PURPOSE OF POSITION
Acts as administrative person in charge of Hospital during evening and night shifts, weekend day shifts. Keeps appropriate Nursing and Hospital Administration informed of important Hospital situations and emergencies. Functions independently within a broad scope of established policies and goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates activities between hospital departments and acts as liaison between physicians, nurses, families, etc. Assumes public relations function, responding to press calls, dealing with police, community agencies and other hospitals, as necessary. Makes arrangements between hospitals for borrowing and loaning equipment. Assists patients and families with social and behavioral problems.
Serves as an expert clinical resource for patient placement. Works in collaboration with the admitting office to provide appropriate placement of all admissions and transfers from internal and external sources. Acts as central contact with the authority to make all bed management decisions. Monitors bed availability and turnover with input from leadership and staff in all areas. Facilitate continuous patient throughput with effective communication with staff and leadership in all areas. Facilitates the coordination of patient’s transfer with physicians, staff RN’s, and other departments.
Arranges Patient Services staffing for the following shift, documenting absenteeism. Also, assesses weekend staffing on a continuous basis, adjusting for changes in patient care, activity or illness/injury of staff members, etc. Makes hospital rounds to key in on important patient information nursing reports.
Establishes and maintains effective communication with other Managers. Contributes to the evaluation process of nursing staff in conjunction with Nurse Managers. Provides leadership to staff as necessary. Participates in formal conference sessions with union representatives. Participates in grievance procedure and arbitration, when necessary. Acts as resource person for staff in clinical and administrative matters. Investigates all Unusual Incidents.
Supports, interprets and enforces Patient Services and Hospital Policies and Procedures. Participates in Patient Services and Hospital committees. Functions as member of code team. Conducts post code critique. Promotes quality care through use of the Nursing Process and collaborates with Education/Training Services as needs are identified. Reviews care plans and evaluate implementation based on patient outcomes. Conducts informal patient care conferences. Assists with patient assessments, as necessary.
Responsibilities involve continual analysis and balancing of priorities to effectively manage all administrative and patient care functions on assigned shift. Keeps Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer informed as appropriate.
Participates in the identification, creation, implementation, and evaluation of Process Improvement projects for assigned areas.
Maintains current knowledge of The Joint Commission and other applicable regulatory standards. Participates in regulatory inspections and action plans as needed.
Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Falmouth Hospital’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- BSN preferred.
- Three to five years in Acute Care Nursing Critical Care or Emergency Department preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current Registered Nurse license to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Current BLS.
- Current ACLS certification.
- Successful passage of CCH’s Pharmacology exam.
- Current CPI certification.