Assistant Clinical Director
 Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Southern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. That`s because each of us-from our finance, business, and IT experts to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians-shares a commitment to providing the best possible care experience. One of the most diverse regions in the country, Southern California offers everything from quaint coastal communities to bustling urban cities, high desert plains to snowy mountain peaks. Here, you`ll find the cultural, lifestyle, and recreational amenities to complement your work and your life. Come discover the resources, support, and opportunity you need to build the career you`ve always wanted.  
Description

 

For one (1) or more units within a 7 day/24 hour department providing direct patient care, emergency medicine & nursing services (which may be at multiple locations): assists the Clinical Director in the planning, development, implementation, delivery & evaluation/improvement of quality patient care, nursing & emergency services that add value & are integrated w/ emergency nursing standards of practice, service priorities & performance/outcomes measures, as well as w/ strategic, business & organizational goals/objectives. Ensures multi-disciplinary teams/staff provide high quality, accessible, cost effective care & patient-focused services. Supervises clinical standards of care & nursing practice; responsible for resource budgeting, staff selection & development within assigned unit(s) which may include one (1) or more of the following: day/evening/night emergency medical services, urgent care, after hours medical clinic, surgical walk-in clinic, triage/assessment, emergency call desk, observation/short stay diagnostic unit. These positions are distinguished from other ambulatory care assistant manager jobs by the emergency services department’s 24 hours of operation; greater volume & acuity of presenting patients; greater integration of services w/ admitting, inpatient/outpatient services & outside hospitals; greater medical-legal accountability.
Essential Functions:
• Within assigned unit(s) supervises the delivery of emergency nursing & patient care services which are integrated w/ business/departmental plans & meet or exceed cost, quality, clinical & utilization standards/performance measures
• Ensures that assigned unit(s) services meet member, physician & internal clients’ needs
• Supervises  one (1) or more department units (8 to 24 hours) & ensures patient care & quality standards are met & comply w/ federal, state & local regulatory requirements & established departmental policies & procedures, utilization & clinical/performance standards & measures
• Supervises & ensures continuous improvement of all assigned clinical practices, services & operations by designing & implementing systems, processes & methods to evaluate & improve patient care within assigned  unit(s); supervises day-to-day operations of the unit(s)  including practice standards, staffing, payroll, budgets, fiscal mgmt & quality improvement
• Develops & implements action plans to improve staff development & the delivery of patient care
• Ensures multi-disciplinary teams/staff provide the highest quality of care &are in  compliance w/ the Nursing Practice Act, JCAHO, federal, state, & local requirements
• Develops & manages the units budget for the appropriate use of human & material resources
• Monitors financial performance & identifies & implements strategies to reduce costs & improve quality of care/service
• Monitors the allocation & utilization of unit(s) personnel; determines the appropriate staff mix based on changes in patient population & provides the appropriate level of services while identifying savings opportunities
• Ensures on-going staff development
• Coordinates w/ healthcare providers outside the unit(s) to achieve optimal patient care across the continuum
• Researches, identifies & implements best practice models developed within unit(s) or by other units
• Investigates & resolves patient/family/member concerns regarding patient care & services
• Supervises day-to-day operations of assigned unit(s) including human resource mgmt, labor relations, department & employee safety programs & risk mgmt
Qualifications

 

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• Minimum three (3) years of emergency or critical care clinical nursing experience required, including two (2) years of supervisory experience in emergency or critical care nursing.
Education
• BSN or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
OR
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a related field within two (2) years of hire.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
License, Certification, Registration
• Current California RN license required.
• Current CPR Certification required.
• ALCS required.
Additional Requirements:
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of quality improvement and clinical care processes; staffing and budgeting; Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO, and other local, state, federal regulations.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree preferred.
• Emergency Nursing Certificate preferred.
• CEN & PALS preferred.

Primary Location

: California-Los Angeles-Los Angeles Medical Center 4867 W. Sunset Blvd. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Evening Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 3:00 PM Working Hours End: 12:30 AM 

Schedule

: Full-time 

Job Type

: Standard 

Employee Status

: Regular Employee Group: Salaried Employees 

Job Level

: Individual Contributor 

Job

: Emergency Public Department Name: Emergency Services 

Travel

: No Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

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