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Our nurse professionals embody what it means to provide the best
patient interactions possible. They also advance the art and
science of nursing in a patient-centered, healing environment.
Director Ambulatory Care Services RN-Ortho and Podiatry
Responsible for directing the administrative and business
management of a single large department with more than 150 FTEs or
multiple specialty departments and/or multiple locations with more
than 125 FTEs providing ambulatory patient care services and the
planning, development, implementation and evaluation/improvement of
services/ programs. Through clinical nurse managers or assistant
nurse managers, ensures nursing and patient care staff provide high
quality, accessible, cost effective care and patient focused
services to members across the continuum which comply with local,
state and federal requirements; implements and maintains clinical
and patient care practice standards, budgets, and staff
development. Directs the management of operations, programs and
services that add value and are integrated with nursing standards
of practice, service priorities and performance/outcome measures,
as well as with strategic, business and organizational
goals/objectives. Participates as part of management team in
formulating, implementing and evaluating business plans/strategies
for ambulatory care services and responsible for achieving both
short and long term strategic, business and financial
Directs the management of ambulatory care programs, services and
operations and through nurse manager(s) or assistant nurse managers
is responsible for the delivery of nursing services and outpatient
care which are integrated with business plans and meet or exceed
cost, quality, clinical and utilization standards and performance
Ensures that services meet members', physicians and internal
clients' needs in a changing, competitive health care market.
Directs the coordination/integration of outpatient services
between departments and across the continuum of care and directs
the continuous improvement of all clinical practices, services and
operations by design and implementation of systems, processes and
methods to evaluate and improve patient care.
As part of management team, participates in the development,
implementation and evaluation of new models/methods of delivering
primary care to members.
Ensures patient care staff provide the highest quality of care
and are in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act, TJC, NCQA,
federal, state and local requirements.
Collaborates with physicians, nursing and other health care
providers in establishing, implementing, and maintaining patient
care, quality and service standards to meet members' and internal
Acts as a patient advocate resolving patient care issues.
Designs and evaluates processes to improve systems and patient
care results across the multiple departments and across continuum
Directs the management of financial plans, resources and
Monitors financial performance and identifies and implements
strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of care/service.
Determines the appropriate staff mix for multiple departments
and manages human resources functions.
Develops processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and
maintain the competency of all staff.
Directs the programs for in-service education and on going staff
Directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of
departmental policies and procedures which support the
organization's goals and business objectives.
Collaborates with Physician Team Leaders and Department Chiefs
in planning and developing the level of patient services/programs
and the day-to-day operations of departments.
Integrates outpatient services/programs with strategic business
Directs the management of human resources, labor relations,
employee and safety/risk management functions.
Minimum five (5) years of experience in management of ambulatory
care or other related clinical area.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor's degree required
A current incumbent in job code 06055 (Director Ambulatory Care
License, Certification, Registration
Current RN license required; California RN license required by
date of hire.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of ambulatory care practices, operations and local,
state and federal regulatory standards.
Ability to conduct business and financial planning.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
Orthopedics and Podiatry provide care 24/7/365 when you inlcude
surgical operations and medical center care.
Primary Location: California,San Diego,Garfield Specialty Care
5893 Copley Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies
Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type:
Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation:
Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job
Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Orthopedics & Podiatry
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal
opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental
status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status,
genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of
diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be
considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but
not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance
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