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Unit Director Emergency Dept Level 1 Trauma Center
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Ronald Reagan Emergency Department Nursing Unit Director functions in the areas of management, clinical and leadership responsibilities in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Management responsibilities include assessment, planning and evaluating unit staffing, nursing care and unit management. Operate within budgeted parameters for staffing, and supplies. Monitor established standards for the environment for patient care and safety. Intervene during crisis situations as necessary. Counsel and teach all nursing staff as necessary. Interpret University Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures. Foster and promote open communications. Represent the Nursing Service/Assistant Director for the division in her absence. Serves as a liaison within Hospital System. Provides feedback to respective departments, directors, and/or managers in a timely manner. Promotes stability of the unit by providing clinical and administrative guidance and support. Provides leadership and direction to unit directors to ensure ongoing compliance with licensing and accreditation requirement. Leads and participates in committees, quality improvement teams and work group. Develops and implements new programs through continuing education, staff meetings, training programs, standing committees and research. Provides specialized knowledge to assist unit directors, nurse managers and clinical staff with management of difficult patient/family or clinical problems identified through the performance improvement or other process, human resource management, fiscal management and patient satisfaction. Ensures development, implementation and migration of best practices for safe clinical practice and outcomes across the health system. Serves as a content expert for designing and providing formal and informal training for physicians, clinical leaders, staff and other constituencies related to healthcare quality and patient safety. In collaboration with the medical directors and clinical managers, identifies the educational needs of patient care and staff; implements strategies to enable the staff to demonstrate ongoing clinical competency and role based professional practice. Consults with providers, management and staff to identify educational opportunities and simulation training for evidence based best practices.Assures that consistent standards of care are maintained across the continuum of care and health system. Clinical responsibilities include serving as a role model, rounds, assisting staff in the administration of nursing care if necessary. Coordinates inter and intra-departmental activities related to the clinical expertise. Leadership responsibilities include demonstrated commitment to the organization; act as a resource for patient care staff, other health team members and staff coordinators. Collaborate with other Managers to ensure needs of the total service are met. Assume other duties as necessary.

Job Qualifications
Graduate from NLN accredited School of Nursing Competency in Emergency Nursing Patient Care Knowledge of nursing process Ability to schedule staff within expected and provided guidelines Skill in verbal and written communication Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely accurate manner Knowledge of labor relations principles Knowledge of current management principles Ability to develop, implement and evaluate alterations in processes Ability to provide teaching to staff, patients, significant others, other health care team members and the community Knowledge of budget preparation Knowledge of nursing research theories and techniques Ability to perform effectively with fluctuating workload Certifications: ACLS, MICN, PALS/ENPC, TNCC/ATCN BSN required; MSN preferred: CEN preferred

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.