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Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Clinical Director-Patient Care Services

The Clinical Director of Patient Care Services is a licensed nurse leader responsible for program development, organization, management, supervision, quality, and overall operations.  The Clinical Director will assist the Senior Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer and executive/leadership team in accomplishing organization and division strategic goals and objectives. Specifically, the Clinical Director is accountable for the following: 

  • Advancing the mission/vision and objectives of the organization while advocating for the needs of the population served;
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the budget to meet established targets and facilitate effective allocation of human and material resources;
  • Improving patient care outcomes and contributing to a patient focused culture;
  • Achieving national benchmarks and organizational and area(s) of accountability metrics;
  • Adhering to statute, federal and voluntary regulatory guidelines, standards and legislation;
  • Assuring the implementation and evaluation of a divisional responsibility of the hospital-wide disaster plan and performing effectively in emergency situations;
  • Meeting/exceeding patients’, physician and internal clients’ needs in a changing, competitive health care market and in accordance with the standards, policies, and practices of Valley Presbyterian Hospital;
  • Demonstrating a sound knowledge base and competency in health care leadership role.    



  •        Current RN licensure with the CA Board of Registered Nursing
  •        Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Nursing (BSN) or other Health-Care related field
  •        Masters Degree in Nursing, Hospital Health Care Administration, or Business Administration
  •       Current BLS certification   
  •       LA County Fire Card within 30-days of hire
  •        ANA certification preferred in specialty area(s) and/or nursing administration.



  • Prior 3-5 years clinical nursing experience Acute Care Medical/ Surgical Service line required. 
  • Prior 3-5 years in upper management/supervisory experience 


  • Demonstrates supervisory and managerial competence in the delivery of nursing services and patient care, professional clinical judgment, communication skills and sensitivity for the diversity and needs of the patient population(s) served; 
  • Assists the CNO and leadership team in the development of strategic/business plans to achieve integrated services across the continuum of care;
  • Manages continuous improvement of clinical practices, services, and operations by designing and implementing systems, processes, and methods to evaluate and improve patient care and outcomes;
  • Possesses an advanced knowledge of regulations i.e. Nursing Practice Act, DNV, federal, state, and local requirements;
  • Develops, monitors, and strives to meet departmental budgets- labor, capital, supplies and other operational costs;
  • Strives to be a good steward of VPH’s resources:
  • Develops and implements a plans, monitors and multiple communication venues for sharing the mission, vision, values, and progress on the nursing divisions progress on the journey to excellence as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center;
  • Provides on-going staff advancement and development opportunities;
  • Directs quality improvement activities, policy and procedures, and implements processes to support VPH goals and objectives;
  • Manages and resolves human resource, employee, and departmental safety and risk management issues effectively;
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication abilities and creates mechanisms to facilitate effective division-wide communication;
  • Exhibits effective organization and priority setting abilities;
  • Assumes responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating a program of recruitment, retention, and recognition for staff and managers;
  • Participates with administrative, medical and clinical leaders in problem solving/decision making activities throughout area(s) of accountability;
  • Collaborates with colleagues to identify best practices and processes to standardize  throughout the hospital;
  • Creates and maintains effective working relationships with peers, management team, hospital staff and medical staff via individual interactions, formal/informal group work, scheduled/unscheduled meetings and committee work;
  • Provides processes and oversight to ensure staff schedules and payroll are processed appropriately;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To apply, please call (818) 782-6600, or visit:

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Clinical Director-Patient Care Services

Date Posted:  03/30/2015
Experience Level:  Experienced
Career Group:  Other
Cause Type:  Health

15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

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