This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
This family represents positions that are both clinical and administrative within Nursing.
Incumbents in this position function as day to day general Nursing service administrators responsible for a given unit or across several units on the evening or night shifts. Provides the supervision, guidance and evaluation to nursing personnel. Functions as consultant to staff in the management of emergent patient care or staff problems. Serves as a point of contact for ancillary departments in the provision and evaluation of direct services to patient care units. Function as liaisons with medical faculty and community physicians in matters pertaining to clinical practice. Responsible for the hiring, firing and evaluation of nursing personnel. Interprets hospital policies and procedures to staff. Communicates with the Associate Nursing Directors in the follow-up of identified problems. Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the nursing budget. As off-shift nursing administrator, functions as the representative of hospital administration in such matters as coordinating disasters, handing the media, resolving visitor/patient problems. Maintains and evaluates Quality Assurance activities and utilizes the results of these monitoring activities to initiate corrective actions and continuing education and skill development of the staff. Adjusts the staffing patterns to reflect the changes in patient acuity levels.
BSN and RN with five years post-license experience to include three years in specialty and two years management/supervisory experience.
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