Is responsible for daily clinical operations of the Progressive Care Unit. Coordinates all work and call scheduling efforts of the associates. Is accountable for all orientation and training of the associates regarding best practice process and procedures. Develops and implements best practices from across CHRISTUS Health within the Critical Care Service Line that will assist the organization in meeting or exceeding productivity, caregiver engagement, financial, quality and patient loyalty target outcomes. Establishes infrastructure required to communicate with multiple physicians and staff to meet the needs of the Progressive Care Unit. Works directly with the Clinical Director of Critical Care Services to expand and enhance all service lines as appropriate.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. He/she shall support CHRISTUS StVincentRegionalMedicalCenter's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nursing. BSN preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: R.N. with current New MexicoState license. BLS, ACLS and other certification as applicable to area. National certification in area of expertise is preferred.
SKILLS: Strong clinical and leadership skills and previous management experience including experience in facilitating interdisciplinary team collaboration. Evidence of such experience should include:
Strong nursing knowledge and clinical skills
Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong analytical skills
Ability to problem solve; ability to appropriately confront issues
Ability to motivate others as individuals and as a team
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and manage the activities of others
Ability to effectively run meetings and to negotiate deadlines.
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences
Experience in dealing with physicians on an administrative level and ability to work collaboratively with medical staff members and leadership
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years experience in clinical role in progressive care services.Two years progressive management experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Critical Care
-Bloodborne pathogen: A
Works in a clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Multiple simultaneous activities of patient care. Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Occasionally positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. May be required to lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs. Subject to stressful professional relationships. Working hours vary, with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.