The Chief Registered Nurse (RN) is assigned to the Mental Health service, Health Care Group. The Chief Registered Nurse (RN) assists with the overall administration of nursing staff and allied health personnel. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs to meet present and future needs. Collaborates with the Nurse Executive on professional nursing issues and serves as an administrative resource for patient care activities, personnel management, organizational issues, and policy interpretation. Assists with the development of short and long range goals, ensuring that the mission, vision, and goals remain consistent with that of the Healthcare System. Ensures the application and utilization of policies, procedures, and standards of personnel are consistent. Supervises Program Managers and accepts responsibility for their professional development. Designs, implements and evaluates patient care delivery systems, ensuring the delivery of quality care and efficient utilization of human and material resources. Ensures the distribution and supervision of personnel, which results in safe and therapeutic care. Participates in staffing analysis recommends adjustments based on projected, actual, internal and external influences. Evaluates and prioritizes the educational needs of personnel, ensuring appropriate learning activities/resources are provided. Analyzes patient care problems in a comprehensive and systematic manner, utilizing creative and innovative approaches to achieve problem resolution. Analyzes results of Performance Improvement (PI) activities, reviewing recommendations and assisting with decisions related to PI. Utilizes current management techniques to motivate managers, clinicians fostering job satisfaction and facilitating retention. Collaborates with the Education, Resources and Affiliations program off ice to plan, develop and Implement clinical and management orientation and development programs. Collaborates with other Health Care Groups throughout the Healthcare System, serving as a designated representative for selected committees, projects and other assignments. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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