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Administrative RN Director of Women's and Children's Services
Wesley Medical Center
For more than 100 years, Wesley Healthcare has provided exceptional care to thousands of families in Wichita and throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma.
As the hospital of choice for thousands of people in Kansas and northern Oklahoma, Wesley provides access for our patients to receive comprehensive care from the most experienced physicians in Kansas. Our patients’ preference for Wesley extends well beyond the high-quality medical services we offer. It includes the spirit of intensive caring that inspires and guides everyone who works at our facilities.
As a leader in overall recommended care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies each year, more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Additionally, Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita with the Wesley ER, Wesley Derby ER, Wesley West ER, the Wesley Woodlawn ER and the region’s only pediatric ER just for kids.
Founded in 1912 by a regional organization of the Methodist Church, Wesley has been an HCA facility since 1985. Wesley Healthcare owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital, Wesley West ER, Wesley Derby ER and multiple WesleyCare clinics.
The Nursing Director provides leadership through planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the care provided for patients in the service line. Responsibilities include fiscal, human resource, risk management, operational functions, strategic planning and program development as well as maintaining 24 hour accountability. The Director performs delegated duties and functions within the philosophy and overall scope of responsibility. The Director displays positive support for the values and mission of Wesley Medical Center.
- Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.
- Ensures patient-centered nursing care in accordance with standards of care defined by Wesley Medical Center
- Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice by participation in quality of care activities to initiate, implement, and sustain process improvements
- Maintains current professional knowledge, acts as a role model/resource, and oversees direct nursing care to patients
- Establishes and maintains effective and respectful communication in development of all collaborative relationships
- Identifies opportunities for strategic development of service line(s)
- Secures, administers and handles medication according to established guidelines
- Accountable for the assessment and evaluation of staffing patterns for proper utilization of personnel, according to patient acuity levels
- Oversees the investigation, documentation and resolution of complaints or incidents concerning patients, visitors, physicians and staff
- Ensures service line(s) commitment to hospital life -safety, quality, and risk management policies, procedures, and standards of regulatory agencies
- Oversees the development and implementation of goals and objectives for the service line(s)
- Leads, coaches, develops, and recognizes staff to maximize performance and growth
- Accountable for all service line(s) specific records and certifications, as required
- Consistently operates the service line within established fiscal guidelines
- Oversees the improvement of operational functions of the service line(s)
- Represents Wesley Medical Center in physician, vendor and community relations related to the service line(s)
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Current Licensure in the State of Kansas as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN)
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
- Master's Degree (or current enrollment) in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business or related field
- Five years of progressive nursing management experience
- Clinical knowledge appropriate for service line
- Ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including, but not limited to, administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
- Possess personal computer skills
- Ability to multi-task, delegate and prioritize
- Possess problem-solving and critical thinking skills