We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Actively involved, at the executive level, in the leadership of the organization. Organizes and administers areas of Patient Care Services. The Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) functions under the direction and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and assumes responsibility and accountability for Nursing and other clinical departments as assigned. The CCO, in collaboration with the leadership team, develops, implements, interprets and assures compliance with policies and procedures including compliance with federal and state regulations and accreditation standards. The CCO is responsible for implementing hospital goals and objectives based on budget parameters. The CCO reinforces the mission and vision of the Hospital in all interactions.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Evaluates the quality of care given in relation to assessed patient needs. Helps to establish goals and practice standards.
Advises and encourages staff to make decision at the unit level.
Identifies staff members capable of professional decision making and delegates as appropriate.
Works with staff members who need assistance in decision making to improve their performance.
Shares and demonstrates current information/techniques as related to nursing practice.
The nurse executive reviews, creates, and revises policies and procedures for patient care consistent with hospital standards and expectations for patient care delivery.
Supports the overall direction and goals of the Nursing Department and the facility.
Assumes a leadership role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving services within the nursing department.
Analyzes nursing care provided on the unit related to the established standards of care.
Monitors and evaluates of nursing care provided.
Participates in the orientation of nursing staff.
Assigns personnel according to patient assessment, identified priorities and personnel capabilities.
Assures unit assignments are complete.
Supervises unit personnel to assure maximum productivity and quality of patient care.
Acts as liaison between nursing staff and other facility departments.
Demonstrates advanced clinical practice procedures.
Delegates responsibility and tasks effectively to the nursing staff on duty, allowing nursing staff to make decisions whenever possible within the scope of their job descriptions and according to the State of Missouri Nurse Practice Act.
Coordinates appropriate utilization of facility resources, i.e., supplies, pharmacy items, staff, etc. Obtains equipment, supplies, and medications not available in facility and problem solves unusual situations.
Performs annual performance evaluations in an objective manner, meeting all deadlines.
Notifies or consults with administrator-on-call to report or discuss situations that have actual or potential negative outcomes in relation to patients or the hospital.
Participates in the provision of formal and informal educational opportunities for staff, participates in the competency assessment of nursing staff. This includes orientation of new employees and ongoing education of staff.
Assists in recruiting efforts, interviews applicants, conducts performance evaluations and disciplinary actions in accordance with established policy and procedure.
Provides professional growth atmosphere through identification of needs, program implementation, support for educational efforts, and evaluation of same.
Supervises all clinical nursing activities assuring comfort, safety, and continuity of care for the patient.
Gives input and assists with instruction programs providing learning experience for staff personnel and student nurses.
The nurse executive reviews, creates, and revises policies ad procedures for patient care consistent with hospital standards and expectations for patient care delivery.
Standards comply with all applicable Joint Commission, Medicare and other state and local standards and requirements for accreditation and/or hospital operation.
Assists to develop, implement and evaluate the Hospital Plan and Scope of Patient Services, Philosophy of Nursing Services and Scope of Nursing Care.
Assures that nursing service manpower resources are deployed and scheduled to comply with established standards of patient care.
Assures that all nursing service department members are provided with appropriate guidance and supervision.
Serves as an Ad Hoc member of the Medical Executive Committee.
Participates in management decision making, including the setting of financial and organizational goals, short and long term planning of achievement of objectives.
Collaborates with Senior Management staff on a regular and ongoing basis.
Participates with Senior Management staff in organizational decision making with regard to integrating new technology, products and information systems that support patient care needs.
Assures active participation of nursing service department members in internal and external marketing activities.
Develops effective relationships with physicians, staff, patients, families, and community.
Supports and maintains membership in professional organization.
Supports and promotes nursing department staff membership affiliation with professional activities.
Enhance the image of Mercy Rehab Hospital Saint Louis through community and professional activities.
Reviews and updates Nursing Service Staff development annually.
Assures that all Nursing Service department members attend Saint Louis Rehab Hospital mandatory staff development activities on an annual basis.
Assures that each new employee is evaluated for clinical competency ad receives an orientation based on clinical competency and duties commensurate with expectations of performance as described in job descriptions.
Collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer, Human Resources Department, and representatives from Mercy Hospital Saint Louis recruitment program to establish recruitment strategies for professional nursing staff.
Ensures that Nurses evaluate current nursing practice and patient care delivery models to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Develops the nursing budget in collaboration with nursing management and other hospital personnel. Participates in formulation of annual budget.
Participates in the ongoing review of the hospital’s mission, strategic plans, and policies.
Participates in development and implementation of mechanism for collaboration between nursing service department, medical staff and other practitioners.
Collaborates with the Director of Marketing regarding implementation of marketing strategies involving nursing services.
Assures the development and maintenance of a Nursing Service Education program designed to recognize and enhance existing staff competencies.
Develop and implement performance based evaluative criteria for clinical staff evaluation.
Develop and implement mechanisms for recognizing expertise and performance of nursing staff members delivering patient care.
Develops mechanisms for promoting educational and professional advancement goals of professional members.
Participates in developing and implementing mechanisms that foster and encourage collaboration between nursing staff members, physicians, and other clinical practitioners.
Participates in developing and implementing mechanisms for recognizing the expertise and performance of nursing staff members engaged in patient care.
Demonstrates ability to perform full range of patient care duties to include skills as outlined in unit/nursing competencies.
Communicates with nursing and interdisciplinary team members in a manner that facilitates positive interaction and response.
Effectively adjusts staffing to meet patient census, acuity, and other patient special needs.
Evaluates staffing and takes action on obtaining and authorized overtime.
Demonstrates appropriate management skills.
Functions as a role model in all aspects of profession practice.
Supports, counsels, and disciplines employees as needed.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives through leadership of project teams, collecting data, and identifying problems/issues for review.
Formulates standards for patient care policies and procedures, fostering management of patient care between medical staff and nursing.
Assists in planning and implementation of student nurse experience.
Utilizes and provides direction in application of the nursing process, quality assurance standards, organization and departmental goals and objectives, and the State Nurse Practice Act.
Accurately recognizes potential and real emergency situations and takes appropriate actions to minimize harm and restore safety. Directs and supervises other staff members in a manner that facilitates positive interaction and response.
Directs and supervises other staff members in an emergency situation in a manner that facilitates positive interaction and response.
Promotes safety awareness within the department and follows proper procedures in reporting all employee injuries on duty; supports OSHA standards; reports all safety hazards to appropriate department director and acts as a resource for staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital fire/safety program including the following management plans: safety security, hazardous materials/waste, emergency preparedness, life safety, medical equipment, and utility systems.
Complies with policies and procedures relating to infection control for self, patients, visitors, and staff.
Ensures the patient care environment and equipment is clean and in proper working condition.
Observes proper body mechanics and safety precautions in all job duties.
Communicates information about incidents involving self, patients, staff and/or visitors to appropriate parties, using facility incident reporting system.
Responds to and takes initiative in emergency situations.
Professional Growth and Development:
Maintains current license to practice professional nursing in the state of Missouri.
Actively identifies and participates in training, education and developmental activities to improve own knowledge and performance.
Attends and participates in annual mandatory in-services and maintains current BLS certification.
Participates in the hospital and department’s performance improvement program.
Demonstrates positive attitude toward work and the workplace and behavior that supports administrative and facility decisions; creates atmosphere of mutual trust, harmony, acceptance and respect within the hospital community.
Performs other duties within the scope of license as requested by authorized personnel.
Follows hospital and departmental policy and procedure for attendance including reporting to work, use of sick, PTO, break time, etc.
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:
- Current RN licensure in the state. Master’s degree pending or completed within reasonable amount of time after start date.
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support required.
- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) preferred.
- Previous nursing management required.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.
Physical and Safety Requirements:
- Good general health and stress coping ability. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Normal walking, standing, sitting, bending, carrying of light items such as books and papers and computer related work. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for leadership, assessment, intervention, and professional development.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
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