Duty Station: Cheyenne, Wyoming
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The Nurse IV is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing units/programs. Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Patient Care Service and other services.
The Associate Chief Nurse (ACN) of Specialty Care provides executive leadership and direct supervision to the Nurse Managers over the following units: Medical/Surgical Specialty Clinics, Chemotherapy/Infusion, Wound Care, Primary Care Clinics and other areas as assigned.
- Assesses, plans, and evaluates the processes and daily operations of designated units.
- In collaboration with the Associated Chief of Staff for Medicine and Surgery and Chief of Mental Health, designs and implements interdisciplinary programs within the service and medical center.
- Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other models in areas not yet under NHPPD, managing overtime, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff.
- Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually.
- Reviews EPRP, VASQUIP, IPEC, Performance Measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Nurse Executive Team, Nurse Managers, the service, and the medical center.
- Reports directly to the Associated Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive.
Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care. Responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing units/programs. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) Assist nurse managers and advances practitioners to carry out the functions and activities expected of them, (2) Contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of nursing organization-wide, (3) Assist in policy-making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of administrative and clinical programs, and (4) Collaborate with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730-1600
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.