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PURPOSE: Responsible for the coordination, direction, collaboration, and evaluation of the various patient care units of the Medical Center during a specific shift. Is considered the nursing leadership and authority person in the absence of Administration. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of an accredited School of Nursing. Specialty units may have additional requirements according to their policy, Current State Nursing License, BSN preferred and/or years of experience, At least three years recent clinical experience in related field – critical care background preferred, Knowledge of trauma, stroke, emergency management helpful, Analytical skills necessary to develop and implement a plan for nursing care appropriate to the patient, and to solve problems concerning patient's mental or physical wellbeing, Ability to concentrate and prioritize, plan and perform professional nursing care, resolve patient care problems, and interact with patients, families, and other team members - often during stressful situations, Ability to make rounds, Must independently be able to respond to an emergency situation, BLS required, ACLS preferred. JOB DUTIES: Maintains communication and promotes cooperation inter and interdepartmentally both vertically and horizontally. Information is given verbally or written and received with the desired result or appropriate feedback. Gives input for process improvement from staff, managers, co-workers for the overall wellbeing of delivery of patient care. Communicates with the Chief Nurse Executive regarding patient care issues and staffing issues. Incorporates the CNE in critical decision process. Communicates with all patient care providers' physicians, and families. Ensures that patient care is provided according to policy, procedure, patient care standards and nursing standards. Promotes an environment in which the patient care team can work cooperatively toward goals. Assess and coordinate the short term staffing needs of the various patient care units. Is cognizant of a backup plan if needed. Assist Nurse Managers in the direction supervision, delegation, and evaluation of the provision of nursing care. Seeks assistance from appropriate resource person as necessary in solving clinical and management problems. Resolves conflicts in a positive manner. Assess the activity and needs of the patient care units periodically throughout the shift. Interacts with staff as needed to provide counseling and professional feedback of work performance. Maintains ability to motivate others. Ability to create an atmosphere that supports communication and promotes accountability. Coordinates and/or institutes emergency measures for all codes and disasters occurring within the Medical Center. Functions as a clinical and managerial resource to guide and validate the skills and independent decision making of the staff. Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel as may be required. Assigns patients requiring admission to the appropriate patient care areas. Acts as Nursing Executive during his/her absence. Attends and represents nursing administration at councils, such as Care & Practice, etc. and reports information back to nursing supervisors. Develops and oversee the supervisors schedule to adequately cover the department (office) – oversees and ensures NSO representation for council meetings as applicable. Attends monthly nurse leadership meeting as schedule permits. Oversees the float pool schedule, hiring and needs; monitors float pool staff, evaluating them and approving their payroll. Serve on additional nursing committees as per the Chief Nurse Executive requests/needs. Is a member of the emergency management committee. Ability to review and analyze nursing department's payroll labor distribution reports for overtime trends and assists the Chief Nurse Executive in decreasing overtime. Manages logs – call of list, work availability site, safety companion, etc. Reviews open position report with CNE – staffing schedules of the various departments. Gives inputs as preceptor for new supervisors and/or managers. Instrumental in the cohesiveness of Liberty and Grove Street nursing. Is a role model and acts as an advocate for interdepartmental team work and all unit.