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Job SummaryServes as Chief Administrative Officer in the absence of Hospital Administrative Staff. The role is designed to interface with all departments in order to solve problems in the absence of Administration or appropriate management. Demonstrates superior and effective communication skills.
- Makes rounds on all units to support nursing and help problem solve by coaching and mentoring Charge Nurses and staff RN's. Obtains report from the Charge Nurse on each unit regarding the following: staffing, hospital falls, AMA's, patient complaints, problems, etc. Coach and mentor Charge Nurses to help proactively solve problems.
- Works with the Resource Staffing Department to help stabilize core staffing levels throughout the hospital.
- Works with the Customer Service Department to resolve customer service related issues involving Nursing. Responds to and manages patient/family and physician complaints. Resolves immediate issues and documents incident and forwards information on to the appropriate individuals, i.e., Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Administrator on call, Risk Management, or Customer Service. Refers all inquiries of lost valuables to the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, etc. in their absence.
- Works with an Administrator on call to resolve issues related to customer complaints, facility/intra-departmental issues, disaster management, etc. Coordinates bed management/diversion issues with the Administrator on call, Nursing Leadership, and the Patient Placement Coordinators.
- Reviews all deaths for Medical Examiner/Coroner if appropriate. Reviews death certificates for completeness with appropriate follow-up as needed. Handles other related issues as needed (e.g., organ donation, autopsies, etc.)
- Works with Employee Health and Infection Control to provide support in enforcing policies and procedures regarding patients and staff, i.e., blood body fluid exposure, TB screenings, etc.
- Serves in the role of Planning Chief and temporary Incident Commander in the event of a disaster. Initiates the disaster beeper alert system.
- Collaborates with and directs Security on miscellaneous issues, e.g., trespass notices, inclement weather, release of bodies, patient watches, etc. Works with Plant Operations and Engineering on facility issues such as power outages, water line ruptures, elevator stoppages, fires, inclement weather, etc.
- Works with and assists Public Relations to meet the needs of the news media in regard to patient conditions and matters of public record.
- Acts as a resource and support to Nursing Management regarding policies and procedures, i.e., drug diversion, fitness for duty, human resource issues, legal, clinical, MD issues, etc. Collaborates and coordinates with Administration and Risk Management to address sensitive legal and clinical situations in an appropriate manner consistent with hospital policies and procedures. Acts as a resource for screening and initiating the ethical consult process.
- Manages critical personnel issues in the absence of appropriate management that need immediate attention such as fitness for duty, insubordination, sleeping on duty, theft, and possession of a firearm. Ensures employees are treated according to appropriate personnel policies. Incidences and actions taken to be documented and forwarded to the appropriate Manager, Director, and Administrator for follow-up.
GENERAL JOB EXPECTATIONS:
* Demonstrates superior and effective communication skills.
* Serves as a role model for other employees by performance and action.* Is an effective representative for the department.
This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
- 5 years of Nursing experience
Current South Carolina R.N. License (Lawson Code NLRN)
In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements
Other Required Skills and Experience
All current job incumbents as of July 1, 2014 will have a grace period of one (1) year to enroll in an accredited BSN or MSN program and four (4) years to obtain a BSN or MSN from an accredited program by July 1, 2018. To remain qualified for this position, incumbents must demonstrate continued enrollment and progress in an accredited nursing program until a BSN or MSN is conferred.
Work ShiftVariable (United States of America)
LocationOconee Medical Campus
Facility1064 Oconee Memorial Hospital
Department10649085 Nursing Executives
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