Summary Manages, supervises, and coordinates the operations of a specific hospital unit or patient care clinic by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Selects, schedules, assigns, and evaluates staff, adjusting hours and shifts as necessary.
Orients new staff and assures that training and education needs of staff are met.
Coordinates unit or clinic activities and the work assignments of staff members.
Evaluates activities of unit or clinic to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service.
Directs the nursing assessment of all patients.
Observes nursing care and visits patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed and treatment is administered in accordance with physician instructions.
Develops, implements, and evaluates unit or clinic policies, goals, and objectives.
Participates in the development and modifications of unit programs.
Markets services of unit or clinic.
Participates in infection control, discharge planning, utilization review, case management, and quality assessment activities and analysis.
Interprets and enforces department and institution policies.
Participates in the development and monitoring of unit budget.
Participates in appropriate department and hospital committees.
Directs preparation and maintenance of patients' clinical records.
Inspects rooms and wards for cleanliness and comfort.
Accompanies physician on rounds, and keeps informed of special orders concerning patients.
Orders or directs ordering of drugs, solutions, and equipment, and maintains records on narcotics.
Investigates and resolves complaints, or refers unusual problems to superior.
Directly supervises 1-6 employees in the Medical Center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.