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Clinical Director- ICU

Company: Christus Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job 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.


-- 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


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 authorizations

Standard II. Human Resources Management

Evaluates and specifies the critical resources required to accomplish the team's objectives
Initiates requests for required resources based on staff competency with patient acuity
Allocates team resources responsibly and equitably within the scope of labor laws
Calculates resource usage to set a baseline for comparison
Discovers opportunities to improve resource utilization
Implements changes in role consistent with scope of practice
Resolves 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 situations
Explores motivational factors and tailors motivational efforts to individual needs and situations for the department
Conducts evaluations on personnel performance at the work place and recommends improvement plans
Coaches 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 necessary
Manages conflict
Promotes team dynamics
Mentors and coaches staff
Promotes Professional ManagementPromotes and encourages stress management
Encourages participation in professional action
Applies principles of self-awareness
Fosters a healthy work environment
DiversityUnderstands the components of cultural competence as they apply to the


Maintains an environment of fairness and processes to support it
Capitalizes on differences to foster highly effective work groups
Provides direct service to internal or external customers
Facilitates the resolution of customer problems, issues, or concerns
Applies systems thinking knowledge as an approach to analysis and decision-making
Utilizes an appropriate style of leadership: autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire/free rein, etc.
Demonstrates leadership qualities: intelligence, influence, determination, integrity, confidence
Manages own behaviors during interactions, such as feedback giving, to shape workplace events
Utilizes positive reinforcement to motivate and attain desired behaviors; increases productivity
Employs leadership theories, such as contingency and transformational, and associated techniques
Applies 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



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 adherence

Healthcare 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.

Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelors of Science in Nursing required
Minimum of 3-5 years' of clinical patient care experience in a relevant setting
Minimum of 2 years' of healthcare leadership
RN license in good standing in state of employment or a compact state , if applicable
American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Keywords: Christus Health, Alexandria , Clinical Director- ICU, Executive , Alexandria, Louisiana

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