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Director Nursing Services RN - Inpatient Adult Services

Location: Panorama City, CA Job Number: 917754 Date posted: 11/10/2020

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Description:
Within a Service Area and/or one medical center, directs and manages the planning, development, implementation, delivery and evaluation/improvement of quality patient care provided by multiple departments within one or two service lines which may include a combination of med/surg/critical care, maternal child health, pediatric and periop services. Directs the delivery of services that add value and are integrated with nursing standards of practice, service priorities and performance/outcome measures, as well as with strategic, business and organizational goals/objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Through department managers/staff, directs and manages the delivery of nursing services and safe patient care which are integrated with business plans and meet or exceed cost, quality,clinical and utilization standards and performance measures.
  • Ensures that services meet members, physician and internal client needs in a changing, competitive health care market.
  • Accountable for the efficient delivery of patient care and support services within the service line for KP members by directing the development, evaluation and utilization of safe, cost effective, high quality nursing practices.
  • With Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and SCPMG staff, develops strategic/business plans to achieve integrated services across the continuum of care at multiple sites/departments.
  • Directs and ensures continuous quality and safety of staff and patients and improvement of all clinical practices, services and operations by managing the design and implementation of systems, processes and methods to evaluate and improve safe patient care across the continuum.
  • Plans, develops and/or directs the implementation of service area initiatives within the service line shares best practices and standards of care.
  • Directs and/or delegates to managers the appropriate delivery and level of services.
  • Directs budget management and resource allocation.
  • Manages financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs and improve quality and safety of care and service.
  • Manages and resolves human resource, labor relations, employee and department safety and risk management issues.
  • Hires, fires and disciplines as part of performance management.
  • Directs compliance with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements of governmental and regulatory agencies.
  • May assume responsibilities of Nurse Executive in their absence.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum eight (8) years of acute healthcare nursing experience, including a minimum of four (4) years of progressive management and supervisory experience.



    Education



    • Master's degree in related field (nursing, health administration, business, public health or management).

    • Academic degree in nursing required (Bachelor's or Master's degree).



    License, Certification, Registration



    • California RN license required by date of hire.

    • AHA BLS certificate required.



     


    Additional Requirements:



    • Demonstrated knowledge of operations and healthcare management; Nurse Practice Act, TJC and other local, state and federal regulations.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



     


    Preferred Qualifications:




    • Experience in critical care or medical surgical nursing preferred.




    Primary Location: California,Panorama City,Panorama City Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Nursing Administration Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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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