Assistant Director of Nursing
Wellpath | Golden Valley, AZ
Our Assistant Director of Nursing has the authority, responsibility and accountability for assisting the Director of Nursing in the structuring, implementing and monitoring the Nursing Service Program.
- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
- Five (5) or more years of clinical experience
- Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience recommended
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse within the State, or valid compact state nurse license
- Current CPR certification
ResponsibilitiesAssist in ensuring that the health services units are staffed with nursing personnel to meet the needs of the inmate population and contract requirements. Responsible for approving the nursing schedule, requested changes and requests for time off.Assist in the recruitment and retention of nursing personnelAssist in the coordination of new employee orientation and continuing education programs.Prepares and submits reports to the Health Services Administrator in timely manner as requested.Participates in Quality Improvement (QI) and Infection Control activities and meetings as requestedRespond to a code or health emergency with standard guidelinesResponsible for ensuring that a nursing administrator is on-call for nursing servicesAssist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the philosophy, goals, objectives, structure, and operation of nursing services.Ensures the practice of nursing is consistent with current standards and is responsible for level of care.Serves as representative for and/or liaison between nursing services and other health care providers as well as Director of Nursing and coordinates patient care with other departmentsProvides guidance to the nursing staff in patient care problems and delegates responsibility within the scope of the employees' abilitiesRemains visible and is responsive to all medical disciplinesSupports and participates in evaluation designed to improve work conditions and patient care.Participates and maintains good relationship with community organizationsKeeps abreast and follows through on incidents occurring on all shifts through 24-hour availability to all shiftsEnsures that reports of communicable diseases are forwarded to the local/state health authorities X Customarily and regularly direct the work of at least 2 or more full-time employees or their equivalent (1 full-time employee at 40 and 2 half-time employees at 20 hours each , are equivalent to 2 full-time employees). X Authority to hire or fire other employees, or makes suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other change of status of other employees are given particular weight.Performs other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer