The Director of Medical/Surgical Unit directs, supervises, coordinates, plans and evaluates unit functions and activities in order to provide cost-effective care of high quality according to the standards set at Marin General Hospital. Consults with and advises the Vice President of Nursing and Medical Director on activities related to clinical operations, quality improvement and risk management activities of the unit; implements changes in policy, programs and physical resources required to achieve hospital objectives.
• Current RN license to practice nursing in California.
• Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
• Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration or related health field preferred.
• Certifications required: Basic Life Support
• Clinical nursing, minimum of 5 years in Medical/Surgical or Oncology Nursing
• Progressive supervisory management, minimum of 5 years preferred
• Communication and strong interpersonal skills
• Budget preparation and management
• Small and large group presentations
• Change management
• Clinical skills/ competencies
• Clinical practice management
• Personnel management
• Fiscal management & resource allocation
• Environmental management
• Regulatory standards for nursing/clinical practice/JCAHO/Title 22/ COBRA, etc.
• Staff development
• Reimbursement methodologies
• Risk management, safety, continuous quality improvement, and compliance
• Basic computer skills in the use of: word processing, databases and spreadsheets desirable.
• Problem-solving skills.
• Ability to apply critical thinking skills and adapt to a variety of situations with appropriate action.
• Ability to plan, organize and communicate a team approach to patient care.
• Ability to communicate (orally and written) effectively with diverse others, including, but not limited to, colleagues, managers, medical staff, patients/family, volunteers and community members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. ESSENTIAL (not modifiable)
1. Manage and direct administrative and financial functions of assigned departments.
2. Prepare operating and capital budgets.
3. Interact and participate with staff of each department to accomplish the goals of the institution as a whole.
4. Responsible for both short and long term planning in all aspects of management, including personnel.
5. General supervision of personnel evaluations, job descriptions, policies and procedures and safety of departments.
6. General supervision of departmental personnel records and verification of documentation of current activity and licensure.
7. Maintain all required records, reports, logs, files and documents as required.
8. Keep appropriate hospital staff informed of changes in department functions.
9. Monitor departmental operations to ensure functioning within budgetary allocations.
10. Consistently combine ethical judgment and technical skills within policy and legal guidelines of the hospital.
11. Provide counsel and guidance to staff on personnel related problems.
12. Objectively evaluate the attitude, morale and interpersonal relationships of staff and promote methods to improve these areas when needed.13. Ensure assignment of tasks in accordance with personal abilities and limitations.
14. General supervision of quality assurance, accreditation, and state licensure.
15. Ensure annual or as needed review of all manuals and policies and procedures is done.
16. Approve purchase of equipment and supplies.
17. Ensure timely preparation of reports, payroll records and other statistical data as required.
18. Ensure prompt investigation of complaints regarding service by assigned department and take appropriate actions.
19. Ensure ongoing educational programs and opportunities for all staff members. Direct departmental continuing education programs. Documentation of attendance required in all programs.
20. Ensure strict confidentiality guidelines are adhered to and remedial actions taken with regard to such violation.
21. Willingly accept responsibility for special projects as assigned by Medical Directors or Office of the President.
22. Participate in a professional manner in community programs.
23. Maintain professional growth.
24. Ensure that departments have a written organizational plan specifying lines of authority and accountability.
25. Participate in administrative and other meetings as required.
26. Ensure and conduct open format and scheduled department staff meetings and encourage staff participation.
27. Ensure that entire staff understands their role during fire or disaster and when handling hazardous or infectious materials.
28. Ensure that current job descriptions for all positions are available and are updated as needed, or at least annually.
29. Ensure appropriate certification for staff members as appropriate.