JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Associate Nurse Executive and in collaboration with the Nursing Directors, Clinical Nurse Managers and Clinical Shift Supervisors, coordinates bed management and staff mix in the hospital to assure that effective nursing services are provided and quality standards are met. Staffing consists of Registered Nurses, Medical Clerks, CNA’s, Patient Observers, and other healthcare providers as needed. A multidisciplinary team approach to care is utilized.
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and healthcare services, analyzing appropriate internal and external data and information to identify opportunities in collaboration with stakeholders for improving services and patient outcomes.
Evaluates her/his own performance based on professional practice standards, relevant studies and regulations, and organizational criteria identifying areas of strength, as well as areas for professional/practice development.
Decisions and actions are based on ethical principles and to foster a non-discriminatory climate in which care is delivered in a manner sensitive to socio-cultural diversity.
Promotes research and integrating evidence-based knowledge into the identification of best practice in the delivery of appropriate nursing care to the population.
Promotes and monitors regulatory agency, patient safety standards and customer service expectations for the practice of all aspects of nursing. Ensures access to healthcare for Alaska Natives.
Represents ANTHC in external contact with partners, agencies and outside counsel as required. Assists and supports ANTHC leadership in developing current and long-range ANTHC goals and objectives, and in the achievement of those goals and objectives.
Utilizes the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as the foundation for nursing practice.
Ensures quality of care to patients and families represents “best in class,” and promotes satisfaction of internal and external customers.
Provides leadership, direction and guidance to staff during their assigned shift.
Effectively addresses personnel issues ‘just-in-time’ in order to promote a productive and healthy work environment and forwards concerns to Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Clinical Shift Supervisor.
Coordinates information and assures effective communications between hospital departments.
Serves as initial point of contact for hospital emergencies. Performs hospital rounds during shift.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of national nursing standards.
Knowledge of patient/client and staff data collection systems and processes to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care.
Knowledge of healthcare systems and patient flow.
Skill in interceding with family and patients and resolve concerns related to the delivery of health care services.
Skill in communicating effectively and collaborating with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, executive officers, and other stakeholders in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
Skill in developing and implementing recruitment and retention programs for staff.
Skill in evaluating factors related to quality, safety, outcomes, effectiveness, cost, and social impact when developing and implementing practice innovations.
Skill in delegating responsibilities appropriate to licensure, education, and experience of staff.
Skill in monitoring and evaluating appropriate use of staff in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Skill in using evidence-based practice to develop and implement standards to guide improvement initiatives.
Skill in recognizing the diverse skill levels of individual staff members and the unique needs of the patient population when developing staffing plans; ensures level of staffing for the level of acuity is appropriate for shift worked.
Skill in the operations of the shared governance model of nursing practice and integrating point of care staff into decision-making.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in acute care and/or emergency nursing.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Current registered nurse license in the State of Alaska.
Current Basic Life Support card required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Trauma Nurse Core Course will be obtained upon hire.
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
PALS certification is preferred.
Must have participated in 30 hours every 2 years continuing education in nursing in general. Equivalent knowledge, experience, education, or training may be substituted for education.
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.