Regional Director of Nursing
I. SUPERVISED BY:
REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR
II. GENERAL DUTIES:
A. The Regional Director of Nursing under the guidance of Regional Medical Director or appropriate designee, with the broadcast scope for the exercise of the independent initiative and judgment, organizes, direct coordinates, and evaluates the nursing service and nursing education program of New York City Health and Mental Hygiene and Correctional Medical Associates of New York , P.C.
B. He/she has 24 hour responsibility of assisting the Director of Operations in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the nursing services with particular emphasis on educational programs, quality assessment, improvement activities and research.
C. Supports the mission of Correctional Medical Associates of New York , P.C.
and demonstrates the values of People Based Services (PBS) in daily practice.
A. Licensed Registered Professional Nurse currently registered to practice in New York State.
B. Has a Masters Degree in Nursing or related area, and a minimum of 3 years clinical and leadership experience or a combination of education and experience determined acceptable by the Senior Vice President.
C. Minimum of three years experience in nursing administration.
D. Effective interpersonal skills required. Computer and analytical skills necessary to solve problems and interpret/prepare reports is required.
E. Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required – ACLS preferred.
1. Develops, establishes, and implement the philosophy, objective policies and standards of the Nursing Department.
2. Organizes the nursing department to delineate authority, functional responsibilities and line of communication. Coordinates functions of nursing services with other disciplines, collaborates with administrative staff, other departmental staff and representatives of allied groups in planning services.
3. Determine staffing requirements in relation to patient care standards and develops procedures to maintain an adequate competent nursing department.
4. Maintain a system of continuing evaluation of nursing service provided for patients.
5. Maintain up to date policy and procedure manuals for all nursing units and evaluates it effectiveness.
6. Establishes an effective system of clinical and administrative nursing records and reports.
7. Oversees the Quality Improvement Program for the Nursing Department and ensures that established standards of care met through monitoring, evaluation, and intervention activities.
8. Ensures that all mandated education for the Nursing Department is provided in a timely manner and in accordance with State and Federal mandates. Evaluate these programs on an ongoing basis to ensure employee competency.
9. Directs the preparation of personnel, equipment, and supply budget for the Nursing Department.
10. Establishes and maintains a system for documentation of nursing staff attendance at educational programs and required in-services.
11. Develop, implements, and evaluates the credentialing process and assists in credentialing nursing staff as required.
12. Guides, direct and evaluates nursing employees who have direct reporting relationship. Ensures their compliance with nursing / administrative policies. Procedures and patient care standards.
1. Coordinates the functions of nursing service in the unit with the unit On-Site Director of Nursing, chief physician, mental health unit chief, pharmacy, Department of Correction, and other agencies.
2. Prepares various departmental reports and statistical data regarding functioning of the unit, including preparation of responses to Department of Health site visit reports.
3. Conduct and chair staff meetings and working committees with all levels of nursing personnel.
4. Work creatively in initiating the participating in studies and research projects and utilizes findings to improve patient and administrative services.
5. Plans and coordinate use of clinical facilities by colleges and other agencies for nursing educational purposes.
6. Develops and maintains sound relationship with community, labor and professional groups in developing nursing programs and policies.
7. May serve as corporate consultant for overall nursing practice, service, and education programs; conduct studies and direct projects, provide leadership in Central Office in the development, coordination, and evaluation of the New York City Health and Mental Hygiene and Correctional Medical Associates of New York , P.C nursing service, practice, and education programs.
8. Attends community conferences and committee meetings with administrative, Medical Board and department heads.
9. Evaluates cost of current or proposed new programs and makes appropriate recommendations. Promotes efficient use of resources.
VI. HUMAN RESOURCES:
1. Plans and maintains appropriate staffing within the budget approved for the department.
2. Collaborates with the Medical Director in planning the levels of nursing personnel needed to maintain defined levels of patient care.
3. Makes recommendations for promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, remedial training, or other personnel action.
4. Monitor / assist in the credentialing of nursing staff.
VII. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
1. Plans educational opportunities as needs are indicated by results of QA monitoring activities, concerns of staff, new procedures which are to be implemented, or changes in equipment.
2. Encourages professional growth in nursing staff: the expansion of their skills and knowledge through opportunities on the job, in service and continuing education offerings, and institutions of higher learning.
HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS:
a) Assists other employees where needed.
b) Is responsible and cooperative with supervisors, fellow associates, patients, visitors, and Department of Correction and regulatory agency personnel.
c) Maintains friendly working atmosphere.
d) Maintains professional attitude.
e) Maintains professional appearance.
f) Accepts constructive criticism as evidenced by appropriate changes in behavior.
g) Utilizes established channels of communication.
Direct Line of Promotion:
None. This is a managerial class of position.
Office, clinic, and Infirmary environment. Position requires frequent standing and walking, sitting, occasional lifting, bending and reaching.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
APPROVED-REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR
DATE ISSUED 11/01
APPROVED-DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES