Director of Critical Care (RN) - Critical Care
Company: Washington Regional
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Job Posting: Director of Critical Care (RN) Employment Type:
Full Time Location: Washington Regional Medical Center -
Fayetteville, AR Department: Critical Care Shift: Monday - Friday
FTE: Job Number: JO-2110-44215 Date Posted: 10/14/2021 Categories:
Licensed Nurses Washington Regional
Washington Regional Medical Center is our regions only locally
governed, community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system. Our
system includes a 425-bed acute care hospital located in the heart
of Fayetteville supported by our clinic system - including primary,
specialty and urgent care operations - that span across Northwest
Arkansas into Harrison and Eureka Springs. Being heavily supported
and invested in our community makes Washington Regional a unique
employer, encouraging staff to give back to the community in which
we live and work and give back to each other.Washington Regional
Mission, Vision and Values prove to be a firm foundation and
inspiration from which we fulfill our purpose.Mission: Washington
Regional is committed to improving the health of people in
communities we serve through compassionate, high quality care,
prevention and wellness education.
Vision: To be the leading healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas
--- the best place to receive care and the best place to give
Values: To treat others patients and their families, visitors,
physicians, and each other as we would want to be treated.Director
of Nursing, Critical Care
Reports to Chief Nursing Officer and is responsible for organizing,
planning, directing and evaluating Medical Center patient care
services for the ICU and CCU (40 beds). Works with organizational
leadership and key stakeholders to develop strategic goals,
implement plans, and evaluate outcomes. Oversees the work of the
department manager, educator, clinical coordinators, and department
Supports staff education and development which cultivates leaders
at the unit level who can act to fulfill Washington Regionals
mission, vision, and values.
Sets expectations, guides and motivates patient care staff to
promote Washington Regionals mission, values, and strategic
Helps to develop a unit culture which creates a clear vision for
the future and defines the values that underlie day to day
activities and meets the changing needs of the community.
Develops and implements productivity measures and methods of budget
control to further the mission, values, and strategic plan.
Encourages performance improvement activities which ensure that
patient care standards of practice are consistent with nationally
recognized current professional standards.
Draws on information from a variety of resources to alter processes
and improve performance.
Actively participates with other hospital leaders to promote WRMCs
strategic plan and to implement strategic patient care initiatives
that support community health needs.
Provides a framework in which unit managers, coordinators and
employees can effectively plan, direct, coordinate, provide, and
improve health care services.
Actively participates to lead recruitment, retention, and staff
development efforts to promote the medical centers goals.
Oversees the development and implementation of standards, policies
and procedures, critical paths, and other processes which integrate
patient care services in assigned unit(s).
Accurately assesses needs of patients, satisfaction of patients and
families, and other users of services to develop a unit culture
focused on continuously improving performance to meet the changing
needs of the community and patient population served.
Coordinates unit programs and plans of patient care that describe
how patients needs are assesses, evaluated, and met.
Guides the governance of nursing practice within assigned
Ensures effective performance improvement activities are integrated
into the framework of all assigned departments.
Directly oversees the development and maintenance of the stroke and
spine programs.Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Professional knowledge of patient care practices, theories,
management and research, basic statistics and health care standards
as normally acquired through completion of a Masters degree in a
clinical discipline, Hospital Administration, or other closely
related field in order to gain full understanding of patient care
functions. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a
Current Arkansas state license as a Registered Nurse required.
Minimum 4 years progressively more responsible related work
experience which includes a minimum of 1 year supervisory and
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective
leadership to subordinate personnel and effectively communicate
with a wide variety of hospital personnel, patients, families,
community residents and other customers.
Advanced analytical skills necessary to develop and implement new
nursing systems, techniques and procedures; determine needs for
capital equipment, personnel, expense and revenue budgets; and
prepare special and recurring reports or analyses.Physical
The majority of time is spent sitting (up to 80% of work time) with
frequent standing and walking of short distances (up to 20% of work
This position is occasionally required to lift and carry objects
weighing up to 10 lb. (up to 20% of work time.)
Travel among system facilities is required.
This position functions in both office and clinical settings, with
potential for exposure to communicable disease and body fluids
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