Medical Surgical Director (FE)

Full Time
Main Hospital Campus in Bay City, Texas
Posted 3 months ago


Responsible for leadership, clinical nursing practice, monitoring, and ongoing performance improvement of designated nursing unit(s). Knowledge of finances and productivity is necessary. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and tasks appropriate to each age group. Accountability for evaluating and managing performance, policies, programs, and services for effectiveness and consistency with the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization. Provides leadership through mentoring and career development. Performs within the prescribed limits of the District and department legal compliance program. Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to immediate supervisor, or upward through the chain of command, the compliance Officer or District hotline.



  1. Current Texas License.
  2. Registered Nurse with Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  3. Minimum 5-10 years previous management required.
  4. Previous experience directing a larger nursing department (20+ FTE’s or more) required.
  5. Current BLS required. ACLS, TNCC, NRP, PALS / ENPC, CPI / Stable or other certifications based on areas of responsibility.


Communication and relationship management  

  • Make oral presentations and produce written materials
  • Resolve and manage conflict
  • Build trusting, collaborative relationships
  • Create and communicate shared vision
  • Develop, communicate, and monitor behavior expectations
  • Engage staff in decision-making
  • Promote decisions that are patient-centered
  • Community Involvement
  • Promote positive medical staff relationships
  • Confront & address inappropriate behavior
  • Identify and provide for educational needs of staff

Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment

  • Maintain knowledge of current nursing practice
  • Articulate patient care standards (TJC, ANA)
  • Ensure written policies & procedures
  • Serve as change agent
  • Support development and implementation of patient safety initiatives
  • Determine departmental goals & objectives


  • Critical analysis of organizational issues
  • Provide visionary thinking Value & act on feedback about own strengths & weaknesses
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning through example
  • Seek mentorship from respected colleagues
  • Consider impact of nursing decisions on organization as a whole
  • Provide leadership building loyalty & commitment
  • Synthesize & integrate divergent viewpoints for the good of the organization
  • Serve as professional role model & mentor
  • Develop a succession plan for one’s own position
  • Support staff during times of transition


  • Create an environment facilitating team action & results
  • Hold self & others accountable for actions and outcomes
  • Coach others in developing their plan
  • Create an environment which expects professional growth
  • Integrate high ethical standards & core values into everyday work
  • Advocate use of best practices
  • Ensure nurses are actively involved in decisions affecting their practice
  • Participate in at least one professional organization

Business Skills

  • Be able to articulate business models & fundamental economic concepts
  • Understand general accounting principles
  • Analyze financial statements, manage financial resources, and educate others on financial management
  • Reward & recognize exemplary performance
  • Develop recruitment & retention strategies
  • Use public relations and media outlets to promote your department
  • Read interpret benchmarking, financial and occupancy data


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