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Director of Nursing – Emergency Department - Jefferson Hwy

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

This position assumes responsibility for the delivery of patient care that promotes safety and well-being of all patients in the assigned department(s) on a twenty four hour basis; plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the overall clinical nursing practice and administrative activities, including fiscal, material and human resource management. Participates in the development and implementation of hospital policies and procedures, maintains open communication with all staff and administrative team to promote improvement in performance, assumes responsibility for the role of administrative supervisor as needed, and provides leadership and support to encourage the optimum development and performance of each staff member.

Ochsner Medical Center has attained its fourth Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice

Education

Required - Registered Nurse Diploma

Preferred - Master's degree in Nursing


Work Experience
Required - 3 years-clinical nurse experience and one year of experience in a hospital environment for position as a manager, supervisor or charge nurse .


Certifications

Required - Current RN License in the state of practice, BLS, and ACLS.

PALS required if employed in area that treats pediatric population

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of nursing practice and exceptional leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills and self directed
  • Strong leadership skills


Job Duties

  • Provides effective leadership to the assigned departments(s) of responsibility.    
  • Conducts financial management.
  • Conducts resource management.
  • Participates in activities for professional growth and development.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer, including participation in     Interdepartmental and Extracurricular Activities.


Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms.  The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Director of Nursing – Emergency Department - Jefferson Hwy, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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