Unit Director, Head & Neck Cancer, Winship Tower, 8am-4:30pm
Company: Emory Healthcare
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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matter where you are in your career, when you chose this
distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud
to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet
--recognized hospitals: - Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Saint
Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University
Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. - -
Our employees are integral members of inter-professional teams in
hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient
care. We're eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the
country, and the world. We've got the backing, knowledge,
experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and
better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our
patients get treatments years before anyone else.
Become a part of the groundbreaking cancer research and outstanding
cancer patient care that are the hallmarks of Winship Cancer
Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only NCI-designated
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- - - - - JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Directs all aspects of management and ensures the provision of
optimum patient care for a nursing unit; provides leadership in the
development, implementation, and evaluation of policies,
procedures, strategies, and services for the unit. Prepares,
develops, and submits department budget to nursing administration
for final approval.
- Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with fiscal
constraints and explains any variances. Directs the allocation of
resources within selected areas through planning, budget process,
analysis of statistical reports and other pertinent
- Directs and supervises nursing staff. Develops, implements, and
coordinates continuous quality/ performance improvement to enhance
clinical practice and administrative process. Ensures the
competence of department staff and their understanding of policies
and regulations pertaining to nursing services; oversees the
provision of care, and monitors staff compliance with
organizational and regulatory agency requirements.
- Develops and interprets departmental short and long term goals
and objectives. Meets with other staff members to discuss progress
and to develop future courses of action. Analyzes departmental
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints.
- Identifies measurable objectives and monitors progress toward
the achievement of specified goals in keeping with operational
- Establishes, revises, administers and communicates policies,
procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and
organizational guidelines. Communicates and monitors compliance
with regulatory, licensing and accreditation standards.
- Prepares staffing plan, reviews and approves work schedules to
ensure adequate staff coverage around the clock. Projects staffing
needs, interviews and hires employees to fill vacant positions;
resolves staffing issues. Monitors patient care and analyzes
nursing care patterns and initiates quality improvement procedures
to enhance patient services; ensures a safe, therapeutic
environment. Initiates patient placement to ensure the delivery of
optimal nursing care and arranges for continuity of care when
warranted by patient condition. Directs the provision of
personalized, coordinated quality services responsive to changing
health care trends.
- Coordinates and establishes nursing care practices; uses
selected nursing practice theory as a framework for coordinating
patient care and by providing theory based nursing practice
information in unusual or complex patient care situations.
- Works with manager to formulate plan for professional
development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
Participates in professional activities and organizations to
maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
Maintains records on departmental personnel activities and
processes. Uses information systems to retrieve, implement, and
retain essential records and services.
- Maintains integrity and confidentiality of management and
clinical information. Actively participates in ongoing or ad hoc
committees or task forces to identify and resolve patient care
- Directs development of priority competencies (technical skills,
critical thinking, human relations skills) for each type of staff
on selected areas within a clinical service line. Supports clinical
research and conducts or participates in studies to improve
clinical, educational and organizational performance within the
clinical service line. Performs other related duties as required.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Master's degree required.
- Either Bachelor's or Master's degree must be in
- Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or
temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
- Five years of experience which includes three years of clinical
nursing and 2 years of nursing leadership.
- BLS required. Some jobs in this classification may require ACLS
and Healthcare Provider certifications. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs,
34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the
workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to
25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional
sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing),
Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work
tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
- Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on
the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include,
but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous
waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical
shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor
conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries,
Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal
protective equipment, including respirators, environmental
conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work
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