Manages nursing personnel and daily operational related activities. Leads team for assigned units with responsibility for all operational functions of the team. Works in partnership with the Medical Director andPhysician Liaison of the inpatient unit to provide administrative and medical staff support to the operations of the inpatient unit. Responsible for developing and initiating improvements in the organization and delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care.
Designs, assesses and implements nursing best practices and focuses on empirical outcomes.
Creates and maintains standards, operational activities and performance measurement tools that meet operational and market needs in operational efficiency, quality, access and patient satisfaction.
Maintains appropriate staffing levels and mix.
Ensures the patient safety improvement and management program will be given high priority and will support the program.
Ensures all incidents, serious events, and sentinel events are reported to Performance Improvement and addressed in a timely manner.
Facilitates active engagement and communication with department staff via formal meetings and informal interactions.
Assesses staff and facilitates skill development for all personnel as needed.
Directs all employee relation activities.
Collaborates with Nursing Professional Development Specialist to develop employee orientation, continuing education and competencies to sustain a high quality workforce.
Integrates the Professional Practice model with the mission, vision, philosophy and values of the organization.
Facilitates a timely problem resolution process for patient and customer related issues.
Establishes and adjusts hour per patient day for unit based on national benchmarks and acuity.
Develops, implements, and achieves budgets which attain unit, division, and system goals.
Implements activities and tools that consistently educate and focus staff on key performance indicators.
Monitors all revenue and expense impacting activities by reviewing reports provided by finance, and care management.
Develops and implements operational contingency plans proactively and when indicators change.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Managerial/Supervisory (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.