Posted in Other 12 days ago.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
The Nursing Administrator is a professional nurse responsible for providing administrative direction and leadership to nursing staff. S/he is directly responsible to the Executive Director, Clinical Nursing.
The role requires clinical and management expertise and the ability to coordinate inter and intradepartmental activities.
At the Brigham, we place great value on being a diverse and inclusive community. Brigham Health and the Department of Nursing are dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients in our local community. We have a dedicated focus on equity. Thus, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum or human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Patient Care Organization
1. Assists with directing the operations of the Nursing Department on the off-shift.
2. Collaborates with the off-shift nursing resources to ensure quality patient care.
3. Collaborates with other departments to ensure resource availability for patient care needs on the off-shift, i.e., triaging AOC, BioMed, Occ Health (needlesticks)
B. Quality of Care
1. Serves as consultant and resource to staff and professional colleagues regarding administrative issues.
2. Participates in professional, institutional and community organizations.
3. Works collaboratively with other departments to monitor overall quality standards of the off-shift.
4. Applies theoretical and experiential knowledge of nursing to plan for needs of patients in collaboration with Primary Nurse.
5. Implements, reviews and revises patient care policies and nursing standards to ensure compliance of the nursing staff.
6. Directs operations by providing guidance to the nursing, medical, and support staff on the off-shift.
1. Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with interdepartmental personnel, professional staff, and the community.
2. Serves on Nursing Committees and Task Forces, Institution wide and Interdisciplinary.
3. Provides feedback to Executive Director/Nursing Director regarding the overall functioning of unit.
4. Provides feedback to other managers regarding functioning of their department.
5. Facilitates allocation of central resources in collaboration with staffing coordinators.
D. Financial Plan
1. Assists with the development of financial proposals to support programs identified for the off-shift.
2. Assists with the implementation and monitoring of the above programs.
3. Assists in determining cost effective strategies for patient care delivery.
4. Actively participates in the Department Financial plan: developing and managing the implementation and evaluation.
E. Personnel Management
1. Participates in the development of personnel policies for BWH.
2. Assists in administration of personnel programs, including communication and
implementation of personnel policies.
3. Performs administrative functions for the Nursing Department as assigned; including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, and terminations.
1. Contributes to and encourages educational and professional development of staff nurses by assisting them to identify and meet their learning needs.
2. Assists in coordination of educational programs specific to unit/department needs.
1. Demonstrates awareness of contemporary nursing research and works with nursing staff to
develop skill in the interpretation, application and utilization of research findings to the clinical setting.
2. Initiates and participates in nursing studies in the department
1. Graduate of an approved School of Nursing, BSN and Master's Degree in Nursing or related field required.
2. Current licensure in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
3. Five years of clinical nursing experience required.
4. Current nurse administrator experience preferred
5. Leadership experience preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients and families, nursing staff and other disciplines in all situations encountered.
2. Must have demonstrated ability in management of diverse activities associated with operated the Nursing Department.
3. Must possess solid clinical skills in order to provide direction, information, and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff.
4. Must possess communication skills adequate to provide necessary direction, information,and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff.
5. BSN and a Master's degree in nursing or a related field
6. Previous Nursing Leadership experience preferred
7. Past Nursing Administration/supervision experience preferred
1. The environment may be stressful and constantly changing.
2. May be exposed to infectious diseases, sealed radiation and variances in temperature control and ventilation.
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.