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Director of Nursing

Rockwall, TX, USA | American Hospital Association

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Oversee the operational, personnel and fiscal management of assigned areas of responsibility with an emphasis on high quality, cost effective patient care.

Monitor daily productivity, addressing variance from established standards and adjust staffing to maintain established productive standard.

Establish annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, conduct monitoring, analysis, process changes, reporting and re-evaluation of prepared goals to Nursing Quality Council and Clinic Quality Council.

Investigate adverse events, review data and findings, assessing for trends, acting on self-remediation needs and identify opportunities for development.

Collaborate with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues which enhance the provision of patient care and satisfaction.

Conduct and participate in daily rounds to identify immediate needs, monthly patient room rounds, monthly Environment of Care Rounds, Tracers, and Patient Safety Rounds, and acts on findings in a timely manner.

Establish opportunities to acquire input, to include unit monthly Action Unit Committees, input at staff meetings and other creative mechanisms.

Comply with requirements of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies.

Design measurements and tools to evaluate achievement and education strategies.

Identify and clearly communicate communication gaps in staff knowledge and/or competency.

Directs the effective management of financial, informational and personnel resources to ensure efficient operations and continuity of care.


Bachelors required.

Master's degree preferred; may consider 50% or more or course requirements to obtain Master’s degree.

5-8 years progressive nursing management experience required.

Three to five years progressive nursing management experience required.

Complete and maintain professional and technical licensures/certifications required

Maintain membership in professional nursing organization.

BCLS and ACLS are required in some departments.

Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitate (CPR)

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