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NATICK – MetroWest Medical Center is advertising for a Director of Nursing for Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick.

The Tenet-based facility is seeking a Director of Nursing who will be “responsible for operations management for nursing.”

The Director of Nursing reports to the Vice President of Nursing.

“MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center.”

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Duties of the Director of Nursing includes:

1. Ensures that areas of responsibility are effectively organized. Develops managers’ ability to resolve interdepartmental issues. 

2. Develops and secures approval of budgets and guides managers in the development of their budgets as necessary. Monitors capital and operating budgets to be in compliance with the targets. Identifies potential savings and coordinates their implementation with the appropriate departments. Develops key indicators in areas of responsibility and develops tracking mechanisms to measure appropriate data. 

3. Ensures the development, implementation, documentation, and monitoring of ongoing quality improvement programs and teams in areas of responsibility. Evaluates the quality of patient care provided in collaboration with other members of management and medical staff. Takes or recommends action to improve services when necessary to ensure the provision of optimal patient care. Ensures compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency standards and guidelines. 

4. Develops and implements business plans for new/changed services/programs. Conducts profit and loss analyses, volume and market share analyses, and financial pro-forma development for new program planning. Obtains, reviews, and analyzes data from Fiscal Services, MIS, Marketing, and other departments in the system to document new service levels and program changes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new or enhanced programs/services, including clinical, administrative, educational, and physical facility issues. 

5. Hires and evaluates managerial personnel in conjunction with the Vice President of Nursing. When necessary, disciplines and discharges personnel. Develops managers’ ability to problem solve, initiate new systems, and work with their employees. 

6. Resolves operational problems/issues. Participates in system-wide operational concerns. Develops systems to provide for cost effective allocation of staff resources according to patient care needs.

 7. Assists in the preparation of contracts and agreements designed to assist in the implementation of the system’s objectives and policies. Participates in negotiating and administering such contracts, when appropriate. 

8. Serves as liaison to trust committees, medical staff and other departments in conjunction with Vice President of Nursing. 

9. Remains abreast of developments in the fields of strategic planning, management, and administration.

Candidates should have a level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a Master’s Degree in nursing. 

Candidates should have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in various management and administrative capacities.

Candidates should have 5 years of psychiatric nursing leadership experience is required.

the job was posted on December 27, 2022, but no salary range was posted.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.