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Job Overview

UC Davis Health System
is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs. As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health System is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. We seek the following talented individual:

Director RN/PCS Admin
Reference/Job # 036819

Director RN / PCS Admin
Number of Positions:One
Salary $122,593 – $275,835
Percentage of Time: 100%
Hours: 24/7

(Re-posted Open Until Filled 8/27/2013)

Union Information: This classification is not represented by a union.

Division Descriptions: Patient Care Services Admin

Minimum Requirements:
MSN or BSN with MS in position related field required. Expert knowledge in the care of their patient population or field of expertise. Five years progressive management and leadership. Previous management experience in an academic teaching hospital required. Possession of nursing leadership certification.Possession of valid California RN license. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Passing of UCDMC Performance Demonstration, Policy Review and Medication Exam.

Responsibility for administration of departments, programs and projects within the Division of Patient Care Services.activities are multifaceted and interconnect with all departments of the UC Davis Medical Center.Serves on committees, ad hoc task forces, and subcommittees addressing issues of quality care, nursing practice, and resource utilization. Develops and coordinates special projects. Participates in problem identification and policy development and works closely with physicians and department heads/department chairs to assure quality and efficiency of care delivery. Assumes delegated duties and responsibilities for the Chief Patient Care Services Officer and additional responsibilities as assigned.Participates with other Directors in PCS in problem identification and resolution, program development, and strategic planning for areas of responsibility and the Medical Center.Rotates call with the Directors of Patient Care Services as Administrator on Duty and serves as consultant and advisor to Nursing Supervisors.Responsible for 24-hour management of areas within the Division of Patient Care Services. This encompasses the following areas which are interrelated, yet diverse in clinical scope and management needs: ICU, acute care and rehabilitation inpatient units; social services; labor relations and collective bargaining; psych liaison; licensing and certifications; clinical nurse specialists; organ donation; bioethics; Nursing Peer Review Board; and the wound care program. Incumbent serves as a mentor, facilitator, and consultant to managers, supervisors, assistant nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists, clinical resource nurses, clinical staff nurses, unit services coordinators, and administrative assistants.Facilitates and promotes nursing education as Editor of UCD Nurse quarterly newsletter.Maintains a working knowledge of current clinical practice and the regulatory requirements affecting that practice and exhibits the value of continuous learning. Demonstrates and enhances a culture of evidenced-based decision making in clinical and management initiatives. Articulates and models an emphasis on patient quality
and safety. Incumbent actively supports and implements the UCDMC Affirmative Action Program by demonstrating efforts to diversify staff in all selections and promotional opportunities, communicating program objectives to staff, establishing and maintaining a bias-free work environment, and providing opportunities for staff to obtain further training and expertise which will enhance the likelihood of upward mobility.This Director, Patient Care Services has responsibility for a total of 379.79 budgeted FTE with 15 direct reports and with an annual operating budget of 69.1 million serving patient populations from pediatrics to adults of all ages.

Special Requirements:
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English language and utilize medical terminology appropriately. Skills, knowledge, and ability to perform functions of Clinical Nurse job description at a proficient level. Ability to set priorities and work independently. Judgment skills to make independent clinical decisions. Skill to work accurately and quickly under pressure. Knowledge of medications, indications, dosage ranges, side effects, and potential toxicity. Knowledge of legal implications for clinical practice. Knowledge of, and ability to utilize principles of adult learning. Knowledge of performance improvement and research process. Knowledge of principles of personnel management. Ability to appropriately use available resources (personnel and equipment/supplies) to ensure that the patients on a specific unit receive safe, appropriate patient care during the course of a shift.This position is subject to a criminal background investigation.

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