Associate Director, Clinical Nursing - Telemetry/Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Unit

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
August 13 2019
Ref
128327
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Associate Director, Clinical Nursing opportunity for our Telemetry/Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Unit.

Our Telemetry/Thoracic and Cardiovascular inpatient unit has 32 beds surgical oncology unit that provides care for inpatients undergoing surgical intervention for the treatment of thoracic, cardiovascular, vascular, and gastrointestinal cancers. Care is also provided for oncology patients requiring cardiac monitoring from any of our medical or surgical services. Medical and surgical interventions are utilized to treat patients on our unit.

Ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Nursing or health related field. Six years of professional nursing experience with two years in cancer care. Two years of management experience in the management of direct patient care activities. Prefer experience in operational leadership in managing people in Telemetry, ICU or IMU. Strongly prefer candidates that are certified in Executive Leadership or CVRN .

The primary purpose of the Associate Director, Clinical Nursing, position is to provide strategic, creative long term and daily operational leadership for the assigned inpatient unit. Leadership should promote a professional nursing practice environment consistent with a world-class cancer center. Responsibilities include all aspects of clinical operations, customer service, finance, human resources, and quality outcome management.

Function Responsible for the delivery of evidenced based inpatient services in a complex oncology inpatient environment requiring 24 hour, 7 day a week supervision.

Scope Impacts the delivery of patient care and the operational success of the assigned unit.

Essential Job Functions Sets strategic priorities and tactics in consultation with the Director of Nursing or Clinical Administrative Director to align with institutional and divisional strategic initiatives. Responsible for the outcomes of care processes on assigned unit(s) including clinical quality, financial, productivity, throughput/efficiency and interdisciplinary team work. Provides direction, guidance and developmental planning to clinical nurses and support staff. Directs, delegates and oversees care delivery and work efforts to achieve and maintain excellence in nursing and patient care outcomes. Promotes a satisfied, healthy work environment for the workforce by establishing a climate of growth, challenge and development for all staff. Supports a high level of clinical competence and professional development for staff.

Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

Received Director of Nursing or Clinical Administrative Director.

Given Supervises unit nurses, clinical and clerical staff and coordination of other patient care support staff assigned to the unit. When performing nurse manager on-call responsibilities, direct supervision of all inpatient nursing activities.

Key Functions

1. Transformational Leadership: Associate Directors must lead and develop others (co-workers, patients, families, significant others) to where they need to be in order to meet the demands of their future needs.

a. Develops, manages, and monitors unit budget to respond in a cost effective manner to changing patient, staff and multidisciplinary team requirements and strengthen unit.

b. Accountable for design, implementation and evaluation of unit staffing plans considering skill mix, staff and patient care outcomes. Analyzes plans for compliance with established budget.

c. Create and report continuity of care.

d. Create and support an environment where staff can practice with autonomy.

2. Structural Empowerment: Associate Director empowers staff to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

a. Manages human resource activities for all clinical and clerical staff including recruitment, retention, supervision, evaluation and productivity.

b. Identifies recruits, develops and retains top talent through effective communication, performance management, career counseling, and conflict resolution.

c. Provides leadership and structure at unit level

d. Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions.

e. Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships within and across the organization to improve patient outcomes.

3. Exemplary Professional Practice: Associate Director has a comprehensive understanding of the role of professional nursing in the institution and motivates staff to perform at the highest level.

4. New Knowledge, Innovation And Improvements: Associate Director supports and directs the integration of innovation and research based findings into daily patient care practices.

5. Empirical Quality Results: Associate Director directs employees to seek solutions to problems inherent in our institution rather than creating work around.

6. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education Required Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Education Preferred Master's degree in Nursing or health related field.

Experience Required Six years of professional nursing experience with two years in cancer care. Two years of management experience in the management of direct patient care activities.

Experience Preferred Four years of management experience.

Licensure/Certification Required Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Licensure/Certification Preferred National certification in Oncology and/or Administration. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

Other Required None.

Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Six years of professional nursing experience with two years in cancer care. Two years of management experience in the management of direct patient care activities. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS),� ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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