Director – Adult Medicine Position in CA

An outstanding hospital in CA looking for a Director – Adult Medicine candidate to join their team.
The hospital 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 Adult Medicine Unit is a 34 bed inpatient medical surgical unit that provides care for patients ranging from young adults to the elderly presenting with a wide variety of diagnoses.
The unit has the ability to admit patients requiring telemetry and/or continuous pulse oximetry.
Patients found on this unit are often admitted for acute exacerbations of complex chronic conditions with a focus on pulmonary, gastrointestinal, medical-psychological, and endocrine conditions.
Patients can be admitted for diagnostic work-ups, treatment of infectious disease processes, palliative care and end of life care. In addition, this unit administers chemotherapy to treat solid tumor patients admitted to the hospital with an emphasis on treating sarcoma patients.
This unit is home to an innovative palliative care service with trained staff and multidisciplinary resources. There are two dedicated Comfort Care Suites for terminally-ill patients where a low-tech, high comfort environment is provided. These suites provide accommodations for family and friends to remain with patients around the clock. Cultural traditions around dying are actively supported. The nurse plays an integral role in the Palliative Care team which includes Attending physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, social workers and chaplain services.
In addition to Palliative Care, Medicine nurse skills include caring for geriatric patients. Nurses on this unit attend 16 hours of End-of-Life Care education and complete Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Certification after approximately six months to a year on the unit.
Job Summary:
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
***Serving Clients with Interim and Permanent Recruiting Services since 2001
 

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