Thompson Health NURSE LEADER in Canandaigua, New York

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F.F. Thompson Hospital


Med Surg





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Assist the Director in all phases of unit activities surrounding management of clinical nursing practice and patient care delivery. The majority of the Nurse Leader time is spent in supervisory work. He/She is responsible for assigning duties appropriately

to associates. He/She is to serve as a role model for professional nursing and ancillary staff, sharing the responsibility of patient outcomes. Coordinates resources to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. Provides leadership and support

to the nursing staff by demonstrating the ability to do the following: fosters collegial interdisciplinary and physician relationships utilizing excellent communication skills; serves as a clinical resource and mentor; provides coordination of unit activity

and patient throughput; provides feedback in the evaluation of staff performance; facilitates unit activity to assure excellence in clinical outcomes and quality measures. Actively supports the philosophy, vision, mission, goals and objectives of the Department

of Nursing and the Health System. Responsible for management of human resources; fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and institution as a whole.

Required Job Specific Competencies:

•Demonstrates excellent communication and organizational skills.

•Able to prioritize events to assure patient safety and customer satisfaction.

•Evidence of strong clinical expertise to assist others in assessing critical patients and assuring proper management.

•Demonstrates the ability to deliver and assure safe patient care utilizing the nursing process.

•Demonstrates the CARES values at all times.



•NYS license as a registered nurse.

•Current BLS certification. ACLS certification preferable or completed within one year, PALS certification preferable or completed within a one year

•Telemetry Credentialed

•PAS level III or IV optional


•A graduate of an approved school of nursing or having met requirements by the NYS Education Department, is eligible for licensure, or currently holds a NYS license as a registered nurse.

•BSN preferred or actively pursuing a BSN or willingness to complete within defined time frame (3-4 years).

•National certification preferred or a willingness to complete within a defined timeframe (less than 3 years).


•Minimum of three years recent medical-surgical nursing experience required.

•Evidence of previous leadership experience preferred.

•Must possess a basic knowledge and skills in:

­ Leadership

­ Change management

­ Resource management

­ Effective oral and written communication

Complexity of Duties:

•Able to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team and manage a stressful environment with composure and professionalism.

•Able to work independently and use own judgment in daily management of the unit.

•The characteristics of the job require interpersonal skills that reflect:

­ The ability to deal effectively with a wide range of customers.

­ A professional attitude that supports nursing services and hospital administration and reflects a positive working relationship with staff, physicians, and other departments.

­ An adaptable approach to a frequently changing environment on the unit, in the hospital, and in the health care field.

­ The ability to manage in a creative, organized, self-directed, and goal-oriented manner.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)

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