The incumbent has 24-hour responsibility for and oversight of the coordination of care for patients and families within the department. The incumbent shall plan, organize, direct and evaluate people and activities for the department to ensure the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care. The incumbent has fiscal responsibility for resources that are defined during the budget process. The position is accountable for human and materiel resource acquisition, maintenance and allocation as well as quality/performance improvement outcomes.
The position's primary focus is on employees, patients, families, physicians and the key contributors from other departments who impact the services of the assigned department. The success of the department depends significantly on the incumbent's ability to participate well with others and/or collaborate with other leaders within the Division of Nursing and the Medical Center.