Administrator on Duty- Nursing Administration
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Are you looking for a position that provides variety and multiple
learning experiences? UPMC Hamot, a Magnet designated facility
within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is currently
hiring a Regular Full-Time Administrator on Duty. Our
Administrators on Duty ensure 24/7 coverage for the hospital.
The AOD is an experienced RN whose expert organizational,
analytical, and problem-solving acumen keep the hospital running
smoothly. Quick-thinking, adaptable, and always on the move, the
AOD is the hospital's point person for capacity management and
other daily operations, proactively coordinating patient
admissions, discharges, and transfers.
As AOD, you will maintain active communication with all units to
identify and minimize any potential problems in hospital function
including, but not limited to, patient relations, admissions,
throughput, staffing optimization, patient/visitor comfort and
safety, and risk management. You will serve at all times as a
representative of hospital administration.
Assesses, evaluates and provides direction to professional and
non-professional staff in all departments regarding situations
requiring immediate intervention. Demonstrates excellent
communication and problem-solving skills. Collaborates with
physicians, departmental managers, and UPMC Hamot Leaders to assure
the highest standard of patient care in accordance with UPMC
Collaborates with the Executive Team to make the determination to
activate the HMC disaster plan and acts as the Disaster Coordinator
until administrative support responds.
Evaluates standards of care and standards of practice throughout
UPMC Hamot for professional nurses providing care. Interprets and
ensures UPMC policies and procedures assuring quality patient care
meets departmental, professional and regulatory agency standards.
Manages human resources necessary to provide patient care through
supervising, mentoring, evaluating, counseling and recommending the
termination for non-performing staff.
Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively
impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the
healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge
sharing. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning
through formal education and the development of others. Seeks
opportunities to share expertise with other member of the
healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
Demonstrates good judgement and analytical ability to oversee and
coordinate patient placement through facilitation of the
Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) process in collaboration with
the physicians and healthcare team. Uses critical thinking skills
to effectively advise and direct healthcare providers in their
delivery of patient care while maximizing the efficient use of
resources. Identifies problems impacting effective hospital
function and initiate corrective action independently and/or
through contact with appropriate administrative persons including:
Risk Management, Legal Services, Patient Relations, Administrator,
and/or the appropriate department director. Monitors and assists in
maintaining a physical environment that supports patient,
personnel, visitor safety, patient/family comfort, and staff
Acts as liaison to outside agencies and media. Demonstrates UPMC
Hamot commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs
of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing
what is required the first time, every time by being responsible,
sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated, and through.
Coaches, mentors, and assesses competencies of all staff to enhance
and support critical thinking skills. Maintains clinical skills to
be able to function as a resource to hospital staff. Responds to
RRT, Blue Teams, Trauma alerts and other emergencies.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Five years of professional nursing practice, at least two of
which were preferably in a management position.
- Demonstrated competence in, but not limited to, the following
skills: communications, coordination, problem solving/critical
thinking, hospitality/public relations, team
facilitation/collaboration, conflict resolution, flexibility and
- Must have basic computer skills.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- Must be licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania.
- Must be Trauma certified within one year of accepting the
position and maintain eight hours of Trauma education
- ACLS within 1 year of hire or transfer into position.
- CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Range: $27.73 to $45.65 / hour
Union Position: No
Associated topics: admin, assistant director, chief, cno, critical,
critical care, director, line, memory, nurse manager
Keywords: UPMC, Erie , Administrator on Duty- Nursing Administration, Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania
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