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Directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing department and assigned clinical/procedural operation departments. Consults with and advises leadership on the general operation of the hospital. Develops nursing and clinical department's goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. Organizes nursing and clinical departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards. Has authority and responsibility for establishing, directing, and implementing the clinical operations and financial matters related to all nursing and clinical care areas and functions.
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of healthcare economics and policy as well as the role of the governing body within the organization.
- Links financial responsibility and clinical need practices, while articulating and modeling the importance of patient quality and safety.
- Mentors and develops Unit Managers. Sets clear expectations and provides feedback to promote professional growth.
- Guides and supports Unit Managers in achieving budget performance; striving to outperform the budgeted margin for respect areas (revenue/expense).
- Directs the development, implementation, and consistent application of effective organizational policies, procedures, protocols and practices.
- Develops and supports internal controls to ensure policies and operating procedures are followed, necessary controls are effective and efficient, and compliance with current laws and regulations is achieved.
- Oversees and maintains accountability for compliance with all organizational Quality Improvement (QI) programs.
- Ensures staff knowledge and participation in QI activities.
- Regularly reviews patient satisfaction data and addresses a minimum of two areas per fiscal year for targeted and significant improvement.
- Develops and implements a staffing plan that maximizes efficiency and sufficient resources to provide safe, high quality patient care.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
- Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
- Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
- Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Address conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manages up to 5-10 direct reports.
Minimal travel may be required.
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. Masters in Nursing or Healthcare Administration preferred.
- Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of nursing, healthcare administration or clinical practice in an academic teaching institution including a minimum of two (2) years in a leadership role required.
- Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Colorado RN license required; current CPR/BLS certification required.
Salary Range: $115,000 - $140,000
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.
- Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- FSA and HSA
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance and AD&D
- Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
- Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Legal Plan