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Vice President, Nursing Services

Company: AMS Dialysis Recruiters
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

VICE PRESIDENT, NURSING SERVICESPOSITION DESCRIPTION General Statement of Duties:The Vice President, Nursing Services (VPNS) is responsible for 24-hour per day supervision and management of patient care to ensure that high quality dialysis service is delivered to all patients in all facilities. The primary responsibility of the position is to ensure that high quality nursing care is delivered to each patient by nursing personnel. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing required. Master's degree is required. Licensure & Certification: Must have a current Registered Nurse (RN) license from the WA State Board of Nursing.•Current certification of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card. National Advanced Practice certification in Renal or Dialysis Nursing preferred Experience: Minimum of five years' experience in clinical nursing. Minimum of five years' experience in Acute and/or Chronic Hemodialysis. Minimum of two years' experience in Peritoneal Dialysis preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office software suite required. Two years' experience with patient and staff education; supervisory position preferred. Skills & Abilities: Operate a computer. Knowledge of universal safety precautions and infection control procedures. Knowledge to utilize every type of dialysis access with ease, understanding their functions, and teach others to analyze and use them appropriately. Read, write, speak, and understand English for the purpose of following written policies and procedures, completion of reports, and communicating with others in the work setting. Understand, adapt, apply, and communicate policy and procedural changes. Approach work requirements in a methodical and conscientious manner. Prioritize tasks and follow them through to completion in a timely manner, with minimal supervision. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Consistently arrive at work on time, and maintain excellent attendance. Identify, assess, and resolve problems in a timely fashion. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, patients, nephrologist, and visitors as needed. React calmly and effectively in emergency situations, always keeping in mind the importance of "deflating" conflict in every health care setting. Maintain quality control standards. Follow the organization's policies and procedures. Maintain work area in a neat and orderly manner. Maintain current knowledge of patients and the care provided. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure that clinical policies and procedures are compliant with accepted practice guidelines and State and Federal regulations. Participate in strategic planning for the needs of the organization, in collaboration with the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Director, Administrative Services (DAS), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and other members of management. Oversee the operations and support the goals of the Dietitian, Social Services, Staff Training and Education, Home Program, Hospital Services, and In-Center clinical departments. Contribute to the analysis and improvement of quality patient outcomes, as part of the Corporate Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI) team. Oversee and coordinate Department of Health or other regulatory inspections. Conduct or delegate future clinical employee interviews. Make recommendations for employment and salary to the COO/CEO, with ultimate decision-making resting with the CEO. Coordinate the admission of new patients and make recommendations for acceptance/refusal, as needed. Coordinate the involuntary discharge of patients and report to the COO and CMO, with ultimate decision-making resting with the CEO. Collaborate with the manager to direct the disciplinary process of clinical staff. Collaborate with Human Resources to ensure the clinical managers are compliant with employment policies, procedures, and regulations. Attend regular meetings including Corporate Committee, Corporate QAPI, Operations, Quality of Care, Department Head, Clinical Managers, and others as assigned. As directed, represent the CEO in external presentations, advocating for the clinic. An example would be to present to graduating nursing students at various colleges and vocational programs. Function as a liaison between clinic and referring facilities and physicians. Oversee facility manager involvement in assigned Network projects. Ensure proper Network notifications occur when required related to patient status and facility operations. OTHER FUNCTIONS Supervise and direct patient care staff. Commute to all facilities. As directed by CEO, represent company in the community at events and meetings. Provide opportunity for continuing education to patient care staff. Attend all mandatory organizational programs and maintain documentation for all unit specific certification requirements. Actively participate in Department Head and Quality of Care meetings, and is available as needed for Patient Care Conferences. Participate in unit/organization performance improvement activities to ensure the development and implementation of processes, which supports continuous quality improvement and effective work performance. Initiate disciplinary or corrective action when necessary. Oversee and delegate adequate staffing and scheduling of the patient care team. Other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned on an as-needed basis. REQUIREMENTS Physical Demands: Regularly required to stand, sit, or walk for considerable periods of time. Lifting, positioning, or physically moving patients. Pushing wheelchairs and dialysis or other medical equipment. Frequently reaching, bending, kneeling, or stooping, and other range of motion activities. Lifting 30-50 lb. containers or boxes. Viewing a computer screen for two or more hours at a time. Visual acuity to discern changes in patient's skin and/or blood color, differentiate between colors of medication and/or solutions, interpret typed or handwritten documentation, and identify labels appropriately. Hearing acuity, within correctable to normal range, to communicate effectively with others, to discern changes in patient conditions and to hear equipment alarms. Manual dexterity sufficient to manipulate medical records, equipment, and perform other essential job functions. Periodically required to work long hours and occasional weekends.Mental Demands: Occasional stress from dealing with ill people. Prioritize when confronted with conflicting work tasks/schedules. Occasional stress due to medical emergency situations. Perform calculations and be able to teach basic algebra. Apply educational and practical experience to perform accurate and complete assignments. Determining and communicating departmental needs. Occasional stress due to work demands. Evaluating appropriateness of documentation.Other Requirements: Continue to improve professional competence through related literature, attendance at in-services and national external conferences, etc., and maintain a personal education profile. Work at any facility. Maintain the confidentiality of patient and employee information. Successfully complete mandatory in-service trainings. Maintain professional relationships and appropriate boundaries with patients. Dedication to professionalism, maturity, caring, and diplomacy. Comply with mandatory COVID Vaccination policy. EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE USED Computer and computer-related equipment. Microsoft Word and Excel software. Facsimile and copy machines. Telephone. Other equipment and tools necessary to perform the functions of the position. WORK ENVIRONMENT Potential exposure to bloodborne, respiratory, and airborne diseases. Exposure to industrial and pharmacological hazards as defined in various Safety Data Sheets. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances, including unpredictable situations. Typically quiet with occasional periods of heightened traffic through work area, increased noise level, and interruptions. JOB RELATIONSHIPS Supervision by: Chief Operating OfficerWorkers supervised: Regional Director, Nursing Services; Director, Nutrition Services; Director, Social Services; Home Program Director; Hospital Services Program Nurse Manager; Hospital Services Program Nurse Supervisor; Direct Care Managers; Staff Education and Training Manager; Admissions Coordinator; Staff Schedulers. OTHER POSITION DETAILS Basic Life Classification: Class 1 - Management or Supervisors Mileage Reimbursement Category: Category 5 NOTICE REQUIREMENTS To resign this position in good standing, the employee must give 60 days' notice, in writing, to their supervisor and Human Resources. Employees who have successfully completed their orientation period and provided this advance notice of resignation will receive the value of any accrued Paid Vacation Leave (PVL).
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 12/20/2022

Keywords: AMS Dialysis Recruiters, Everett , Vice President, Nursing Services, Executive , Everett, Washington

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