Assistant Director of Nursing, Dialysis/Telemetry/Med Surg

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Clinton, MD

About the Job

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a full-service acute care facility with more than 49,000 emergency room visits and nearly 12,000 admissions each year. Our hospital's commitment to advanced technology distinguishes it from community hospitals. From its renowned centers of excellence in cardiac care and obstetrics to orthopedics and surgical services, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center provides uncompromising clinical care.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Inc.  is actively recruiting for a dynamic Assistant Nursing Director to join our team!  Patient focused care with commitment to customer service, collaboration and team work is a must.  This exempt position will provide support Monday through Friday, Day shift hours. 


Job Summary
  • Accountability and responsibility for leadership, direction, and management on an assigned nursing unit on a 24 hour/ 7 day a week basis in the absence of the Nurse Director.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • BSN degree, Master’s degree preferred or in pursuit of within 1 year of hire
      • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience in a healthcare environment.
      • Minimum of 3 year of supervisory or management experience preferred.
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    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Maryland State RN License
      • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS
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    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.  Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Responsible for practice of professional nursing and the delivery of nursing care 24 hours/day on assigned inpatient units.
      • Establishes the clinical direction for nursing care delivery, provides clinical supervision, and is responsible for quality outcomes.
      • Responsible for all aspect of personnel management and development.
      • Responsible for attaining and maintaining adherence in prescribed regulatory standards.
      • Ability to maintain professionalism, tact, and diplomacy in communicating.
      • Ability to direct, delegate, and coordinate nursing activities to achieve effective and cost effective patient/family care outcomes.
      • Ability to communicate effectively across all disciplines intra and interdepartmental to improve patient outcomes.
      • Ability to coordinate unit operations with other departments/disciplines to provide effective and efficient care.
      • Ability to develop, monitor and administer unit operating and capital budgets.
      • Knowledge, skill, and ability to use the following Safe Lift Equipment: Viking, Sabina, Ergo slide, Hoyer lifts, and Golvo. Gait belts, vital signs machine, and weighing scales. Telemetry monitors and screens.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Provide leadership and direction the staff on the patient care unit while supporting and actualizing the goals of the department, division, and hospital services.
    • Ensures the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes on the patient unit.
    • Recruits and retains competent, compassionate nursing staff while monitoring performance standards and promoting fair labor practices.
    • Promotes a work environment that demonstrates accessibility of safe equipment and adequate supplies in an efficiently arranged physical setting.
    • Participates in continuous quality improvement and risk management programs at the unit level in a collaborative manner with multi-disciplinary team.
    • Monitor fiscal budget to control operational and capital expenditures while monitoring and adjusting staffing patterns to improve unit productivity.
    • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provide mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
    • Performs related duties as required.
    • Ensures that orientation, continuing education and hospital in-services training are provided to all staff members as directed by the Nurse Director.
    • Ensures that the competence of all staff members are assessed, maintained, demonstrated and improved continually as directed by the nurse Director.
    • Attends head nurse meetings and actively participates in various departmental, medical staff and hospital committees as directed or in the absence of the Nurse Director.
    • Implements staffing pattern based on census, acuity, and staff competency to provide safe patient care.
    • Required to plan, schedule and assign staff equitably on an ongoing basis. Responsible for 24 hour coverage in the absence of or as directed by the Nurse Director.
    • Serves as a clinical expert and resource for the nursing staff by acquiring new knowledge and maintaining current clinical competence.
    • Serves as the Nursing Director of the unit in his/her absence or as directed.
    • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.