Registered Nurse -Ambulatory Surgical Center Administrator Job – New York, Smithtown

city: Smithtown

The Registered Nurse Administrator oversees and manages the daily functions of the surgical center and collaborates with the physicians and medical staff. This position provides clinical leadership, management, facilitates the provision of patient care services; coordinates nursing resources; supports, guides and serves as clinical consultant to staff; represents the facility to the patients, families and external agencies as required; serves as a liaison between nursing staff, administration, and other departments and disciplines regarding patient care and other related matters.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Initiates informal and formal self-directed evaluation of individual and group performance and learning opportunities that arise from incidents or situations
  • Coordinates, facilitates and prioritizes patient care using appropriate resources to problem solve.
  • Coordinates and facilitates patient flow based on special patient needs, acuity and staffing patterns
  • Supports an environment of patient safety
  • Serves as a resource or contributor in problem solving and developing innovative approaches to the provision of patient care services
  • Coordinates scheduling and general assignments of nursing staff to optimally support patient care
  • Represents the organization on first-line response basis for patient, family, regulatory agencies, including provision of administrative authorization when indicated
  • Responds to emergency situations by supporting and utilizing professional sources.
  • Provides guidance and problem-solving facilitating patient services.
  • Demonstrates safe, effective and proficient direct patient care when opportunities arise
  • Articulates and demonstrates expert nursing process when providing support and guidance to staff
  • Supports emergency situations by facilitating rapid response, coordinating personnel, follow-through on communication with family members and administration.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide or find appropriate clinical resources for problem-solving patient care situations and trouble-shooting equipment or devices.
  • Acts as a clinical and administrative resource to staff involved in potential or actual sentinel events, and reports the details through the appropriate risk management channels
  • Maintains clinical and leadership competency
  • Provides input to Nursing Education in assessment and identification of learning needs throughout facility.
  • Uses a systems approach to problem-solving that lends to aggregation of information, useful for program improvement and performance enhancement.
  • Participates in interviewing and selecting staff for the unit or clinical service
  • Functions as a respectful member of the health care team
  • Assists Nurse Manager with scheduling and staffing for optimal availability of resources
  • Establishes, and adjusts as needed, the assignment of nursing staff to patients based on unit specific standards, staff competency, and acuity of patients
  • Provides leadership for coordination of unit activity, serving as a role model and resource.
  • Guides, develops, and counsels staff regarding practice and performance standards.
  • Seeks consultation from the leadership in implementing disciplinary measures of an imminent nature, using principles of the caring, fair, and professional work environment.
  • Communicates regularly with the Director of Regulatory and Training regarding matters of patient safety, clinical practice, staff performance, and participates in the implementation of staff improvement plans.
  • Provides input to and participates in informal and formal review of performance standards of staff.
  • Communicates significant patient care issues, family concerns, safety, and critical events to leadership, seeks consultation and assistance when indicated, and reports to the Director of Regulatory and Training in timely manner.
  • Ensure all facility operations comply with AAAHC, Joint Commission, Department of Health, and other relevant standards.
  • Fosters an environment that promotes patient/family, physician and staff satisfaction, and communicates issues and concerns to Director of Regulatory and Training.
  • Participates in the implementation of action plans and identifies new opportunities for improvement.
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