Posted Date: 11/1/2019
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY Responsible for the supervision and management of the MSP/Ortho staff and department. Oversees the delivery of safe, quality patient care. Provides nursing care to patients of all age groups if needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides professional leadership and support to the nursing staff.
Provides orientation, instruction, training and supervision of staff.
Assists the Director in assuring the development and review of standards of care, policies and procedures.
Collects data, organizes and monitors quality improvement for MSP/Ortho.
Consults with and keeps Director informed of unit activities, needs and problems.
Evaluates staff needs and follows staffing guidelines to ensure adequate staff for each department. Develops 6 week work schedule per policy in conjunction with the Director.
Maintains and demonstrates effective leadership skills.
Assists Director as needed in providing staff meetings and in-services.
Conducts individual informal/formal counseling regarding performance problems as appropriate. Performs annual staff evaluations as directed.
Submits capital budget and projected FTE's to Director.
Makes decisions as needed in the functioning of the various departments or consults with Director as appropriate.
Provides bedside patient care as needed.
Provides support to the Director as needed and directed.
Maintains accurate and timely charting and documentation.
Makes appropriate referrals to other departments.
Communicates professionally and effectively with physicians.
Utilizes professional judgment and nursing skills.
Interacts appropriately with all staff members.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Policies on the Intranet.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A.A.) or graduate of a school of nursing.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing.
Currently licensed as a professional nurse in the State of Iowa.
BCLS and ACLS certification within six months of employment.
Minimum of three years med/surg experience preferred.
Minimum of two years managerial/supervisory experience preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.