Associate Director - Nursing
Mount Sinai Medical Center - Queens, NY

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The Associate Director of Nursing is responsible for the day to day administration of the Emergency Department which includes overall planning for nursing and operations to ensure implementation of the mission, philosophy, patient care standards, quality assessment and improvement program, budget plan and resources to enhance the quality of patient care.

Also assumes responsibility for the overall strategic plan for the Emergency Department's operations, personnel management, annual goals and objectives, and fiscal targets.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Clinical Leadership

a.Ensures implementation of professional and hospital standards to support outcomes based care based practice consistent with the medical center's mission.

b.Evaluates the impact of changes in clinical practice and supports innovation to improve care delivery and resources in the environment of practice.

c.Leads and participates in clinical redesign and improvement teams to facilitate advancing clinical practice of patient care and assure adequate resources for clinical and non-clinical support for patient care.

d.Directs and evaluates the efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of the performance of all personnel in carrying out the mission of the hospital.

e.Ensures the development of interdisciplinary clinical pathways, standards of care, and process improvement activities to evaluate the impact of programs and initiatives on clinical outcomes and customer satisfaction and the hospital mission.

f.Facilitates the utilization of research in the change process.

g.Oversees financial planning and prudent application of all resources.

h.Advises, mentors, and counsels managers related to ethical issues, complex practice dilemmas.

2. Administration

a.Participates with other departmental leaders in the hospital decision-making structures and processes.

b.Ensures an appropriate staffing plan is implemented by Clinical Nurse Managers.

c.Ensures the implementation of nursing standards. Supports the clinical leadership in the development of interdisciplinary and nursing standards relevant to the scope of practice for the area.

d.Participates in strategic planning initiatives and formulates annual goals that support the goals of the hospital and patient care.

e.Participates with other leaders to ensure the environment of care is compliant with internal standards and external regulatory standards.

f.Represents the Department of Nursing on hospital committees and teams.

3. Management of Human Resources and Development

a.Ensures that personnel issues are managed in compliance with contractual agreements and supports positive employee-management relationships.

b.Collaborates with other nursing and hospital leaders to promote professional

development of nursing staff.

c.Supports participation in continuing education programs.

d.Ensures all personnel receive performance appraisals, are appropriately credentialed, competent, and complete ongoing mandatory programs to provide patient care.

e.Participates in negotiating activities with Human Resources regarding contractual agreements as necessary.

f.Re-evaluates periodically competency requirements for position descriptions based on the changing needs of the patient population.

4. Fiscal Management

a.In collaboration with the Vice President/Director of Nursing is responsible for the formulation and monitoring of the ED's budget. Manages and evaluates the total department's budget and meeting financial targets.

b.Participates in nursing professional organizations and supports same in clinical nursing leadership.

c.Disseminates and interprets information with Clinical Nurse Managers, as indicated.

d.Monitors, evaluates and readjusts financial plans, as indicated to meet the changing needs of the Emergency Department's population.

5. Professional Development

a.Participates in nursing professional organizations and supports same in clinical nursing leadership.

b.Participates in public speaking, and creating an environment for scholarly, professional nursing practice.

c.Maintains awareness of current trends and legislation affecting the nursing profession and healthcare delivery.

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Job Qualifications:
Licensure: New York State License as a registered professional nurse with current registration

Education: Master's degree in Nursing or related field.

Experience: Demonstrated expertise in managing an Emergency Department.

3 -5 years of progressive leadership responsibilities.

Physical stamina, dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities.

Exposed to a variety of clinical conditions, technologies and environmental settings

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Mount Sinai Queens is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

Mount Sinai Queens--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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