Provides direction and leadership for care delivery in the Medical Surgical Unit, has 24 hour accountability. Plans and implements nursing budgets, monitors nursing productivity reports and collaborates with other leaders to facilitate favorable financial performance. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory standards and evidence based practices for Med Surg scope of care, and ensures compliance. Supervises staff in the respective unit and plays an integral role in departmental operations, including but not limited to; recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, promoting, discharging, assigning work, evaluating, rewarding, and disciplining. Actively supports and participates in shared governance. Assist staff in the respective clinical area as needed. Also assists with the Progressive Cardiac Unit.
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or related field preferred
Minimum of 5 years experience in nursing practice
Previous leadership experience in the inpatient setting is required
Proficiency in clinical decision making and critical thinking skills
Proficiency in computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, and Excel) preferred
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
Prefer recent acute care floor nursing experience
Ortho, cardiac care or surgical experience preferred
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Job Details:
Scheduled hours: exempt position, day shift with accountability on other shifts
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on Experience
Internal Number: R-00594
About Great River Health System
Welcome to Great River Health, the only comprehensive medical services provider in southeast Iowa. We empower our people to provide compassionate, high-quality care while being good stewards of our resources.Although we serve a predominantly rural area that includes parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, we offer many of the same services found in larger hospitals. You don’t have to travel for quality medical care. High-tech technology and top-notch health care providers are close to home.Great River Health is a regional health care system based in West Burlington, Iowa, serving residents of southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri. It includes:Great River Medical CenterFort Madison Community HospitalClinics in Fort Madison, Keokuk, Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant, Wapello, West Burlington and West Point, IowaHeritage Family Pharmacy, Heritage Park Pharmacy and Heritage Partners PharmacyHeritage Medical Equipment & SuppliesUniversal Therapy GroupGreat River Medical Center is a 378-bed hospital offering acute, rehabilitative, skilled and long-term care. It also has more than 20 clinics providing primary and specialty care, including:Business healthCardiologyGeneral and... vascular surgeryHematologyInfectious diseasesMental healthNephrologyOncologyOphthalmologyOrthopaedicsPulmonologyRheumatologyUrologyWeight lossWomen’s healthWound & hyperbaric medicineGreat River Medical Center is home to one of the state’s premier outpatient rehabilitation and fitness centers.Great River Health is Des Moines County’s largest employer.
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