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Nursing Administrator

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Nursing Administrator is a professional nurse responsible for providing administrative direction and leadership to nursing staff. S/he is directly responsible to the Associate Chief Nurse.

The role requires clinical management expertise and the ability to coordinate inter and intra departmental activities.

Patient Care Organization

  • Assists with directing the operations of the Nursing Department on the off-shift.
  • Collaborates with the off-shift nursing resources to ensure quality patient care.
  • Collaborates with other departments t ensure resource availability for patient care needs on the off-shift, i.e. triaging Administrator On-Call, BioMed, Occupational Health.

Quality of Care

  • Serves as consultant and resource to staff and professional colleagues regarding administrative issues.
  • Participates in professional, institutional and community organizations.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to monitor overall quality standards of the off-shift.
  • Applies theoretical and experiential knowledge of nursing to plan for the needs of patients in collaboration with Nursing Practice and Professional Development.
  • Implements, reviews and revises patient care policies and nursing standards to ensure compliance of the nursing staff.
  • Directs operations by providing guidance to the nursing, medical, and support staff on the off-shift.
  • Provides leadership oversight to Staffing Office Coordinators who optimally allocate staffing resources taking into consideration patient acuity, unit activity and nursing staff competency.

Coordination

  • Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with interdepartmental personnel, professional staff, and the community.
  • Serves on Nursing Committees and Task Forces, Institution wide and Interdisciplinary.
  • Provides feedback to Nurse Manager regarding the overall functioning of unit.
  • Facilitates allocation of central resources in collaboration with Staffing Coordinators.

Facilitation of Patient Flow

  • Collaborates with all patient care areas and physician staff to ensure we have the right patient in the right location at all times.
  • Monitors bed occupancy demands within the hospital throughout the shift and collaborates with all disciplines to facilitate patient flow.
  • Coordinates and communicates with ancillary staff as necessary to assure bed occupancy availability.
  • Maintains flexibility with time management based on unforeseen and predictable patient flow barriers.
  • Serves as Patient Flow Facilitator as needed.

Financial Management

  • Assists in the development of financial proposals to support programs identified for the off-shift.
  • Assists in the implementation and monitoring of the above programs.
  • Assists in determining cost effective strategies for patient care delivery.
  • Actively participates in the Departmental Financial plan: Developing and managing the implementation and evaluation.

Personnel Management

  • Participates in the development of personnel policies for Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
  • Assists in administration of personnel programs, including communication and implementation of personnel policies.
  • Performs administrative functions for the Nursing Department as assigned; including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, and terminations.

Education

  • Contributes to and encourages educational and professional development of staff nurses by assisting them to identify and meet their learning needs.
  • Assists in coordination of educational programs specific to unit/departmental needs.

Research

  • 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.
  • Initiates and participates in nursing studies in the department.

Education

  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing
  • BSN and Masters' Degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred

Experience

  • Five years of clinical nursing experience required

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients and families, nursing staff, and other disciplines
  • Must have sound knowledge of human resources management, information management, and technology
  • Must have demonstrated ability in management of diverse activities associated with or pertaining to the Nursing Department
  • Must possess solid clinical skills to provide direction, information, and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff
  • Must possess communication skills adequate to provide necessary direction, information, and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Newton , Nursing Administrator, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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