VC Hospital on N St Francis - Wichita, KS

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Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. We serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.

Position Summary:
As a member of the leadership team, this position is responsible for providing support services to the nursing units and other clinical departments in the areas of staffing, Resource Pool, House Supervisors, and Interpreters. Responsibilities include leadership and management of fiscal and human resources. Plans and implements business initiatives.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Provides direction for delivery of services to all nursing departments within span of control.

Assists in identifying critical success factors which support the organizational goals and strategic plan of providing transformational care.

Models behaviors that create a culture of service excellence.

Assists in defining and developing structures, operational systems, processes and outcome standards that support a positive experience for patients and families through the continuum of care.

Demonstrates investment in the development of leadership personnel by coaching, mentoring and teaching.

Ensures regulatory compliance and accreditation.

Ensures established productivity standards are met.

Ensures the financial and budget performance meets or exceeds established objectives.

May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Management Responsibilities:
Reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing and hiring employees; training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Able to successfully drive the strategic and operational plan within areas managed. Be available 24/7 as needed.

Education and/or Experience

Five plus years of experience in progressively responsible leadership positions required. Includes a minimum of 2 years acute care experience required with at least 3 years of management.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Masters degree in nursing or management preferred.

Proven experience in the design and implementation of health care service, preferably in an acute care setting.

Proven track record for driving process and performance improvement.

Behavioral Skills

A personal presence which is 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.

Demonstrated strong managerial skills, the ability to work with and form multidisciplinary teams devoted to quality care and positive patient outcomes.

Skill to develop budgets with a history of achieving targets.

Demonstrated skills in working with physicians and staff to merge diverse specialties and staff to achieve a common purpose.

Thrive on a fast paced environment.

Ability to make decisions quickly and clearly enunciate the basis on which the decision was made.

Take direction from multiple Stakeholders (work in a matrix environment).

Ability to drive and meet deadlines with multiple priorities.

Think strategically across multiple disciplines.

Ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of others.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas, concerns and deliver hard messages under stressful situations.

Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during emotionally stressful situations.

Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.

Technical Skills

Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.

Exposure to various hospital computer systems and safety systems required.

Basic working email knowledge required.

Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required.

Ability to use multiple forms of communication devices such as telephones, paging systems, portable data devices.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must meet eligibility requirements for a nursing license through the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) at the time of employment application. State licensure must be obtained prior to the date of hire.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers offered by the American Heart Association or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer offered by the Red Cross within 30 days post date of hire.

Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally required to push and pull items, such as patient beds, requiring an initial force of up to 75 lbs with a sustained force of up to 40 lbs.

Occasionally required to carry or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds at waist height for distances up to 100 feet.

Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds to shoulder height.

Occasionally required to assist in maneuvering patients weighing 100-400 pounds and infrequently required to assist in maneuvering patients weighing over 400 pounds.

Tolerate standing and walking for up to 6 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.

Occasionally perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.

Constantly able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.

Frequently required to sit in a stationary position for up to 2 hours at one time.

Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as phone calls, pagers, voices of employees/customers, and monitors/alarms.

Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as pinching and manipulating while handling intricate medical equipment, writing, typing, and using a keyboard.

Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.

Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a patient, or environmental issues such as smoke.

Working Conditions

Combination of office/business and clinical environment.

Potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, communicable diseases, etc.

Campus to campus travel required.

Position Scope/Patient Population:
The patient population is throughout Via Christi Hospitals, Wichita

Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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