Under general direction of Kern Medical’s Director of Surgical Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, the Assistant Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing of the operations and staff (clinical and non-clinical) of the Surgical Services Department, Peri-Anesthesia (Pre and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and Pre-Admission Services), Diagnostic Treatment Center (DTC, and Sterile Processing).
This single position classification is distinguished from other nursing classes in its requirement to participate in business development activities, while providing overall direction and management, regulatory compliance, operational planning, administrative coordination and implementation of programs and activities related to perioperative services.
- Responsible for orientation, training, development and management of service group personnel. Relates effectively with peri-operative team members for continuity of care;
- Develops and sustains an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical nursing practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes;
- Performs a variety of staff management functions including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling and terminating of assigned management and support staff;
- Facilitates, reviews, and approves the budget for Kern Medical’s Perioperative Services, including estimates of future personnel and equipment needs; ensures that hospital resources are optimally utilized through participating in strategic planning and financial budgeting processes, and development of practices that achieve specific objectives and resolution of unfavorable performance variances; provides leadership and implements strategies to provide cost effective quality care;
- Provides coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Leads,, colleagues, and staff; serves as a role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills;
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing;
- Current registered nurse licensure in the State of California;
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification;
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification;
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification;
- Five (5) years supervisory experience, including three (3) years supervising and two (2) years managing a clinical unit;
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing or Business Management preferred;
- Certification preferred. (CNOR, CPAN)