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Director, Nursing

Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Location: Yakima
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with our Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment. ROLE SUMMARY Organizes and administers all areas of the Nursing service department. The Director performs a variety of administrative and managerial functions. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, directs and monitors activities of the assigned departments as reflected in the mission of Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) and in accordance with federal, state, local laws and regulations as well as standards established by Joint Commission.
  • Promotes sound fiscal operation by maintaining an effective budgeting process within the division.
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) regarding budgeting, cost and financial matters.
  • Actively participates with leaders across the organization in decision making structures and processes for the planning, promoting and conducting of organization wide performance improvement activities.
  • Directs the operations of assigned departments and appraises their performances, including authority to hire and terminate, subject to CNO approval.
  • Directs and assists department Managers in establishing measurements of performance, increased productivity, cost controls and maximum utilization of staff and facilities.
  • Organizes, directs and staffs assigned departments in a manner commensurate with the scope of services provided and to ensure safe and quality patient care.
  • Investigates complaints by staff, Providers, patients and/or their families regarding patient care.
  • Participates in appropriate community, state and national nursing and hospital associations and professional organizations.
  • Participates in the maintenance and revision of the salary program for nursing division employees in accordance with hospital policies, nursing union contract and state labor laws.
  • Participates with Managers and Administration in planning for adequate facilities, equipment and supplies influencing the performance of nursing and medical personnel in their care of patients.
  • Leading continuous improvement through VMPS.
  • Coordinates and integrates policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  • Participates with the top management team in formulating, administering and evaluating organizational strategy and policy. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Business, Healthcare Administration or related field required. Masters degree preferred. Experience: Minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in healthcarel setting required. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required. Nursing Administration Certification preferred. ABOUT US: Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported. As the regions leading health care provider and Yakimas largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you! Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.

Keywords: Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima , Director, Nursing, Executive , Yakima, Washington

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