Clinical Mgr, Wound Ostomy

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Job Description

Reporting directly to an Associate Chief Nurse or Ambulatory Director the Wound/Ostomy/Continence Clinical Services Manager is responsible for administrative direction and oversight of inpatient and/or outpatient Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nursing.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsible for directing and coordinating the hiring, performance, competence, promoting and terminating of Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurses and their support staff to insure optimal quality and effectiveness of staff.
Responsible for budgeting, salary and wage expenditures, volume/revenue production, space and equipment planning and management of Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nursing within the scope of service. Participates in selection of cost-effective supplies and equipment for patietns with wounds, ostomies and/or continence disorders.
Plans, develops, reviews and updates all clinical programs, research, policies, procedures and standards of practice consistent with the mission and standards of the Department, the Institution and national guidelines that anticipate and respond to the constantly changing environment of the Medical Center and the larger health care arena.
May have patient care responsibility. Is autonomously responsible for providing education, consultation and direct assistance to nursing staff on issues related to patients with altered skin integrity secondary to pressure necrosis, drainage or continence disorders. Evaluates patient progress toward expected outcomes, making changes in plan of care as indicated.
Offers outpatient services for ostomy patients as requested by BIDMC Physicians.
Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: More than 7 Indirect Reports: None

Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget.

Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree preferred.
License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Wound,Ostomy,Continence Care required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required.
3-5 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
Competencies:Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force continually. Employee is physically active in all elements of the job.

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