Acute Care Service Director RN

    Published
    January 16, 2024
    Location
    Central, Montana
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Montana
    Region
    Northwest

    Description

    Acute Care Services - Director

    REPORTS TO

    Chief Nursing Officer

    $120,000 to $135,000.00

    SIGNING BONUS

    Negotiable Relocation Bonus of up to $10000

    RELOCATION PACKAGE

    Must-Haves

    5 years or more experience as an Acute Care Clinical Leader required.

    2 years or more experience for bedside RN

    Experience with a team with a variety of skill levels including new graduate RN’s.

    Demonstrated success with tabulating, collaborative work with physicians, project management, and process improvement projects.

     

    Nice-To-Haves

    Master’s degrees in nursing, Business, or Leadership/Management preferred.

    Experience as a Unit Level Director strongly preferred.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY

     

    The Acute Care Services Clinical Director works under the direction and supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer. The Acute Care Director functions as an integral member of the patient care team, responsible for the clinical direction of staff members, quality outcomes, and financial health of the reporting units. The Acute Care Director has the 24/7 responsibility for the effective implementation of the philosophy, policies and procedures, goals of the hospitals and the department and their effect on patient care. This individual serves as the expert, role model and resource to the clinical team and care integrator for patients. The shifts will vary to meet the needs of both nightshift and dayshift staff. The Acute Care Services Director exercises autonomy in performing the assigned responsibilities and functions cooperatively with staff and management to support the mission, vision values and strategic plan of CMC.

     

    This Acute Care Services Clinical Director work closely with all members of the Leadership Council and oversees a house-wide, functional, multidisciplinary, and service oriented team that includes the ICU/PCU, Medical/Surgical, and Rehab Nursing Units.

     

    PRIMARY (ESSENTIAL) DUTIES

    Oversees the development and implementation and assists the Acute Care Manager with staff education and orientation to train and develop effective and efficient staff.

    Works with Acute Care Manager and House Administrator to ensure that enough qualified nursing personnel are assigned for each unit/shift to meet the patient’s needs.

    Assists in the interview and hiring process and the employee annual evaluation process.

    Helps to implement quality and safety standards and audit for compliance and ongoing process improvement.

    Represents the Acute Care Services unit through departmental and assigned committee meetings.

    Participates in the developing and updating of department policy and procedures.

    Manage budget and resources for each unit, ensuring optimal utilization while minimizing costs.

    Works closely with the Acute Care Manager to understand and manage the correct productivity for the units.

    Regularly rounds on the units and is visible for staff.

    Participates in problem-solving issues and communicates openly with all members of the team.

    Maintain regular communication with the Senior Leadership Team, providing updates on unit progress, discussing strategic initiatives, and obtaining valuable input to ensure the Acute Care division continues to meet its operational and clinical goals. This communication will involve offering critical insights, raising concerns promptly, and providing constructive solutions for consideration.

    Based on primary staffing needs may need to take a patient assignment or be a resource for staff.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in a Nursing or eligible license in the state of Montana required.

    Master’s degrees in nursing, Business, or Leadership/Management preferred.

    ACLS, ONS certification, Healthcare Provider BLS within 3 months of hire.

    Preferred Certification(s):

     

    Certification in specialty preferred.

    Minimum Work Experience:

     

    5 years or more experience as an Acute Care Clinical Leader required.

    Experience as a Unit Level Director strongly preferred.

    Competency of RN for Med/Surg or ICU.

    2 years or more experience for bedside RN.

    Demonstrated success with tabulating, collaborative work with physicians, project management and process improvement projects.

    Experience with a team with a variety of skill levels including new graduate RN’s.

    Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

    Required Skills:

     

    Exhibits pride of ownership and is customer focused, strategically oriented, demonstrates teamwork, and delegates appropriately.

    Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

    Ability to manage multiple tasks.

    Requires excellent written and oral communications, presentation, and computer/pc skills.

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.

    Demonstrated success with tabulating, collaborative work with physicians, project management and process improvement projects.

     

    Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the responsibilities, assigned with or without notice.

     

    Interview Steps

    Community Medical Center is a licensed 150 bed hospital comprising adult and pediatric health care delivery systems and is part of Lifepoint Health and Billings Clinic.

    CMC is located on a 45-acre campus in Missoula, Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Our diverse community serves as western Montana’s hub for education and healthcare and offers the perfect blend of four-season outdoor recreation, small town charm and big city amenities.

    Missoula has been named #1 for “fun” for young adults by Smart Asset, the personal finance website, that compiles U.S. Census data and Missoula ranks second in the country for the number of entertainment venues per capita and is close behind when it comes to restaurants and bars. On any given day you can enjoy one of Missoula’s concert venues, restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, ski resorts, and more!

    Benefits

    DENTAL INSURANCE

    MEDICAL INSURANCE

    VISION INSURANCE

    LIFE INSURANCE

    RETIREMENT

    QUITY

    PAID TIME OFF

    OTHER

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