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Unit Director - Neurological ICU (ADMIN NURSE 4)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Unit Director - Neurological ICU (ADMIN NURSE 4)

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Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

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ICU Other-Neuro


8-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


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This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Neurological Intensive Care unit (Neuro ICU / NICU) is one of the largest and most sophisticated neurological intensive care units in the nation. It is a fast-paced, highly specialized unit providing exceptional quality care to critically ill adults with a wide array of neurological disorders, including those who undergo a variety of complex surgical procedures, interventional treatments and advance research treatment modalities.

The Neuro ICU cares for the most complex patients with neurological disorders including patients with subarachnoid hemorrhages, intracerebral hemorrhages, simple aneurysms and complicated multiple aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, acute ischemic strokes, brain tumors, seizure disorders and spinal disorders. The unit offers a variety of advanced neurological monitoring techniques and innovative interventions that allow for the best possible outcome for the patients. Patient care is driven by a multifaceted approach geared towards the highest quality of individualized care.

UCSF is a designated Primary Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission recognizing the neurological team s exceptional efforts in the care of stroke patients.

The Neuro ICU is composed of dedicated, astute critical care nurses committed to the pursuit of excellence in the neurosciences utilizing an evidence based approach that encompasses patient and family participation.

Professional growth and development is the foundation of the unit culture and philosophy. Neuro ICU strongly supports nurses by providing them with the necessary resources and skills to be successful in this extraordinary environment. Nurses keep abreast with the current neurological trends in care through participation in advanced Neuro classes and conferences.

The Neuro ICU staff also actively participate in many quality improvement projects, innovative researches and community collaborative efforts.

Job Summary

* Administratively responsible for ensuring the quality of patient care in the Neuro Intensive Care unit

* Serves as a role model for professional nursing practice

* Maintains twenty-four hour line management and responsibility for the administration of personnel, fiscal and material resources

* Responsible for maintaining the knowledge and abilities essential to the performance of stated behaviors

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required


Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum 3 years of progressive leadership/management experience in a Neuro Intensive Care Unit

* Bachelor s degree in Nursing

* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Demonstrated leadership/management skills and excellent interpersonal relationship skills

* Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Master of Science degree

* Previous administrative and/or clinical experience in an academic medical center

* Specialty Certification as a Critical Care RN or Nurse Executive preferred


* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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