Summary of Responsibilities
Intensivist is a member of the ICU and Step-down team who oversees and
directs the care of patients on a 12 bed intensive care unit (ICU). The
incumbent applicant must be board-eligible or board-certified with added
qualifications in critical care, and will have demonstrated a track record of
excellence in clinical care. He/she will be assigned to the ICU and work with
the critical care management team to provide patients with high quality,
continuous and consistent care. This position coordinates the clinical care
of the surgery patients and collaborates with the medical service on the care
of their patients. The Surgical Intensivist will be expected to be proficient
in ICU procedures and skills including, but not limited to: Insertion and
monitoring of central lines and chest tubes, ventilatory management,
transfusion medicine, wound management, and management of patients with
unstable cardio-pulmonary status and sepsis. Additionally will be expected to
work closely and collaborate with the Medical Intensivist.
Organization Core Competencies
– observes and respects the confidentiality of ALL information with regard to
patients, MDs and employees.
Patient Rights and Patient Safety – Always puts the patient and
his/her rights/safety/needs first and reminds others to do the same.
Hospital Policies & Procedures – refers to and follows all H.R.
policies and E.O.C. (Environment of Care) safety policies at all times.
to Hospital & Departmental Attendance Requirements – follows
Hospital & Departmental policies & procedures for attendance.
Skills – acknowledges & addresses patients and staff in a
friendly, appropriate manner at all times.
Skills – maintains a positive attitude, respects individuality,
always seeks to improve performance, accepts and learns from constructive
– maintains a willingness to work as part of a team, promotes positive
relationships within department and between departments, takes active role in
of hospital operations requires all staff to be present during inclement
weather and available during emergent events when contacted.
e-mails regularly according to NWH policy to ensure receipt of information
communicated from .
duties appropriate to patient population served.
Assistance and Follow Through – understands and embodies
Mission Statement and Planetree philosophy.
Language and Style – is always courteous and understands that all
contact with a patient, visitor and staff member creates an impression.
or Directing Patients/Visitors – whenever possible, escorts visitors,
patients and staff, rather than pointing out directions.
Hospital Services and Information – knows about Hospital services and
facilities and seeks out the answers to questions.
/ Elevator Etiquette – uses appropriate telephone and appropriate
elevator etiquette at all times.
Management - Establishes long and short-range departmental goals by
assessing internal and external conditions to coordinate with the Strategic Plan and Mission. Evaluates, analyzes, develops, implements and
measures success of department goals. Explores resource availability for
alternate methods to achieve operational objectives.
Management- Oversees daily departmental activities. Assures that
departmental policies and procedures are followed in order to optimize
efficiency and productivity through the use of human and other resources.
Fosters and environment that supports smooth implementation of new approaches/programs.
Imparts leadership and direction to the department through clear
communication of long and short-term goals strategic initiatives. Ability
to inspire and motivate by modeling positive leadership behavior,
establishing direction and allowing others to take lead in achieving the
vision. Monitors, acknowledges and addresses issues/concerns/expectations for
all department staff members. Analyzes problems by evaluating available
information and resources; develops effective, viable solutions to problems
to drive departmental and goals.
Management-Performs administrative duties including preparation and
management of department budget, payroll, controlling expenses and overtime.
Assists in strategic planning, financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting and
long- range financial planning for the department to ensure alignment with
goals and objectives.
Resource Management- Follows policies and procedures in relation
to the HR functions such as, interviewing, hiring, coaching, empowering,
training, appraising, counseling and disciplining department employees. Seeks
continuous learning opportunities for department staff and . Leverages
department work force to maximize productivity while minimizing expense.
Provides resources and removes barriers to staff to successfully accomplish
their goals. Identifies patterns/needs to enhance the skills of staff.
Effectively communicates and creates a shared responsibility by involving
staff in daily operations, organizational changes, deliberations and
decisions of the objectives and priorities . Interacts with staff by
listening and addressing concerns/questions.
Development- Responsible for personal professional development by
proactively requesting feedback from staff. Participates in professional
associations to stay abreast of changes in his/her field of expertise.
Management- Adapts thinking and processes to changes in circumstances
quickly and positively. Adjusts schedules, tasks and priorities of department
when necessary. Meets departmental goals according to assigned timelines.
- Establishes, maintains and is accountable for a program of continuous
monitoring of departmental quality as required by hospital policy, Quality
Management, EOC Committee, Joint Commission, New York State Department of
Health and other regulatory agencies.
- Maintains and is accountable for the unit (s) environment in constant
readiness mode according to hospital policy, Joint Commission, Department of
Health and other regulatory agencies. This includes, but is not limited to
the Environment of Care, Infection Control, Life Safety, Fire Safety, HIPAA,
supply and equipment management.
- Actively participates in Safety Rounds and assures that all items are fixed
within the prescribed timeframe. Escalates as necessary.
and Assures Staff Follow Hospital Compliance Policies & Procedures-
refers to and follows the Compliance Manual, Code of Conduct and Conflict of
Interest requirements. Reports compliance questions and concerns and
encourages staff to report compliance questions and concerns to the
Compliance Officer and/or the Compliance Helpline 914-666-1913.
additional essential functions provided.