Incumbent serves as the nursing director for the Adult Care Unit. The incumbent directs subordinates in performance of nursing tasks related to the care of patients. In this capacity, performs such functions as planning, organizing, directing and reviewing work, administering personnel matters, managing budget, establishing and maintaining logistical systems, and accomplishing assignments as required. Requires the incumbent to utilize professional nursing principles and procedures and be competent to direct and supervise those performing these direct patient care duties. Must demonstrate skills and/or instruct nursing personnel on performance improvement and strive for quality nursing care. Exercises sound judgement in interpreting observations to physicians. Investigates incidence, researches and makes recommendations for innovative development of best nursing and business practice. Carries out the leadership role by initiating performance and improvement measures, quality management of infection control, develops and educates staff on new policies and procedures as well as promoting staff development and training. Ensures an environment consistent with the goals of the organization and manages personnel based on established procedures and sound ethical judgement. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, implementing, and evaluating the functions and requirements of the Adult Care Unit. The incumbent will also work with the Medical Director of the Department and interdepartmental committees to ensure that the services provided are of the highest quality.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work requires prolonged periods of standing; walking; talking or hearing; sitting watching, observing, concentrating on computer monitors and equipment; use of hands to finger, handle, feel; bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching; reaching with hands and arms; and, taste or smell. Agility and the ability to lift, pull and bend are required to move patients to and from beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, et cetera, and in moving equipment and medical supplies. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently through entire shift. Most be able to move, pull/push, lift, maneuver more than 100 lbs. when caring for patients and must be able to use proper body mechanics and lifting equipment when available. Must be able to discern when working with over a hundred pounds when, how, and who to ask for assistance to protect and prevent self-injury. Must have the ability to hear and recognize alarms on equipment; client calls; instructions from physicians/department staff; and, hear overhead pages through loudspeaker. This position requires vision required to see close; distant; colored; peripheral; and depth perception. Must be able to adjust visual focus as needed. to ask for assistance. This position requires the ability to perform repetitive motion actions in both hands including prolonged grasping of simple/light action; intermittent grasping of firm/heavy action; and prolonged ability of fine dexterity.
The incumbent performs difficult and complex assignments within Adult Care Unit. These duties are wide in scope and encompass a variety of decision-making situations, requires analysis, and a thorough review. The work requires the ability to deal relatively independently with the interrelation elements that the Adult Care Unit utilizes, and often to resolve complicated situations and controversial matters. The work requires diversity in professional nursing and management knowledge.
Other Skills and Abilities:
A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:
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