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This position is responsible for fulfilling the mission of Clifton Springs Nursing Home, a part of Rochester Regional Health. Works with the Medical Director and physician staff to assure the delivery of state of the art clinical care. Operationalizes the core values by developing and sustaining an environment which supports excellence in clinical practice and the care of the residents in all settings. Facilitates both clinical education and clinical investigation to advance the art and science of professional nursing practices. Promotes the development of nurse professionals, technicians and support staff. Ensures consistency in the implementation of the philosophy of nursing and nursing standards of care.
- Develops and sustains an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and resident care.
- Communicates and models values for resident care, clinical education and clinical investigation.
- Demonstrates the core values of all leadership positions: open communication, mutual respect, and collaboration.
- Anticipates and communicates change in the health care environment, and interprets implications for the resident care unit.
- Encourages creativity and innovation in response to a need for change. Provides leadership for the change process.
- Maintains a safe and caring environment for residents and staff; one conducive to positive health teaching and health maintenance.
- Develops programs and strategies to monitor the quality of nursing care and resident outcomes.
- Establishes the unit-based continuous improvement program.
- Facilities the identification of quality indicators that are most pertinent to the unit's resident care goals.
- Consults with residents and families through clinical nurse requests direct family request and/or direct assessment of resident/family response to nursing care.
- Continuously reevaluates the effectiveness of the department's clinical program. Makes changes as indicated.
- Promotes collaboration with medical and administrative colleagues in establishing resident care goals.
- Facilitates joint planning with own staff, peers, and colleagues to develop programs to improve resident care and/or meet the needs of changing resident populations.
- Role models and assists clinical nurses to problem solve with medical staff and to establish mutual goals for individual residents.
- Participates in the house-staff training program as appropriate for the clinical area.
- Ensures that the philosophy, standards and policies of the RGHS affiliates are translated into action on all units.
- Assures there is a unit resource available to clinical nursing staff and others involved in the delivery of resident care.
- In collaboration with CNO and peers, holds decision-making authority for all department programs and activities.
- Collaborates in establishing expectations for other departments in relation to the services needed.
- Facilitates the experience of and ensures understanding and adherence to unit standards
- Allocates human and material resources to achieve clinical care goals.
- Develops the long-term staffing pattern, personnel complement needs and recruitment plan for unit. Submits accompanying data and rationale to support these recommendations to the leader(s).
- Prepares, monitors, and maintains approved salary and wage budget, supply and expense operating budget and capital equipment budget in conjunction with respective leader(s).
- Utilizes clinical knowledge and information to articulate the activities of the affiliate in relation to the allocation of resources.
- Is knowledgeable about issues in health care economics that directly or indirectly affect cost/quality assessment on the resident units.
- Selects and develops staff to meet resident care goals.
- Assumes responsibility for the selection of staff with authority to hire, evaluate, counsel or terminate as necessary.
- Provides guidance to clinical nurses in identifying developmental needs and strategies that foster effective problem solving, collaboration, consultation, sound clinical judgment, and leadership.
- Assures the development of programs and provides support for all staff, novice to expert, to learn the skills required for their role and for their continued professional development.
- Assists staff to integrate their professional goals with those of the institution.
- Supports and participates in educational and research programs of the RGHS affiliates.
- Participates in the planning of formal and informal educational programs to assist nursing staff to meet development needs.
- Supports nursing research to promote clinical knowledge development and research-based clinical practice.
- Participates in both investigations to evaluate management practice and educational activities to strengthen management practice.
- Keeps informed bout current research in nursing and health care in order to promote a spirit of inquiry concerning existing nursing practice and the development and testing of new approaches to nursing care.
- Demonstrates leadership and influences other in both the internal and external environments to promote optimal care to individual residents and optimal health care services to the public.
- Participates on committees, task forces, interdisciplinary and interdepartmental forums that are concerned with resident care and nursing practice.
- Represents affiliate within the RGHS hierarchy.
- Participates in community, state, national, and/or professional organizations concerned with nursing and health care.
- Pursues a continuing program of self-development in order to maintain, strengthen and broaden own concepts, philosophy and abilities.
- Accepts responsibility for self-development to remain cognizant of current trends and new methods within the nursing profession and the health care environment.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Masters in Nursing Administration preferred.
- Minimum 7 years clinical experience.
- 4 years experience in clinical leadership capacity.
- Clinical experience with geriatric population.
- Strong analytical and communication skills.
- Able to deal well with people, to problem solve, to appropriately confront issues, to motivate others as individuals and as a group, and to plan, organize, and direct the activities of others.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
- Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran