This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.
The designated nurse leader responsible for providing the overall leadership and direction for Nursing throughout the facility. Participates with board members, administration, leadership, and medical staff in developing the hospital’s mission, goals, strategic direction, and financial and operations plan. Has 24-hour responsibility and accountability for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the human and material resources necessary for quality patient care and effective nursing operations. Participates in assessing the environment, forecasting trends, transmitting values, communicating ideas, developing and implementing standards and initiating programs and systems. Reports to the President/CEO.
Possesses a post graduate degree in nursing or a related field; i.e., health care administration or business administration.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Idaho or compact state.
Minimum Work Experience:
Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of nursing experience with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible clinical or administrative nursing work in an acute care hospital setting, including at least two (2) years at a director level or higher.
A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Thorough Knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices of personnel management, including planning and organizing work, delegating authority, motivating subordinates, appraising performance and administering discipline.
2. Principles and practices of nursing that optimize patient care.
3. Principles of nursing administration and organization.
4. Patient care standards mandated by regulatory agencies.
5. Acute care hospital policies, procedures and routines. Critical Access Hospital and Swing Bed experience desired.
6. Laws and regulations governing hospital operations, nursing practices, administering and accounting for medication, consents for treatment and related matters, such as IDAPA 16.03.14 – Rules and Minimum Standards for Hospitals in Idaho, CMS State Operations Manual Appendix W, The Joint Commission, and the Idaho Nurse Practice Act.
Working Knowledge of:
1. The use of standard computer-based business applications.
2. General financial principles and procedures pertaining to budget development, monitoring and justification.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
1. Mobility and Lifting: Frequent sitting for extended periods of time; frequent standing; frequent
lifting up to 25 pounds; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
2. Visual: Constant ability to read information, including close up; constant ability to use a
computer screen; frequent use of good overall vision, including color perception.
3. Dexterity: Constant eye and hand coordination and manual dexterity to write, operate a
computer keyboard and finely manipulate small objects.
4. Hearing/Talking: Constant ability to hear normal speech; frequent ability to hear and talk on the telephone and in person.
5. Emotional/Psychological: Constant ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent exposure to grief and death.
6. Special Requirements: Risk of exposure to biohazards, infectious organisms and
Neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. Population may have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.