Job Posting: Every Connection. Every Support. Everything We Have. A true leader aims to inspire—and at Cedars-Sinai, that's exactly what our Nurse Managers do. They've got a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities, and professionalism, and they devote every ounce of their hearts to all that they do here. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's one of the many reasons we've earned a four-time Magnet designation. So if you're interested in leading an exceptional team at a world-class, 852-bed teaching and research facility, we invite you to bring your talents to Cedars-Sinai. Come discover for yourself why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals. Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the daily planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the daily operations and clinical practice in the Comprehensive Transplant Center, Advanced Heart Disease Programs. The Associate Director functions as a leader and an expert professional practitioner, and assumes responsibility and accountability for the expert application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Associate Director works with Comprehensive Transplant leadership to ensure optimal levels and continuous improvement of clinical and service quality, compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, regulatory agency standards, and licensure requirements. The Associate Director ensures patient safety, participates in patient engagement initiatives, provides adequate staffing, collaborates with other departments in cross functional process improvement and maintains constructive collegial relations with service line, division, and clinical/support medical staff. The Associate Director will also assume fiscal responsibility for the unit including budget preparation, labor and supply cost management, and revenue enhancement. The Associate Director must demonstrate exemplary leadership, educational, and management skills to direct and supervise the performance of the staff in the department. The Associate Director ensures the staff perform within their scope of responsibility and duties, and ensures accountability at the facility, department, and position levels, including knowledge of required clinical/technical skills consistent with the Nurse Practice Act, Title 22, Joint Commission, The Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, and other regulatory requirements. Additional management responsibilities include compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals, supporting quality improvements and the clinical care delivery processes; staffing, scheduling, and retention of staff; safety and quality management, and participation on Unit Practice Council and TCAB. The Associate Director is responsible for all administrative processes applicable to assigned unit(s), serves as liaison with medical staff and other personnel, promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, performs HR related functions, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term and assures patient advocacy. He/she maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/she can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment. The Associate Director guides staff in meeting customer's needs and being consistent with the Medical Center's philosophy, mission, vision and strategic plan and The Plan for Provision of Patient Care, The Performance Improvement Plan and Professional Organization Standards.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Master's degree required License/Certification/Registration Requirements: CA RN License Current BLS from American Heart Association Certification in the field of specialty is required. Experience: Minimum five (5) years' experience in an acute care setting, which includes two (2) years in specialty and supervisory experience. Proven ability to lead and manage people including selecting, developing, motivating and retaining people to meet unit objectives. Fiscal management skills to prepare, monitor and control budgets, reduce expenses and generate increased revenues. Ability to promote effective collaboration and teamwork among individuals of multiple disciplines and across organizational boundaries. Knowledge of regulatory, reimbursement, legal and policy issues as they relate to effective unit management. Knowledge of the principles of CQI and ability to apply these principles including PDSA to improve unit work. Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of health care technology within specialty area. Demonstrates commitment to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues. Full command (verbal and written) of the English language. Demonstrated success working independently, forging relationships, and managing multiple tasks with minimal directions. Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information for decision support. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) The physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions. Must be able to perform assigned duties in a fast paced work environment Ability to move throughout all areas of the immediate and adjacent Medical Center and Health System campus Ability to sit and perform data entry for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds of force frequently and push/pull up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.