Community Health Systems Dir Med/Surg in Laredo, Texas


The 2C Director of Med/Surg is accountable and responsible for the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient patient care in the Medical Unit This includes overall direction of clinical, human resources, and financial management.

Manages and directs the daily operations of the patient care nursing unit to ensure the accomplishment of established departmental goals. Plans, delegates, and coordinates patient care to ensure that high quality patient care is rendered. Performs the duties of a R.N. as needed. Ensures the LMC Code of Conduct is reflected in all aspects of the department's operation.

  • Demonstrates creativity, intelligence and discretion in the planning, organizing and coordination of departmental functions.

  • Assess a situation, considers alternatives, and chooses the appropriate course of action with few errors.

  • Conducts departmental meetings as required.

  • Does not let personnel conflicts interfere with work performance 98% of the time.

  • Routinely uses policy and manuals and other reference materials to ensure proper course of action.

  • Provides accurate and timely information using discretion and protecting confidentiality of information.

  • Has a cost-conscious attitude to time usage, materials and supplies.

  • Prepares and provides for departmental needs with budget guidelines.

  • Actively participates in managerial meetings.

  • Interviews and selects new employees.

  • Provides for training and orientation of new employees.

  • Monitors and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of new employees within the probationary period.

  • Enforces Hospital policies and procedures.

  • Submits documentation, charges, and medical records in a timely manner.


Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing Program.

BSN preferred.

MSN or masters in related field preferred.

Minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years acute care experience required including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience.

Must have a current license to practice professional nursing in the state for which you are applying (Texas). Current BCLS and ACLS upon hire.

Job: Nursing

Organization: Laredo Medical Center

Location: TX-Laredo

Requisition ID: 1734625