II. BASIC FUNCTION ?Plans, organizes, develops, directs and evaluates overall operations and development of the Department of Nursing. Ensures that established practices and personnel provide safe, cost-effective nursing, collaborating with members of other departments/disciplines to achieve departmental and hospital goals and objectives. III. Dimensions ?Manages the successful financial operations of the Department of Nursing which also includes Infection Control, Employee Health and the Outpatient Clinic. ?Budgeted annual expenses for fiscal year 2017: $8.5 M Budgeted annual gross revenue for fiscal year 2017: $21.4 M Manages directly and indirectly approximately 155 FTEs IV. Nature and Scope A. Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer B. Environment: Responsibilities may require position to work irregular hours as needs of departments require. Constant contact with staff, patients and visitors. Serves as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board of Trustees and may provide communication and presentations to the Board as requested. Serves as ex-officio non-voting member of the Medical Executive Committee. Serves on other hospital committees as assigned. C. Personal Activities: Administration: Conducts and participates in meetings and conferences to investigate and analyze information to determine and resolve problems, forecast needs, plan, direct and evaluate programs and activities to achieve departmental and hospital goals and objectives. Collaborates with others, as appropriate, to meet these goals. Education: Determines and provides resources needed to develop and maintain clinical and management competencies of staff, teaches and consults with nursing and therapy personnel about practice and management problems, provides for learning experiences for nursing students and contributes to professional nursing education programs at the local, state and national levels. Research and Development: Designs, develops and tests approaches and methods for improving nursing care, delivery of therapy and case management services and for evaluating cost effectiveness of patient outcomes. Works as needed with the Administrative Director of Research to facilitate translational research protocols. D. Challenges: Recruitment and retention of nurses within financial constraints of MRC’s budget. Develops methodologies to evaluate results and improve practice; ensures quality standards and patient outcomes are met and provides appropriate expense controls.
Knowledge/Experience: Mississippi RN licensure and a master’s degree in nursing or nursing administration, business administration or health care administration is required to assure the breadth and depth of knowledge about professional practice and the scholarship skills to keep abreast of current trends in a rapidly changing health care field. Ten years nursing experience, 3-5 years in rehabilitation nursing is preferred. At least 5 to 7 years progressive nursing management and administrative experience is required; nurse executive level experience preferred. Demonstrated knowledge in budgeting, goal setting and achievement, use of electronic health records, use of progressive and efficient staffing models, staff development and mentoring, conflict resolution and negotiation and staff scheduling. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are necessary to enable negotiation and conflict reduction between and among personnel, patients and families and other professionals. Also demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical staff, other medical professionals within MRC and related entities, and other community professionals as necessary Demonstrated success in achieving high performing results in hospital accreditation standards and quality benchmarks at the local and national level.