The Progressive Surgery Unit Director is responsible for the administration and supervision of a nursing unit, 24 hours a day. She/he evaluates patient acuity to provide the best nursing care possible with the resources available.
She/he is responsible for all nursing activities related directly or indirectly to pre and post-surgery patient care. The unit director gives direct nursing care to patients as needed. Reports to the Vice President of Patient Care and is classified as a management position.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
Minimum of five years of experience in a charge nurse capacity in area of specialty with proven leadership abilities.
Licensed and currently registered as an R.N. by the Alabama Board of Nursing; capable of working under the following conditions: assigned primarily to dayshift, however, works other shifts based on need; visits all shifts on regular basis; capable of handling emergency or crisis situations; capable of withstanding mental stress; capable of working long hours as required.