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Berkshire Health Systems Nursing Dir Women/Children in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • A registered healthcare professional who provides administrative direction on a 24-hour basis for the delivery of patient care or other patient care support service. The Department Director is responsible for the development of evaluation of his/her service taking into account future trends and anticipated changes in the industry. The Department Director maintains the operation of a service in a fiscally responsible manner and seeks new opportunities for improvement of services to patients/customers including efficiency programs and cost reduction efforts. The Department Director supports the mission of the hospital and health system and is directly accountable to the Vice President of Acute Care.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Current management/leadership experience required.

  • Three to five years of progressive experience in the service or profession.

  • Clinical Department Directors should have a minimum of four years experience at the staff level, with evidence of growth in leadership skills.

  • Experience working with and directing others in a fair, consistent and respectful manner.

  • Education and Training:

  • Baccalaureate Degree required, Masters Degree in Nursing, other healthcare field, or business desirable.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • RN License - Currently licensed as an RN in Massachusetts

  • Other Requirements:

  • Viewed as a role model for professionalism.

  • Ability to interpret and administer policies.

  • Demonstrates leadership ability and communicates a strong work ethic and commitment toward excellence in the healthcare service or profession.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communicates effectively with patients, family members, physicians, management and staff.

  • Well-organized and able to handle a variety of complex assignments simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Joint Commission and other regulatory standards.

  • Demonstrated dependability.

  • Documented effectiveness in confronting problems and resolving conflict.

  • Other Addendum(s) Requirements:

  • N/A

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