St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Responsible for 24 hour per day, daily operation of a Nursing Unit/Department by managing all resources necessary to meet the patient needs, providing an environment conducive to employee growth and productivity and functioning within the confines of regulatory requirements. Functions collaboratively and in partnership with Senior Administration to develop and implement strategic plan and to meet short and long term goals of the Healthcare System.
Provides an environment focused on safety that minimizes adverse patient outcomes and work related illness and injury. Identifies real and potential problems affecting the nursing service, problem solves and implements solutions with follow through and communication. Consults with patients/families through primary nurse request, direct family requestor, direct assessment of patients/ family response to hospitalization. Assesses patient/ significant other survey responses regarding nursing care services and makes improvements. Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of personnel. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel considering the scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care. Assists in the development and implementation of new and ongoing service programs to ensure quality nursing and patient care programs consistent with hospital mission and patient needs. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Master’s degree in Nursing or closely related field and three to five years of previous work related experience, plus three to six months of on-the-job training and orientation. Licensure required as a Registered Nurse by the State of New Jersey. Work requires analytical ability to collect information from diverse sources and apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems.