Responsibilities Scheduled to open August 1, 2013, Scott & White Hospital in College Station is seeking a high performing leader to plan, design and build a team of clinically competent and caring staff for the Intensive/Critical Care Unit of our 119 bed acute care facility. Our community hospital, designed by clinicians, incorporates many of the latest trends in health care design and will provide a comprehensive array of medical services to include; Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Labor/Delivery, NICU, Emergency Services (Trauma Level III Designation), ICU/CCU, Invasive Imaging, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Scott & White Hospital in College Station is a member of the Scott & White Healthcare System, one of the nations largest health care systems and multidisciplinary group practices. Our patients will enjoy close-to-home access to the finest services, backed by the academic medical resources found only at Scott & White.
As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Critical Care Services will have a unique opportunity to open a hospital from the construction and start-up phase to a fully integrated and patient focused health care facility. He/she will be responsible for a 16-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, assuring the provision of intensive care for medical/surgical patients, encompassing a wide range of patient populations to support the services of the health care facility and the community needs. In addition, the Director of Critical Care Services will have the opportunity to work with a highly dedicated and advanced medical staff to develop service line programs such as cardiovascular surgery, stroke, chest pain, Intensivist program, and other medical-surgical specialties.
Fondly referred to as the twin cities, Bryan and College Station are in the heart of Central Texas and home to about 170,000 residents. Located 95 miles north of Houston, 169 miles south of Dallas, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 104 miles east of Austin, this centralized location offers the best of both worlds: Small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to major metro areas. Here you¿ll also find Texas A&M University, one of the largest public universities in the nation, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as 50,000 students not included in the city population.
Oversees the operational, personnel and fiscal management of areas of responsibility with an emphasis on high quality, cost-effective patient care.
CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY
*Conducts and participates in daily rounds to identify immediate needs, monthly patient room rounds, and monthly Environment of Care Rounds and Patient Safety Rounds, acts on findings in a timely manner.
*Monitors equipment functionality and needs acquiring staff and physician input.
OVERSEES QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES
*Establishes, monitors and revises unit specific policies and scopes of care which align with system documents.
*Establishes annual unit specific quality improvement goals; conducts monitoring, analysis, process changes, reporting and re-evaluation of prepared goals to Nursing Quality Control.
*Investigates adverse events; reviews data and findings, assessing for trends, acting on staff remediation needs and identifying opportunities for development/improvement.
*Participates and assures staff compliance with organizational and/or regulatory quality initiatives, i.e. JCAHO core measures.
MAINTAINS EMPLOYEE, PATIENT AND PHYSICIAN SATISFACTION
*Collaborates with non-nursing departments to establish processes which address issues which enhance the provision of patient care and satisfaction.
*Implements nursing department and unit specific strategies which address areas which highly correlate to patient satisfaction.
*Establishes and carries out plans of action to address annual Employee and Medical
Staff Survey findings.
*Responds to complaints in timely and expeditious manner.
OVERSEES PROVISION OF PATIENT CARE
*Conducts routine rounds on select patient groups.
*Collaborates with other departments with an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
*Monitors quality of care using a variety of methods to assess areas for improvement.
OVERSEES PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
*Administers personnel policies related to selection, orientation, training, assignment, staffing and evaluation and discipline of staff members.
*Oversees staff competencies to include development of competencies, current and accurate documentation, annual review and revision of competencies. Assures staff competencies are current.
*Consistently applies disciplinary actions as needed to include addressing absenteeism and tardiness in a timely manner.
*Prepares and administers performance evaluations which include achievable and measurable clinical, professional and personal goals for all levels of staff.
PREPARES, MONITORS, ANALYZES AND CONTROLS FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY.
*Monitors productivity daily, addressing variances from established standards, adjusts staffing to maintain productive standard.
*Controls non-salary expenses to volume-adjusted budgeted numbers.
*Establishes and revises systems and processes to support ongoing controls of all aspects of the budget.
ENCOURAGES AND OBTAINS EMPLOYEE INPUT ON DECSION MAKING AND SELF GOVERNANCE.
*Creates an atmosphere where staffs actively seek opportunities to address concerns.
*Establishes opportunities to acquire input, to include unit monthly Action Unit
Committees, input at staff meetings and other creative mechanisms.
*Promotes professional development of staff to include assisting with maintenance/enhancement of career ladder and involving staff on task forces and committees.
COMPLIES WITH REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATORY, LICENSING AND ACCREDITING AGENCIES
ACTIVELY SEEKS OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSUME NURSING INITIATIVES AND
*Assumes responsibility for projects.
*Actively participates as nursing department representative on interdisciplinary initiatives.
*Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
*Master's degree preferred.
*Basic computer skills, including payroll processing, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets required.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years leadership experience required.
Prefer Cardiovascular and Neurosurgical Intensive Care experience.
License/Certificate: Registered (Professional) Nursing License.
ACLS, PALS, and CCRN experience preferred or obtained within 1 year of employment.
Department: CSHos Intensive Care
Standard Hours Per Week: 40