Via Christi Villages - Wichita, KS

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Position Summary:
Manages, coordinates, directs, and maintains an efficient, productive, and organized clinical structure. Shall have administrative authority over and responsibility for the functions and activities of the nursing department. Responsible for maintaining ministry compliance based upon regulations governing the ministry. Responsible for developing and adhering to departmental budgets within ministry guidelines. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Works cooperatively and efficiently with Via Christi Villages, Inc., CEO/Administrator, consultants, and ministry staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating all clinical services.

Assumes responsibility for forecasting, planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating all clinical services and programs.

Assumes responsibility, administrative authority, and accountability for the supervision of nursing care provided to those we serve.

Manages and monitors the department’s activities by effectively communicating policies, expected outcomes, efficient work routines, and work procedures to the nursing staff.

Develops and maintains clinical budgets within ministry guidelines.

Responsible for collaboratively developing, implementing and evaluating quality of care standards.

Assumes responsibility, administrative authority and accountability for the Quality Assurance program within the ministry.

Develops and maintains clinical policies and procedures within system guidelines.

Monitors admissions, discharges, and transfers to assure appropriate care and compliance with State and/or Federal regulations.

Assumes responsibility for enhancing professional knowledge and skills through participation in educational programs and seminars.

Assumes administrative authority for the ministry in the absence of the CEO/Administrator.

May performs other duties as assigned or requested

Management Responsibilities:
Directly supervises or oversees the supervision of clinical staff, ensuring compliance with VCV policies and procedures.

Ensures staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.

Works with Human Resources Department to recruit, interview, select, orient, and maintain a skilled clinical team.

Coaches, develops and evaluates a dedicated, high performing clinical staff.

Oversees supervision of clinical staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, and blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.

Ensures HIPAA compliance with resident and employee information.

Education and/or Experience

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

RN required for skilled nursing; BSN from an accredited college or university desired.

Three years nursing management experience in senior care preferred.

Experience with current and emerging delivery systems with capability of implementing changes as needed.

Behavioral Skills

Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.

Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all clinical matters.

Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.

Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.

Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.

Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.

Exhibits safe, positive and productive work habits.

Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.

Technical Skills

Thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations and reimbursement.

Proficient in computer software programs, i.e. Excel and Word.

Ability to learn and master new technology.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

RN required.

CPR certification required.

Via Christi is an Equal Opportunity Employer