Director - Medical Surgical Nursing

Officials and ManagersNursing Administration Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  Director, Medical Surgical Nursing 553011082

Department:  Nursing Administration

Reports To:  Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer

Shift:  8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, 24/7 responsibility, days and hours may vary depending on the need of the units

Status:  Full Time


The Director, Medical Surgical Nursing Services is a Registered Professional Nurse who is accountable for assuring the validity of the care administered to patients on assigned clinical areas. This position is responsible for the management and coordination of all nursing activities and patient care in the Post- Surgical Unit, Cardiac Unit and the Progressive Care Unit on a twenty-four hour per day, seven- day per week basis.

This position is also accountable for selecting, developing and evaluating subordinates for the assurance of a high degree of productivity and positive morale, and the best utilization of individual and group potential. Other responsibilities include financial management, operations management, performance improvement and JCAHO compliance for Medical Surgical Units to include 2B, WBM, and PCU.


Education:  Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, with a Baccalaureate required and Master’s Degree preferred.

Licensure:  Current Georgia RN License.

Experience:  Five years of professional experience in an acute health care setting and progressive management.  Certification in Med Surg or Cardiac Nursing highly preferred.

Skills:  Nursing skills as defined in the Law Governing the Practice of Nursing in Georgia. Requires interpersonal skills and ability to learn management skills. Must be able to be dogmatic, fair and express needs to management as well as physicians.

Works in office and clinical area of a typical acute health care setting with adult and geriatric patients experiencing a wide range of medical and surgical problems. May require evening, night or weekend work to meet commitments and deadlines. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.