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Director, Nursing Inpatient, Bismarck, ND

Organization: Sanford Health
Category: Director
Location: Bismarck, ND
Date Job Posted: November 15, 2022
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Director, Nursing Inpatient

Responsible for providing clinical and administrative leadership to assigned departments to maintain standards of patient care. Responsible for the overall quality of care provided by the organization nursing personnel. Advises medical staff, department leaders, and administrators in matters related to nursing service and strategies. Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups. Monitors the operations of the nursing staff and ensures compliance with regulations on organizational and governmental standards and practices. Participates in task forces, committees, board meetings, etc. to assist with the overall organizational goals and strategic initiatives. Review and consult on strategic plans in collaboration with leadership and nursing units. Ability to implement and sustain the strategies to support the vision, mission and goals of the organization.

Develops trusting relationships with personnel, clinical professionals, other leadership, and inter-professional departments with a professional attitude. Understands and leverages current and potential team capabilities and ability to clarify performance targets and objectives to drive project and process improvement strategies. Knowledge of human resources and personnel management processes; ability to lead, motivate, evaluate and reward personnel at the work place.


Bachelor's degree in nursing required.

Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

For Rural Health Network facilities only, employees who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree in the required field, leadership may consider an educational plan with proven continuous action toward achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing within five years of hire into position. Additionally for Rural Health Network facilities, for current employees, leadership may have considered acceptable qualifications and work experience equivalency based on facility size, rural market, and business need, prior to new Sanford education requirements.

Minimum of three years clinical experience required. Minimum of two years prior management/leadership experience required. Thorough knowledge of the nursing practice act and standards of nursing care, and a working knowledge of administrative and management techniques.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Certification is encouraged and may be required depending on specialty or service area.

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