Essential Functions: The Critical Care Director is responsible for the organization, management and direction of the Intensive Coronary Care Unit and the Definitive Observation Care Unit personnel. The Director will facilitate aligning Departments vision and goals with the organizations strategic initiatives. She/he must supervise and render professional nursing care to critically ill patients in conformance with objectives and policies of the Medical Center. In collaboration with Corporate Compliance, Risk Management and others deemed necessary, the Director investigates all incidents, accidents, complaints, and grievances. The Critical Care Director must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned units. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's / area's / department's policies and procedures. The Director has 24 hour accountability.The Director leads the departments in Performance Improvement activities and facilitates active participation of staff.
Education and Training: Graduated from an accredited school of nursing and current licensure by the N.C. Board of Nursing. A Bachelors Degree in Nursing is required; a Masters Degree is preferred.
Experience: Experienced as a professional hospital nurse in which managerial and supervisory competence has been demonstrated for a minimum of three years. Critical Care/Telemetry experience of at least five (5) years is required.
Affiliation: American Nurses Association, local and national level, is preferred.
Environmental and Special Demands: A physical plant conducive to render the best possible patient care and allow space and time for administrative duties. Walking and standing most of the time. Lifting of patients with assistance.
Responsible to: Senior Vice President / Chief Clinical Officer.
Workers Supervised: Nurses, staff and ancillary nursing personnel assigned to the unit.Interrelationships: Works with nursing personnel on all other nursing units, medical staff, department directors, patients and their families and the general public.
North Carolina Hospital Association - 11 months ago