Directs operations for the procedural units (GI, OR, Sterile Processing, Cath Lab, e.g. Interventional Cardiology and Radiology). Provides administrative direction and support in conjunction with the Medical Leaders of the areas served. Consults with staff, providers, other members of leadership, and CNO on patient care matters and interpretation of facility policies and procedures to ensure needs are met. Directs performance improvement activities within and between departments and participates in CQI initiatives.
Organizes programs, policies and procedures which are developed to serve the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Direction of KRMC.
Implements standards of clinical practice, reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect appropriate changes and the people served.
Assumes 24/7 accountability for the direction of appropriate provisioning of services and support resources across areas of responsibility.
Accountable for the efficient delivery of patient care by directing the development, evaluation, and utilization of safe, cost effective, high quality clinical practices.
Addresses and supports cultural practices as long as the practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical care.
Assures that clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
Recommends modifications, additions or deletions to staffing plans across the areas of responsibility to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide optimal patient care coverage.
Maintains close coordination of the departments served in alignment with all other departments of KRMC to ensure continuity and collaboration of services.
Assures that all aspects of patient care occur in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Develops and approves job descriptions within the scope of responsibility.
Effectively leads and administers the performance appraisal system.
Gives routine performance feedback, conducts annual performance reviews for management personnel, and works in collaboration with HR and the senior leadership team to ensure the reward and recognition system is competitive.
Directs, along with Human Resources, effective resolution related to employee and labor management issues.
Builds and leads a culture of teamwork and respect throughout the division, engaging effectively with all stakeholders, e.g. physicians, staff, outside contractors, and the people served.
Provides leadership and mentorship in the development of leaders and staff.
Responsible for cost controls to ensure effective use of funds expended from approved departmental budgets.
Initiates and supports problem-solving groups that proactively resolve issues.
Participates with the Governing Body, management, medical staff and clinical leaders in the hospital's decision-making process:
Plans and recommends to CNO, new facilities or equipment or modifications thereto needed to provide patient care.
Serves as a member of professional staff committees in matters pertaining to patient care.
Participates in Leadership, Nursing, and medical staff departmental meetings.
Plans and coordinates budgeting requirements with the CNO and CFO, utilizing the respective service managers for personnel, performance of work, supplies and equipment.
Oversees division departmental budgets, providing leadership to managers in preparing variance reports as appropriate.
Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients:
Each department's performance improvement program interfaces with and supports the organization wide performance improvement program.
The results of each department's performance improvement activities are reported to the respective hospital medical staff committees and to the organization wide performance improvement committee.
Reviews monthly performance improvement activities with established indicators and sees that corrective actions are taken when underperformance is identified.
Collaborates with hospital leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring organization wide performance improvement activities, including infection control.
Exercises divisional authority over those associated with providing clinical nursing care, treatment and services.
Responsible for the patient experience with services provided.
Responds to operational issues affecting the delivery of timely, efficient, and quality patient care services to patients in a timely fashion.
Compliance with Regulations:
Ensures compliance with regulations governing the Hospital and rules of accrediting bodies, by maintaining extensive knowledge of the requirements and by continually monitoring the activities and processes tied to each standard.
In collaboration with the management team, implements and/or revises policies, and procedures to maintain compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well and accepts feedback from others.
Management skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Safety and security—the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Current licensure appropriate to clinical discipline in the state of Nebraska.
Master’s Degree in a clinical discipline or healthcare management preferred.
Procedural services experience preferred.
Three to five years of hospital management preferred.
Internal Number: 268693194
About Kearney Regional Medical Center
Kearney Regional Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Kearney, Nebraska. We are dedicated to improving the health of our patients by delivering expert medical care that is patient focused, community inspired, physician driven, and cost effective.
Our state of the art facility offers patients sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services covering the spectrum of medical and surgical specialties.
The staff at KRMC consists of talented and compassionate nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, clinical professionals, and support staff.