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Estimated Pay $39 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Jefferson, North Carolina

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Job Description
Salary: Pay commensurate with experience.

At Ashe Memorial Hospital, we are driven by our Mission Statement, "To meet the needs of the community by delivering patient-centered, high quality health care."

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be Voted Ashe's Best Place to Work 2022 & 2023! Come be a part of our dynamic team; you'll join Ashe's 2022 & 2023 Best Hospital, Best Surgeon, Best Physician, Best Nurse, and Best Medical Practice!  This is your opportunity to make a large difference in a small community!


Hours: Gen. Business Hours, (weekend, evening, & holiday | Has Supervisory Responsibilities | No Travel | Pay commensurate with experience


JOB SUMMARY: 


Our Nursing team member’s primary goal is to provide the most remarkable patient experience while providing professional nursing services and patient care in a variety of inpatient settings. The Director of Inpatient Services collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team to provide physical and psychological support to team members, patients and families. The Director functions as an advisor and resource for the nursing leadership team as well as other assigned clinical departments. He/she will demonstrate multiple skills such as leadership, mentorship, teaching, financial, as well as good communication skills.


Experience:

  • 5 years of previous clinical experience in nursing preferred.
  • 3 years of management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of clinical practice, nursing administration and human relations.

 

License/Certifications:

  • Must be licensed a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of NC.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • ACLS certification obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • PALS certification obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • NRP Certification preferred.
  • MSN preferred.

Expected Hours of Work: Monday through Friday, general business hours. Forty (40) hours per week. Evening, weekend, and holidays when necessary.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Director of Clinical Services:

 

  1. Assigns duties and coordinates nursing functions.
  2. Observes, supervises and evaluates nursing care and visits patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed; treatments are administered in accordance with physician’s instructions. Keeps informed of special circumstances/situations concerning patients.
  3. Determines QI monitors and assigns appropriate nursing staff to oversee the QI process in various clinical areas.
  4. Assesses education needs of staff. Coordinates in-service programs based on the educational needs of the staff with the Education Department.
  5. Knowledgeable of clinical nursing practice.
  6. Ensures that nursing care is provided in conformance with the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act.
  7. Prepares nursing schedule according to patient needs.
  8. Collaborates with Nursing Leadership Council to develop goals for Nursing Services.
  9. Performs direct patient care activities as needed.
  10. Assesses needs of nursing and other assigned clinical departments.
  11. Participates in the development of budges, resources allocation and operational plans in relation to the hospitals mission and strategic plan.
  12. Develops programs to promote recruitment, retention, development, performance evaluation and continuing education of clinical staff.
  13. Evaluates current nursing practice and patient care delivery models to improve quality and efficiency of care and participates in organization’s QI program.
  14. Handles interpersonal relationships with nursing personnel in a way to enhance labor relations with staff.

 


 

  1. Is able to express competency by knowledge of patient needs throughout the life cycle, to include neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients and validates qualifications, knowledge and skills of nursing personnel through established mechanism.
  2. Develops and ensures compliance of organization wide patient care programs, policies and procedures that describe how patients nursing care needs are assessed, evaluated and met.
  3. Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of all clinical care services delivered to patients.
  4. Establishes nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards of patient care, standards of nursing practice and standards to measure, assess and improve patient outcomes.
  5. Attends and may assist in coordination of Nursing Leadership Council meetings along with the CNO.
  6. Monitors and controls FTE budget in assigned areas.
  7. Monitors and controls expense items against budget.
  8. Monitors overtime against budget.
  9. Completes department budgets as assigned and meets deadline.
  10. Analyzes and recommends new revenue/enhancements.
  11. Makes recommendations as to the purchase of capital equipment items in budget process.
  12. Analyzes department needs/problems. Decisive in matters requiring prompt attention.  Carefully considers alternatives before making decisions.
  13. Keeps superiors informed of department development and outcomes of problem resolution. Reports concerns to Senior Leadership as appropriate.
  14. Demonstrates mission and values of the facility.
  15. Manages time appropriately to meet department needs.
  16. Attends Department Director meeting.
  17. Promotes the culture of safely by attending Safety meetings.
  18. Understands and submits correct forms for ordering equipment, supplies, education, and expense reimbursement.
  19. Monitors and reviews the occurrences reporting system and follows up with staff and Patient Advocate.
  20. Reviews department policies at least annually. Reviews disaster/safety polices for department.  Maintains and reviews standards for TJC on an on-going basis.
  21. Counsels regularly with subordinates about their performance. Uses appropriate forms according to policy.
  22. Follows appropriate steps of the hiring/termination process.
  23. Submits payroll accurately via Kronos System on employees/contract employees according to designated times.
  24. Adheres to Salaried Employee Policy. Sends itinerary to Senior Leader on Friday of every week.
  25. Completes annual employment requirements such as annual employee health and Health and Safety Inservice commonly referred to as ADI.
  26. Maintains regulatory requirements/certifications of current active nursing license, BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS certifications.
  27. Adheres to the Attendance Policy based on the standard outlined in the policy.
  28. Communicates effectively with others, works together as a team.
  29. Maintains confidentiality.
  30. Supports the hospital and promotes a positive attitude.
  31. Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  32. Wears identification while on duty
  33. Adheres to the HIPPA and privacy policies and procedures. Reports any violation or appearance of violation of the policies and procedures and/or laws and regulations addressed in the Compliance Plan and the hospital Code of Conduct to the Compliance Officer, a member of Senior Leadership, or to the Department Director.

 

Must be willing to receive all required vaccinations (i.e., flu shot, etc.). All new employees working must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment (unless the new hire has requested and received an exemption). Candidates for employment will be notified of this policy requirement prior to the start of employment. After receiving an offer of employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption before beginning work.


To apply, please fill out an application, attach a cover letter, and resume. Include gaps in employment and reasons for separation.

Criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen required upon conditional job offer.

 

***Benefits apply the 1st of the month following employment, per policy.***

*For full job description and benefits, please contact Human Resources.

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by local, state, and federal regulations will be observed.