ClearSky Health is looking for a Director of Nursing to open and lead the nursing department of our newest hospital in Rio Rancho, New Mexico! This individual must be passionate about patient care and will be responsible for the initial recruitment and setup of the nursing department.
The Director of Nursing will be responsible for the overall operations of the nursing department, including high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care, managing nursing personnel, and developing and implementing approved department projects and goals.
Develop, maintains and implement nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, Hospital values, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Direct the functions of the nursing department in accordance with departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
Oversee nursing department staffing, retention, and development.
Provide education, direction and mentorship of the team’s function, purpose, and goals.
Communicate and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
Collaborate with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
Prepare annual capital and operating budget for nursing department. Monitors department expenses on designated schedule.
Collaborate with senior leadership and is actively involved in performance improvement process, including data collection and analysis, and process improvement activities.
Communicate directly with patients, families, staff, and interdisciplinary team members to coordinate care and services, promote participation in care plans, and maintain a high quality of care.
Attend and participates in required senior leadership meetings.
Investigate and resolves issues and deficiencies when needed.
Assists with direct patient care nursing responsibilities during high flow work times.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and staff. Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Comply with appropriate and approved safety and Infection Prevention standards.
Our Community: Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico, the fastest growing community in the state…and has been recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” citing exceptional public schools and well below national average crime rates (24/7 Wall Street). -https://www.rrnm.gov/
CRRN Certification required within three years of hire.
Current CPR certification required.
Must maintain acceptable driving record, current driver’s license, and insurability.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of and adherence to current nursing theory and practice, infection prevention, and wound care standards of practice.
Knowledge of accreditation standards to ensure adherence to all standards set forth by state and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.
Internal Number: R18
About ClearSky Health
ClearSky Health is a premier rehabilitative healthcare provider, dedicated to healing and transforming the lives of individuals living with disabling injuries or illnesses. If you’d like to become part of a healthcare team where your skills, talents, and input are valued, then we invite you to explore ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Rio Rancho.
We believe in maintaining a hospital environment where our employees are valued, treated with dignity, respected, recognized, rewarded, and provided educational training and opportunities. We work together to put our patients first; providing high-quality rehabilitative care to transform the lives of those living with disabling injuries and illnesses. Our Values & Beliefs are core to the personalized, patient-centered care we provide.
We offer our employees competitive salaries and generous benefit packages. We hope you’ll consider joining our highly trained staff.