including special teams for heart attack and stroke care. The hospital’s cancer services include two freestanding Radiation Centers, the Charles and Mimi Osborn Cancer Center that includes a cancer resource center and a multidisciplinary lung care clinic. Special services include women’s health, offering all-private maternity rooms, digital mammography, ultrasound and bone-density scanning for osteoporosis. Other areas of expertise include orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, wound care, behavioral health, occupational health, and in-home care provided by Baptist Health Home Care. Baptist Health has a network of healthcare providers for patients in the Metro Louisville area – from Baptist Health Medical Group physician offices, to Baptist Health Urgent Care and Baptist Health Express Care inside Walmart stores and Baptist Health Occupational Medicine (formerly known as BaptistWorx®). The hospital has twice achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
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