This is a class 2/Exempt position. Competitive benefit package including: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Match; Employer paid life and disability insurance; Paid Time Off.
Internal Number: 1
Within the framework of the objectives and policies established by the organization, plans and coordinates nursing services with medical and administrative systems. Participates as a member of the hospital’s management team in planning, policy formulation, and administrative decision making with particular reference to the role, functions, and operations of the hospital’s nursing services. In summary, this position is responsible for nursing personnel providing patient care.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Director of Nursing is responsible for managing and directing nursing services and assuring that professional standards of patient care are maintained in accordance with regulatory and accreditation agencies
Initiates, reviews and updates department goals, policies, procedures and programs. Examples of such areas of policies and programs are related to Nursing Standards of care, Nursing Care Delivery, Infection Control, Recruitment/Retention Plans, Position Descriptions and Department Educational/ Growth Programs
Develops and monitors the department’s budget and participates in the facility’s Strategic Planning activities.
Conducts nursing rounds and reviews the care of the patients to ensure quality nursing care and adherence to patient bill of rights, and to ascertain needs for additional or modified services
Promotes cost effectiveness within the department by regularly examining equipment and supplies for effectiveness and economy of use, maintaining staffing practices within established budget, and by making appropriate decisions and recommendations regarding the purchase of new equipment and implementation of new procedures
Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions
Interprets department policies and procedures to department staff, researches and resolves staff and work-related issues and initiates plans to motivate staff to achieve goals
Assures that nursing staff is appropriately educated to perform their jobs, properly oriented to the work environment, and have the necessary equipment and supplies to perform their responsibilities
Assures there is effective staff scheduling to promote adequate nursing coverage and quality patient care
Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring and appraising job results
Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
Facilitates monthly staff meetings to communicate concerns/issues to assure patient and staff needs are being met
Participates in Hospital-sponsored activities (health fairs, Labor Day functions, seasonal employee committee meetings, Clara Barton Hospital Foundation fund-raising events, etc.)
Participates in annual Strategic Planning sessions
Participates in Kansas Hospital Association activities, as requested
Serves as a member of the following committees/meetings: Quality Improvement/Risk Management, Infection Control, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Policy Committee, Safety, Revenue Cycle, Board of Director’s Executive (if requested), Department Manager and others, as requested
The Director of Nursing may perform additional duties as requested, agreed upon or required
MINIMUM EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
The Director of Nursing must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing and hold a current Kansas license as a Registered Nurse, in addition to documented nursing experience with a minimum of two years of management responsibilities. A Baccalaureate Degree or higher is required or must have a plan for completion of the same. The incumbent must have effective skills in management and leadership, effective verbal and written skills, and effective skills in integrating nursing services and programs with all hospital services.
Clara Barton Medical Center is a Private, Not-for-Profit, Critical Access Hospital licensed with 23 acute and/or swing care beds, 24-hour emergency department, inpatient & outpatient surgical services, full laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, outreach specialty physicians and three Rural Health Clinics. Our team of highly-trained physicians, physician assistants, and professional staff are committed to providing high quality, compassionate health care, right here, close to home.
We are honored to be entrusted with the health and wellness of our surrounding communities. Clara Barton Medical Center is equipped with state of the art medical equipment and technology to provide advanced diagnostic and clinical testing. Our team of dedicated physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions quickly and with greater accuracy. From developing new lines of healthcare services to insuring greater access to more timely, dependable emergency care, Clara Barton Medical Center is poised to meet the changing healthcare needs of tomorrow. When individuals or their loved one require medical attention ranging anywhere from your ordinary common cold to life-saving emergen...cy services, we want Clara Barton Medical Center to be the area hospital of choice.
Located in Hoisington, Kansas, we enjoy the pleasures of a small town and have city amenities very close by, as well as a plethora of Kansas treasure areas within short traveling distance.