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Clinical Director- ICU

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Job Description:

Clinical Director- ICU Description Manages the nursing services and staff for the Intensive care unit; ensures quality and full compliance with relevant policies and standards.Drives Vision and Purpose- Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.Drives engagement- Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.Courage- Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.Decision quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.Instills trust- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Business insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals.Strategic Mindset- Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Implementing and monitoring programs and practices for the delivery of safe and efficient quality nursing care for patients and their families Ensuring consistent application of nursing services policies and standards throughout the organization Monitoring patient outcomes and quality and effectiveness of nursing care Overseeing performance of teams; identifying and addressing staff training and development needs Apprising medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service and strategies CORE COMPETENCIES Standard I: Financial Management Recognizes the impact of reimbursement on revenue Understands the relationship between values-based purchasing and quality outcomes with revenue and reimbursement Creates, monitors, and analyzes a budget; explaining variance Conducts ongoing evaluation of productivity, forecasting future revenue and expenses Documents capital appropriations and project authorizationsStandard II.Human Resources Management Evaluates and specifies the critical resources required to accomplish the team's objectivesInitiates requests for required resources based on staff competency with patient acuityAllocates team resources responsibly and equitably within the scope of labor lawsCalculates resource usage to set a baseline for comparisonDiscovers opportunities to improve resource utilizationImplements changes in role consistent with scope of practiceResolves conflicts in a wide variety of situations, such as workload allocation, schedule overlap etc.Adjusts management and personal style to fit the needs of different people and different situationsExplores motivational factors and tailors motivational efforts to individual needs and situations for the departmentConducts evaluations on personnel performance at the work place and recommends improvement plansCoaches others on operating personnel management systems and their processes Anticipates and plans for admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flow Standard III.Relationship Management and Influencing Behaviors Situation Management o Identifies issues that require immediate attention Applies principles of crisis management to handle situations as necessaryManages conflict Promotes team dynamicsMentors and coaches staff Promotes Professional ManagementPromotes and encourages stress managementEncourages participation in professional actionApplies principles of self-awareness Fosters a healthy work environmentDiversityUnderstands the components of cultural competence as they apply to the workforce Maintains an environment of fairness and processes to support itCapitalizes on differences to foster highly effective work groupsProvides direct service to internal or external customersFacilitates the resolution of customer problems, issues, or concernsApplies systems thinking knowledge as an approach to analysis and decision-makingUtilizes an appropriate style of leadership: autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire/free rein, etc.Demonstrates leadership qualities: intelligence, influence, determination, integrity, confidenceManages own behaviors during interactions, such as feedback giving, to shape workplace eventsUtilizes positive reinforcement to motivate and attain desired behaviors; increases productivityEmploys leadership theories, such as contingency and transformational, and associated techniquesApplies techniques of action learning to problem solve and personally reflect on Standard VI.Performance Improvement/Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations Assesses customer and patient satisfaction while developing and implementing strategies to address satisfaction issues Monitors and promotes workplace safety requirements resulting in positive patient outcomes Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities Provides evidence-based nursing care Promotes and communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care Standard V. Leadership Serves as a leader of patient care decisions TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Clinical Performance Improvement Shares experiences with process performance improvements across multiple areas Recognizes recurring and difficult problems and explores new or innovative solutions Leverages technology to facilitate the sharing of clinical performance or outcomes data Compares and contrasts different approaches for performance improvement; highlights pros and cons Creates mechanism for ensuring quality and performance measures are understood and valued by nursing staff Consults on and coaches on developing business cases to justify improvement initiatives Clinical Policies and Standards Monitors different types of clinical practice to ensure compliance with standards Evaluates existing and evolving standards and procedures and their impact on the organization Informs others on advanced clinical standards and policies across medical specialties Collaborates with other functions in establishing and documenting joint standards Participates in the development of clinical policies and practices Develops control and monitoring mechanisms for clinical policies adherenceHealthcare Policy and Ethics Compliance Shares experiences with addressing diverse problems in healthcare policy compliance Demonstrates best practices for dealing with complex compliance or non-compliance situations Guides others in making correct decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas Designs or revises organizational practices and procedures to ensure compliance with policies Supports and coaches on mechanisms that encourage attention to compliance issues; all clinical activities Participates in translating policy changes into operational programs and services Healthcare Regulatory Environment Implements programs as needed to comply with diverse healthcare laws or regulations Monitors regulatory compliance of all healthcare practices to ensure no violations Evaluates key aspects of pending healthcare regulations and legislation that may impact company Provides recommendations and implements solutions to existing and potential legal problems Shares main considerations and issues related to laws and regulations in the implementation of healthcare practices Collaborates and communicates with all departments of healthcare organization for the preparation for external audits.Requirements Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelors of Science in Nursing requiredMinimum of 3-5 years' of clinical patient care experience in a relevant settingMinimum of 2 years' of healthcare leadershipRN license in good standing in state of employment or a compact state , if applicableAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Clinical Services Director

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