Cherokee Nation Health Services
Assumes the overall responsibility for provision of clinical nursing service under the direction of the Assistant Chief Nurse Executive and/or the Chief Nurse Executive. Assumes the overall management activities during the absence of the Administrative Management to assure safe and effective patient care.
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Administrative and Management Functions:
Assumes the overall responsibility for hospital operations during the absence of executive personnel by providing leadership, direction, and technical guidance in order to maintain continuity of the overall hospital management operations during tour of duty. Assumes authority as the Disaster Team Leader/Incident Commander until Safety Officer arrives.
Nursing Service Supervisory and Management Functions:
Assumes the overall responsibility of nursing areas during the absence of Nursing Service Management by meeting the needs of all nursing areas which involves provision of adequate nursing staff (adjusts nursing personnel assignments and coordinates work load to meet existing needs, emergencies and ensure effective utilization of nursing personnel), obtaining supplies from Material Management on the evening, night shifts, week-ends and Holidays when Material Management staff is unavailable, ordering special equipment from specific vendors for patient needs. Notifies pharmacy of any medication needs when pharmacist is not available in-house. Insures conformance to acceptable standards of nursing practice, hospital policies on all nursing units by making frequent rounds and observations on al nursing areas. If any deviations noted, will make necessary corrections and/or recommendations to responsible manager. Responsible for making staff changes if necessary for effective patient care and safety. Changes may supersede staff assignments that have already been made if and when it affects patient care and safety. Assures that appropriate personnel are notified for specific procedures such as emergency surgery. Maintains current list of on-call personnel and follows-up on call-back for appropriate response time. Maintains working knowledge to assume the role of Safety Officer during his absence in the event of a disaster. Makes decision for evacuation of staff and personnel in the event of a disaster situation, e.g. tornado, fire that requires evacuation, directs to areas of evacuation. Performs in the roll of Incident Commander per protocol in the absence of the Safety Officer and his assistant. Assumes full authority to manage the disaster incident when functioning in t he role as the Incident Commander (Disaster Team Leader). Serves as Patient Transfer Coordinator and coordinates bed control for all admissions, in-house patient transfers and all patient transfers from other facilities by maintaining current status of in-patient condition and patient census. Coordinates with appropriate physician and other facilities as necessary. Maintains availability at all times, either by beeper and phone, during tour of duty for any emergencies, consultation, staffing issues, bed control and any other issues pertinent to patient care and safety, also safety and infection control affecting environment of facility. Assists with nursing staff training and in-service whenever needed by conducting Mock-Code Blue and Rapid Response Team drills on a monthly basis by each House Supervisor. Maintains competency in current nursing skills, policies and procedures. Participates in all hospital drills (safety and medical) as an active participant or as the coordinator. Actively supports nursing and administrative decisions and objectives. Keeps Associate Chief Nurse informed of any positive or negative events that are pertinent to Nursing Service and/or the facility. Completes in-patient census reports and assures accountability of all in-patient charges. Other duties may be assigned.
Directly supervises 21 to 40 employees in the assigned area. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Associate's degree from 2-year college or technical school in Nursing; or two years (60 credit hours) coursework from 4-year college or university; or three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An additional three (3) years in a related field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must be currently licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Must be certified in CPR & maintain throughout employment.
Must obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within one year of employment and maintain throughout employment.
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Competency in basic computer skills, knowledge of common equipment used in nursing area, working background in patient care area.
Embraces and implements the Jobs/Language/Community Cherokee Nation Strategy.
HOURS: Temporary part-time (less than 30 hours a week not to exceed 6 months)
Temporary Part Time
Terry Spears, HR Recruiter, Cherokee Nation Human Resources
**All Applications are accepted on the tribe’s website.
Visit www.cherokee.org for current employment opportunities.
Temporary part-time (less than 30 hours a week not to exceed 6 months)
**Position will be located at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Ok