DUTIES: Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors. The Department of Nursing Services/ NS 32 at SUNY Downstate is seeking a full time Assistant Director of Nursing. Accountability: Responsible and accountable for the development, maintenance and evaluation of a work environment that supports professional nursing practice and excellent patient care. Responsible on a 24-hour basis for managing the day to day nursing operations of NS32 Mother/Baby Unit and NS31 Labor and Delivery including coordination of care, supervision of nursing staff, administrative and budget management. The successful candidate will: - Assume responsibility for the daily operations of the obstetrical department including scheduling of staff to align with units nursing care hours; - Serve as a role model, mentor and manager and must use ethical principles to guide decisions and actions that are consistent with UHB's operating goals and objectives; Must use appropriate policies and procedures in delivery of quality patient care; Collect and maintain necessary data to support Process Improvement-Evidence Based practice; Ensure unit council maintains a productive monthly meeting. - Develop and implement innovative strategies to promote and foster team spirit and boost morale; Take an active role in managing services; Promote education and professional development for staff, students and patients; Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team/professional staff members in the development of educational goals for the service; Direct and enforces compliance with federal state and regulatory agency standards; Monitor and promote the improvement of the patient care process. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: - Current New York State Registered Nurse License - BSN degree and current active, full and unrestricted NYS RN license. - MSN or enrolled in a Master's program. - Certification in both clinical specialty area and in Nursing management required within first 2 years of assuming the role - 3-5 years of active relevant clinical and management and/or progressive leadership experience. - BLS certification must be successfully completed within 3 months of employment. PREFERRED: - Prior leadership experience - Progressive leadership accomplishment in Nursing. - Member of professional nursing organization. Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Shift/Hours of work: DAYS (8:00AM - 4:00PM); Days of week:Variable; Hours per week: 37.5. *Please include the 5 digit line number and job title in the subject and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.