Under general supervision, responsible for the planning, direction and coordination and control of activities concerned with the Emergency Department.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Provides strong and effective communication, leadership, motivation, and professional development for managers and staff.
Plans, develops, recommends, and implements policies, procedures and standards for Emergency Services.
Participates in the organization of the nursing service to delineate authority and functional responsibility to provide for effective nursing care.
Coordinates the activities of the department with other activities of the hospital.
Participates in the recruitment and retention of personnel.
Participates in continuing education, leadership development, and research programs.
Reviews disciplinary actions of staff to ensure compliance with applicable rules and effective management practices.
Utilizes established standards to evaluate nursing practice.
Participates in community, professional and educational programs and activities to improve nursing practice and enhance professional relations.
Ensures that department meets all appropriate accreditation and professional standards.
Works collaboratively with the Emergency Department Medical Director to ensure high-quality, cost effective, and efficient patient care.
Manages and directs the department’s administrative, clinical, and financial functions according to established procedures, policies, mission, philosophy and strategic initiatives of OU Medical System.
Assists in the short- and long- term planning for Emergency Services.
Facilitates an atmosphere of participative management.
Addresses complaints regarding Emergency Services through personal contact with patients, families, physicians, and employees for resolution.
Actively promotes and maintains harmonious and efficient interdepartmental, community, and business relationships. Participates in community activities as appropriate. Facilitates effective and productive formal and informal lines of interdepartmental communication.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN required; MHA / MBA Preferred
Experience: Five (5) years’ experience in nursing management in a hospital setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Possession of a current license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and techniques concerning Emergency Nursing. Knowledge of budget and personnel concepts, policies and procedures and of nursing management and administration. Skill in developing, planning and implementing effective nursing care practices and managing a comprehensive nursing department. Ability to coordinate activities of the nursing service with other departments. Ability to plan and conduct in-service training programs.
OU Medicine has a tradition of providing quality patient care since 1910. In 2018, OU Medicine became a locally owned and operated nonprofit corporation. With a focus on teamwork and inclusion, we desire to attract, develop and retain outstanding and diverse staff, physicians, faculty and learners.
As we grow to address the needs of our community, there is much on the horizon for OU Medicine. We are currently building a new adult patient bed tower, slated for completion in 2020. When it opens, it will be the largest health care building project in state history, with 940 patient beds across three hospitals.
OU Medicine is 12,000 employees strong – with more than 4,000 working in our hospitals. We offer services not provided elsewhere in the state, including Oklahoma’s most comprehensive pediatric care at The Children’s Hospital, the state’s only level one trauma center, and the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center at Stephenson Cancer Center.
Mission: OU Medicine is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive health system. Our mission is leading health care – in patient care, education and research. Through our combined efforts, we strive to improve the lives of all people. OU Med...icine’s vision is to be the premier health system for advancing medical care, education and research in the state and to be among the leaders nationally.