Excellence isn't just a word at Methodist Hospital System.
It's what drives our staff each day and what makes us the most preferred healthcare provider for San Antonio and its surrounding counties.
Ours is a hospital deep-rooted in tradition that is patient-focused, faith-based and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. It's our promise to you as we strive to carry out the mission of Methodist Healthcare: Serving Humanity to Honor God.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare System of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.
If you would like to join us in leading our vision to make San Antonio the healthiest city in the nation, then join Methodist Excellence. It starts with you. General Statement of Duties:
The Director, Nursing is responsible to the Senior Director, Vice President and/or the Chief Nursing Officer for facilitating, coordinating and delegating the delivery of patient care to a defined group of patients during their entire hospitalization period. The Director, Nursing provides leadership and overall responsibility for the functioning of assigned clinical patient care/procedural unit(s). She/he is responsible 24 hours a day, with full accountability, for the staffing and management of patient care in each of his/her units, for promoting the practice of professional nursing in a specified patient care area, and for the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources (human and material) needed to fulfill those responsibilities. She/he acts as a liaison between physicians and the patient care team and works cooperatively with administrators, physicians, staff, other managers and all customers of the Methodist Healthcare System to provide services, which consistently meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. This is accomplished by assessing and prioritizing opportunities to improve, plan and implement effective changes and evaluate outcomes of process improvement activities. The Director, Nursing models behavior consistent with the MHS management philosophy. Qualifications: Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Note: Current MHS employees who completed a Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing degree program who are currently in a Nurse Director position have until 1/1/2014 to meet BSN education requirements. Experience:
- Three years recent RN acute care experience.
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service l ine, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). Preferred:
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required
- Master's Degree in Nursing or related field; 1-year management experience as a charge RN, clinical care manager/supervisor, or manager.
- 5 years of Management experience in Critical Care ICU
- Must have current RN license to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas. Must have Texas RN license within 90 days of hire.
Job Description Appendix A: Physical Requirements Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:
- Supervised By: CNO, VP or designee
- Supervision Of: Licensed and unlicensed unit staff
( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _40_ hours or more per week inside.
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately _ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):
Sitting 60 % Standing 20 % Walking 20 % = 100% LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS:
Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
(X) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.
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