• Director-Critical Care Svcs

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    Position Type
    Full Time
    Nursing Administration
    US-AR-Fort Smith
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


    Responsibilities and Qualifications




    The Critical Care Services director ensures the delivery of quality critical care within the hospital. Ensures that staffing is at appropriate level; maintains financial control of unit, collaborates and maintains open communication with medical staff, administration and staff; monitors appropriate utilization of resources in the provision of care; assures regulations and standards are met. Collaborates with medical staff and others in the provision of care; demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with others in communication and problem resolution; is sensitive to the needs of patients, families and the fellow co-workers. The Director is responsible for the administrative direction, coordination and evaluation of the functions nursing within Critical Care services. Participates on nursing committees as assigned. Abides by Mercy Hospital Fort Smith's safety and infection control policies to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.



    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


     Education: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Completed or substantially completed Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or related field.
    Licensure: Current RN license with Arkansas Board of Nursing or current temporary licensure.
    Experience: Requires five years experience in leadership or
    administrative position and five years clinical experience in an intensive care setting.
    Certification/Registration: Must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or complete a course within their probation period.
    Must have a current ACLS card or complete a course within six months of hire date.
    Other skills & knowledge:
    (skills, knowledge, abilities)
    Demonstrates skills in human relations and communication, both written and verbal. Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care delivery. Possesses the ability to assess data and assist personnel in providing appropriate level of care. Performs responsibilities while fulfilling the Philosophy of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in providing care to those served. Makes decisions and determines actions using our Core Values as a guide.
    Education: Master of Science preferred.
    Experience: Prefer five years Critical Care Director experience
    Certification/Registration: CCRN preferred 



    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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