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Job Title: Director, Nursing

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: Perioperative Services

Position: Full Time

Hours: M-F, S/S

Shift: All Shifts

Req #: 20750

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Director, Nursing provides daily operational administration for nursing and other patient care areas at Westchester Medical Center. The Director, Nursing supervises, coordinates, implements and directs ongoing administrative aspects of assigned service lines. The candidate recommends to the Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services those areas of clinical practice and administration requiring evaluation and change and implements nursing and other patient care programs. In the absence of the Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services, the Director, Nursing is responsible for the administration of these service lines. Supervision is exercised over a large number of nursing, professional, clerical, and ancillary personnel. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

Supervises, coordinates, implements and directs the ongoing administrative aspects of assigned nursing and patient care areas at Westchester Medical Center. Participates in evaluation of nursing and clinical practice through peer review. Assists in the establishment of institutional standards of practice for all aspects of nursing and other patient care services in cooperation with established professional standards of practice. Establishes qualifications of all levels of staff in conjunction with the Vice President Hospital Nursing Service and Education. Coordinates the implementation of nursing policies and procedures by conducting staff conferences and through directives, as needed. Assists in the development of education programs for all staff. Provides for periodic review of staff by participating in individual evaluation conferences. Participates in labor-management conferences. Coordinates clinical programs with specific department heads, as required. Recommends and establishes appropriate staffing patterns through ongoing evaluation of service line needs. Investigates and evaluates data and makes recommendations to improve patient care services. Participates in, monitors and evaluates quality improvement activities. Participates in hospital and medical board committees. Assists the Vice President Hospital Nursing Services and Education with the development of department budgets. Attends meetings, conferences and seminars as required. Qualifications/Requirements:

Experience:

Eight years of professional nursing experience including three years at a supervisory level.

Education:

Associate’s Degree* in Nursing. Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree* in Nursing, Nursing Administration, or related field may be substituted at the rate of 30 credits per year for up to four years of the above general nursing experience. Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

Licenses / Certifications:

Possession of a valid license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education, as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Other:

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of current nursing techniques and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of principles of nursing service administration; comprehensive knowledge of Westchester Medical Center labor- management practices as well as current civil service and hospital personnel practices; comprehensive knowledge of the New York State Nurse Practice Act to include diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, and provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; comprehensive knowledge of regulatory and accreditation requirements; ability to direct, supervise and coordinate a large multiprogrammed nursing service; ability to coordinate varying levels of staff; ability to communicate to all levels of staff as well as division directors in a professional manner; ability to set priorities; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; demonstrated competence in nursing administration; initiative; sound professional judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.