NHS Solutions has an immediate opening for an experienced Interim Nurse Leader in Long Term Care. Our client in New England seeks a team player who will be responsible for management of satellite patient care unit including clinical oversight, personnel management, financial management, quality management and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Duties/Leadership Competencies:

  • Regularly conducts rounding with patients and staff on all shifts
  • Organizes the daily operations and patient care on multiple units
  • Allocates appropriate staffing resources, including skill mix and experience/competency, based on acuity, to ensure patient care needs are met
  • Develops charge nurses to establish appropriate patient care oversight on the nursing units
  • Assists in preparation of, and monitors salary, non-salary and capital budgets for assigned areas and ensure spending within budgeted parameters in relation to the census
  • Collaborates with Human Resource staff for performance related and/or disciplinary concerns.
  • Hires, orients, develops and evaluates nursing staff
  • Ensures safe and effective care through direct observation, timely reporting of patient incidents, unit quality monitoring, data analysis and performance improvement
  • Actively participates in hospital wide quality improvement initiatives, nursing department initiatives and unit based initiatives through continuous monitoring and system improvements
  • Adheres to ANA Code of Ethics and Nursing Standards of Practice
  • Collaborates with all members of patient care services and nursing leadership by maintaining an active dialogue to ensure effective departmental operations, staff development/education and safe patient care
  • Hires, develops, supports, evaluates and retains qualified staff
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements related to patient care, including The Joint Commission and Department of Public Health/CMS. Takes steps to ensure unit compliance with these standards
  • Accountable for continuous self- learning and professional development and for instilling these behaviors in direct reports
  • Leads and participates in committee/task forces/projects as assigned within patient care services and/or the hospital

Key Requirements:

  • Registered to practice nursing in the state
  • BSN
  • Minimum of 5 years of acute hospital experience with demonstrated expert clinical competence preferably in cardiopulmonary or critical care
  • Prior nursing leadership experience
  • Commitment to quality patient care, nursing process and the interdisciplinary team process

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