Under the leadership of the department director, the assistant director collaborates with the director in planning, goal setting, developing department budgets, and coordinating supplies/equipment, staffing, and care/service to carry out the department’s responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner in conjunction with and support of Community Hospital’s strategic plan.
The assistant director is responsible and accountable for assigned tasks such as supervising the department’s daily operations, including but not limited to, being a resource and role model to staff for problem resolution with issues with patient care, service delivery, safety, supplies, equipment, computer software, and customer concerns.
The assistant direct ensures staff have the appropriate orientation/training and competence for the care/service provided and that all staff adhere to Exceeding Expectations standards for professional conduct. This is achieved through supportive training, coaching, developing, evaluating staff performance, policy/procedure enforcement, and corrective action, if necessary.
The assistant director plays a major role in supporting quality initiatives through ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, collection and analysis of quality and performance improvement data, assisting with development of future performance improvement targets and quality initiatives, and development or revision of department policies and procedures, as needed.
The assistant director supports financial viability with attention on expenses, revenue, utilization and productivity in assigned cost centers, and tactical execution of Lean concepts.
Must have three years of experience as an RN in an acute care hospital, health system, or comparable health setting within the past 5 yeas with previous management/charge nurse experience. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Experience with cardiovascular diagnostics is required.
Must have clinical experience in cardiac and vascular conditions and an understanding of and experience with clinical information technology systems.
Bachelor’s degree is required or currently enrolled in formal BSN program or enrollment in courses that can be applied to completion of formal BSN program within six months of hire into the Assistant Director position. Must complete BSN within five years of hire. Masters Degree preferred.
State of California RN license required. American Heart Association Provider BLS and ACLS are required. Specialty Certification in Cardiovascular nursing preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Assigned Work Hours:
Exempt, day shift