Centura Health Director Emergency Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130388_

_Recruiter Contact:StephanieCalli_

_Clinic/Department:_* 8611 PSF NURSING SERVICE*




Position Summary

Provide leadership and accountability in the daily operations of assigned departments. Responsible for developing and maintaining physician relations, empowering clinical care givers through solicitation of input, and implementation of actions to improve delivery of patient care. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the provision of services in the assigned departments. Participates in and/or supervises the delivery of patient care, as necessary, and has the responsibility for establishing standard nursing practice for the service. Assures achievement of department goals and takes an active role in achievement of hospital Assures adherence to hospital policies and standards set forth by accreditation and regulatory agencies.

  • Minimum Education Requirements*

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master's Degree in health care or business related field OR a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN).

  • Minimum Experience Requirements*

Five years of clinical experience in an emergency and/or critical care department.

Two years management experience.

  • License/Certifications*

Current Colorado RN License required. **

National Certification, preferred

  • Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )*

 Sets and enforces high standards for the quality of patient care delivered; ensures the supporting decision making and operational processes reflect patient/physician needs/concerns. *

 Holds self and others accountable for meeting objectives and commitments, and adheres to standards even in the face of unforeseen circumstances. *

 Establishes and maintains a "service excellence" environment for achieving "completely satisfied" customer satisfaction scores. *

 Engages in a collaborative partnership with physicians, peers, staff and administration to promote interdisciplinary / interdepartmental communication and cooperation. Participates in making collaborative decisions that contribute to the success of the organization. *

 Establishes and maintains communication between nursing units and ancillary departments for the purposes of problem solving and implementing changes where patient care is affected. Listens carefully to others. Actively solicits input from others. Expresses ideas clearly and effectively. Responds to issues raised by others. Ensures that people get the information they need to do their jobs, and provides timely feedback to enhance performance.*

 Accountable for preparing, monitoring, and managing the operational and capital budgets. Understands how to strengthen the units through good financial planning and implementation. *

 Applies key financial concepts to decision making. *

 Achieves unit goals and objectives using a participative approach to improve the quality of care and market position. Educates staff in performance improvement activities while coaching staff for enhanced problem solving and critical thinking.*

 Organizes, coordinates, and prioritizes time and resources to improve efficiency and overcome obstacles.

 Gives people the authority, resources, and guidance to make decisions and implement them. Analyzes problems in a systematic, logical, and timely manner. *

 Facilitates creative development of new processes and standards that ensure quality patient care and a smooth running business unit. Recognizes and embraces opportunities for improvement in the service of the unit’s and organization’s goals. *

 Facilitates performance improvement teams to improve processes throughout the department. Responsible for formulating, interpreting, implementing, evaluating and supporting standards of care, objectives, policies and procedures. *

 Work with clinical system teams to evaluate and implement technologies that enhance patient care and nursing practice (EB guidelines, Zynx, MedAI, TSI, etc.).*

 Attends continuing education sessions related to leadership of assigned departments and/or changing regulations. *

 Provides a climate, which fosters professional development. Promotes and supports major corporate initiatives. *

 Participates in committee work related to quality assurance, performance improvement and regulatory compliance. *

 Maintains currency in knowledge of current clinical evidence through implementation and evaluation of clinical guidelines and through fostering research opportunities. *

 Assists in development of disease management programs that will improve the health of the community. Collaborates within triad to design specific key performance indicators and to achieve financial performance objectives of the service through managing operating and capital budgets, managing patient utilization, and implementing cost-management strategies. *

 Monitor relationships between nursing practice and outcome costs.*

 Recruits, selects and hires effective people for the unit staff. Identifies and fills gaps in unit skills and knowledge. Effectively markets unit job openings to attract highly skilled staff members. *

 Through effective coaching and mentoring, assists people in developing their careers; ensures they are prepared to assume additional responsibility. Prevents voluntary departures by maintaining a hands-on approach to developing people and a unit environment that encourages retention of staff. *

 Facilitates staff competency by identifying, measuring and evaluating desired performance and holding staff accountable. Facilitates the constructive resolution of conflict. Uses techniques that appeal to reason, values, and emotions to generate enthusiasm for work, commitment to task objectives, and compliance with requests.*

 Identifies the best methods for accomplishing long and short- term goals by creating plans and evaluating unit performance objectively. *

 Participates in the Trauma Quality Improvement/Peer Review Plan in cooperation with the surgical Director of Trauma Services, Trauma Program and Quality Leadership. Oversees data collection on all applicable trauma patients. *

 Works with the EMS Medical Director and/or Emergency Medical Director to establish protocols of care for sponsored EMS agencies. Works with the triad to develop strategic initiatives and goals and objectives for the service with accompanying market strategies. *

 Gain physician support for strategic and financial planning.*

/ * This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned./

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.