Nursing Director – Nursing Administration – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Nursing Director holds 24-hour accountability for the quality of patient care, efficiency of operations, and human resources management for the of the area(s) assigned. S/he will assist the Chief Nursing Officer and executive/leadership team in accomplishing the strategic plan and upholding the values of the organization. The Nursing Director is accountable for: Achieving national and organizational benchmarks; Adhering to state, federal, and accreditiating body regulations; Advancing the mission, vision and objectives of the organization; Advocating for the needs of the population served; Assuring responsibility for disaster planning and effectively leading in emergency situations; Demonstrating a sound knowledge base and competencies in areas of accountability and leadership; Developing, implementing, and monitoring the budget to meet established targets and facilitate the effective allocation of human and material management; Exhibiting a professional and positive image as a leader and nurse; Meeting/exceeding patients’, physicians’ and internal clients’ needs in a changing, competitive health care market.

The Nursing Director holds 24 hours accountability for the quality of patient care, efficiency of operations, and human resources management for the units assigned. Patient care and services are carried out in collaboration with hospital administration and the medical staff and in compliance with organizational goals and appropriate regulatory agency requirements.

Essential Duties:

  • Displays understanding of governing regulations, Title 22, and JCAHO requirements, defining and maintaining the standards of nursing practice while ensuring consistency with the hospital standards. Contributes to the development and implementation of a unit-based performance improvement program which complies with JCAHO, Title 22, and other applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing cross-training ideas and changes in staff design and task distribution which promotes a more effective method of service delivery, ensuring that the care is safe, legal and is customer service oriented. Facilitates the training of nursing students and other students as necessary in coordination with the Education Department.
  • Contributes to developing and monitoring the operational budget each year, continually analyzing both positive and negative variances, and using the budget as a tool to finding more effective methods of care delivery. Participates in planning and goal setting for the nursing department and for own unit of responsibility.
  • Promotes effective communication and working relationships within the nursing areas, and between nursing staff, physicians, and other departments. Serves as a coach and mentor.
  • Participates in establishing systems within the departments which support and practice shared governance management philosophy. Contributes to the development of customer service standards and expectations. Assists in establishing methods for monitoring employee, patient and physician satisfaction with the services provided within the department
  • Coordinates and integrates department services on intradepartmental, interdepartmental, and hospital wide levels.
  • Plans for provision of services through provision of appropriate levels of qualified, competent staff. Policies and procedures are in place to support scope of services.
  • Monitor space/resource requirements and utilization of outside resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Bachelor’s degree Nursing Degree in Nursing
  • Req 5 years Experience in a formal management position.
  • Req 5 years Experience as an RN required.
  • Req Prior management experience in area of specialty
  • Req Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.
  • Req Commitment to continuous quality improvement and results driven outcomes.
  • Req Ability to build credibility as a champion for patient care, quality and the professional practice of nursing.
  • Req Committed to the development of professional practices.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.
  • Req Ability to lead change while achieving business goals and objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Pref Specialty Certification

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing) Valid California License.
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The annual base salary range for this position is $158,080.00 – $260,832.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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