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  • Director of Nursing

    Job ID
    2017-37134
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Family Birth Center
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    Mercy Medical Center Merced
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    MERCED
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Mon-Fri, 9-5 PM
  • Overview

    Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.

    Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary: 

    Directs the provision of nursing care in a business unit while maintaining standards of patient care.

    • Responsible for the overall quality of care provided by the nursing personnel. Advises medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service and strategies.
    • Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups.
    • Monitors the operations of the nursing staff and ensures compliance with regulations on organizational and governmental standards and practices. Schedules staff and conducts employee performance reviews.
    • Provides nursing care to patients on an as needed basis.

     

     

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    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    • Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately in both clinical and non-clinical situations.
    • Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
    • Understanding of the business value of diverse perspectives and opinions and ability to understand, appreciate and employ the unique contributions of associates of varied cultures, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages, points of view, etc.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, evidence-based practice and policies and procedures relevant to function and organization.
    • Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.
    • Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.

    Education and Experience: 

    • Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience and two (2) years of leadership experience.
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (e.g. BSN) and Master's degree in nursing or other-related field (e.g., MSN/MBA/MHA).
    • Licensure: Registered Nursing License (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Special Skills: None specified.
    • Training: None specified.

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