ACUTE CARE CLINICAL DIRECTOR (PCN 1169)
Work Hours: Days
The Acute Care Services Clinical Director is responsible for consistently practicing excellent nursing skills and professionalism overseeing clinical needs to patients in Acute Care, Intensive Care/Intermediate Care, OB and the Emergency Department.
NATURE & SCOPE:
The AC Services Clinical Director will demonstrate adequate leadership skills, positively influence and engage staff members in evidence-based care following CMS Standards. This Director will be proficient with patient assessment, care planning, as well as implementing and evaluation care provided. This position may be required to provide direct patient care to patients as needed during an emergency or to provide coverage in situations of staff absence. The Director will work closely with clinical staff assessing educational needs, staffing needs, scheduling and necessary capital budget purchases. They will be part of an inter-professional team that is accountable to providing strategic vision and clinical planning for the above-mentioned departments. This inter-professional team is empowered to achieve excellent patient care and organizational outcomes. The AC Services Clinical Director will determine and set goals and objectives for evidence-based practice standards in accordance with CMS regulations with collaboration with the Emergency Department and Acute Care Services. This position will function as a liaison with Emergency Management Services (EMS) and other community agencies. This Director will work directly with the Acute Care Operations Director and reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer. The AC Services Clinical Director will support SPH mission and vision in all aspects of their role. This position is an exempt position under the laws of the FLSA.
EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree Required (BSN, BBA, or BSBA)
- 5 years’ experience in healthcare industry in Emergency and Acute Care settings
- 3-5 years supervisory experience required
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess a current State of Alaska Nursing License
- Must Maintain current certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS
- Must have the ability to direct staffing resources, facilitate teamwork, prioritize activities, and respond in emergencies
- Speaking, active listening and skilled writing skills are required to effectively communicate with personnel and providers at all levels
- Experience in Skills Labs and educational programs required
- Mathematical/analytical ability required for timecard system, meeting budget and capital preparatory and approval processes, calculation of drug dosages, statistical analyses and other presentational/operational activities as required.
The South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed Acute Care Hospital (ACH) and 28 bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula in South-Central Alaska. The working environment is pleasant, clean and well maintained. The Acute Care and Emergency Department Units encompasses the Trauma/Emergency Services, Forensics Services, Medical/Surgical Beds, Step-Down Care, Swing Bed, Outpatient Observation, ICU, the Family Birthing Center, RT/outpatient procedures, Out-Patient Services/Clinics, and chemotherapy/infusion services. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and the ability to life 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and possible needles stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed.