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NURSING ADMINISTRATION - Req #81813
Job Title: Administrative Coordinator Nursing
An Assistant Administrator is a registered professional nurse with progressive administrative experience who supports Clinical Nurse Managers and Clinical Directors of clinical unit groups/specialty areas to fulfill responsibilities for overall management of hospital and patient care services on assigned shifts.
- Assists clinical nurses to solve patient care problems.
- Coordinates flow of patients to assigned beds and collaborates with the Patient Access Service to facilitate appropriate patient placement
- Supports, implements, and interprets the philosophy, objectives, policies and standards for nursing care of patients and families.
- Investigates patient complaints and applies appropriate interventions as necessary. Refers follow-up solutions to clinical nurse manager or other appropriate person.
- Assists nursing staff with needle-stick injury follow-up as per Blood and Body Fluids Exposure policy (Infection Control policy B-3.2). Assists nursing personnel to establish and implement safety standards and to monitor environment for hazard.
- Identifies educational needs of staff and communicates needs to Clinical Nurse Manager and Education Specialist.
- Functions as a role model for staff by demonstrating appropriate knowledge base, competency in clinical abilities, technical skills and critical thinking.
- Participates in committee activities of the Nursing Department, and the Medical Center.
- Keeps knowledge current regarding trends and developments in nursing theory, practice and administration.
- Participates in and utilizes research pertinent to nursing practice.
- Assists clinical nurses to develop patient management and leadership skills.
- Provides feedback to Clinical Nurse Managers regarding performance of personnel assigned to shift of responsibility.
- Attends conferences for professional development and shares information with colleagues/ Nursing staff.
- Considers ethical issues with patient care and upholds the Code of Ethics in Nursing Practice.
- Maintains responsiveness to the diverse backgrounds and experiences of other people and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Identifies, evaluates and intercedes in institutional problems of an immediate nature. Refers follow-up to appropriate department manager/administrator on call as needed and maintains continuity of communications between shifts through verbal report and concise written administrative report.
- Participates in the formation of personnel policies, interprets established policies and evaluates their effectiveness.
- Supports implementation of the vision, goals and objectives of the Department, Clinical Services, and individual patient care units.
- Determines utilization and allocation of personnel based on patient acuity, unit activity and staff competence.
- Facilitates coordination of care for designated area(s) of responsibility. Assists other Administrators in problem solving.
- Interprets institutional policies, goals, and philosophy of the hospital to appropriate personnel.
- Interprets and implements collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) affecting staff. Responds to Protest of Assignments (POAs) in a timely manner as detailed in the CBA
- Initiates counseling and/or disciplinary actions as appropriate.
- Appropriately and effectively represents the hospital in all external communications.
- Considers budgetary goals when facilitating staffing decisions such as staff OT approval and use of non-staff supplementation.
- Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives and implementation of corrective action plan.
- Participates in maintenance of compliance with regulatory agency standards.
- Demonstrates awareness of the identification, documentation and processing of core measure patients.
- Assists staff in death certificate process and contacting next of kin (Administrative policy A3-115).
- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required; Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred
- Relevant progressive clinical and administrative experience
- NYS RN License and current Registration
- MS Office Suite - Intermediate