CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR FOR LONG TERM INTERIM POSITION IN ACUTE CAR
Larry White and Associates - San Francisco, CA

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CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR FOR LONG TERM INTERIM POSITION IN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL IN CA - LWX2002ET

clinical Services Director needed for a long term interim basis with a major acute care hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. Compensation includes salary, housing, automobile and round trip travel home every two weeks. Home location is not important but having a California RN license is manditory. Following is the job description.

Description

Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates & coordinates inpatient-nursing services w/in a service line. Responsible for achieving the strategic vision for nursing in their assigned areas of accountability. Responsible for the quality of nursing care & services to patients in their assigned areas of responsibility. Accountable for the following areas dependent upon med center beds & services offered. Maintains key relationships w/ Clinical & Administrative Dir peers, Chiefs of Service, other dept directors reporting to Asst Administrators for clinical & ops, regional PCS, AMGAs, community peers.

Essential Functions:
• Collaborates w/ CNO & other med center mgmt in identifying & implementing innovative models & best practices w/ an emphasis on quality of care, service improvements & cost reduction
• W/ TPMG partner, directs development & implementation of quality & utilization standards across the continuum of care to ensure coordinated plans of treatment, patient focused delivery of services & cost effective utilization of necessary serivces
• Coordinates w/ TPMG to provide for the seamless transition of patients across the continuum of care
• Establishes partnerships w/ facility leadership groups
• In collaboration w/ medical staff & facility leadership ensures a superior care experience & a safe environment w/ patients & staff
• Ensures policies, practices, & procedures comply w/ administrative, legal & regulatory requirements of the Health Plan contract & governmental & accrediting agencies
• Provides clinical & professional oversight for areas of accountability
• Assures successful implementation of organizational strategies such as Hospital Efficiency, Work Place Safety, Supply Cost Initiative including OR Back-log, Patient satisfaction
• Through the hiring, retention, & development of internal staff in areas of accountability, achieves staffing ratios & optimal patient outcomes w/ minimal dependence on premium pay
• Mentors nursing managers in development of leadership skills, fiscally accountable staffing/scheduling practices, professional development of staff, & outcomes based practice
• Oversees the development of department standards as identified by regulatory agencies including policies & procedures
• Develops services that achieve a high level of customer satisfaction w/ emphasis on customer service, highest standards of quality & innovation
• Maintains a state of continuous regulatory readiness
• Manages & resolves HR, labor relations, employee & dept safety & risk mgmt issues
• Participates in developing the hospital's plan for the recruitment & retention of nursing resources to ensure that a sufficient number of qualified staff members are available to meet the needs of the patients
• Utilizes research data to implement clinical changes & the delivery of patient care & member svcs
• Directs the budget & resource allocations for designated depts
• Manages the financial performance & identifies & implements strategies to reduce costs & improve quality of care & svcs
• Communicates effectively as hospital's advocate to members of the community, continually seeking ways to improve & promote the PR objective of the hospital & marketing svcs

Basic Qualifications:

• Substantial nursing experience in patient care, usually eight (8) years
• Progressive management experience required, usually five (5) years
• BSN or BA in health care related field required
• Master's degree in nursing, health care, public administration, or business administration preferred
• Current California RN license required
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead & manage through influence & change
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal & state laws & regulations such as: Knox-Keene Act, Federal HMO Act, Nurse Practice Act, The Joint Commission, & all applicable Medicare & Medi-Cal regulations
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
• Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a union environment
• Proven ability to deliver results for meeting organizational objectives
• Proven ability to work effectively with Labor

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please submit your resume to ELAINE THOMPSON at Elaine@Healthcarejobs.net. PLEASE REFER TO JOB# LWX2002ET

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