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Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Baldwin Park, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 800499 Date posted: 05/30/2019
Description:
For one or more units w/in a 7 day/24 hour Dept providing direct patient care, emergency medicine & nursing services (which may be at multiple locations): assists the Clinical Director in the planning, development, implementation, delivery & evaluation/improvement of quality patient care, nursing & emergency services that add value & are integrated w/ emergency nursing standards of practice, service priorities & performance/outcomes measures, as well as w/ strategic, business & organizational goals/objectives. Ensures multi-disciplinary teams/staff provide high quality, accessible, cost effective care & patient-focused services. Supervises clinical standards of care & nursing practice; responsible for resource budgeting, staff selection & development w/in assigned unit(s) which may include one or more of the following: day/evening/night emergency medical services, urgent care, after hours medical clinic, surgical walk-in clinic, triage/assessment, emergency call desk, observation/short stay diagnostic unit. These positions are distinguished from other ambulatory care assistant Mrg jobs by the emergency services Dept's 24 hours of operation; greater volume & acuity of presenting patients; greater integration of services w/ admitting, inpatient/outpatient services & outside hospitals; greater medical-legal accountability. This position is for Emergency Services only.


Essential Functions:
- W/in assigned unit(s) supervises the delivery of emergency nursing & patient care services which are integrated w/ business/departmental plans & meet or exceed cost, quality, clinical & utilization standards/performance measures.
- Ensures that assigned unit(s) services meet member, physician & internal clients' needs.
- Supervises one or more department units (8 to 24 hours) & ensures patient care & quality standards are met & comply w/ federal, state & local regulatory requirements & established departmental policies & procedures, utilization & clinical/performance standards & measures.
- Supervises & ensures continuous improvement of all assigned clinical practices, services & operations by designing & implementing systems, processes & methods to evaluate & improve patient care w/in assigned unit(s).
- Supervises day-to-day operations of the unit(s) including practice standards, staffing, payroll, budgets, fiscal Mgmt & quality improvement.
- Develops & implements action plans to improve staff development & the delivery of patient care.
- Ensures multi-disciplinary teams/staff provide the highest quality of care & are in compliance w/ the Nursing Practice Act, JCAHO, federal, state, & local requirements.
- Develops & manages the unit's budget for the appropriate use of human & material resources.
- Monitors financial performance & identifies & implements strategies to reduce costs & improve quality of care/service.
- Monitors the allocation & utilization of unit(s) personnel.
- Determines the appropriate staff mix based on changes in patient population & provides the appropriate level of services while identifying savings opportunities.
- Ensures on-going staff development.
- Coordinates w/ healthcare providers outside the unit(s) to achieve optimal patient care across the continuum.
- Researches, identifies & implements best practice models developed w/in unit(s) or by other units.
- Investigates & resolves patient/family/member concerns regarding patient care & services.
- Supervises day-to-day operations of assigned unit(s) including human resource Mgmt, labor relations, department & employee safety programs & risk Mgmt.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum three (3) years of emergency experience required, including two (2) years supervisory experience within the last five (5) years.
Education
- BSN or bachelor's degree in a relevant field required.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.


License, Certification, Registration
- Current California RN license required.
- Current BLS Certification required.
- ACLS required.
- PALS required.
 



Additional Requirements:
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of quality improvement and clinical care processes; staffing and budgeting; Nurse Practice Act, The Joint Commission, and other local, state, federal regulations.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
 


 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Supervisory experience in a health care setting.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and/ or Certified Nurse Manager Leader.

Primary Location: California,Baldwin Park,Baldwin Park Medical Offices 1011 Baldwin Park Blv Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 5:00 PM Working Hours End: 3:00 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: Emergency Department: Emergency Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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