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*******Fingerprinting must be submitted and cleared prior to start!***** Please submit only if Tuba City housing and travel are secured. MUST have current immunizations, negative Tb skin test within 1 year, clean background check, negative 10 panel drug screen within 7 days, all PRIOR to arrival. Tuba City Regional Healthcare does not require your RN to have an AZ state license. Your nurse must have a valid RN license from their state of residence. *****PLEASE SUBMIT CURRENT ADDRESS FOR FINGERPRINT PACKET TO BE MAILED TO***** Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, a JCAHO accredited health center, provides services to a 4,400 square mile area and serves as a referral center for the western part of the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. The hospital was constructed in 1975 with a bed capacity of 73. Services provided to the community include comprehensive inpatient/outpatient emergency services, dental and ophthalmology services, orthopedics, OB/GYN, oral surgery, eye surgery and urological procedures. Approximately 49% of the surgeries performed are out patient/ambulatory surgical procedures. Learn more about our organization. The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is located in Northwestern Arizona on the land known as the Colorado Plateau. This semi-desert landscape varies in elevation from 4,400 in the Little Colorado River Valley to nearly 7,000 feet at Preston Mesa. The unique community of Tuba City offers a culturally rich environment. The Native American tribes located and served here are the Navajo, Hopi, and Southern Paiute. This mixture along with Anglo, Hispanic, and African American employees of the hospital and school systems make a pleasantly diverse community. The staff of medical providers includes surgeons, general medical officers, internal medicine, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family practice physicians, obstetricians, ENT specialists, orthopedic surgeons, and urologists. Dental staff includes general dentists, endodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists, dental assistants and hygienists. The nursing staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, community health nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, CRNA, and community health medics. POSITION SUMMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Ensures adequate coverage for staff in all Units requesting sick leave, or emergency annual leave working in collaboration with Supervisory Clinical Nurse (SCN) or designee to ensure appropriate staffing levels. Provides relief for staff nurses during breaks. 2. Serves as the onsite Hospital Administrator in the Absence of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Deputy CNO, and as Hospital Chief Executive Officer after hours and on weekends. Collaborates with the Hospital Administrator to make decisions to close units to admissions based on acuity and staffing. 3. Participates in the operational activities of the healthcare system, so to contribute towards process improvements in the delivery of safe patient care. 4. Actively supports TCRHCC’s Recruitment/Retention activities. 5. Assist with management of employees, in collaboration with the SCN or designee. Recommends to SCN staff recognition, disciplinary action, reassignments, promotion, and other personnel actions. Works with other SCN as peers and assists with all aspects of personnel administration, if needed. 6. Coordinates admissions, discharges and transfers (intra- and inter- facility), utilizing the patient classification system as a basis to determine patient needs. Assists charge nurse with determining patient care assignments. 7. Coordinates call back for support departments, i.e., Laboratory, X-ray, Operating Room, transport drivers, and medical staff. Makes nursing rounds to evaluate patient care needs, staffing, environmental and safety aspects. 8. Evaluates staff skill levels and assesses the need for educational activities. Recommends training needs to the SCN and the Chief Nurse Officer (CNO). Assists the CNO and SCN in program planning, setting goals, standards and evaluation. 9. Supports and participates in the Nursing Department’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Infection Control, Discharge Planning, Risk Management, and Safety Programs. Participates in the development of Hospital Emergency Plans, assists with education of staff and coordination of Nursing Department responses. 10. Serves as nursing representative on assigned hospital and nursing committees. Assists as directed with all activities related in compliance with the Joint Commission and Federal regulations. 11. Provides monthly reports to CNO/DCNO summarizing activities as directed, i.e. EMTALA report 12. Provides skilled and comprehensive nursing care to patients, who because of the extensiveness or complexity of their condition require frequent adaptation of the usual nursing process. Provides consultation and guidance to staff nurses as needed in dealing with complicated or critical patients. Assists with patient care as needed. 13. Actively participates in providing education to the service population regarding the facility’s mission and service availability to the community. In concert with the aforementioned element, will on annual basis develop and implement a program to educate the community about the mission and services available. 14. Must demonstrate ability to execute assigned projects and initiatives. Certifications: • A valid, current, full and unrestricted Professional Nursing License to practice nursing in any state of the United States of America, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States • Must maintain and have a current valid BLS/ACLS Certification • Must maintain and have a current valid PALS Certification Experience: • Must have three (3) years of current and continuous acute care experience with 2 years in a critical care specialty area, i.e. ICU, ED. and demonstrate progressive leadership experience, such as Lead Clinical Nurse or Unit Manager
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