Job Posting: Every Connection. Every Support. Everything We Have. A true leader aims to inspire—and at Cedars-Sinai, that's exactly what our Nurse Managers do. They've got a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities, and professionalism, and they devote every ounce of their hearts to all that they do here. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's one of the many reasons we've earned a four-time Magnet designation. So if you're interested in leading an exceptional team at a world-class, 852-bed teaching and research facility, we invite you to bring your talents to Cedars-Sinai. Come discover for yourself why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals. Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Associate Director is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and controlling the daily operations and clinical practice of The Pancreatic-Biliary and Small Bowel & Nutrition programs associated with the Center for Digestive Diseases to provide quality, individualized patient care in accordance with Medical Center philosophies. The Associate Director assumes fiscal responsibility through preparation of unit budgets, serves as liaison with medical staff and other personnel, promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, supports faculty practice and productivity, clinical and translational research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term, and assures patient advocacy. The Associate Director is accountable to the Executive Director, Department of Medicine. The Associate Director guides nursing staff in the provision of nursing care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Patient Care, CSMC Code of Conduct, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan and Professional Organization Standards. He/she maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/she can identify the ability of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patients to follow direction/instructions and give consent. He/she can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population. The Associate Director is responsible for assuring staff competency in provision of age related patient care. Essential Functions:
Responsible for oversight and administration of Center for Digestive Diseases operations including outpatient clinic(s) and nutrition program.
Work collaboratively with CSMC faculty physicians to deliver safe, high quality, and fiscally responsible care.
Coordinate clinical and administrative staffing mix, staffing levels, and competencies to ensure safe and effective service delivery.
Collaborate with DOM Research administrators to support and achieve clinical and translational research mission of the GI Center for Excellence.
Collaborate with internal departments and external agencies (TJC, CMS, CDPH) to ensure compliance with CSMC policy and regulatory requirements.
Manage human resource, labor relations, employee and department safety, and risk management issues.
Achieve financial objectives by preparing annual capital and operation budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Contribute to team effort by supporting patient care as needed *LI-JC1
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree required; Master's degree in MSN, MPH, MHA, or MBA required.
Meet specialty specific clinical competencies for assigned area. License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited nursing school.
Valid California Registered Nurse License required.
BLS Certification required.
Specialty certification in field of practice required within one year of hire. Experience:
Minimum two (2) years management experience in ambulatory care or GI Lab operations or other relevant clinical experience. Prior experience in gastroenterology diseases and vascular access / total parenteral nutrition highly desirable.
Working knowledge of facility and professional billing practices.
Strong understanding of healthcare finance and variables affecting reimbursement.
Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.
Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of health care technology within specialty area. Experience with EPIC Systems (EMR) strongly preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.
Excellent command (verbal and written) of the English language.
Experience with performance improvement methods (PDSA) methodology.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) The physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.