The mission of the Gettysburg Hospital Cardiology department is to provide cardiac diagnostic testing, therapeutic procedures, and rehabilitation in a compassionate and respectful environment for the inpatient and outpatient population. The following guidelines are used for their services:
- Cardiovascular Lab: Age 18 and Above
- Non-Invasive Cardiology: all ages are served
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: age 18 and above.
Full-Time (80 Hours Biweekly)
Under the general supervision of the Director-Clinical Services, manages the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and nursing support staff on assigned unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Recommends staffing levels as per professional organizationsâ€™ staffing guidelines. Structures an adequate staffing mix of competent personnel for all shifts by supervising and approving the development, preparation, and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and ANA staffing principles.
- Ensures that appropriate nursing standards and practices are developed and implemented as a result of research and non-research findings. Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental, and infection control standards as per National Patient Safety goals, agency, and state regulations.
- Identifies patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs; uses outcomes data to direct quality improvement action plans. Encourages staff to resolve patient/family concerns in a timely manner, and assists staff when necessary.
- Monitors all high risk and complicated cases; ensures appropriate nursing interventions are implemented.
- Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions using a Just Culture model and as per the Systemâ€™s Human Resources policies.
- Ensures staff education in appropriate communication to protect patient confidentiality. Advocates social/professional equity among staff; promotes culturally congruent patient care.
- Acts as a role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff; creates an empowered shared decision-making environment; promotes staff participation in Shared Decision-making activities; establishes a vision/goal for succession planning.
- Consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
- Interviews applicants with staff to select best match for patient population and unit culture; evaluates staff performance; monitors continuing education, oversees the competency testing of staff (as applicable) and orientation.
- Develops budget(s) for the department/unit/entity and allocates funds within budget(s) to accomplish objectives. Monitors variance against budget(s).
- Ensures that unit strategic plan, vision, and goals are aligned with the System/nursing strategic plan, vision, mission, and goals; Acts as liaison between nursing administration and medical staff; Assists the staff in establishing and maintaining positive, constructive communication in a collaborative model between other units/departments within the System when solving issues.
- Coordinates and integrates services within the department/service line/entity, with other departments/service lines/entities, and with the System’s primary functions. Participates in the selection of outside services (if needed).
- Continuously assesses and improves the department/service line/entity/System’s performance. Maintains appropriate quality control/assessment programs (if applicable).
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population; Assesses and interprets age specific data for patient population and oversees the delivery of appropriate age specific treatments.
- Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; knowledge of the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and “error proof” systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, conferences, professional organizations and workshops.
- Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
- Minimum Experience:
- 3 – 5 years
- Minimum Education:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Required Certification:
- Registration and current RN license in PA; CPR certification; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
- Preferred Certification:
- Certification as a Nurse Executive
- Physical Demands:
- Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
- Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
- Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching