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Acute Care Services - Acute Care Director

Company: Community Medical Center
Location: Stevensville
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

This is a full time (0.8 - 1.0 Status) day shift Acute Care Director position in Acute Care Services department.
The Acute Care Services Clinical Director works under the direction and supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer. -The Acute Care Director functions as an integral member of the patient care team, responsible for the clinical direction of staff members, quality outcomes, and financial health of the reporting units. -The Acute Care Director has the 24/7 responsibility for the effective implementation of the philosophy, policies and procedures, goals of the hospitals and the department and their effect on patient care. -This individual serves as the expert, role model and resource to the clinical team and care integrator for patients. -The shifts will vary to meet the needs of both nightshift and dayshift staff. -The Acute Care Services Director exercises autonomy in performing the assigned responsibilities and functions cooperatively with staff and management to support the mission, vision values and strategic plan of CMC. -
This Acute Care Services Director works closely with all members of the Leadership Council and oversees a house-wide, functional, multidisciplinary, and service oriented team that includes the ICU/PCU, Medical/Surgical, and Rehab Nursing Units. -

  • Oversees the development and implementation and assists the Acute Care Manager with staff education and orientation to train and develop effective and efficient staff.
  • Works with Acute Care Manager and House Administrator to ensure that enough qualified nursing personnel are assigned for each unit/shift to meet the patient's needs.
  • Assists in the interview and hiring process and the employee annual evaluation process.
  • Helps to implement quality and safety standards and audit for compliance and ongoing process improvement.
  • Represents the Acute Care Services unit through departmental and assigned committee meetings.
  • Participates in the developing and updating of department policy and procedures.
  • Manage budget and resources for each unit, ensuring optimal utilization while minimizing costs.
  • Works closely with the Acute Care Manager to understand and manage the correct productivity for the units.
  • Regularly rounds on the units and is visible for staff.
  • Participates in problem-solving issues and communicates openly with all members of the team.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Senior Leadership Team, providing updates on unit progress, discussing strategic initiatives, and obtaining valuable input to ensure the Acute Care division continues to meet its operational and clinical goals. This communication will involve offering critical insights, raising concerns promptly, and providing constructive solutions for consideration.
  • Based on primary staffing needs may need to take a patient assignment or be a resource for staff. -

    Minimum Education: -

    • Bachelor's degree in a Nursing or eligible license in the state of Montana required.
    • Master's degrees in Nursing, Business, or Leadership/Management preferred.
    • ACLS, ONS certification, Healthcare Provider BLS within 3 months of hire. - -

      Preferred Certification(s):

      • Certification in specialty preferred.

        Minimum Work Experience: -

        • 5 years or more experience as an Acute Care Clinical Leader required.
        • Experience as a Unit Level Director strongly preferred.
        • Competency of RN for Med/Surg or ICU. -
        • 2 years or more experience as a bedside RN. -
        • Demonstrated success with tabulating, collaborative work with physicians, project management and process improvement projects.
        • Experience with a team with a variety of skill levels including new graduate RN's.
        • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

          Required Skills:

          • Exhibits pride of ownership and is customer focused, strategically oriented, demonstrates teamwork, and delegates appropriately.
          • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
          • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
          • Requires excellent written and oral communications, presentation, and computer/pc skills.
          • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
          • Demonstrated success with tabulating, collaborative work with physicians, project management and process improvement projects.

            Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. -However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. -The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the responsibilities, assigned with or without notice.

            Culture & Perks

            Community Medical Center - Leading the Way in Patient Care

            • -Community Medical Center is a licensed 150 bed hospital comprising adult and pediatric health care delivery systems and is part of Lifepoint Health and Billings Clinic.
            • We are proud to be the only hospital in Montana to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care; to have Western Montana's only Chest Pain Accreditation, and our Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer in advanced clinical care, scientific research, and technological inventions. We have also been named the #1 Rehab Hospital in Montana by U.S. News & World Report, ranking care of patients recovering from events such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and severe burns.

              For more information about Community Medical Center, please call (406) 728-4100 or visit
              For more information about Lifepoint Health, visit LifepointHealth.net -
              Missoula Welcomes You Home

              • -CMC is located on a 45-acre campus in Missoula, Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Our diverse community serves as western Montana's hub for education and healthcare and offers the perfect blend of four-season outdoor recreation, small town charm and big city amenities.
              • Missoula has been named #1 for "fun" for young adults by Smart Asset, the personal finance website, that compiles U.S. Census data and Missoula ranks second in the country for the number of entertainment venues per capita and is close behind when it comes to restaurants and bars. On any given day you can enjoy one of Missoula's concert venues, restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, ski resorts, and more!

                COVID-19 Update: -
                Community Medical Center is hiring top talent, but we also have a mission of Making Communities Healthier, which means keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our conditions of employment to include COVID-19 vaccination unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved.
                This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing according to MT Law -39-2-205-39-2-211.

Keywords: Community Medical Center, Missoula , Acute Care Services - Acute Care Director, Executive , Stevensville, Montana

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