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Chief Nursing Officer - Palomar Rehabilitation Institute

Company: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Location: Solana Beach
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Chief Nursing Officer
Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA
Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have opened a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility features 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. The new hospital offers treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This is San Diego County's first standalone rehabilitation hospital.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care - and quality care is what we do every day!
JOB SUMMARY:
Directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing department and assigned clinical operation departments. Consults with and advises Chief Executive Officer on the general operation of the hospital. Develops nursing and clinical department's goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. Organizes nursing and clinical departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards. Has authority and responsibility for establishing, directing, and implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice and the clinical operations and financial matters related to all nursing and clinical care areas and functions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Job Specific:


  • Provides professional working conditions for employees.

  • Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Assists with development of the budget for the nursing department in collaboration with the CEO and Controller. Manages costs associated with personnel, equipment and supplies.

  • Responsible for staffing plans, management of nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff.

  • Assures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.

  • Enforces compliance of the nursing department with education/in-service requirements/orientation and competencies.

  • Leads monthly staff meetings and communicates information to/from management and leadership.

  • Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses.

  • Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department.

  • Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and performance evaluations of staff in the nursing department.

  • Assures occurrence of appropriate documentation, including documentation of medical necessity, by staff in medical records; monitors completion and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.

  • Assures education and training is provided to nursing staff on Quality Indicators (QI); assures timely and accurate QI assessments and scoring is performed.

  • Assures nursing attendance and participation in team conferences.

  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.

  • Other duties as assigned
    Company Specific:

    • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty

    • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.

    • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.

    • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.

    • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.

    • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.

    • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

    • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

    • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.

    • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.

    • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.

    • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.

    • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.

    • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
      Qualifications

      • Master's degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or clinical specialty preferred. Or proof of intention to complete Master's Degree

      • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure.

      • Current CRRN or obtained within 2 years

      • Minimum of five years' experience in healthcare administration/management with a minimum of two years' experience at a senior nursing management level.

      • Minimum of five years' experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment.

      • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute, San Diego , Chief Nursing Officer - Palomar Rehabilitation Institute, Healthcare , Solana Beach, California

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