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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N6239

NURSING DIRECTOR

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional, nursing administrative work in the health and human services field.

Work involves leadership, policy development, and planning. Incumbent organizes, directs, and supervises the nursing and/or patient care staff and ancillary staff of a County clinical, mental health or behavioral health services program.

Work includes contact with local hospitals and emergency rooms, state and local social services agencies for the coordination of county-wide services for Broward County residents.  Also collaborates with other units within the agency and the Department regarding treatment and administrative issues. General supervision is received from a clinical or administrative superior and the Medical Director through conferences and review of records and reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Coordinates and supervises nursing and/or patient care and ancillary staff for the assigned program, i.e., medical detoxification unit and residential treatment services unit and other areas as assigned.

Monitors staffing, employee issues, and employee policy compliance.  Communicates division and County policies and procedures to staff.

Makes decisions regarding hiring, progressive discipline, and recommendations for termination.

Manages a personnel and an operating budget for the Detoxification Unit.

Directs patient health care through supervision of nursing supervisors for medical and behavioral health programs.

Coordinates and manages overall flow of work, caseload and treatment assignments of agency health services staff; evaluates work and confers on problem cases; interprets policies, procedures, and practices to staff.

Serves on committees concerned with planning new medical services; revises and evaluates existing programs, and plans and coordinates education programs for agency health care or medical services staff.

Assists in formal accreditation activities, working with agency management and staff to prepare for accreditation surveys and audits as required.

Confers with administrative superiors on the selection and placement of agency health care or medical services personnel; confers with Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, pharmacists, physicians, Nutrition Services Manager, and other clinical supervisors regarding patient care, education, and/or consultations.

Provides input in the development of various service contracts.

Reviews and revises manuals, records and other operational guides; reviews and recommends administrative procedures pertaining to the Division's medical services.

Implements internal controls and management strategies to promote quality assurance and excellence of service delivery.

Assists in planning in-service education programs and in preparation of educational material for use in the health services programs including analysis of pertinent data, preparation of exhibits, bibliographies, and manuals.

Serves as the Division’s Infection Control Officer; develops and reports statistics regarding infection and control information relating to patients and employees.

Prepares reports and correspondence relating to such topics as medical services, nursing program development, and utilization management, etc., using basic computer-based office applications.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the methods and principles of inpatient medical services and nursing administration, consultation, and supervision.

Through knowledge of administrative and business processes and procedures for large behavioral health and/or medical services programs.

Thorough knowledge of health services principles, techniques, and practices.

Thorough knowledge of behavioral health, psycho-social, medical and health problems and their treatment.

Thorough knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies governing the health services programs.

Thorough knowledge of JCAHO, OSHA, HIPAA, DCF standards as they pertain to behavioral health and infection control.

Ability to supervise and train subordinate medical and behavioral health service workers.

Ability to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, and to plan and execute work effectively.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in nursing or other field closely related to this assignment; six (6) years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an area directly related to this assignment, and which includes three (3) years of supervisory or charge nurse experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida at the time of appointment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                             Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                                  Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required:         No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:            E 10/1976  R 06/2012


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