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Director of Nursing

Company: Sonoma Specialty Hospital
Location: Sebastopol
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission is to provide all of our patients with the highest quality long term acute care and transitional care given in the state of California. We are committed to upholding a culture of shared values that provide dignity, growth, and value to our patients, employees and physicians.We believe our hospital will provide a variety of quality services that will not only be an asset to the community but a distinct benefit to the surrounding acute hospitals.It is our vision to become world recognized for our outstanding specialty and long term acute services accomplished through quality, innovation and leadership.The Long Term Acute Care (LTCH) Division of Sonoma SpecialtyHospital is designed to provide care of medically complex patientswho have experienced catastrophic illness and/or multi-system failure and arein need of intense rehabilitation services and an extended stay in an acutecare setting. These patients usually come directly from a Short Term Acute CareHospital (STCH) and are in need of vent weaning and acute rehabilitationservices for a longer period of time to recover and return to their optimallevel of health. The average length of stay (ALOS) of these patients is a rangeof 25-35 days which is a longer than average stay at a Short Term Acute CareHospital. Care for these types of patients is provided by RNs, RespiratoryTherapists, Wound Care Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists,and Speech Therapists. Also a collaborative team of specialty physicians,psychologists, dieticians, and social workers will focus on an individualizedgoal for each patient to recover and reach their independence and optimum levelof a missing piece in the continuum of care within the health caresystem.Job Summary:Responsible for daily operations including budget, program development and nursing services of the Long Term Acute Unit and its clinical partners at Sonoma Specialty Hospital.Education, Training and Licenses Required:Graduation from an accredited school of nursingCurrent license by the California State Board of NursingBaccalaureate Degree in Nursing or related field preferred or in progressMaster's degree in nursing or related field preferredSpecific knowledge of the following is sought: Current theoretical approaches to delivering nursing care and strategies for examining and applying relevant concepts and Current leadership, management, and performance improvement concepts and the ability to participate in developing and implementing strategies to address opportunities for improving the nursing care delivered to patientsBLS and ACLS requiredExperience Required:Minimum five years nursing management experience related to the job specificationFive or more years of acute care nursing experience, one of which is in critical or emergency care

Keywords: Sonoma Specialty Hospital, Santa Rosa , Director of Nursing, Other , Sebastopol, California

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