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The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center DIRECTOR, NURSING PERIOPERATIVE in Brooklyn, New York

Reports to Sr. Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO. Responsible for identifying, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nursing standards of practice and operational quality improvement activities; including all Human Resource and Educational activities.

  • Participates with the Sr. Vice President for Patient Care Services and other members of the nursing staff in establishing philosophy and goals of the Nursing Department.

  • Monitors planning of staffing to ensure safe patient care.

  • Ensures that all areas have appropriate staffing plans, and recruitment, hiring & retention practices to retain qualified staff for positions. Monitors staffing effectiveness regularly.

  • Provides direct supervision of Assistant Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers and Administrative Nursing Coordinators.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of legal, regulatory and union requirements. In addition provide clinical leadership to adhere to enforcement of state nursing practices.

  • Provides effective, timely response and communication with superiors, peers, staff, other departments/disciplines, and Medical staff. Meets regularly with Chairperson of Service for joint planning.

  • Plans data-driven Performance Improvement activities which fit into the organization-wide plan and makes quantifiable improvements in the services provided.

  • Participates with Sr. Vice President for Patient Care Services in establishing standards/guidelines/policies which ensure efficient, safe and effective patient care.

  • Participates with Sr. Vice President for Patient Care Services in planning the portion of nursing Department’s budget, table of organization for the division and control of the divisional budget.

  • Provides opportunities for professional growth and development of staff based on clinical and professional standards of clinical care and of professional practice.

  • Monitors the counseling and discipline of nursing personnel.

  • Provides consultation in the area of clinical expertise.

  • Represents the division of ambulatory nursing on selected committees through participation or representation Provides administrative coverage for the Nursing Department as necessary.

  • Participates in the system of continuing education to increase administrative and clinical knowledge and skills.

  • Innovative and implements best practices in care.

  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Sr. Vice President for Patient Care Services.

  • Compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • HCAPS: Development with team and service

  • outcome and improvement

  • communication plan

  • Gives and accepts feedback among coworkers and management to enhance team relations.

  • Develops a positive rapport with team members by encouraging constructive relationships; respect, appreciates and supports the diversity of ideas, and demonstrates team effectiveness skills by acting for the good of the team.

  • Provides clear communication to staff regarding the hospital and department’s mission, vision and goals.

  • Conducts regular departmental meetings and addresses the items.

  • Role models and fosters effective professional relationships with other departments and members of the health care team.

  • Plans data-driven Performance Improvement activities which fit into the organization-wide plan and makes quantifiable improvements in the services provided.

  • Develops effective working relationships with ancillary and support services that result in improved patient care and/or departmental functioning.

  • Establishes and monitors customer service improvement goals, which focus on priority aspects of patient satisfaction.

  • Directs the nursing component of PI initiatives including the collection of data, analysis of data and formulation of recommendations to improve nursing practice or patient outcomes.

  • CAUTI’s, CLABSI, Pressure Injury, Falls, Restraints, and Elopements - Supports and empowers staff to improve the quality of care and/or service.

  • Collaborates with PI Department in performance improvement.

  • Complies with department performance improvement processes, including timely submission of data.

  • All other duties as requested.


  • Graduate of accredited Nursing School BSN.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field or ten (10) plus years of relevant administrative/supervisory experience.

  • Doctorate preferred.


  • Minimum ten (10) years of nursing experience.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role in nursing.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Critical thinking, math, and computer skills – Excel and Word.

  • Effective application of TQM teams, quality measures, clinical guidelines and process management initiatives.

  • Monitors and facilitates the meeting of requirements of NYSDOH, JCAHO and other regulators.

  • Capable in producing trend and evaluation data and documentation.

  • Knowledge of quality improvement philosophy models, processes and tools and their use in health care integrated settings.

  • Maintains currency with state of the art and regulatory trends.

  • Knowledge of methods for CQI, and Root Cause Analysis.

  • Works effectively in integrated structure by establishing effective working relationships with all departments and levels of staff.

  • Demonstrates competence in leadership and administrative skills. Works as a team player.

  • Demonstrates respect and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Excellent oral and communication skills.

  • Decision making and problem solving.

  • Able to see, hear, read and write English.

Licenses, Certifications:

  • Current NY State RN License required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required.

  • Pediatric Care after Resuscitation (PCAR) certification required.

  • Trauma Care after Resuscitation (TCAR) certification required.

  • Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR) certification required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment.

  • Occasional exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions.

  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients.

  • Manual and finger dexterity.

  • Hand and eye coordination.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking for extensive periods of time.

  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 35 pounds.

  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range.

  • Frequently sitting at desk working on computer.

  • Ability to flex working hours.

  • On call.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center (BHMC).

BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

ID: 2020-8779

Facility: The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Shift: Day

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Street: 1 Brookdale Plaza