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Assistant Patient Care Director, Cardiac Medicine/Multispecialty

Company : Virginia Hospital Center

Location : Arlington, VA

Created : 2023-03-11

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

Overview Assistant Patient Care Director, Cardiac Medicine / Multispecialty The Assistant Patient Care Director is responsible for direction of the nursing unit (s) in coordination with the patient care director in concert with the goals of that unit according to the philosophy of the Division of Patient care Services. The responsibility includes unit administration, direct nursing care and coordinating activities with ancillary departments. The assistant patient care director reports to the patient care director. An advanced competency level, knowledge of the nursing process, and consistently meeting or exceeding all criteria of the staff nurse performance appraisal tool is expected of assistant patient care directors. A medical cardiac step-down unit. Patient population includes adult to geriatric patients with cardiac conditions including CHF, post MI, angina, cardiac drug toxicity, post pacemaker insertion, A-fib, dysrhythmias, and patients requiring administration of select continuous infusion of cardiac medications or oral drug therapy for dysrhythmias. Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career! VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Awardâ„¢ for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients. Qualifications * RN Licensure with Reciprocity in the state of Virginia or Compact State * BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR * American Heart Association ACLS * At least one year relevant Healthcare/Medical -Nursing/Patient Care experience and demonstrated leadership ability Responsibilities * Develops, monitors, evaluates, and documents Continuous Quality Improvement activities in accordance with hospital, state, and The Joint Commission standards. * Implements change according to results in coordination with appropriate leadership. * Assures quality of care and services by adhering to industry standards and measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and benchmarks established by the organization. * Interview and hire staff according to department standards and hospital policy. * Identifies areas for cost improvement and makes recommendation for service program or departmental initiatives. * Coaches and mentors staff with the goal of problem identification and resolution with proper documentation after review with staff and appropriate leadership. Benefits * Paid Major Holidays * Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation * Sick Time * Health Insurance * Dental Insurance * Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment * Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) * Health Savings Account (HSA) * Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts * Employee Wellness Benefits * Hospital Discount for Employees and Family * VHC Retirement Program * Tuition Reimbursement * Free onsite parking * Commuter Benefits * Career Coaching * Family Leave * 401(k) + Match * and much more!