ACU - Nursing Director

Job Number 55721
Posted 6/21/2018
Account Inland Hospital
Department ICU
Location Inland Hospital, ME 04901
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 07:00 - 16:00
Job Details


The Nursing Director has fiscal and operational responsibility and accountability for standards of care and service within specified clinical areas/units. He/she provides leadership for improving patient care, planning, staff performance, systems improvements, and teaching. Works with the Medical Director to develop and evaluate standards of care and practice for identified patient populations. The Nursing Director participates in the setting and implementation of the organization's goals, priorities, and strategies and works with other disciplines and groups to provide the highest quality of care across the system. The Nursing Director is responsible for the development of staff within their Department.


  1. Effectively manages Nursing personnel:
    • Recruits, interviews and selects staff based on established recruitment processes.
    • Provides leadership and direction in implementation of Inland strategic goals and objectives.
    • Develops implements and evaluates unit policies, procedures and goals, which are consistent with department and organizational goals.
    • Completes regular performance evaluations for each staff member, conducts evaluations for new staff members prior to completion of probationary period.
    • Demonstrates effective conflict resolution skills
    • Develops implements and evaluates unit-specific staffing plans to meet the patient's needs.

  1. Successfully directs the operations of the Nursing Unit:
    • Develops in collaboration with support services a plan to ensure a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
    • Develops, justifies and maintains a fiscal plan (budget). Monitors patient revenues, expenses and operating expenses (capital expense items, salaries) and provides reports to finance department as directed.
    • Assures that the Nursing facilities and equipment meet necessary standards and monitors utilization of equipment.
    • Creates an environment that fosters open communication and assures decision making at the point of service.
    • Plans and conducts departmental staff meetings as needed.
    • Accountable and responsible for continuous quality and regulatory management directives including CMS, AOA, OSHA, etc.
    • Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Department's Quality Improvement efforts from both the customer and the system approach.

  1. Provides environment for effective patient care:
    • Provides input and standards in formulating patient care policies and procedures for the Nursing Department and the organization; works with the medical Staff to coordinate Medical and Nursing management of patient care.
    • Assures quality and appropriateness of patient care.
    • Facilitates and monitors activities related to patient care and sets standards for accurate reporting and recording of nursing procedures.
    • Evaluates the delivery of nursing services through assessment, planning, intervention, re-evaluation, written documentation, observation and comparison to established standards.
    • Communicates with patients, significant others and health care professionals regarding care to the patient.

  1. Supports education and staff development:
    • Provides for professional growth and development of nursing staff and establishes climate conducive to meeting educational needs and efforts of the Nursing Department.
    • Cooperates with clinical instructors in planning, implementing and evaluation of students' clinical experience.
    • Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and developmental needs; attends meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing age specific clinical care for patients.
    • Participates in committees in patient care, hospital and system wide or professional organizations.

  1. Models Inland values and Standards of Behavior in the performance of work duties.

  1. Works closely with the other nursing directors to ensure coverage as well as effect the implementation of administrative decisions.

  1. Complies with Inland Hospital Hand Hygiene Standards.

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


Exposed to all patient elements including exposure to blood/body fluids and other unpleasant elements. At times, long and irregular hours are necessary. Exposure to hazardous substances is, at times, unavoidable. Frequently, multiple tasks and patient needs must be addressed in a rapid fashion by prioritizing life-threatening situations and organizing the remainder of the needs.


Work involves standing and/or walking 60% of the time. There is occasional moderate physical effort required in assisting other nursing staff in meeting patient care needs. Vision and hearing acuteness is required at all times. Occasional bending, squatting, and stooping may be necessary. The incumbent is subject to frustration and fatigue.


Occupational injuries may occur from not following policies and procedures regarding:

1. Exposure to hazardous materials including blood and body fluids

2. Potential injuries from sharp objects, violent individuals, and physical environment.


Errors in practice can result in adverse patient outcome. Probability is contingent upon individual practice. Poor performance will be addressed according to established progressive disciplinary policies and procedures of Inland Hospital and Maine State Law.


This is a Nursing Administrative Position. All nursing personnel on assigned units/areas are under supervision of the Nursing Director.


Current Maine Nursing License with advanced preparation in administrative and/or managerial principles.


Graduate from accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.


5-8 years' experience and demonstrated competence in clinical and administrative practice. Demonstrated management knowledge and skill for program planning and development.


·Completes annual mandatory continuing education requirements

·Maintains IV Certification, BCLS, ACLS and other pertinent clinical competencies

·Maintains pertinent management competencies

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.