Assistant Director of Nursing
Company: Fair Haven Community Health Care
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,
non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin,
veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All
employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and
For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our
community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care
to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of
professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and
improve the health and well-being of all patients.
It's an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for
great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring
professional interested in improving the health of our community,
we'd like to know more about you.
Fair Haven Community Health Care
FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health
center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000
office visits in 14 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors,
the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer
a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as
evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy
lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality
health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our
patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is "To
improve the health and social well-being of the communities we
serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that
is culturally responsive."
This is a unique and exciting opportunity as FHCHC is about to
double its current pediatric patients by virtue of a novel
collaboration with its local academic health center. We believe
that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental
care, regardless of ability to pay.
The Assistant Director of Nursing assists the Director of Nursing
in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day
functions of the clinical support department in accordance with
current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and
policies that govern FHCHC.
Duties And Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of
Nursing helps to manage all the services provided by the nursing
personnel of the Center and supports the overall mission of the
nursing department. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Oversees and directs the process for Nursing Department
Recruitment (recruitment, selection, hiring, onboarding, and
- Assist the DON in determining appropriate staffing levels
across all FHCHC sites.
- Maintains nursing staffing levels per the Department of Nursing
Staffing Plan. Revises and keeps Nursing Department Position
- Coordinates the recruitment process for staff-level positions
- In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, oversees the
orientation and onboarding process of nursing staff.
- Maintains collaborative relationships with Nursing School
- Reviews and evaluates the performance of nursing staff performs
on the spot coaching and guidance for Nurse Managers and
- Working in collaboration with HR, coaches, and supports the
Nurse Manager with staff counseling and disciplinary process.
- Acts as a resource to Nurse Managers in managing daily and
ongoing clinical scheduling activities.
- Organizes and facilitates regular meetings of the nursing
department; maintains and distributes meeting minutes and follows
up on issues in a timely fashion.
- Oversees ongoing training and staff development for Nursing
Department, including annual competency program, standards
development, and performance improvement activities.
- Keeps abreast of current Nursing Research and implements best
practices within the department.
- Works collaboratively within the FHCHC management group,
representing the Nursing Department's interest and promoting
- Ensures nursing department is compliant with federal, state,
and local regulations.
- Seeks out learning and continuing education opportunities to
enhance professional growth.
- Maintains community-level relationships, representing FHCHC in
community activities as required.
BSN required; MSN or related field preferred; three to five years
of ambulatory care experience, preferably in a federally qualified
health center setting, is required. Prior nurse manager experience
and leadership skills including the ability to motivate & supervise
is a must.
The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills,
both written and oral. Current experience with an electronic
medical record (EPIC is highly desirable). Proficient in the use of
Microsoft Office (Outlook, PPT, Excel, Word).
Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
Category II-Increased Risk Position
Potential exposure to hazardous waste and bloodborne pathogens,
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing,
writing, reading, telephone use, data input into a computer,
pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continuously changing
priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard,
American with Disabilities Requirements:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents
who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job
specific functions (listed within each job-specific responsibility)
either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation
to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying
physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or
any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is
decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business
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