Slidell Memorial Hospital Director - Critical Care in Slidell, Louisiana

Director - Critical Care


Nursing Administration


Full Time




Job Details:

  • The Director is responsible for the coordination and delivery of patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in assigned areas. The position demands demonstrated clinical competence and good interpersonal skills. The Director must display effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and organizational skills, assistance with staff development and oversight of adherence to clinical and professional standards to assure quality outcomes. The Director will actually participate in department and hospital performance improvement and activities. The Director is responsible for preparation of assigned annual department budgets, monitoring financial performance and the retention and recruitment of staff. Directors will develop department competencies and encourage the professional advancement of clinical staff. The position requires constant interaction with physicians, managers and other hospital personnel. Responsible for coordination of care in an intensive care setting, including surgical, cardiac and medical intensive care. Responds to internal/external disasters as directed. Ensures appropriate utilization of critical care beds. Demonstrates knowledge of licensing and accrediting standards for assigned departments. Maintain compliance with all accreditation standards as required. Ability to grow patient volumes and net revenue in all assigned areas. Responsible for talent development and performance evaluation in order to ensure staff competency, skills and knowledge. Participates in ongoing review, revision and development of evidence based policies, procedures and practice guidelines. Creates and maintains documentation of department specific competencies of staff and related personnel in all areas. Manages departments focusing on patient, physician and staff satisfaction. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization. Required: Strong knowledge of care of the critical care patient. Track record of demonstrated cost reduction strategies development implementation. Expertise in working directly with accreditation agency personnel during onsite surveys. The ability to influence medical staff practice patterns in order to affect best in class positions. Superior performance as compared to benchmarks for all services under his/her control. Demonstrates oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal management, and critical thinking skills. Capacity to develop strong clinical team work in a learning environment. Current knowledge of the staff's role and scope of practice as defined by the respective licensing Boards in the State of Louisiana. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Preferred: MSN, CCRN. Required: Minimum 7 years current Intensive Care experience in an acute care setting; 4 years as ICU Unit leader (charge nurse, manager, or director). Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Louisiana. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) and ACLS certification required. Certification in specialty within one year of hire.