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Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Internal Number: R41780
Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can be better. Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health.
Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix is proud to be a Magnet facility, Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and recognized as a Center of Excellence for our Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program.
As a Associate Director, RN for Cardiovascular ICU unit you will be leading a high-quality team with expertise in patient care. Our amazing leaders continually provide leadership in clinical, financial, and personnel as well as active participation in department shared leadership and facility wide committees.
As a member of our Cardiovascular ICU unit, you will play a vital role in ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. We are a cardiac referral site and receive patients from all over the state in need of cardiac care. CVICU specializes in common cardiothoracic surgery; coronary artery bypasses and 'off pump' bypass procedures. Valve repair and replacement, MAZE, vascular, and thoracic surgeries encompass the additional surgical patient population in addition to a variety of medical cardiac patients recovering from acute MI, CHF and post cardiac intervention. Treatments plans include hemodynamic monitoring and/or IABP (Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump) therapy, CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy), multiple vasopressors, Swan-Ganz catheters, ventricular assist device (VAD), ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and advanced respiratory therapies (i.e. ventilators, oscillators, nitric oxide, and rotoprone therapy).
Teamwork is STRONG in this department, and support to be your best self is great. Join us as we improve the lives of the patients, we care for through outstanding nursing care.
Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefits to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
POSITION SUMMARYThis position provides 24 hour managerial and clinical support to patients and staff. Uses depth and breadth of clinical management knowledge to ensure the provision of high quality, safe, and cost effective patient care. Demonstrates clinical expertise and oversees the leadership of clinical, financial, and personnel management of the assigned areas.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Manages and facilitates patient centered nursing care for designated patient populations by serving as a real-time clinical expert for unit staff and physicians for escalated problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues. Manages the operations of the unit to ensure smooth and efficient patient care management and resource utilization.2. Leads change by developing, implementing and evaluating quality and process improvement initiatives of the department in conjunction with the director. Seeks and utilizes input from staff and oversees change implementation. Ensures compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies.3. Facilitates communication of system, regional, facility and department initiatives.4. Manages and develops the operational and capital budgets and use of associated resources.5. Assures the development of staff leadership through the design of effective shared leadership models and supports career advancement opportunities. Functions as a role model and encourages staff to participate in their own development.6. Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning.
7. Manages large single unit or multiple clinical units to ensure excellent patient care. Actively develops leadership of entry level nurse manager(s) while leading clinical improvement initiatives. Internal customers include patients, staff, and physicians. External customers include patient family.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBSN or MSN required for all new hires to the position after July 1, 2013. Incumbents in the position as of July 1, 2013 must possess their by BSN or MSN July 1, 2015.Requires a current RN license in state of practice. Requires BLS certification.Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of clinical care management as normally demonstrated through two years of clinical management experience relevant to patient population. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of specialty area. Requires critical thinking, communication, influence, decision-making, analytical, and flexibility skills to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes. Must have the ability to practice skills according to department and professional standards and quality requirements. In LTC setting: Requires familiarity with Alzheimer's disease and developmental disabilities. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or BTMC Behavioral must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working in the Banner McKee Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit must possess an Colorado Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in nursing preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
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