The Director of Nursing provides daily operational administration for nursing and other patient care areas at Westchester Medical Center. The Director of Nursing supervises, coordinates, implements and directs ongoing administrative aspects of assigned service lines. The Director of Nursing recommends to the Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services those areas of clinical practice and administration requiring evaluation and change and implements nursing and other patient care programs. In the absence of the Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services, The Director of Nursing is responsible for the administration of these service lines. Supervision is exercised over many nursing, professional, clerical, and ancillary personnel. Does related work as required.
Supervises, coordinates, implements and directs the ongoing administrative aspects of assigned nursing and patient care areas at Westchester Medical Center;
Participates in evaluation of nursing and clinical practice through peer review;
Assists in the establishment of institutional standards of practice for all aspects of nursing and other patient care services in cooperation with established professional standards of practice;
Establishes qualifications of all levels of staff in conjunction with the Vice President Hospital Nursing Service and Education;
Coordinates the implementation of nursing policies and procedures by conducting staff conferences and through directives, as needed;
Assists in the development of education programs for all staff;
Provides for periodic review of staff by participating in individual evaluation conferences;
Participates in labor-management conferences;
Coordinates clinical programs with specific department heads, as required;
Recommends and establishes appropriate staffing patterns through ongoing evaluation of service line needs;
Investigates and evaluates data and makes recommendations to improve patient care services;
Participates in, monitors and evaluates quality improvement activities;
Participates in hospital and medical board committees;
Assists the Vice President Hospital Nursing Services and Education with the development of department budgets;
Attends meetings, conferences and seminars as required.
6 years of professional nursing experience including 3 years at a supervisory level, required.
Associate degree in Nursing and six years of professional nursing experience including three years at a supervisory level.
Licenses / Certifications:
Possession of a valid license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education, as a Registered Professional Nurse.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.