Job Summary A registered nurse who assumes responsibility and accountability to manage MMMC during evenings, nights and week-ends or in the absence of Nursing Administration and/or Hospital Administration. Acts as the representative of Administration. Consults and reports to AOC as needed. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training Graduate of accredited School of Nursing Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience 3-5 year of experience to include minimum 3 years of leadership experience. License/Certification/Registration Maryland Nursing License CPR Certification Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers. Moderate Computer skills for data entry. Experience with Microsoft Office: Word and Excel preferred. HIPAA policies on Confidentiality. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Administration: Assumes administrative responsibility for hospital to ensure that patients are receiving quality care and that staff have the supports they need to do their job. Make rounds on all nursing units to assess level of patient care and staffing needs, adjusting as necessary and planning for next shift by patient acuity and expected discharges and admissions. Leads bed board on off shift. Represents administration in their absence. Shares communication, with appropriate departments, of unusual incidents or problems and assists investigations as requested. Keeps the Director of Nursing informed of issues. Interprets and informs staff of hospital policies and procedures. Advises administration of the effectiveness of hospital policy. Grants administrative approval to treat minors in ED according to hospital policy. Obtains administrative approval for temporary privileges for physicians. Investigates complaints from patients, physicians, nursing staff or other departments. Completes appropriate softmed and notifies risk management of issues. Intervenes and completes follow-up of any unusual occurrence or event. Receives all press calls in absence of public relations and releases information according to hospital policy. In absence of Employee Health Nurse, refers staff appropriately for job-related sickness or injury and assures documentation of incident. Collaborates with Unit managers, patient placement and other leaders regarding patient, staff or physician concerns and issues. Communication: Communicates in an effective and accurate manner. Consistently communicates information to department Director/Vice President. Completes appropriate reports during shift. Utilizes chain of command. Establishes guidelines for calling senior leaders. Follows progressive disciplinary process for issues occurring on off shifts. Follows up on all employee issues with manager. Utilizes team approach to problem solving. Works in collaboration with unit charge nurses. Completes softmed on any patient complaints or PI/RM issues Emergency Management: Provides appropriate leadership role in all emergency situations. Effectively evaluates situations and responds in a timely manner to meet needs of the department. Responds to Codes, facilitates patient movement and family issues related to code; is the coordinator not the recorder. Completes necessary training re: disaster, mass casualty according to organizational plan. Responds to calls from staff; assesses unstable or emergency situations and initiates appropriate action. Finds resources as necessary to facilitate patient care. Coordinates disaster and fire plans in absence of administration. Functions as incident command until AOC arrives. Coordinates special patient/family needs. Coordination: Oversees that equipment and supply needs are being met throughout the hospital. Makes cost containment and/or process improvement recommendations. Obtains supplies, as needed by staff, from CSR, Purchasing and Dietary. Obtains/Loans supplies and equipment from/to other agencies as needed. Obtains medical records, on request of physician, when Medical Records is closed. Arranges for emergency surgery when OR is closed. Follows up resource issues with department leaders. Staff Development: Participates in the development and attainment of Division of Nursing and hospital goals. Participates in journey policy and process (ie, rounding, discharge phone calls, Press Ganey, etc). Evaluates performance of night shift, off shift staff, which could include float secretary, resource nurses, transporters and PRN supervisors. Provides feedback for PRN nurses or other PRN staff. Identifies learning needs in staff and initiates action with appropriate personnel. Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure. Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and according to hospital policy and procedures. Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs. Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure. Obtains at least five contact hours per year in your area of practice. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department. Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.). Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate. Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees. 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