Director of Critical Care
Medical City Fort Worth
Since 1974 we've been part of the Fort Worth growing medical community. Medical City Fort Worth is a 320-bed facility offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, kidney transplant surgery, and emergency care. We serve as a tertiary referral center for Tarrant County and other counties withing a 90-mile radius
As the Director of Critical Care, your management and clinical skills will be invaluable as you provide day to day leadership to our 40 bed unit and its' 90 full time providers. The Critical Care Director assumes responsibility for all four departments within the unit, including Neuro ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Surgical ICU and Medical ICU. Reporting directly to hospital leadership and the ACNO, this position requires knowledge and skill of professional nursing theory and practice, leadership in administration, principles of effective teaching and learning, fiscal management, and effective interpersonal relationships and communication. Knowledge, understanding, acceptance, and support of the philosophy, objectives, and policies of the nursing service and the institution as a whole are essential.
Is responsible for daily flow of activities and timely provision of services.
Insures appropriate scheduling and staffing of employees according to hospital and departmental standards.
Prepares and presents employee evaluations in collaboration with Director.
Monitors and evaluates daily productivity statistics in collaboration with Director.
Orchestrates responsible orientation and educational offerings for employees.
Acts as a clinical resource for staff and physicians.
Facilitates necessary employee counseling sessions in collaboration with Director.
Coordinates monthly staff meetings in collaboration with Director.
Maintains competence through attendance at mandatory and other job-related educational opportunities.
Supports and demonstrates a customer service commitment to internal and external customers.
Actively promotes support of and compliance to the hospital safety program by: enforcing safety rules, expectations, and regulatory standards; providing safety education on the department and work process level; identifying and correcting unsafe conditions or staff practices.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Create or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization and nursing standards.
Requires understanding of management and delegation principles.
Demonstrates knowledge, ability and judgment necessary to perform within the guidelines of the disease specific care of patients.
Assists in interviewing and selection of new employees.
Functions effectively as an interdisciplinary team member.
Demonstrates desirable work habits and promotes personal growth and professionalism in the work environment.
Accepts responsibility for assurance that quality patient care is provided consistently according to hospital and departmental standards and policies/procedures.
Accepts accountability and responsibility for achievement of operational and capital budget goals for assigned areas.
Maintains clinical management competency and professional growth.
Performs additional assignments/activities as assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education and Training Experience Required
Graduate of an accredited professional school of nursing with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
Must be an expert clinician with critical care practice experience within the last 2-5 years; two years recent experience in supervisory position in a critical care area.
Positive interpersonal skills; leadership ability and skills, proactive problem solving; basic computer skills; excellent critical thinking skills.
Must be a team player and have the ability to function in a fast paced environment.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
RN with current license to practice in the State of Texas.
National Nursing Certification (CCRN, CCRN-E, CNRN, CCNS, CNML, CEN) preferred.