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Chief Nursing Officer-UW Health Rehab HospitalMadison, Wisconsin

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Job ID 388845 Date posted 07/17/2020

Description

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a free-standing, 50-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility located on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Our rehabilitation hospital opened in September 2015 and offers specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able. The UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between UW Health, Unity Point Meriter and Kindred Healthcare.

Position Summary:
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing department and assigned clinical operation departments.  Consults with and advises Chief Executive Officer on the general operation of the hospital. Develops nursing and clinical department goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. Organizes nursing and clinical departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards. Has authority and responsibility for establishing, directing, and implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice and the clinical operations and financial matters related to all nursing and clinical care areas and functions.

Essential Functions:

Provides professional working conditions for employees.

Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Assists with development of the budget for the nursing department in collaboration with the CEO and Controller. Manages costs associated with personnel, equipment and supplies.

Responsible for staffing plans, management of nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff.

Assures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.

Enforces compliance of the nursing department with education/in-service requirements/orientation and competencies.

Leads monthly staff meetings and communicates information to/from management and leadership.

Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses.

Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department.

Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and performance evaluations of staff in the nursing department.

Assures occurrence of appropriate documentation, including documentation of medical necessity, by staff in medical records; monitors completion and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.

Assures education and training is provided to nursing staff on Quality Indicators (QI); assures timely and accurate QI assessments and scoring is performed.

Assures nursing attendance and participation in team conferences.

Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.

Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or clinical specialty preferred. Proof of intention to complete Master’s Degree may be considered.

Current unrestricted WI Registered Nurse licensure.

Current CRRN or ability to obtain such within 2 years.

 Five years’ experience in healthcare administration/management with a minimum of two years’ experience at a senior nursing management level.

 Five years’ experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment.


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