AMBULATORY NURSING DIRECTOR

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2021-5839
Category
NURSING
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for establishing consistent nursing practice among SEARHC ambulatory clinics. The Ambulatory Nursing Director also works to align all nursing staff with goals and objectives as well as the mission, vision and values of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC).       

 

The position also functions as the consortium-wide point person for clinical support and functions. The incumbent works closely with the Vice Presidents, Medical Directors and Clinic Administrators to improve clinic functions and flow, enhances the patient experience, and ensures staff training and competency.

 

Position Complexities

 

The position assumes a primary responsibility for leadership and development of clinic nursing staff.  This includes administrative support, programmatic development and continued quality improvement. The candidate provides direction for professional development of clinic nursing staff, supports operational improvement aspects of clinics in collaboration with the Medical Directors and Clinic Managers. Works cooperatively and closely with all department heads and staff to promote improved patient and staff satisfaction and quality care. The role of the Ambulatory Nursing Director is heavily matrixed and requires a high degree of clinical nursing knowledge as well as leadership and the ability to influence change and collaborate with multiple departments and teams.

 

The position works within very fast paced clinical settings.  The incumbent must be able to physically move quickly through the environment, at a quick pace, stand for long periods of time, have the ability to bend, stoop, climb and move to the floors.  The incumbent must be able to follow complex directions, multi-task, and solve problems quickly and accurately.  The incumbent anticipates the needs of others and seeks help when appropriate. Willingness to travel to remote sites in Southeast Alaska by small aircraft.

Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership: Acts as an ambulatory leader with the Clinic Administrators and Medical Directors, meeting regularly with both to improve clinical nursing services. Maintain and role model high standards of professionalism for staff members to follow. Develop strategies aimed at creating collaboration among all clinics. The incumbent acts as a representative for nursing in a collegial and creative manner and encourages professional growth among the clinic nursing staff, functions as a coach and mentor for other primary care clinic nurse leaders in daily operations and improvement initiatives.  The incumbent recognizes and rewards nursing achievement within ambulatory care. Collaborates with hospital CNO’s for consortium-wide nursing agendas. 
  2. Nursing Staff: Participates in recruiting, hiring and mentoring of new nursing staff as appropriate. Provides for professional growth and development of nursing staff. Partners with other leaders to develop nursing professional development programs and recruitment pipelines for SEARHC.
  3. Advisory Roles – Observe existing healthcare industry standards, evaluating results and preparing reports on the best approach for the ambulatory division streamline operations and nursing functions.  Provides input and guidance on process improvement recommendations, planning and implementation of clinical pilot programs for standardization among ambulatory care sites.   Consult with senior leadership regarding clinical nursing policy.  Attend and consult on consortium-wide committees.
  4. Liaison Role – Bridges work relationships between physicians, nurses and administrators and actively assists with nursing practice development.  Understands and incorporates the special staffing aspects of each clinic, clinic processes, and available resources across the consortium.    Promotes retention, job satisfaction, work-life balance, and equal opportunities at all sites.   Liaisons with organizational department heads for quality assurance in all clinical areas: Lab, Radiology, HR, Employee Health, Compliance Officer, IT, Patient Experience, etc
  5. Champions and maintains constant Joint Commission, CMS, HRSA, and other regulatory agency readiness.  Assures that policies, process and the care environment are in compliance.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services.

Qualifications:

Education

  • BSN higher from and accredited Nursing Program
  • MSN preferred

Experience

  • 5 years nurse management level experience to include a broad background and progressive leadership responsibilities. 
  • 2 year of supervisory/managerial experience in the health care field
  • 2 years experience in primary care or other ambulatory clinic setting

 

License and Certification

  • Current State of Alaska licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Nursing process and the ability to apply this knowledge in the working environment
  • Ambulatory clinic flow
  • Improvement processes

Skills:

  • Clinical skills including assessment, intervention, discharge, anticipation of needs, and data collection
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Leadership skills

Ability to:

  • Multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment
  • Promote open communication
  • Problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with other staff and departments

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