Director of Nursing - Henry J. Austin Health Center

Director of Nursing

Administration
Status: Full-Time
Department: Administration
Location: Warren
Hours: 9am-5pm
Union: NON-Union
Grant or HJAHC: HJAHC
Description: 

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, plans and coordinates patient services with those of the medical and administrative systems.  Participates as a member of the management team in planning, policy formulation and administrative decision making with particular reference to the role, functions and operations of the Center’s patient services.  Performs related work including, but not limited to, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for managing, directing and supervising the following services: Nursing, Referrals, Clinical Lab, clinical aspects of Satellite facilities.
  • Serves as Chair of the Infection Control Committee as well as a member of: QPAIC, the Ethics committees, and Proactive Risk Assessments Committee.
  • Defines and maintains the standards of nursing practice within the Center.
  • Initiates the development of policies and procedures that govern nursing services and other services under his/her position control.
  • Responsible for collaborating with other departments and agencies regarding resources and services for improved patient care and staff development.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing a budgeted process for staffing and services rendered.
  • Evaluates the quality and cost-effectiveness of staffing and services within the goals of the Center.
  • Serves as spokesperson for nursing matters and represents the Center with professional nursing and related organizations.
  • Encourages and supports research and improvement studies that can make meaningful contributions to the quality and economy of patient services.
  • Greets all patients/clients/customers via telephone or directly in a personal and professional manner.  Promotes positive patient relations.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in other assigned duties as designated by the Chief Medical Officer.

EDUCATION:

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in Registered Nursing, preferably a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration.
  • Five (5) years of relevant nursing experience which shall have included a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.

PREREQUISITES FOR THE JOB

  • Must hold current and valid New Jersey Professional Nursing License.
  • Must hold current certification in Basic Life Support.

KSAOs

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and     percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety           of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Effective organizational & time management skills
  • Strong work ethic, a commitment to excellence and self-motivated

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Accountable to the Chief Medical Officer for all phases of activities.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with:
    • Chief Financial Officer – Budgets, expenditures, long and short term planning.
    • Chief Operating Officer – Staffing and staff development, policy and procedure, facility related issues, safety and licensure.
    • Sr. Director of Behavioral Health
    • Primary Care Manager

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those      an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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