Director of Nursing Medical Surgical Services
JOB DESCRIPTION for the Director of Nursing Medical Surgical Services
JOB PURPOSE: The Director of Nursing Medical Surgical Services is a registered professional nurse who directs and coordinates the overall activities of the Medical/Surgical Unit to provide an optimum level of care within the unit. He/She guides patient-centered care in accordance with TJC, OSHA, physician orders, nursing and departmental guidelines, and other regulatory agencies.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for the Director of Nursing Medical Surgical Services
Completion of a program for Registered Nurses with an appropriate degree in Nursing and licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of West Virginia.
Five (5) years of progressive nursing experience with two (2) years supervisory experience; BSN preferred.
Must achieve PALS and ACLS within 1 year of the hire date, and maintain active certification thereafter.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to conduct self in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to guide and direct activities and staff to provide optimal patient care.
Utilizes the nursing process as a framework for patient care while recognizing the dignity and worth of each patient.
Collaborates with other health care members to maintain a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.