The Nursing Director coordinates activities and organizational initiatives that enable VCU Health System to be recognized within the healthcare community for excellence in nursing and continued recognition as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Nursing Director is responsible for implementing, communicating, monitoring and evaluating professional practices, activities and strategies.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant clinical experience with five (5) years of progressive leadership or management experience
Experience in academic medical center environment
Masters Degree in Nursing or a related field. from an accredited school.
If Masters Degree is not in Nursing, then it is a requirement to have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Certification in specialty area
Independent action(s) required:
All day-to-day operations of the unit are handled independently.
Advice and guidance are sought from the Leadership Team Director on an as needed situational basis and when there is a major impact on activity outside the unit.
Actions that are taken without prior approval include daily operational functions and leadership of staff.
Advice and guidance are sought for termination of employees, handling employee grievances, review of annual unit goals and budget, approval on unit guidelines and procedures and review of staff annual performance evaluations.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Has full authority and accountability for actions and decisions within the scope of the position description and hospital policies and procedures.
All employees of the nursing unit report to this position; however, supervisory responsibilities may be delegated as appropriate.
Additional position requirements:
Required frequent visibility on all shifts and weekends to enhance staff communication and monitor staff effectiveness.
Age Specific groups served: N/A
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Physical - Lifting less than 20 lbs.
Other: describe - exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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