Nursing Director - Emergency Department

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA 02108
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    Job Description

    Nursing Director Emergency Department

    We are seeking a Nursing Director for the Emergency Department.

    This is a key leadership position within the hospital organization and encompasses oversight and management for safe, high quality, patient focused care; personnel management and development; clinical operations; and the development of effective partnerships throughout the Department of Nursing, Patient Care Services, and across all disciplines and organizational departments.

    The MGH Emergency Department is a highly accessed Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults and Children, designated as a Burn, Stroke and STEMI Center seeing more than 100,000 visits/yr. The Acute Psychiatry Service (APS) is located within the MGH Emergency Department providing diagnosis and treatment of acute psychiatric emergencies.

    Reporting to an Associate Chief Nurse, the Nursing Director provides leadership within a Magnet Hospital recognized practice environment. The Nursing Director oversees 2 Clinical Nurse Managers, 5 Clinical Nurse Specialists and approximately 300 nurses and support staff.

    The Nursing Director is a core member of ED Senior Management triad (nursing, physician, administrator) who guides and directs clinical practice, systems improvement, and clinical operations within the Emergency Department. She/he also collaborates with nurse leaders, physicians, and other departments and services throughout the hospital.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provides an environment for effective patient-focused nursing care.
    • Responsible for high quality, evidence-based care and patient outcomes.
    • Responsible for implementing and evaluating approved policies, procedures and standards of care.
    • Collaborates with the registered nurses, providers, other health care professionals and assistive personnel to develop interdisciplinary plans for patient care.
    • Promotes an environment sensitive to culturally diverse patients, families and staff
    • Evaluates outcomes of patient care; uses patient care quality and satisfaction data to recommend, support and integrate changes.
    • Facilitates placement and progression of staff nurses in the clinical recognition program.
    • Engages staff in planning and decision-making and supports access to educational and development opportunities
    • Actively participates on departmental and organizational committees
    Personnel Management
    • Manages and leads ED nursing leadership team, direct patient care providers, assistive and support personnel
    • Promotes the development of patient care teams engaging unit-based staff in decision -making process.
    • Delegates responsibility and authority to appropriate staff.
    • Implements corrective action according to hospital policy.
    • Collaborates with nursing and hospital educational resources to facilitate learning experiences for staff and students
    • Maintains confidentiality, as appropriate, related to personnel management issues.
    • Assumes accountability for departmental budget and operating variance
    • Seeks and acts upon patient, family and staff feedback and initiates appropriate action.
    • Promotes, develops and evaluates processes and systems for patient care; advocates for resources and systems improvements when necessary.
    • Works with ED Nursing leadership team to identify, initiate and lead process improvement opportunities impacting the ED.
    • Accountable for compliance with hospital and regulatory standards.
    Operations Management
    • Maintains a safe environment for patients/staff.
    • Participates in planning and carrying out to completion projects to improve the physical environment.
    • Forms partnerships with department heads, physician leaders and other disciplines.
    • Collaborates with other Nursing leaders to improve processes, outcomes and operating efficiencies.
    Leads and/or participates in performance improvement activities.
    • Continually evaluates quality and safety performance and identifies improvement opportunities with a focus on throughput and capacity. Plans and implements programs for improvement.
    • Seeks collaboration with community health organizations to achieve positive outcomes and enhance the hospital's community presence.
    Professional Development
    • Engages in self-performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional/ practice development
    • Identifies learning needs and goals on a regular basis and designs a plan to meet them.
    • Maintains necessary clinical and managerial skills through continuing education
    • Establishes self as a resource in areas of the hospital where expertise may be required.
    • Participates in Nurse Director and Department of Nursing leadership groups and institutional committees.
    • Holds membership in professional organizations.

    Qualifications :

    • Leadership experience is required.
    • Demonstrates leadership/managerial skill, which includes interpersonal competence, organizational skills, financial management, personnel management, hardiness and adaptability.
    • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • Master's degree required; either Bachelor's or Master's degree must be in nursing.
    Posting ID: 559420300Posted: 2020-06-03