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Administrative Director- ICU


CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini




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CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini-40100


3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA  71301


Full Time

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Manages the nursing services and staff for the Intensive care unit; ensures quality and full compliance with relevant policies and standards.

 Drives Vision and Purpose- Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.

Drives engagement- Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. Courage- Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said. Decision quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. Instills trust- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Business insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. Strategic Mindset- Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.   MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 · Implementing and monitoring programs and practices for the delivery of safe and efficient quality nursing care for patients and their families

· Ensuring consistent application of nursing services policies and standards throughout the organization · Monitoring patient outcomes and quality and effectiveness of nursing care · Overseeing performance of teams; identifying and addressing staff training and development needs · Apprising medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service and strategies CORE COMPETENCIES Standard I: Financial Management   · Recognizes the impact of reimbursement on revenue · Understands the relationship between values-based purchasing and quality outcomes with revenue and reimbursement · Creates, monitors, and analyzes a budget; explaining variance · Conducts ongoing evaluation of productivity, forecasting future revenue and expenses
  • Documents capital appropriations and project authorizations
    Standard II. Human Resources Management  
  • Evaluates and specifies the critical resources required to accomplish the team's objectives
  • Initiates requests for required resources based on staff competency with patient acuity
  • Allocates team resources responsibly and equitably within the scope of labor laws
  • Calculates resource usage to set a baseline for comparison
  • Discovers opportunities to improve resource utilization
  • Implements changes in role consistent with scope of practice
  • Resolves conflicts in a wide variety of situations, such as workload allocation, schedule overlap etc.
  • Adjusts management and personal style to fit the needs of different people and different situations
  • Explores motivational factors and tailors motivational efforts to individual needs and situations for the department
  • Conducts evaluations on personnel performance at the work place and recommends improvement plans
  • Coaches others on operating personnel management systems and their processes
· Anticipates and plans for admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flow Standard III. Relationship Management and Influencing Behaviors * Situation Management o Identifies issues that require immediate attention
  • Applies principles of crisis management to handle situations as necessary
  • Manages conflict
  • Promotes team dynamics
  • Mentors and coaches staff
  • Promotes Professional Management
    • Promotes and encourages stress management
    • Encourages participation in professional action
    • Applies principles of self-awareness
    • Fosters a healthy work environment
    • Diversity
      • Understands the components of cultural competence as they apply to the


  • Maintains an environment of fairness and processes to support it
  • Capitalizes on differences to foster highly effective work groups
  • Provides direct service to internal or external customers
  • Facilitates the resolution of customer problems, issues, or concerns
  • Applies systems thinking knowledge as an approach to analysis and decision-making
  • Utilizes an appropriate style of leadership: autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire/free rein, etc.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities: intelligence, influence, determination, integrity, confidence
  • Manages own behaviors during interactions, such as feedback giving, to shape workplace events
  • Utilizes positive reinforcement to motivate and attain desired behaviors; increases productivity
  • Employs leadership theories, such as contingency and transformational, and associated techniques
  • Applies techniques of "action learning" to problem solve and personally reflect on
  Standard VI. Performance Improvement/Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations   · Assesses customer and patient satisfaction while developing and implementing strategies to address satisfaction issues · Monitors and promotes workplace safety requirements resulting in positive patient outcomes · Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities · Provides evidence-based nursing care · Promotes and communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care   Standard V. Leadership   · Serves as a leader of patient care


TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES   Clinical Performance Improvement · Shares experiences with process performance improvements across multiple areas · Recognizes recurring and difficult problems and explores new or innovative solutions · Leverages technology to facilitate the sharing of clinical performance or outcomes data · Compares and contrasts different approaches for performance improvement; highlights pros and cons · Creates mechanism for ensuring quality and performance measures are understood and valued by nursing staff · Consults on and coaches on developing business cases to justify improvement initiatives Clinical Policies and Standards   · Monitors different types of clinical practice to ensure compliance with standards · Evaluates existing and evolving standards and procedures and their impact on the organization · Informs others on advanced clinical standards and policies across medical specialties · Collaborates with other functions in establishing and documenting joint standards · Participates in the development of clinical policies and practices · Develops control and monitoring mechanisms for clinical policies adherence Healthcare Policy and Ethics Compliance · Shares experiences with addressing diverse problems in healthcare policy compliance · Demonstrates best practices for dealing with complex compliance or non-compliance situations · Guides others in making correct decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas · Designs or revises organizational practices and procedures to ensure compliance with policies · Supports and coaches on mechanisms that encourage attention to compliance issues; all clinical activities · Participates in translating policy changes into operational programs and services Healthcare Regulatory Environment · Implements programs as needed to comply with diverse healthcare laws or regulations · Monitors regulatory compliance of all healthcare practices to ensure no violations · Evaluates key aspects of pending healthcare regulations and legislation that may impact company · Provides recommendations and implements solutions to existing and potential legal problems · Shares main considerations and issues related to laws and regulations in the implementation of healthcare practices · Collaborates and communicates with all departments of healthcare organization for the preparation for external audits.
  • Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelors of Science in Nursing required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' of clinical patient care experience in a relevant setting
  • Minimum of 2 years' of healthcare leadership
  • RN license in good standing in state of employment or a compact state , if applicable
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support
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