Are you an experienced Director of Critical Care who is looking to join a major academic medical center? Working within the largest non-profit health care system in Texas? With a lower cost of living, no state income tax, and about a 2-hour drive to Austin, San Antonio, or DFW?
If this sounds interesting to you, consider the Director of Critical Care position within Baylor Scott & White Health. The position will oversee all ICU beds at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, a major academic medical center located in Temple, Texas with affiliation with the Texas A&M University Medical School. This position offers the incredible opportunity to work with an exclusive employed physician model in one of the nation's largest ACOs, where physician and hospital incentives are aligned, and has been that way for more than 100 years. We were an ACO before the term was invented!
The Director of Critical Care has oversight of a 70-bed ICU department with responsibility for planning, selecting, and/or devising methods, policies and procedures for Managers and Staff employees to accomplish designated goals. This is inclusive of Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, and Surgical/Trauma ICU. The Director of Critical Care negotiates interdepartmental resources, communicates and plans with various cross-functional departments to ensure effective level of service to nursing units.
* Oversee the operational, personnel and fiscal management of assigned areas of responsibility with an emphasis on high quality, cost effective patient care. * Monitor daily productivity, addressing variance from established standards and adjust staffing to maintain established productive standard. * Establish annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, conduct monitoring, analysis, process changes, reporting and re-evaluation of prepared goals to Nursing Quality Council and Clinic Quality Council. * Investigate adverse events, review data and findings, assessing for trends, acting on self-remediation needs and identify opportunities for development. * Collaborate with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues which enhance the provision of patient care and satisfaction. * Conduct and participate in daily rounds to identify immediate needs, monthly patient room rounds, monthly Environment of Care Rounds, Tracers, and Patient Safety Rounds, and acts on findings in a timely manner. * Establish opportunities to acquire input, to include unit monthly Action Unit Committees, input at staff meetings and other creative mechanisms. * Comply with requirements of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies. * Design measurements and tools to evaluate achievement and education strategies. * Identify and clearly communicate communication gaps in staff knowledge and/or competency. * Directs the effective management of financial, informational and personnel resources to ensure efficient operations and continuity of care.
Preferred Candidate Profile
* Master's degree strongly preferred * 5-8 years progressive nursing management experience * Three to five years progressive nursing management experience * Experience working in trauma center and/or academic medical center environment * Transformational leadership that can engage staff and drive outcomes
* NE-BC or other advanced certification
Qualifications * Bachelor's (BSN) required, Master's degree strongly preferred * 5+ years of experience * RN license * BLS/CPR