This position maintains complete 24-hour responsibility and accountability for the quality of services provided to customers in the Med/Rehab Department. This position links nursing management to nursing care through the application of organizational policies and practices in concrete patient care situations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (30%)* Leads the unit nursing team and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and patients to ensure quality care and positive patient experience by ensuring evidence based best practices are provided. (30%)* Directs patient activity within the area of responsibility. Provides on- going evaluation of patient status and suggests changes in treatment program to physicians involved as necessary. Makes changes in staffing assignments as level of activity changes. Interprets physician orders and helps staff work within orders to obtain desired results. (20%)* Determines staffing needs and scheduling patterns for coverage of unit and coordinates this with the shift administrator. Approves or denies requests for personal time off and corrects staffing accordingly. Provides up-to-date patient status reports to the immediate supervisor. Works within established budget for area. (20%)* Responsible for the hiring, continued development, disciplining, counseling and discharging employees within the area according to medical center policy. Evaluates staff within area of responsibility through annual Job Performance Reviews. Takes an active part in nursing management meetings. Serves on nursing service committees as appointed by the Directors.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Establishes and implements policies and procedures for the area. Develops standards of care for unit. Maintains quality nursing care plans. Identifies needs, plans, develops and implements programs for orientation, staff development and on-going employee education. Works with physicians and non-nursing department personnel in planning coordinated patient care. Maintains open lines of communication by meeting regularly with nurse managers, shift administrators and holding regular area staff meetings. Meets with members of medical staff when appropriate to resolve problems and maintain open communication. Follows lines of authority, responsibility and communication within designated area, nursing service and other departments. Participates in direct patient care when needed and appropriate. Maintains quality assurance within the area of responsibility and possesses a high degree of clinical expertise in that area. Remains available for staff consultations and recommends changes when appropriate. Plans and prepares the annual operating/capital budget for the unit. Prepares planning proposals, justifications for projects, staffing, capitol development and other financial reports as required by the unit. Takes an active role in the regular nursing management meetings to influence the direction of nursing service. Actively leads/participates in appropriate meetings. Plans and develops new programs and facility renovation as appropriate. Participates on or leads nursing service committees as appointed by senior management. Participates on medical staff committees as appropriate. Assures compliance with Joint Commission and MDPH standards. Participates in mandatory weekend/holiday shift administration, coverage for off-shift/parttime shift administrators to include responsibility for entire medical center operation and staffing of departments other than nursing and all aspects of patient care. Plans, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs for orientation, staff development, and continued growth of all employees within the department. Counsels staff as needed. Responsible for maintaining lines of communication with peers, subordinates, and superiors. Collaborates with physicians, all levels of nursing management and other departmental personnel in planning for coordinated services to the patient.
* Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or current enrollment in a BSN program required. Master's dregree preferred. * Registered Nurse in State of Michigan * Basic Life Support Wound Care Certification and/or specialty certification(s) preferred Knowledge of nursing skills in area of responsibility as normally acquired through 2 years clinical experience working in the medical center or similar setting. Leadership skills needed to effectively direct a group. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. Leadership and/or management experience preferred.
MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. Recently named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics™, MidMichigan Health covers a 22-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin and now Mt. Pleasant. In addi...tion to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 32 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation raises funds to support equipment, services and programs for patients and families served throughout the health system. MidMichigan has more than 7,200 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided $84 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2016.