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Friday, August 10, 2007

Nursing Dept. Mgr. RN - Los Angeles CA

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Nursing Dept. Mgr. RN

US-CA-Los Angeles

Health care is changing. Kaiser Permanente leads the way. More than eight million people rely on us for their healthcare. Join our outstanding team and make a difference...every day. Our quality of care is unmatched and so are our health care careers. Employment opportunities are available throughout our California Region, made up of 28 acute care hospitals, including two specialty tertiary centers and 120 ambulatory care centers. Our 85,000 employees and more than 7,000 physicians provide the highest quality of care to over 6 million members. Come join our award winning team and enhance your skills in a full time, part time or per diem position.

Qualifications: BSN or BA/BS in health care or closely related field required. Master's degree preferred. Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Current California RN license required. CPR certificate required. Clinical nursing experience relevant to a given position/department (e.g., emergency nursing, medical surgical) required (usually 5 6 years), including management experience (usually 3 4 years). Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO, and other local, state, federal regulations. Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills. Clinical nursing experience. Require managerial experience (1-2 years) in Medical/Surgical/Telemetry nursing. Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills. BLS, ACLS and basic Arrythmias.

Preferred Qualifications: Telemetry experience.

Duties: Through department assistant managers and staff, manages the delivery of nursing services and patient care which meet or exceed cost, quality, clinical and utilization standards and performance measures. Ensures that services meet members', physician and internal clients' needs in a changing, competitive health care market. With Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and SCPMG staff, develops strategic/business plans to achieve integrated services across the continuum of care. Manages and ensures continuous improvement of all clinical practices, services and operations by designing and implementing systems, processes and methods to evaluate and improve patient care within assigned department and across the continuum of care. Ensures staff provide the highest quality of care and are in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act, JCAHO, federal, state, and local requirements; establishes, implements, and maintains patient care and service standards to meet members' and internal clients' expectations. Designs and evaluates processes to improve systems and patient care results across the continuum of care. Develops and monitors department's budgets for the appropriate use of human and material resources. Monitors financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of care/service. Determines the appropriate staff mix for department and develops processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and maintain the competency of all department staff. Ensures on going staff development. Develops, implements, and monitors departmental policy and procedures which support the organization's goals and business objectives and ensures they are met. Develops standards of care and standards of practice, directs fiscal management, and quality improvement activities. Manages and resolves human resource, employee and department safety and risk management issues. Patient Safety: Accountable to promote an organizational culture of safety and ensure appropriate patient safety standards and guidelines are implemented consistently in the delivery of health care to our patients, including but not limited to: JCAHO, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog. See Patient Safety Management Accountabilities Addendum for job specific accountabilities. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Notes: Will work rotating weekends.

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