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Job Summary

The Clinical Nurse Director has 24 hour responsibility for the management of two or more patient care units within a specialized area.

Main responsibilities-Director of nursing job description

# Leads and directs patient care delivery systems.

# Prepares and implements appropriate annual budget for department.


# Utilizes knowledge of current trends and practices in the nursing profession.

# Accountable for continuous quality improvement in assigned areas of responsibility.


# Promotes research attitude, assists with studies related to nursing practice.

# May assist with instruction and be available as a resource person for students of nursing.

# Facilitates communication between nursing and medical staffs and other hospital departments.


# Serves as community resource person.

# Adheres to rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.


# Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all..

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Director of nursing job description


    * 4. Demonstrates enthusiasm and devotion to job.

    * 5. Ensures development of policies, programs and evidence-based practice consistent with standards.

    * 6. Establishes high degree of leadership, interest, creativity and maturity for job.

    * 7. Represents nursing as a role model of professional conduct, dress and demeanor.

    * 8. Provides leadership in human resources development and management.

    * 9. Possesses a commitment to patient oriented practice and professional growth

    * 10. Applies cost containment principles while endeavoring to create new or improved methods of cooperation.

    * 11. Acquires resources for function and process.

    * 12. Demonstrates ability to complete project details, which may necessitate extended hours.


Education and Experience Required:


   1. Graduate of school of nursing.

   2. Bachelor of Science degree required. (BSN preferred)

   3. Master of Science degree preferred

   4. Nursing management experience (5 years experience preferred)


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Director of nursing job description

 1. Demonstrates ability to partner within the nursing department, and with other disciplines and leaders.


 2. Demonstrates ability to make appropriate independent judgments.


 3. Exhibits initiative and skill in identifying and seeing problems related to patient care and/or personnel.