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* Coordinates activities between hospital departments and acts as liaison between physicians, nurses, families, etc. Assumes public relations function, responding to press calls, dealing with police, community agencies and other hospitals, as necessary. Makes arrangements between hospitals for borrowing and loaning equipment. Assists patients and families with social and behavioral problems.
* Serves as an expert clinical resource for patient placement. Works in collaboration with the admitting office to provide appropriate placement of all admissions and transfers from internal and external sources. Acts as central contact with the authority to make all bed management decisions. Monitors bed availability and turnover with input from leadership and staff in all areas. Facilitate continuous patient throughput with effective communication with staff and leadership in all areas. Facilitates the coordination of patient's transfer with physicians, staff RN's, and other departments through the \"one call\" transfer center.
* Arranges Patient Services staffing for the following shift, documenting absenteeism. Also, assesses weekend staffing on a continuous basis, adjusting for changes in patient care, activity or illness/injury of staff members, etc. Makes hospital rounds to key in on important patient information from Charge Nurse reports.
* Establishes and maintains effective communication with other Managers. Contributes to the evaluation process of nursing staff in conjunction with Nurse Managers. Provides leadership to staff as necessary. Participates in formal conference sessions with union representatives. Participates in grievance procedure and arbitration, when necessary. Acts as resource person for staff in clinical and administrative matters. Investigates all Unusual Incidents.
* Supports, interprets and enforces Patient Services and Hospital Policies and Procedures. Participates in Patient Services and Hospital committees. Functions as member of code team (documentation). Conducts post code critique. Promotes quality care through use of the Nursing Process and collaborates with Education/Training Services as needs are identified. Reviews care plans and evaluates implementation based on patient outcomes. Conducts informal patient care conferences. Assists with patient assessments, as necessary. Performs other work related duties and activities as assigned or requested.
* Responsibilities involve continual analysis and balancing of priorities to effectively manage all administrative and patient care functions on assigned shift. Keeps Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer informed as appropriate.
* Knowledge of theories, principles and concepts acquired by completing a Bachelor's Degree in a college or university.
* Three to five years' experience.
* Current license to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
* Current Basic Life Support Certification.
* CPI (Crisis Prevention) within 4 months of new position and must renew annually.
* ACLS preferred.
* Successful passage of CCH's Pharmacology exam.
* ZR

Associated topics: assistant director, chief, cno, critical, critical care, line, manager, nurse manager, officer, supervisor

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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