Program Director-GMPU; Nursing Administration; Day

Management Clinton, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

Title:  Program Director - GMPU
Department:   Nursing Administration LC
Requisition #:   193129
Hours:  40
Posting Date:
Clinton Campus


HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system.  Serving northern central Massachusetts, we are committed to improving the health of people through excellence in care and comprehensive health services.  Promoting healthy lifestyle habits, we serve as a role model by having a tobacco and smoke free campus and hiring nicotine free employees.  By exploring careers with us, you are committed to giving your best to our patients, our community and everyone working on our HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Care Team. Whatever your career choice, know that at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital you can make a difference.

Position Summary

Directs and coordinates activities of Nursing Services, Social Services and Occupational Therapy on the Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit.  Is responsible for the recommendation, development, and implementation of approved policies and procedures.  Recommends capital and operation budget, including staffing needs.  Maintains operational aspects of the area within approved budget.  Assists in planning for service growth and development of new services.  Recommends staff qualifications and maintains competent staff.  Coordinates performance improvement activities within Hospital plan. Supervises all nursing staff on the Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit.

Major Responsibilities:

Participates in the development of a recommended service plan for the geriatric medical psychiatry services evidenced by senior management meetings on the GMPU.

Coordinates and integrates services with other departments evidenced through multidisciplinary process teams and interdepartmental policies and procedures.

Recommends and documents planned staffing pattern to meet patient needs.  Maintains reports which demonstrate staffing patterns per plan and/or provides documentation to explain variances.

Documents policies and procedures to guide and support the provision of services.  Policies and procedures are in compliance with DNV standards, Federal and State regulations, and currently accepted practice.  Nursing standards are consistent with Hospital Nursing Department and approved by VP of Patient Care Services.

Develops, justifies, and submits to supervisor a fiscal plan (capital & operational budget) for services on GMPU.  Maintains revenue and expenses within budget and/or reports variances to Supervisor.

Documents and recommends to supervisor the resource needs of staff to provide patient care on the unit.

Develops and maintains a quality improvement program that meets the requirements outlined by the Hospital Quality Improvement Council.

Documents recommended staff competency levels and qualifications.

Recruits, interviews and selects staff that meet qualifications required for the applicable position.  Adheres to Hospital Employment Policy and Procedure.

Meets established productivity standards.

Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.

Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the UMass Memorial Health System True North.

The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES values.

Adheres to change control processes.

Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.

Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.

Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.

Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.

Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.

Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.

Maintains and fosters an organized, clean and safe work environment.

Contributes to the development and application of process improvements.

Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group’s achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.

Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required or directed. Keeps current with hospital and unit changes by reading communication boards and/or books, bulletin boards, posted notices and reads and responds to e mails on a regular basis.

Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.

Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

Position Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts or Licensed Social Worker in Massachusetts

Experience with geriatric, psychiatric patients

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work or Management

Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing or Social Work preferred

At least five-years of management experience, preferred. 

Department-specific competencies, including age-specific competencies and their measurements will be developed and maintained in the individual departments.  The competencies will be maintained and attached to the departmental job description. Responsible managers will review competencies with position incumbents. 

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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