JOB TITLE: Administrator
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Administrator is responsible for the administration and supervision of all medical personnel and is accountable to the Regional Director and Surgery Partner's SVP for coordination of all medical care given and all related supporting services of the ambulatory surgical center and its personnel.
Education and/or Experience:
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Current Registered Nurse License
- Current American Heart Assn. BLS and ACLS certifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
The main function of the Clinical Administrator is that of leadership and promotion of cooperative staff effort.
The Clinical Administrator is responsible for the allocation and completion of assigned functions in daily operations. She/He interprets departmental philosophy, objectives, policy and procedure.
Areas of accountability of the Clinical Administrator are outlined as follows:
- Assistance to surgeons through provisions of adequately prepared service team members.
- Delegation of responsibilities and duties to professional, technical, and ancillary personnel.
- Responsibility for performance evaluation of all department personnel.
- Coordination of administrative duties to ensure proper functioning of the staff.
- Coordination of the provision and control of materials, supplies, and equipment with the Director of Supply.
- Coordination of activity within the O.R. suite.
- Risk Manager Designee.
- Other responsibilities or activities as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.
- Monitors budget compliance in daily assessment of services activity.
- Provides input into preparation of services budget.
Standards of Nursing Practice
- Monitors compliance of staff members in the daily practice of nursing care.
- Communicates compliance of nursing standards to Chief Executive Officer
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. He/She shall be able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide the care needed by the patients group.
- Cultural practices will be addressed and supported as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with planned course of medical therapy.
Policies and Procedures
- Monitors staff compliance with policy and procedures.
- Interprets policy and procedures to staff members.
- Enforces compliance with policy and procedures.
- Communicates non-compliance to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Provides counseling and disciplinary measures to Ambulatory Care Services personnel for non- compliance with policy and procedures.
Staffing and Utilization of Services Personnel
- Assigns services personnel based on levels of competency and the needs of the patient.
- Assures equitable staff assignments.
- Participates in selection of services personnel after consulting with Chief Executive Officer as needed.
- Completes and posts services personnel schedule.
- Actively participates in weekly nursing/clinical staff meetings.
- Evaluates orientation program of all new nursing/clinical services personnel.
- Communicates educational needs of nursing/clinical personnel to Chief Executive Officer.
- Monitors staff compliance with annual re-certification
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and reach and stretch with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit, climb or balance stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust the focus. Occasionally excessive strength to restrain confused or combative patients during and after anesthesia induction.
The work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal busy office environment with much telephone work. Occasional evening or weekend work.