Director -Cardiovascular / Thoracic / Transplant position in CA

 Outstanding hospital in CA.looking for a Director – Cardiovascular / Thoracic / Transplant candidate to join their team.
 
This excellent organization is a teaching and research hospital and one of the leading hospitals in the United States with a School of Medicine which has been the site of various breakthroughs in all specialties of medicine.
Patients with complex diseases from around the world seek treatment at this Medical Center.
It has been ranked as one of the top the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. 
 
Ideal candidate will have experience working for a collective bargaining organization, Magnet organization, and understanding of Lean processes. 
 
Department Description:
 
The Cardiovascular / Thoracic / Transplant Unit, is a 45 bed adult inpatient unit.
It is primarily a telemetry / step-down unit that also provides continuous pulse oximetry.  
The unit serves the cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular patient population.
Patients admitted to this unit are usually admitted under the Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (including the Heart & Lung Transplant) and Thoracic Surgery Services.
A wide range of medical disorders are represented including congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmias. 
The staff on this unit provides an individualized approach to patient care, emphasizing patient and family education regarding lifestyle changes, diet modifications, and medications.
This is a fast-paced unit involving multiple diagnostic tests and procedures, in addition to a moderately high number of discharges and admissions per day. Because of this, teamwork is crucial to daily operations, and is greatly promoted amongst the staff and other members of the health care team. Among the nurses and physicians, other members of the patient care team include professionals in the areas of social work, pharmacy, dietary, physical therapy (PT), respiratory therapy (RT), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and pastoral care.
 
Total staff-112
Assistant Manager-1

Job Summary:
 
Designs and oversees nursing and administrative operations in the patient care areas of the two Adult Medical Surgical Oncology Units.
Accountable for the overall administrative planning and coordination of the staffing, fiscal and material resources. Assists with the development and implementation of new programs and policies.
 Develops and implements operational processes to ensure quality patient care across large departments and / or multiple units.
Participates in the development and implementation of patient care practices which meet internal policy, external regulations, and accepted standards across the continuum of care.
 Represents nursing units within purview, and / or medical center wide on interdisciplinary committees.
Addresses a range of patient care topics impacting the medical center and / or health system, such as patient satisfaction levels, quality improvement initiatives, workflow efficiencies and clinical information systems.
 Collaborates with subordinate management to recommend and maintain adequate staffing levels, Advises senior leaders of administrative and nursing issues, the needs of individual units, and resolution of these matters.
Works collaboratively with labor relations on bargaining unit issues and contract negotiations at the local level.
Facilitates and oversees resolution of human resources, labor relations, employee safety and risk management issues.
 Coordinates the resource needs for areas of responsibility, including the review and approval of budgetary recommendations.
Prepares and reviews variance analysis of budgeted revenues and expenses.
Promotes an environment for collaborative decision making and shared governance across large departments and / or multiple patient care units.
Ensures a shared voice in nursing practice and the exchange of ideas to continually improve nursing and patient care outcomes.
Responsible for employee recruitment, performance evaluation, progressive discipline and staff development.
Instills strong management practices to create a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and timely achievement of goals and objectives.
Collaborates with IT managers to develop and implement new or improved patient care information systems and coordinates efforts across large and / or multiple units.
 Provides mentorship / leadership to nurse leaders. Reviews and approves individual leadership / professional development plans, with succession planning needs in mind.
Partners with leadership across services (e.g., outpatient, children’s, cancer center, etc.) to develop and implement policies and procedures for coordination of care for all patient populations.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
 Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California.
 Active American Heart Association CPR certification.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher nursing degree.
Progressive and recent nursing administration and leadership experience in an acute care unit in an academic medical center at the assistant nurse manager or above level (within the last 3-5 years).
Strong hospital management experience, with progressive and in-depth expertise in patient care services; knowledge of hospital / clinic operations in a hospital or medical center setting; knowledge of appropriate professional standards for the department and team.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 ANCC RN specialty certification in Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive-Advanced
Master’s degree in Nursing or relevant area 
 
 
 Contact:
 
Tina Roberts, President
JONATHAN CHASE
 EXECUTIVE SEARCH
588 Sutter Street, Suite 349
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 770-1200
 
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