HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Nursing - Telemetry Unit (FT Days) in San Antonio Live Oak, Texas

Northeast Methodist Hospitalhas played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. Located in the city of Live Oak at Interstate 35 and Judson Road, NortheastMethodist Hospital has undergone significant renovations to completely upgrade and expand the facility and services to better meet the needs of the surrounding communities. We are well-known for our dedication to our patients and the community.

What sets us apart is that we recognize and value the unique needs of each of our patients. It is a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Many of our patients find that our staff is among the friendliest group of people you will meet.

The Northeast leadership team is looking for a Director of Nursing to join their dynamic Telemetry team!

General Statement of Duties: The Director, Nursing is responsible to the Senior Director, Vice President and/or the Chief Nursing Officer for facilitating, coordinating and delegating the delivery of patient care to a defined group of patients during their entire hospitalization period. The Director, Nursing provides leadership and overall responsibility for the functioning of assigned clinical patient care/procedural unit(s). She/he is responsible 24 hours a day, with full accountability, for the staffing and management of patient care in each of his/her units, for promoting the practice of professional nursing in a specified patient care area, and for the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources (human and material) needed to fulfill those responsibilities. She/he acts as a liaison between physicians and the patient care team and works cooperatively with administrators, physicians, staff, other managers and all customers of the Methodist Healthcare System to provide services, which consistently meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. This is accomplished by assessing and prioritizing opportunities to improve, plan and implement effective changes and evaluate outcomes of process improvement activities. The Director, Nursing models behavior consistent with the MHS management philosophy.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Builds and maintains a high functioning team.

  1. Manages and provides guidance and direction to first line supervisors/charge personnel including interviewing, work allocation, orientation and training, staff development, problem resolution, evaluating performance, making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivation of employees to achieve peak performance. Is responsible for meeting unit productivity targets.

  2. Manages and plans for unit and clinical activities including supervising the treatment and care of the patients.

  3. Responsible for organizing, directing, teaching and evaluating total nursing care within area of responsibility, including ensuring adequate staffing.

  4. Participates in the planning, development and management of operational and equipment budgets annually. Provides financial variance analysis reports in a timely manner. Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures according to budget limitations. Manages the ongoing implementation of approved plans.

  5. Anticipates the purchase or replacement of equipment with input from staff and physicians. Implements the equipment purchase process. Anticipates and recommends needs for added space and needed services not provided by the organization.


Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

Education: * Bachelor of Science in Nursing Note: Current MHS employees who completed a Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing degree program who are currently in a Nurse Director position have until 1/1/2014 to meet BSN education requirements.

Experience: * Three years recent RN acute care experience. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Preferred: * Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field; 1-year management experience as a charge RN, clinical care manager/supervisor, or manager.

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: * Must have current RN license to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas. Must have Texas RN license within 90 days of hire.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised By: CNO, VP or designee
  • Supervision Of: Licensed and unlicensed unit staff

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Job Description Appendix A: Physical Requirements Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS

( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 hours or more per week inside. ( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately _ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands). ( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts. WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time): Sitting_ 60 %_ Standing_ 20 %_ Walking_ 20 %_ = 100%

_LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: _Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.

( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles. (X) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs. ( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. ( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs. ( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.

Title: Director of Nursing - Telemetry Unit (FT Days)

Location: Texas-San Antonio Live Oak-Northeast Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01574-69452