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Director of Acute Care Services - RT

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Homer, Alaska, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2018
Description:

Director of Acute Care Services - RT

Homer, Alaska

The Director of Acute-Care Services is responsible for championing and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effective, and efficient nursing care and support services to patients in the following specialties: ED, Trauma, Forensics, Medical-Surgical, OB-GYN, ICU/Intermediate Care, Swing-bed, Observation, and Respiratory Therapies/CV Testing, Infusion/Chemotherapy Clinic, and Out-Patient Services. This Director will provide clinical leadership and role model respectful, constructive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative communications, critical thinking, and problem-solving. He/she will positively influence and promote engagement and education of staff in evidence-based care practices. This position requires focus on patients’ and providers’ experiences and rounding to evaluate care, clinical needs, safety, and environmental integrity. The Director will seek organization and workflow opportunities with staff and providers. He/she will assure that quality improvement targets, nursing care policies and care protocols critical to patient outcomes, experiences, satisfaction, and discharge needs are prioritized, developed, and reviewed with staff, patients and providers. He/she will assure that departmental and hospital-wide goals are supported and reviewed with staff and inter-disciplinary teams involved. Data dashboard(s) will be developed with staff, posted, monitored, problem-solved, and achievements acknowledged regularly. He/she will set goals and objectives for practice standards in collaboration with the Medical Directors for ED/Trauma, Acute-Care Services, and the Chemotherapy Clinic. The Director is responsible for the Level 4 Trauma Designation requirements and serves as a key liaison with the Emergency Management Services (EMS) and community agencies. (i.e. South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, Inc. and allied providers.)This Director reports to the CNO.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

The position of the Director Acute Care Services requires that the person possesses a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. A minimum of 5 years of experience in emergency and acute-care settings, with 3-5 years of supervisory, and/or management experience required. Bachelor’s degree required. The individual in this position must maintain current certifications in BLS and ACLS/PALS. He/she must have the ability to successfully direct staffing resources, facilitate teamwork, prioritize activities, and respond in emergency-disaster-related needs. Speaking, active listening, and good writing skills are required to communicate with personnel and providers at all levels. Experience in quality improvement projects/dashboards, Skills Labs, and educational programs required. Mathematical/analytical ability required for time card system, meeting budget and capital preparatory and approval processes, and calculation of drug dosages, statistical analyses and other presentational/operational activities.

High energy. Someone that can keep up with a fast-paced environment

Hand on experience in ED and AC/Med Surg prior

Prior Management experience

Critical Access Hospital experience

Someone that likes to live in a rural area

Ability and desire to relocate to rural Alaska

ENVIRONMENT:

Located in beautiful Homer, Alaska, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. We are a a 22-bed critical access hospital with an attached 28-bed long-term care facility. We provide state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and are proud to have a staff of over 400.

There is a 28-bed long-term care facility attached to the hospital. The ED and Acute-Care Unit encompasses the Trauma/Emergency Services, Forensics Services, medical-surgical beds, step-down care, swing bed, outpatient observation, ICU, the Family Birthing Center, RT/outpatient RT procedures, Out-Patient Services/Clinics, and Chemotherapy/Infusion services. The working environment is generally pleasant, is clean and well maintained. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting, and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and possible needles stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed inside.

Included in our active medical staff are specialists in ophthalmology, psychiatry, orthopedics, anesthesiology, radiology and emergency medicine as well as our family practice doctors and general surgeons. We also have courtesy, consulting and allied staff including midwifery, cardiology, urology, otolaryngology, oncology, dentistry and pathology.

Our hospital is governed by an elected Service Area Board through the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and a Board of Directors, which oversees the hospital’s operations. Both boards are made up of volunteer members devoted to working with our professional staff to promote health care in the community. Our facility has been named three times as a top 100 critical access hospital in the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength survey, scoring best among 1,300 hospitals on 56 different performance measures including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Health

Vision

Dental

Retirement Plans

PTO

Sick time

HRA

Health & Wellness reimbursements

Life Insurance

AD&D

Paid Holidays

Certification Pay

Recruitment Bonus (for relocation)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Experience in quality improvement projects/dashboards, Skills Labs, and educational programs required.

2. Mathematical/analytical ability required for time card system, meeting budget and capital preparatory and approval processes, and calculation of drug dosages, statistical analyses and other presentational/operational activities.

3. Bachelor's Degree

4. AK RN License

5. BLS, ACLS, PALS Certifications

6. Prior hands on work experience in Both ED and Med Surg

7. Management experience

8. Critical Access Hospital experience

9. Present Salary?

10. Salary Expectation?

11. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

12. Current Address?