POSITION SUMMARY: The Nurse Director plans, directs, supervises, and participates in activities of the ICU and RT departments to ensure that the departments provides quality patient care. The Nurse Director integrates and promotes unit activities with other hospital departments, community health care professionals and the public; and collaborates with the Nursing Administration Team to provide principled leadership by defining and interpreting goals for the nursing department and integrating nursing's role with the overall mission of the hospital.
ESSENTIAL JOB COMPETENCIES:
LEADERSHIP: Organizes and plans activities of the departments supporting excellence in clinical nursing practice and patient care through the planning and implementation of programs that support positive patient outcomes in a safe and caring environment conducive to health teaching and health maintenance. Facilitates the role of the nursing staff in the development of unit goals and objectives to support the institutional values, goals, and objectives, and participates in the development of the mission, philosophy, and goals of the nursing department, and evaluates them on an ongoing basis. This position regularly confers with physicians, other department managers and unit staff to coordinate service needs and activities. This position initiates plans to motivate staff and achieve work goals.
FISCAL: Guides the fiscal resources of the departments, provides input into establishing staffing levels, monitoring and adjusting staffing to maintain productivity levels. Participates in the strategic planning process in the departments, division, and institutional levels, committing to sound fiscal performance of the department.
HUMAN RESOURCES: Interviews new employees; assuring all staff are trained to perform their jobs, properly oriented to the work environment and provided with the necessary equipment and supplies to perform their work; participates in performance reviews of employees; commending, counseling, and/or disciplining employees; recommends appropriate salary adjustments; and analyzing/resolving worker and work related problems with primary emphasis on staff A resource in interpretation and clarification of hospital and departmental policies; delegating authority and accountability to the nursing staff for appropriate clinical nursing practice and patient care decisions.
STANDARDS OF CARE: Ensures departmental compliance with institutional, professional, regulatory, and governmental standards of care; establishes, implements, and updates policies and procedures; collaborating with other health professionals as appropriate. Supports and promotes the quality improvement process, and integrates quality management activities into nursing practice through identifying educational needs and providing appropriate learning opportunities.
PATIENT CARE: Provides direct patient care to patients across the lifespan including developing and documenting a nursing plan to meet the patient's needs by obtaining an accurate and concise nursing history from the patient and the family; using pertinent data sources to identify patient concerns; performing physical assessments and interpreting diagnostic data; incorporating information into the plan of care using clinical knowledge and experience to identify and anticipate potential patient care problems. This position performs nursing interventions, skills and procedures of a general nature including physical assessments, patient teaching, administering medications, IV therapy, as well as applying specialized knowledge, judgment, skills, and interventions relevant to the department. The ICU and RT Director may respond to potential and/or existing emergency situations by providing immediate and appropriate action.
PROFESSIONALISM: Takes responsibility for personal and professional development by participating in professional organizations and hospital committees; increasing knowledge base through continuing education; maintaining specialty certification; promoting the professional image of nursing within the hospital and through community involvement; and contributing to the professional growth of others. The ICU and RT Director plays a pivotal role in promoting collegial relationships based on mutual respect and support.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing; minimum of three years recent acute care hospital experience; current licensure in State of AK as a Registered Nurse; ACLS, PALS within six months of hire; demonstrated proficiency in acute care nursing knowledge and skills; demonstrated aptitude for leadership.
About Central Peninsula Hospital
Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) is a 49-bed not-for-profit acute care community hospital. Located in Soldotna, Alaska, and just minutes away from Alaska's famed Kenai River, CPH is the primary health care facility serving the Central Kenai Peninsula with a service area of approximately 35,000 residents. As the first Planetree Alliance designated hospital in Alaska, CPH seeks healing in all dimensions: mental, emotional, spiritual and social, as well as physical.
CPH is home to a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, and community services. Heritage Place, a facility located one block from the hospital, provides long-term residential care for up to 60 residents. Serenity House, a 10-12 bed residential chemical dependency facility, is located between Soldotna and Kenai. The Kenai Health Center provides outpatient laboratory and radiology services in Kenai. There are two rehabilitation service locations in Kenai and Soldotna. Several medical practices are located in Kenai and Soldotna.
Soldotna is on the Kenai Peninsula, 150 highway miles south of Anchorage. It lies 10 miles inland from Cook Inlet, and borders the Kenai River, which offers excellent fishing throughou...t most of the year. Winter temperatures range from 6 to 24; summers range from 45 to 66 with an average annual precipitation of 17 inches.
The area economy is highly diverse. Kenai and Soldotna residents are employed in oil industry services for Cook Inlet oil and natural gas drilling and exploration. Oil refining operations occur north of Kenai in Nikiski. Other important economic sectors include healthcare, sport, subsistence and commercial fishing, fish processing, government, timber and lumber, agriculture, transportation, construction, services and retail trade.
Residents enjoy a high-quality lifestyle in a rural setting surrounded by the splendor of Alaska.
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