All employees of CURE are expected to support and embody the following Core Values:

Being Christlike​ We value reflecting Jesus with compassion to those we serve.
Being Childlike​ – We value a child’s passion for life and dependence on God in how we think, live, and love.
Integrity​We value doing what we say and saying what we do.
Restoring the Broken​We value taking action in responding to the physical and spiritual needs of those without voice and resources.
Intentional Relationships​ – We value collaborative partnerships that cultivate trust and authenticity. This position requires the employee to be in agreement with the declarations of the Statement of Faith.

This position requires the employee to be in agreement with the declarations of the Statement of Faith.


Position Title:​ Director of Nursing
FLSA Status:​ Exempt
Reports to:​ Chief Medical Officer
Supervises:​ AHA Training Center and CQI Coordinator (Contractor); Nurse Consultant (Contractor); Nurse Manager/Director at each hospital (functionally)
Frequency of Travel: Approx. 25% Department:​ Medical

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:
By modeling professionalism and concern for excellence, the Director of Nursing is primarily responsible for providing leadership to the nursing departments and staff members across the hospitals of the CURE network. The Director of Nursing is an active participant of the Medical leadership team to ensure that nursing is represented as an integral part of the patient care strategy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Administration
1. Assist with formulating nursing mission, philosophy and objectives.
2. Assist with developing, writing and establishing network-wide nursing standards, practices and policies.
3. Provide leadership, mentoring and functional oversight of Nurse Managers/Directors at each hospital.
4. Lead regular (bi-weekly or monthly) meetings with Nurse Managers/Directors throughout the hospital network.
5. Assist in the development of a nursing “equipment, facility, and materials needs list” for each hospital to inform the annual budget preparation process.
6. Assist with the development of the nursing CQI format, and routinely review and evaluate data to ensure patient safety.
7. Champion new and improved methods of patient care and safety.
8. Undertake root cause analysis of any quality or safety related issue that occurs within a nursing domain and lead/develop action plans that lead to accountable changes in practice
9. Assist with developing and implementing an ongoing and annual evaluative process for the assessment of individual nursing skills, competencies, and proficiencies.
10. Assist Nurse Managers/Directors at each hospital to ensure compliance with MOPH and other governmental policies and regulations that relate to nursing practice, compliance and licensure.

Education
1. In conjunction with Nurse Consultant, Senior Vice President of Spiritual Ministry, as well as with hospital Spiritual Directors, implement a nursing curriculum/study of Christian worldview/work ethic.
2. Create a comprehensive nursing CME curriculum that includes global general topics in addition to tailored hospital specific needs. Adapt the training curriculum to address any areas not meeting CURE hospital standards.
3. Establish a mechanism to teach and educate nursing staff in the implementation of standards and policies.
4. Assist with developing each hospital’s nursing in-service training program.
5. Maintain current knowledge of international nursing trends and technologies and assist with providing educational resources (journals, books, research) to the network.
6. Participate, and promote interest, in professional nursing development by attending professional seminars. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

SECONDARY DUTIES:
None listed.

OTHER DUTIES
Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Registered Nurse, current license to practice with no restrictions.
2. Associate or Bachelor degree in Nursing required.
3. Master Degree in Nursing Health Administration, Cross-Cultural Health or Nursing, or related field preferred, but not required.
4. Previous (minimum of 5 years) clinical nursing practice, with at least three (3) years on a pediatric surgical unit.
5. Previous (minimum of 2 years) experience in a management/supervisory role within the nursing profession.
6. Previous experience working in a cross-cultural/international setting preferred, but not required.
7. Previous experience as a medical missionary/expatriate, preferably in the developing world, preferred, but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Strong ability to teach, train and develop a group of nursing professionals from a wide variety of originating countries and nursing specialties.
2. Strong leadership and communication skills.
3. Computer proficiency in the applications/software used by the organization.

COMPETENCIES:
1. Communication Skills – Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and persist despite obstacles; demonstrate dependability in difficult circumstances and show a sense of urgency about getting results.
2. Decision Making & Problem Solving – Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics; review facts and weigh options.
3. Influences and Persuasion – Able to convince others in either positive or negative circumstances; use tact when expressing ideas or opinions; present new ideas to authority figures; adapt presentations to a particular audience; respond to objections successfully.
4. Integrity – Ability to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment; prevent inappropriate behavior by coworkers; give proper credit to others; handle all situations honestly.
5. Tolerance of Ambiguity – Able to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information; deal with unresolved situations and frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

Frequently sit
Frequently use fine finger dexterity
Frequently talk
Frequently hear
Occasionally stand
Occasionally walk
Occasionally reach with hands and arms Occasionally climb
Occasionally balance
Occasionally stoop
Occasionally kneel
Occasionally crouch
Occasionally crawl