RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 
  1. Economic Results
    1. Oversee development of Surgery Department goals and objectives.
    2. In collaboration with the CNO, oversees the department’s budgets and ensures that the departments operate within that budget.
    3. Prepares periodic reports for the CNO relating to departmental objectives and performances.
    4. Develops policies and procedures designed to ensure appropriate and cooperative functioning within the nursing department.
    5. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
       
  2. Organizational Value
    Continual organizational practices that demonstrate the values and beliefs of the hospital particularly relating to:
    1. Establishing and achieving high performance standards.
    2. The absolute requirement of integrity and confidentiality in actions, behavior and conduct.
       
       
  3. Human Resources Organization
    1. Actions affecting employee placement, communications, promotions, demotions, employee discipline, employee training and development.  This is done with the help of other appropriate Department managers including Human Resources, Performance Improvement and Training personnel and the CNO.
    2. Prepares work schedules, assigns personnel, evaluates work performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions.
    3. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement activates, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
    4. Organizes, directs, and coordinates functions and activities in assigned unit.
    5. Provides direct patient care, when needed, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialties as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
    6. Adjusts staffing to meet needs and provide for adequate coverage of the unit.
    7. Provides performance feedback that supports employee development through self-appraisal and formal supervisor appraisal of performance.
    8. Responsible for identifying and initiating necessary actions to resolve problems.
    9. Encourages an environment that promotes teamwork.
    10. Monitors the productivity of the Emergency room and efficiency of staff.  Monitors employees’ hours worked versus non-productive hours.
        
       IV.      MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:
       
      Incumbent is expected to continually follow the essential practices of effective management:  time management, focusing on opportunities and results, utilization of employee's strengths, setting proper priorities and sound decision making processes.  Indications of these management practices include:
       
  1. Always acts decisively and takes appropriate action in all circumstances.
  2. Responsible for indentifying and initiating necessary actions to resolve problems.
  3. Inspects areas daily for compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, standards, and takes corrective action when violations occur.
  4. Ensures accurate maintenance of patients’ medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.
  5. Assists patients and families as needed in times of stress or crisis.
  6. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  7. Maintains required unit records, reports and statistics for administrative purposes and budget preparation.
  8. Serves as a liaison between hospital and paramedic services; establishes and maintains free communications between administration, emergency department staff, physicians and ambulance services.
  9. Acts as a positive role model both inside and outside the organization.  Participates to the extent possible to promote hospital during off hours.
  10. Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  11. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in education programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
JOB SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/experience.
  2. At least two (2) years of clinical experience in area of specialty with proven managerial skills.
  3. Valid Registered Nurse license in the state of Louisiana.
  4. Valid B.C.L.S and A.C.L.S. within six (6) months of hire.
  5. Unit Competence completed within six (6) month of hire and annually thereafter.
     
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Franklin Foundation Hospital to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other regard as required by law.
This policy relates to recruitment, employment, placement, layoffs and recall, promotion/demotion, discipline, transfer, termination, rates of pay and/or all other forms of compensation, training and development, use of facilities, and participation in hospital sponsored activities.
Drug Testing
Franklin Foundation Hospital is an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a condition of employment all candidates must undergo and pass a post-offer drug screen. Failure to participate in the mandatory drug screen will void all offers of employment.

Department: 010 - SURGERY
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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