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Clinical Director - ICU Cardiovascular


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances




CHRISTUS TMF Louis Peaches Owen Heart Hospital


703 South Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX  75701
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Clinical Director - ICU Cardiovascular Job in Tyler

Job Description


Manages the nursing services and staff for a department; ensures quality and full compliance with relevant policies and standards.


  • 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

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
  • Anticipates and plans for admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flow
  • 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

Standard III. Relationship Management and Influencing Behaviors

  • Situation Management
  • 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
  • principles of self-awareness
  • Fosters a healthy work environment
  • Diversity
  • Understands the components of cultural competence as they apply to the workforce
  • Maintains an environment of fairness and processes to support it
  • Capitalizes on differences to foster highly effective work groups

Standard VI. Performance Improvement/Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations

  • Assesses customer and patient satisfaction while developing and implementing strategies to address satisfaction issues
  • Provides direct service to internal or external customers
  • Facilitates the resolution of customer problems, issues, or concerns
  • Monitors and promotes workplace safety requirements resulting in positive patient outcomes
  • Applies systems thinking knowledge as an approach to analysis and decision-making
  • 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
  • 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 decisions

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of clinical patient care experience in a relevant setting
  • Minimum of 2 years of healthcare leadership
  • RN License in state of employment or compact
  • BLS

Work Type:

Full Time

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Clinical Director - ICU Cardiovascular