Job Posting: Director of Critical Care (RN)
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville, AR
Department: Critical Care
Shift: Monday - Friday
Job Number: JO-2204-46049
Date Posted: 4/26/2022
Categories: Licensed Nurses
Washington Regional Medical Center is our regions only locally governed, community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system. Our system includes a 425-bed acute care hospital located in the heart of Fayetteville supported by our clinic system - including primary, specialty and urgent care operations - that span across Northwest Arkansas into Harrison and Eureka Springs. Being heavily supported and invested in our community makes Washington Regional a unique employer, encouraging staff to give back to the community in which we live and work and give back to each other.
Washington Regional Mission, Vision and Values prove to be a firm foundation and inspiration from which we fulfill our purpose.
Mission: Washington Regional is committed to improving the health of people in communities we serve through compassionate, high quality care, prevention and wellness education.
Vision: To be the leading healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas --- the best place to receive care and the best place to give care.
Values: To treat others patients and their families, visitors, physicians, and each other as we would want to be treated.
Director of Nursing, Critical Care
Reports to Chief Nursing Officer and is responsible for organizing, planning, directing and evaluating Medical Center patient care services for the ICU and CCU (40 beds). Works with organizational leadership and key stakeholders to develop strategic goals, implement plans, and evaluate outcomes. Oversees the work of the department manager, educator, clinical coordinators, and department staff.
Supports staff education and development which cultivates leaders at the unit level who can act to fulfill Washington Regionals mission, vision, and values.
Sets expectations, guides and motivates patient care staff to promote Washington Regionals mission, values, and strategic plan.
Helps to develop a unit culture which creates a clear vision for the future and defines the values that underlie day to day activities and meets the changing needs of the community.
Develops and implements productivity measures and methods of budget control to further the mission, values, and strategic plan.
Encourages performance improvement activities which ensure that patient care standards of practice are consistent with nationally recognized current professional standards.
Draws on information from a variety of resources to alter processes and improve performance.
Actively participates with other hospital leaders to promote WRMCs strategic plan and to implement strategic patient care initiatives that support community health needs.
Provides a framework in which unit managers, coordinators and employees can effectively plan, direct, coordinate, provide, and improve health care services.
Actively participates to lead recruitment, retention, and staff development efforts to promote the medical centers goals.
Oversees the development and implementation of standards, policies and procedures, critical paths, and other processes which integrate patient care services in assigned unit(s).
Accurately assesses needs of patients, satisfaction of patients and families, and other users of services to develop a unit culture focused on continuously improving performance to meet the changing needs of the community and patient population served.
Coordinates unit programs and plans of patient care that describe how patients needs are assesses, evaluated, and met.
Guides the governance of nursing practice within assigned unit(s).
Ensures effective performance improvement activities are integrated into the framework of all assigned departments.
Directly oversees the development and maintenance of the stroke and spine programs.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Professional knowledge of patient care practices, theories, management and research, basic statistics and health care standards as normally acquired through completion of a Masters degree in a clinical discipline, Hospital Administration, or other closely related field in order to gain full understanding of patient care functions. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a Masters degree.
Current Arkansas state license as a Registered Nurse required.
Minimum 4 years progressively more responsible related work experience which includes a minimum of 1 year supervisory and managerial experience.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel and effectively communicate with a wide variety of hospital personnel, patients, families, community residents and other customers.
Advanced analytical skills necessary to develop and implement new nursing systems, techniques and procedures; determine needs for capital equipment, personnel, expense and revenue budgets; and prepare special and recurring reports or analyses.
The majority of time is spent sitting (up to 80% of work time) with frequent standing and walking of short distances (up to 20% of work time.)
This position is occasionally required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 10 lb. (up to 20% of work time.)
Travel among system facilities is required.
This position functions in both office and clinical settings, with potential for exposure to communicable disease and body fluids
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