The position is a first line management position. The incumbent has 24-hour responsibility for the coordination of care for patients and families of the assigned unit(s). The incumbent shall plan, organize, direct and evaluate people and activities for the assigned unit(s) to ensure the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care. The incumbent has fiscal responsibility for resources that are defined during the budget process. The position is accountable for scheduling, coordinating, and maintaining the resources necessary on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
The position’s primary focus is with employees, patients, families, physicians and the key contributors from other departments who impact the services of the assigned unit(s). The success of the assigned unit(s) depends significantly on the incumbent’s ability to participate well with others and/or collaborate with other managers within the Division of Nursing and the Medical Center.
Current California RN license BSN required, MSN preferred; will consider masters in another related health field. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Effective April 2006; BSN in progress acceptable for those hired prior to April 2006) or BSN equivalency status stated in writing from ADN to MSN program with current enrollment. If enrollment terminates or there is a program leave of absence, a BSN diploma or transcript must be provided (BSN equivalency language effective 3/24/11). If Candidate has an MSN, a BSN is not required. 3 years of active nursing practice in an area of similar clinical expertise –
PICU - One year of which shall have been in pediatric critical care nursing and have evidence of successful completion of AHA approve PALS.
NICU - one year of which shall have been in a facility with a NICU that is equivalent to a Regional or Community NICU; have evidence of current successful completion of NRP; and have current certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from a nationally recognized accrediting organization, i.e., the National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Prior nursing leadership experience preferred Demonstrated leadership skills Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills Ability to adapt to emergency situations