St. John's Riverside Hospital

  • Emergency Department Nursing Director

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    Regular Full-Time
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    Day Shift
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  • Overview

    St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.


    St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.


    St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.


    Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong



    The Nursing Director for our busy Emergency Department is a Registered Professional Nurse who has 24 hour responsibility and accountability for a specified unit(s). Responsible for the quality of nursing practice and patient care in the Emergency department.


    Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of Nursing Department Philosophy and Objectives, and policies, procedures and protocols. Participates in the development of standards of care and standards of professional practice for the department and unit. Provides clinical direction to staff and evaluates the level of care provided by nursing staff. Demonstrates expertise in the utilization of the nursing process and directs staff in its application. Hire, fire, discipline and perform performance appraisals. Plans and participates in the clinical and leadership development of staff on the unit(s) and evaluates effectiveness of programs and activities. Assures compliance with hospital and department policies, and utilizes them as a basis for decision making for both clinical and management issues. Plans and implements unit based quality, performance improvement activities and shares results at the department level. Participates in planning the budget and table of organization for the department and monitors budget.  Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in decision making. Plans staffing schedule for optimal utilization of staff to meet patient care requirements on a 24 hour basis and in accordance with assignment mechanisms defined by the department. Develops and maintains effective communication mechanism with staff, physicians, patients and families and with other departments to facilitate the delivery of care and enhance patient satisfaction. Serves on hospital and departmental committees on a voluntary and appointed basis. Performs other related assigned duties.


    Baccalaureate degree required. Master degree preferred. Registered Professional Nurse currently licensed in New York State.  Minimum 3 years Emergency Medicine nursing experience and a minimum 3 years of nursing leadership experience required.   Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership qualities needed as well as strong pc skills (MS Office, medical data systems, etc.). BLS, ACLS, PALS required. 


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