The Director has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the overall program operations and patient care provided in a clinical area 24/7. This individual displays competence in the 5 core health care competencies of interdisciplinary team work, quality improvement, evidence based practice, patient focused care and informatics. Responsibilities include organizational planning, compliance with regulatory standards, fiscal management, setting and maintaining standards of nursing care and practice, coordinating services, and providing for the professional growth of staff. Daily responsibilities include upholding the standard of care with all staff, patient care and concerns, staff concerns, communication with staff, monthly budget reporting, staffing of the unit on a shift by shift basis, attending various meetings and committee requirements.
Works within Interdisciplinary Teams
Values Communication and Relationship Building
Utilizes Informatics/Business Skills
Applies Leadership and Professional Practice Skills
Applies Quality and Patient-Focused Care
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.