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Director of Nursing

Company: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Grass Valley Site
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWestern Sierra Medical ClinicJob DescriptionDIRECTOR OF NURSING JOB TITLE: Director of Nursing REPORTS TO: Chief Medical Officer LOCATION: Grass Valley, CA SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision of nursing staff, including medical assistants, licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses, outside of those tasks supervised directly by a licensed health care staff in the provision of their nursing duties. Works with Clinical Site Directors and Assistant Medical Directors in coordinating clinical support services and allocation/ supervision of nursing staff. Works with the management team to develop strategies (e.g. workflow changes, reallocation of resources, improved staff training, etc. to improve clinic performance. Has the ability to hire, terminate and recommend salary changes upon the approval of the CMO and CEO. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of Nursing, Safety, and Quality Management is responsible for guiding, supporting and facilitating the practice of nursing at the Western Sierra Medical Clinic sites. As a member of the management team, and working with the Chief Medical Officer, s/he helps create an environment conducive to carrying out the mission and vision of the organization and collaborates with other health care professionals and service groups to aid in that goal. Through nursing staff education, supervision and support s/he: enhances the patient and staff experience; provides updates on current best practices; supports clinic adherence to state and federal requirements and encourages the professional growth of the staff under her supervision. The Director of Nursing, Safety, and Quality Management supports the clinic through participating in grant reporting efforts as required. The Director of Nursing, Safety, and Quality Management supervises the ordering of clinical supplies including medical supplies and vaccines, with the oversight of the Chief Financial Officer. Working with the management team, s/he creates and facilitates process change to enhance efficiency, quality health care and to keep patient and staff experience high. GENERAL DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

  • Duties/Responsibilities
  • Administrative:
  • Development of patient care policies and procedures and is responsible, with the Chief Medical Officer, for annually reviewing all clinical policies and procedures.
  • Fosters the development of a patient focused, team oriented work environment and supports the implementation of a planned, professional approach to nursing care, treatment, and services.
  • Supervision and coordination of nursing staff including staff evaluation annually and as needed. Works in conjunction with all other medical, clinical, and therapeutic services.
  • Collaboration with the Management Team to oversee clinical compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of State and Federal licensing, and other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Organizes staff in-service programs related to clinical services.
  • Has leadership skills to delegate, supervise, provide direction/guidance to staff and hold others accountable.
  • Supervises the ordering of all clinical supplies needed by the clinic. Works with the CEO and CFO for large or unusual purchases.
  • Outreach:
      • Work with community organizations and health care partners to coordinate services and collaborate on management initiatives.
      • Continues to develop new partnerships and collaborative relationships to support community health center programs and services.
      • RN Related:
        • Offers RN lead, patient specific, interventions in conjunction and consultation with appropriate providers.
        • Acts as a technical resource for all MA and nursing staff and continuously works to improve their skill levels.
        • Ensures accurate medication is administered in the correct form and dosage such as immunizations, injections and oral medications within the scope of practice and/or utilizes resources available for medication administration. Ensures patients receive education regarding medications, dosage, side effects, purpose of medications and ensures patients understand all necessary information.
        • Maintains a continuing knowledge of competencies related to the Nursing profession by participating in formal education programs, conference, workshops and professional organizations.
        • Occasionally:
        • Acts as RN Case Manager when staffing needs require (see job description for RN Case Manager)
        • Provides skilled nursing care that conforms with WSMC patient care and general medical policies. Follows established policies and procedures, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
        • Provides patient centered teaching and counsel to both patients and families.
        • Provides phone and in-person triage of urgent phone calls, walk-in patients, and patients under clinic financial constraints, when requested by staff or administration.
        • Using WSMC written standing orders, the RN may adjust Coumadin dosages, refill prescriptions, order lab tests etc.
        • Additional Duties:
        • Assists the Office Manager and/or Safety Officer in leading a team that monitors safety concerns, educates staff and supports clinic adherence to state and federal safety requirements.
        • Assists the Emergency Response and Safety Committee which focuses on Emergency and Disaster Planning and maintaining clinic compliance. Is an active member in various committees focusing on the same (HANC, CPCA, County emergency planning committee).
        • Special Skills/Equipment:
        • Able to coordinate and prioritize multiple individual and group needs.
        • Able to communicate effectively with fellow staff, including addressing situations in which staff are angry or frustrated.
        • Must have the ability to work independently with a minimum of direction, anticipate and organize workflow, prioritize and follow through on responsibilities.
        • Able to effectively communicate with, and promote cooperation between, multiple people including: patients and their families; physicians, nurses, social workers, clinic staff etc.
        • Able to communicate effectively and maintain composure among patients with complex mental, emotional or medical needs or among patients who are angry, frustrated or confused.
        • Must have strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills necessary to provide services and triage of patients with complex medical, emotional and social needs.
        • Documents all pertinent information in patient's electronic medical record according to Western Sierra Medical Clinic's Policies and Procedures.
        • Upholds Western Sierra Medical Clinic's Policies and Procedures, infection control standards, applicable state, federal and local laws.
        • Quality Improvement Duties:
        • Participates on the QI Committee.
        • Works with the QI Coordinator to assess and report on required metrics on either a monthly or quarterly basis.
        • Actively supports quality improvement measures, participating in those measures applicable to areas of responsibility or interest;
        • Participates in quality improvement activities;
        • Participates as assigned in interdepartmental quality improvement team efforts; and
        • Contributes to overall Community Health Center efforts in quality improvement towards higher-quality, more cost-effective health care for patients and improved quality of work-life for staff members.
        • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
        • Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of California. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. Masters in Nursing or related field preferred.
        • BLS for the Health Care Provider or equivalent CPR class is required. ACLS and PALS are required.
        • At least 1 year of experience in a community health care environment required.
        • Experience in a supervisory position required, preferably in a community health care environment.
        • Basic knowledge of state and federal health codes and the scopes of practice for the health care staff supervised. Other Skills and Experience Preferred:
        • Bilingual (preferably Spanish) preferred.
        • Familiarity with an electronic practice management system.
        • Computer literate (i.e. logging on to computer, usage of keyboard and mouse, familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel).
        • Ability to type 45 wpm.

Keywords: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Grass Valley Site, Roseville , Director of Nursing, Healthcare , Grass Valley, California

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