Director of Nursing - Surgical Services - Owensboro Health

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Director of Nursing - Surgical Services

Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Days
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Hours: 8a - 5p

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Job Summary
  • Provides leadership and direction for areas of responsibility. Works collaboratively with senior leadership for strategic planning.
Job Responsibilities
  • Develops departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.
  • Directs and/or assist in the prompt resolution of issues and complaints.
  • Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care services in assigned areas of responsibility.Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of health services.
  • Monitors and adheres to annual hospital operating budget. Approves or monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to ensure compliance with budget guidelines.
  • Ensures a high level of patient care is maintained in assigned areas of responsibility through coordination and management of personnel and resources.
  • Uses sound business and clinical management strategies to maintain and improve quality; ensure appropriate access; meets established financial goals; and develops, implements, and communicates a service line plan, which is aligned with and supports corporate goals.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
Organizational Responsibilities
  • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety, and a high-reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Creates and maintains a work environment that is aligned with the organization’s goals and strategies, demonstrating a unified voice and consistent message from leadership; actively supports all organizational policies and procedures in communications and interactions with staff and peers. Communicates and implements change in a positive and effective manner.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) required. Eligible to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky required.Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider preferred.
Work Experience
  • 5 years progressive experience in Surgical Services with a minimum of one year experience in a leadership role required. Specialty units may prefer related work experience.
Skills & Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works autonomously within a stressful environment. Department specific competencies for positions are detailed in the unit/department scope of practice.
FLSA Classification
  • Exempt
  • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
  • Populations Served

    • Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on the scope of care of the service assignment.
  • Physical Requirements

    • Activity & Frequency:
      • Bending/Stooping - Frequently
      • Climbing - Occasionally
      • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
      • Kneeling - Occasionally
      • Lifting/Moving Patients - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Rarely
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Rarely
      • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
      • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Frequently
      • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Frequently
      • Reaching - Frequently
      • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Rarely
      • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
      • Running - Occasionally
      • Sitting - Occasionally
      • Squatting - Frequently
      • Standing - Frequently
      • Walking - Frequently
      • Audible Speech - Frequently
      • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
      • Smelling Acuity - Occasionally
      • Taste Discrimination - Never
      • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
      • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently
  • Exposures

    • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to personal protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.
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