Director Patient Care - CV Critical Care

Requisition ID
2021-163537
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Cardiovascular ICU
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Standard
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location
TX-HOUSTON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

This position is responsible for providing and developing professional leadership in the nursing organization; coordination, implementation, administration, and evaluation of nursing care to patient and families; ensuring that high quality, cost effective nursing care is delivered and works to integrate the goals of the service and the hospital.  The individual in this position will assure the work environment adheres to regulatory requirements and departmental practices and processes reflect high quality standards which support excellence in patient care and a safe environment for patients, employees, physicians, visitors, and guests. Additionally, they must assure quality standards are implemented, maintained, and revisions to processes are updated and revised as appropriate. It is essential they monitor metrics to validate performance against national and system benchmarks and to ensure the delivery of competent clinical practice is consistently achieved.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to manage assigned sections both clinically and technically in accordance with institutional, state and federal standards.
  • Develop and manage operating and capital budgets, including directing creative strategies to lower costs while maintaining/enhancing quality; Responsible for overall performance according to budget.
  • In accordance with our Faithful Loving Care initiative, ensure that exceptional customer service is modeled and provided by assigned departments to patients, family, visitors, co-workers and physicians. Serve as a focal point of communication between members of assigned modalities, department staff and management.
  • Review and recommend department policies/procedures to ensure continuity and compliance with TJC and other regulatory requirements.
  • Provide daily supervision/direction of staff. Direct recruitment, staffing, counseling, documentation and discharge of personnel, assuring adequate and competent staffing on all shifts. Oversee training of clerical and technical staff to ensure operational proficiency. Maintain staffing model for staffing effectiveness.
  • Ensure appropriate space and allocation, prioritizing imaging resource needs based on goals of the organization. Participate in the planning, design and construction required for new and replacement equipment.
  • Participate in both short and long range planning, developing new procedures with appropriate coding, choosing capital equipment and determining FTE requirements. Monitor and approve supply expenditures including cost/benefit analysis and competitive bidding for capital equipment.
  • Ensure that quality control programs, including audits and accreditation standards, are maintained in accordance with TJC and regulatory agencies.
  •  Liaison between Radiology and other departments related to medical imaging initiatives and procedures; assist with existing or new medical imaging endeavors and other duties as assigned for patient care initiatives.

Qualifications

Education and Licensure Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree  and minimum of three (3) years leadership experience OR
    Master's Degree OR  
  • Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in the discipline
  • Must have license or certification in related Imaging Field

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on concurrent, multidisciplinary projects
  • Proficiency in office automation systems; familiarity with specific applications to the areas of responsibility, such as ADAC, HBOC and Internet

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