Laredo Specialty Hospital is seeking an experienced Director of Nursing Operations - RN - to join and lead our nursing team!
The Director of Nursing Operations is responsible for the overall operations of the nursing department, including high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care, managing nursing personnel, and developing and implementing approved department projects and goals. Responsible for management of waived testing and equipment. The DNO is a member of the hospital Governing Body. Integrates the hospital’s mission and “Guiding Principles” into daily practice.
Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Directs the functions of the nursing department in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and standards. Oversees nursing department staffing, retention, and development. Provides education, direction and mentorship of the nursing team’s function, purpose, and goals.
Participates in developing the hospital’s mission, strategic plans, budgets, resources allocations, operations plans, and procedures in conjunction with the hospital Administrator, other program directors, governing body, and medical staff to ensure clinical areas are represented in planning conducting organizational improvement.
Prepares annual capital and operating budget for nursing department. Monitors department expenses on designated schedule.
Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems
Collaborates with senior leadership and nursing department and is actively involved in performance improvement process, including data collection and analysis, and process improvement activities.
Collaborates on an interdepartmental level to integrate nursing services with the patient’s total health care plan. Participates in all admission decisions, and monitors patient outcomes.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and staff. Assess the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.
Performs other duties as assigned to support overall effectiveness of the department.
Current state Registered Nurse license required.
Current CPR certification required. ALCS certification required in TX.
Three years’ experience in a hospital nurse management position preferred.
Master’s degree or working towards completion required in TX, preferred in all other states.
Additional Qualifications/Skills :
Knowledge of and adherence to current nursing theory and practice, infection control, and wound care standards of practice.
Knowledge of accreditation standards to ensure adherence to all standards set forth by state and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.
Demonstrates general computer skills including: data entry, word processing, email, and record management.
Effective organizational and time management skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to maintain proper levels of confidentiality.
Ability to work closely and professionally with others.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Ability to demonstrate leadership, clinical expertise, and appropriate interpersonal skills.
Our recruitment team wants to get to know you. Share your passion! Please complete our online application and submit your resume for immediate consideration.
If selected, our interview process includes phone interviews, in person interviews, and several vetting tools.
Thank you for taking the time to consider a career opportunity with our hospital.