Job Summary : Directs, coordinates and controls the multi-disciplinary activities for patients undergoing surgical intervention in a safe environment. Responsible for the interpretation, direction and evaluation of nursing practice to promote safe, efficient and therapeutically effective nursing care throughout the Center. Demonstrates the primary goal of providing surgical services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations.
Responsibilities and Expectations
Formulate and implement nursing philosophy and objectives consistent with the stated goals of the Center. Develop policies, procedures, and staffing essential to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Center. Review and revise these in collaboration with the Administrator, the nursing staff and the professional staff, keeping up to date on current trends in nursing practice and patient care.
Responsible for continued compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies. Assures documentation of patient care to meet criteria dictated by legal practice, state and federal health standards Personnel Administration
Develop an organizational structure, assigning responsibilities and delegating authority that will facilitate safe, effective and efficient care for the surgical patient.
Provide leadership and support in developing and maintaining effective relationships with the center staff and the medical staff.
Recruitment, retention, evaluation and supervision of nursing personnel.
Initiates and/or supports activities to control costs. Responsible for ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of medical supplies and drugs, including monitoring usage and adjusting stock levels according to the needs of the Center. Make recommendations for medical supplies and equipment purchases to the Administrator, based on the evaluation of new or improved products. Oversees all aspects of the quarterly inventory, including counting, pricing and extending pricing.
Assumes administrative responsibility of the Center in the absence of the Administrator.
Is available for guidance, counseling and support as needed by the nursing staff. Provide and supervise nursing orientation programs and staff development as needed.
Holds individual employees accountable for assigned responsibilities and individual goals and performance expectations through annual performance evaluations and conferences.
Quality Improvement : Serve on the facility Quality Improvement Committee with regard to issues concerning nursing practice. Establish, maintain, and evaluate quality control studies within the operating room, pre-operative area and PACU in collaboration with the Administrator to improve the services these departments provide to others.
Vascular Health is a large multi-specialty group practice with 15+ providers and 100+ employees driven by a common mission : To help build an Amputation Free Kern County where people Walk Faster, Stronger, & Live Longer.
As Kern County's leading provider of comprehensive cardiovascular treatments, Vascular Health works hard to acquire, retain, and grow leading talent in our industry. We underst...and that people are the driver for our continued success and we have designed our culture to foster growth, reward performance, and support the lives of people that come in and out of our offices every day.
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