The George Mason University, Student Health Services department invites applications for an Associate Nursing Director position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
Student Health Services (SHS) provides health care services at George Mason University. SHS provides primary care services and health promotion to eligible students at George Mason University, including but not limited to, initial and follow up assessment, history taking, physical exam of patients, utilization of differential diagnosis, appropriate interventions, consultations and referrals as indicated, and basic emergency treatment and stabilization. Staff provide services to faculty, staff, and visitors on an as needed basis.
The Associate Nursing Director for Mason Student Health Services is responsible for the overall smooth clinical operations of the student health clinics located on the Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William campuses, and leads strategies and planning to continually improve nursing clinical care and clinic operations. The position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Student Health Services leadership team and the SHS executive committee. The role requires working closely with the Executive Director, Associate Medical Director, Associate Administrative Director, Office Manager, healthcare providers, nursing staff, as well as patients to assure the highest quality of care. In addition, the position is responsible for providing direct supervision to clinical classified and wage registered nurse staff responsible for the appropriate nursing care and safe functioning of the clinic. This is a restricted position.
The Associate Nursing Director oversees the complete operation and performance of the clinic; they are responsible for ensuring daily clinical staffing and inventory needs are met, including making recommendations for increased staffing, new supplies or equipment required to improve care. They lead nursing effectiveness strategies, provides direct oversight of daily clinical team operations and patient flow. Successfully manages daily clinical operations including staffing readiness, inventory and facility operations.
Participates as an active member of one of five designated SHS clinical committees, and supports health care providers and nursing staff by providing ambulatory nursing care and services. The position monitors the daily volume of patients and delegates tasks to team members to ensure efficient processing of the flow of patients through the clinic. It adheres to budget, and oversees the ordering of medical supplies.
Clinic Compliance/Infection Control/Safety
Associate Nursing Director is responsible for clinical training compliance, including required OSHA training, respiratory protection, respiratory fit testing. The Associate Nursing Director assures employee immunization requirements and records are up to date and available on file. Serves as a member of the SHS Executive Committee and is tasked with establishing and maintaining nursing standards and assures all staff implement best practices when interacting with patients, coworkers and visitors.
The position assures requirements are complete for tri-annual AAAHC recertification, that infection control standards and safety procedures are met and maintained in accordance with the guidelines and policies set forth by the CDC, FCHD, ACHA and SHS Infection Control Committee. Contributes to continuous process improvement and proactively seeks opportunities for education, quality audits and improvements. The position arranges for required OSHA and Infection Control inspections.
Ensures clinical personnel training and clinical facility operational compliance, including required OSHA training, clinical competency verification, respiratory protection, respiratory fit testing. Ensures SHS annual, biannual and triannual training and competency requirements are met in accordance with policy and procedures.
SHS Associate Nursing Director in collaboration with the lead nurse oversees SHS registered nurses and medical assistants as they provide healthcare services to patients, including training, and mentoring staff, consulting on patient management as it relates to nursing care or triage. Evaluates efficiencies and processes to ensure safe and adequate staffing, and oversees clinical staffing, mass vaccination efforts, and the SHS nurse triage program.
The Associate Nursing Director participates in the hiring process by participating on search committees, interviewing and hiring of nursing staff or other department or university hiring. Engages and evaluates performance to assure that standard operating policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines and best practice are followed.
Provides direct supervision to classified and non-student wage registered nurses and indirect supervisor of medical assistants. Maintains a positive and motivated working environment for staff and students. Participates as a hiring supervisor for new or re-hire positions. Maintains safe staffing numbers and alerts the SHS Leadership team when census trends are occurring to reevaluate potential staff shortages. Engages and evaluates employee and operational performance.
Continuity of Operations and Emergency Preparedness Planning
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 09056z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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