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The Outpatient Observation Unit is a 26 bed dedicated observation unit. We primarily take care of patients admitted through the Emergency Department who have negative or borderline diagnostic tests and require further testing and/or observation to determine if inpatient criteria is met or if patient can be discharged home.
Most patients stay for less than 24 hours and are either discharged to home or admitted to an inpatient nursing unit. The OOU's average length of stay year to date is 20 hours with over 500 cases per month. The nurse to patient ratio is 4:1 supported by an ED Tech performing ancillary nursing care; 12 lead EKGs, phlebotomy, and general secretarial duties. Advance Practice Providers (NP or PA) are present 24/7 to direct patient care.
We are looking for a leader to join this amazing unit.
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This position plans and provides clinical support to patients and staff. Demonstrates clinical expertise of the assigned area. Provides leadership in clinical, financial, and personnel management within the department.
Oversees the operations of the unit to ensure smooth and efficient patient care management. Assures appropriate patient assignments to beds and staff. Completes daily rounding on patients and staff to ensure quality provision of care.
Manages the unit to ensure patient and employee satisfaction while promoting safety and retention. Serves as a real-time resource and assists with clinical expertise for unit staff and physicians for problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues.
Coordinates quality initiatives and process improvements. Aligns and manages to metrics.
Develops leadership skills among staff including communication, decision-making problem-solving/critical thinking and employee engagement. Leads the development of staff and supports career advancement opportunities. Functions as a role model and encourages staff to participate in their own development.
Facilitates unit meetings and shared governance / leadership efforts.
Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning.
Assists in the development of the operational and capital budget, provides daily operational resource management including staff, supplies, and equipment, and ensures optimal productivity for the department.
Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of nursing and healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing. BSN required for all individuals entering the role effective 2/1/2016. BSN required for internal transfers/promotions within 6 months of transfer/promotion.
Requires a current RN license in state of practice.BLS Required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.
Must possess at least 1-2 years of clinical experience relevant to patient population. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of specialty area.
Requires critical thinking, communication, influence, decision-making, analytical, and flexibility skills to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes. Requires the ability to balance clinical skills with supervisory authority. Must have the ability to consider the ultimate impact of decisions on the unit.
Must have the ability to practice skills according to department and professional standards and quality requirements. Requires New Leader Experience certification within one year.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.