Unit Director Pediatric ICU
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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 12/21/2016
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Title:
Unit Director Pediatric ICU
$49.33 / $8583
$98.66 / $17167
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The Manager functions in the areas of management, clinical and leadership responsibilities in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the PICU. Management responsibilities include assessment, planning and evaluating unit staffing, nursing care and unit management. Operate within budgeted parameters for staffing, and supplies. Monitor established standards for the environment for patient care and safety. Intervene during crisis situations as necessary. Counsel and teach all nursing staff as necessary. Interpret University Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures. Foster and promote open communications. Represent the Nursing Service/Assistant Director for the division in her absence. Serves as a liaison within Hospital System. Provides feedback to respective departments, directors, and/or managers in a timely manner. Promotes stability of the unit by providing clinical and administrative guidance and support. Provides leadership and direction to unit directors to ensure ongoing compliance with licensing and accreditation requirement. Leads and participates in committees, quality improvement teams and work group.
Develops and implements new programs through continuing education, staff meetings, training programs, standing committees and research. Provides specialized knowledge to assist unit directors, nurse managers and clinical staff with management of difficult patient/family or clinical problems identified through the performance improvement or other process, human resource management, fiscal management and patient satisfaction. Ensures development, implementation and migration of best practices for safe clinical practice and outcomes across the health system.
Serves as a content expert for designing and providing formal and informal training for physicians, clinical leaders, staff and other constituencies related to healthcare quality and patient safety. In collaboration with the medical directors and clinical managers, identifies the educational needs of patient care and staff; implements strategies to enable the staff to demonstrate ongoing clinical competency and role based professional practice. Consults with providers, management and staff to identify educational opportunities and simulation training for evidence based best practices.Assures that consistent standards of care are maintained across the continuum of care and health system.
Clinical responsibilities include serving as a role model, rounds, assisting staff in the administration of nursing care if necessary. Coordinates inter and intra-departmental activities related to the clinical expertise. Leadership responsibilities include demonstrated commitment to the organization; act as a resource for patient care staff, other health team members and staff coordinators. Collaborate with other Managers to ensure needs of the total service are met. Assume other duties as necessary. These may include but not be limited to admissions, discharges, transfers; staff, patient and visitor problems; dealing with the press, and serving on committees.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and current, active California R.N. licensure. MSN degree required.
Ability to serve as Manager of the Pediatric ICU. Advanced skills required in leading and mentoring Nursing unit directors sufficient to ensure ongoing compliance with licensing and accreditation requirements. Skills in developing and implementing new programs through continuing education, staff meetings, training programs, standing committees and research. Ability to assist nurse managers and clinical staff with management of difficult patient/family or clinical problems identified through the performance improvement or other process, human resource management, fiscal management and patient satisfaction Knowledge of principles and practices of patient care related to area of expertise. Knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles of sound fiscal management. Ability to counsel and teach. Competency in speaking English clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information to individuals at various levels of the organization. Ability to organize workload, set priorities which reflect the relative importance of the job responsibilities. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, patients, and families. Ability to write concisely and maintain written communications. Working knowledge of University, Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures. Ability to support institutional standards and operations systems.