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Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing

Toni Group, LLC
Lancaster, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Busy outpatient Surgery Center seeks a DON, Nurse Manager and RNs. Director of Nursing Job Description SUMMARY: Responsible for supervising and directing nursing care in all clinical areas of the Center according to its policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives. Coordinates and directs patient care and related activities of the Center according to accepted standards. Oversees patient scheduling in all clinical areas. Analyzes and evaluates nursing care to improve quality of care given. Works closely with business office and medical staff in coordinating patient-care service functions.POSITION DUTIESPhilosophySupports the Center’s ideology, mission, goals, and objectivesPerforms in accordance with the Center’s policies and proceduresFollows the Center’s standards for ethical business conductConducts self as a positive role model and team memberRecognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job dutiesGeneralParticipates in Center committees, meetings, in-services, and activitiesShares input regarding short- and long-term goals of the CenterMaintains Center and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility, and operational ability at all times; reports deficiencies to board of managersRecommends need for new/different items in regard to trends and needs of the CenterReports deficiencies in services provided by contracted providers (e.g., pathology, radiology, housekeeping) to board of managersCommunicationCommunicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkersInteracts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate mannerPromotes effective communication among the Center’s clinical areas, business office, and physician practicesFinancial practicesPromotes cost containment and efficient use of Center resourcesAnalyzes clinical areas and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvementsMonitors FTE utilization and makes recommendations to promote cost-effective man-hour practicesAssists in the development and implementation of capital and operating budgetsConducts cost analyses to promote cost-effective practicesMakes suggestions on purchasing equipment and supplies to provide optimum patient care within budget allowancesCompliance programAssists in the implementation and maintenance of the organization’s adopted compliance programPerforms according to established compliance policies and proceduresPerformance-improvement programLeads the implementation and maintenance of the organization's adopted performance-improvement program, policies, and proceduresPerforms according to established performance-improvement policies and proceduresServes on the performance-improvement committeeEvaluates suggestions, grievances, and processes to identify opportunities to improve performance and quality of careMonitors patient-care programs and reviews procedures, outcome standards, and criteriaAnalyzes data from performance-improvement program and prepares reports and recommendations for evaluation by the performance-improvement coordinatorSuccessfully contributes to the performance-improvement process and identifies his or her role and contributions upon administrator's requestSafety/risk-management programAdheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilitiesImplements practices and regulations adopted to provide safety in the healthcare environmentMonitors the Center's physical environment and initiates methods for maintaining safety, comfort, cleanliness, and orderWorks with the safety officer to resolve observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncomplianceResponds to emergency situations competentlySubmits information to licensed healthcare risk manager for preparation of risk-management reportsEnsures that OSHA requirements are met by clinical staff and that supplies are readily availableEnsures proper temperature, humidity, ventilation, and lighting to provide a comfortable and safe working environment; reports deficiencies to board of managersProfessional competenceParticipates in continuing education and other learning experiencesShares knowledge gained in continuing education with staffMaintains membership in relevant professional organizationsSeeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilitiesWelcomes suggestions and recommendationsMakes suggestions for continuing education of clinical staff membersAssists with comprehensive and informative orientation programs for new employees in all clinical areasPatient careApplies accepted clinical nursing principles and practices to patient-care activities in the CenterCoordinates patient-care activities with surgeons and anesthesia providers to provide continuity of patient careAssists Center staff in identifying and solving problems with nursing care providedOversees all nursing activities during emergencies to verify that patient needs are metParticipates in primary care of patients as needed and oversees clinical areas to verify that patient needs are metEnforces nursing practice standards and licensing/accreditation rules and regulations to provide quality patient careRecommends revision of patient-care policies and procedures as necessary to conform to accepted principles and practicesRespects patients’ rights to privacy, dignity, and confidentialitySupervises care of the operating room area/equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility, and operational ability at all timesControls patient/staff traffic to help prevent infectionsDaily operationsCoordinates and monitors operational activities for effective and efficient management of daily operation; handles deficiencies or reports to regional director.Prepares staffing schedules in accordance with vacations and holidaysPrepares daily personnel assignments and delegates duties according to experience and skill level to provide quality patient careCoordinates and cross-trains clinical staff to create a productive work environment for all clinical areasReviews daily time and attendance sheets and maintains attendance logCoordinates scheduling of procedures with scheduling personnelEvaluates the performance of all clinical personnel and works to continuously improve the quality of care and servicesAssists in counseling clinical employees and makes recommendations for salary adjustments, promotions, and/or terminationObserves performance of all clinical staff members and provides feedback to administrationInterprets and implements established Center policies and proceduresChairs or participates on designated committeesSubmits reports on the Center’s fiscal, human, and material resource requirementsAnalyzes clinical documentation to ensure Center’s policies/procedures are being followedServes as a liaison between patients, families, nursing, and medical staff to coordinate quality patient carePromotes harmonious relations and favorable attitudes among the healthcare teamThe Director of Nursing shall be responsible for the delivery of appropriate nursing services to patients.Develops and maintains appropriate nursing service objectives, standards of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedure manuals, and written job descriptions for all level of nursing personnel.Coordinates nursing services with other patient services.Establishes a mean of adequately assessing and planning the nursing care needs of patients and staffing to meet those needs.Coordinates staff development including orientation, in service and continuing education which includes provision for CPR certification or review.Materials managementApplies material-management principles to establish procedures for usePromotes cost-effectiveness and implements procedures to control wasteMonitors the care and cleaning of equipment to maintain proper working conditions; identifies and evaluates need for items relative to trends and physician requestsReviews inventory for availability of supplies and equipment necessary to meet patient needsInitiates requisitions to replenish inventory and to order new productsOversees inventory, maintaining adequate supplies and equipment and providing for their economical useMonitors and verifies that required materials-management documentation (i.e., purchase orders, purchase logs, etc.) is current and completeREPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Immediate Supervisor: Board of Managers or AdministratorPositions to be supervisedClinical supervisors/staff CONTACT WITH OTHERS Internal: Staff in clinical operations, business office and contract personnel.External:Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, patients, families, representatives of medical industry, consultants, legislators, health coalitions, and professional peers. POSITION CHARACTERISTICS It is frequently necessary to perform duties beyond regular work hours. Additionally, it may be necessary to respond to calls after hours for directions/guidance. Due to the nature of the administrative responsibilities, this position can be challenging and time-consuming. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Physical and mental: must present professional image and leadership qualities; possess strong work ethic; be well organized; possess financial analytical skills; marketing skills; strong interpersonal communications skills; have the ability to reassess priorities, possess strong problem solving and decision making skills; and be able to handle a demanding position. The Director of Nursing must be currently licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as a registered nurse. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Position specifications include:Graduate of accredited school of nursingRegistered Nurse with active state licenseBLS Certification, ACLS, PALSHealthcare Management experience preferredEvidence of leadership qualitiesLanguage skills adequate for high-level written, interpersonal and telephone communication in EnglishStrong ethical and moral character references Hours are M-F, daytime hours. Please email resume to

Toni Group, LLC

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Lancaster, PA
USA

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Healthcare

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