Responsible for daily operations of the department for the provision of effective patient care. Accountable for staff supervision and patient care management for a select program and/or a defined workgroup. Identifies and accomplishes program goals and outcomes. Maintains regulatory and professional standards/requirements. Supports and maintains a cost effective, progressive and customer-focused service.
Degree/Diploma Obtained Program of Study Required/Preferred
Bachelors Nursing Required
- All newly hired Assistant Directors - Nursing must achieve their Master's degree (in a health related field such as MSN, MEd, MHA, MBA) within 5 years of their hire date as an Assistant Director.
- All current Assistant Directors who will retire within 5 years of January 5, 2015 are exempt and do not have to acquire a Master's degree.
- All current Assistant Directors who have at least 20 years of continuous service as an RN or Assistant Director at Cone Health do not have to acquire a Master's degree.
- All other Assistant Directors who do not meet the above criteria must acquire a Master's degree by January 5, 2020.
Years of Experience Type of Experience Required/Preferred
3 Healthcare-Registered Nurse Required
3 or more years of nursing experience with leadership activities
Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.
Supervises and role models the nursing process to assist staff in providing patient care appropriate to the needs of high and low volume patient populations with unpredictable needs. Demonstrates strong clinical skill in assessing subtle changes in patients' condition, recognizes others abilities to do the same. Verifies that the patients' initial assessment is completed based on their condition. Verifies that initial data base and ongoing assessment includes collaboration with the patients, significant others and other health care providers for patients. Verifies that patients consistently have a plan of care based on the assessment data including discharge planning in collaboration with the patient, significant others, and healthcare providers is developed and well documented. Collaborates with staff to assure that a plan of care is initiated on admission based on measureable outcomes with progress monitored on an ongoing basis. Evaluates patient progression toward desired outcomes and takes action by coordinating and communicating alternative actions with staff to promote patient progression and overcome barriers. Verifies ensuring interventions are consistent with plan of care and documented with patient response. Demonstrates skillful responses to patient, family, and colleague's needs based on the specific need and the particular context of the situation. Monitors variances to expected outcomes and identifies any trends, making suggestion of needed changes needed to optimize patient outcomes for patient populations. Assures staff involves patient, significant others, and health care providers in the evaluation process.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)
ABOUT CONE HEALTH:
Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on. Extraordinary patient care is about being “high-touch” as well as “high-tech”. Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community. Additionally, as one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four urgent care centers, a retirement community, and more than 100 physician practice sites. Our tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.
Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation.
Internal Number: 4056
About Cone Health
Cone Health is a not-for-profit network of health care providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties. Our tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four urgent care centers, a retirement community, more than 75 physician practice sites and multiple centers of excellence.