Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director

A growing healthcare facility in Southern Louisiana is seeking a Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director to join their outstanding team! The experienced critical care nurse leader will be welcomed to this opportunity.

This 115+ bed short term acute care hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and offers a variety of medical services, including: inpatient and outpatient surgical services, 24-hour emergency services, urgent care, advanced medical imaging, women’s services, a full-service laboratory, and inpatient medical surgical care. This state-of-the-art facility is an accredited Chest Pain Center, and has received awards for excellence in nursing and quality care.

The Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director will be responsible for oversight of the intensive care unit and step-down/intermediate care unit (totaling approximately 15 beds), as well as the respiratory therapy department. The ICU Step-Down Director will play a crucial role in the daily operations of these units, and to the administrative operations of the hospital as a whole. Under the general direction of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director will:

  • Manage an energetic team of critical care and intermediate care staff, including charge nurses, staff RNs, techs, and CNAs
  • Maintain oversight of the respiratory therapy department, with assistance from the RT Lead Supervisor
  • Monitor all designated units for quality improvement and regulatory compliance with facility-wide policies and procedures
  • Provide well-developed hands-on leadership skills, setting a standard of high quality patient care and ensuring continually improved patient outcomes

The ideal candidate for the Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director opportunity will be BSN-prepared and CCRN and/or CCNS certified. 5+ years of ICU supervisory or management-level experience is required.

This area of Louisiana is a great place to enjoy the perks of small-town life while still being close to four major cities: Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and New Orleans. This area is noted for its excellent public schools, its homey, down-to-earth feel, and it has been listed as one of the best places to live in Louisiana. The ICU Step-Down Nurse Director will find this area a great place to raise a family and grow roots!

This facility is prepared to offer the Critical Care Step-Down Nurse Director a desirable salary and comprehensive benefits package to complement this outstanding nursing leadership opportunity.