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Director - Acute Care Services

Regional Medical Center of San Jose - San Jose, California

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Job Code: 08385-16309


No Weekends

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II designated and verified Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365.  The hospital provides a host of technologically advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children.

Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certifications as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county designated STEMI Receiving Center, ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center, designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, a member of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ECMO) and is certified by the Joint Commission in Sepsis care.  Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and has also been awarded several clinical and program awards from Healthgrades.  The hospital has also been recognized U.S. News and World Report and the Joint Commission as a top performing hospital

Oversees:   (Med/Surg, Oncology, TCU)


The Director of Acute Care Services is administratively accountable for patient care activities, operations, and staff functions within the institution. The patients’ continuum of care from entry to discharge is followed to ensure all patient care needs are being meet. The position develops objectives, policies, and procedures which support the mission, vision and values of the hospital. The position maintains the professional practice standards, customer relations, compliance with accreditation/licensure requirements, personnel and practice in the institution.  The position works collaboratively with medical staff, other department directors, departmental staff, and serves in a leadership role fashion.  Evaluates patient care data to ensure care is provided in accordance with evidence based practices guidelines and organizational standards.  Demonstrates a working knowledge of county, state and federal guidelines (BRN, JC, CDPH, CDC, etc.). Leads and directs the work of others.  Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.





Minimum:  Current CA RN License, BLS

Preferred:   ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NRP



Minimum:  At least 3 years experience in an acute care setting, at least 2 years supervisory and/or managerial experience.

Preferred:    5+ years’ experience in an acute care setting and 5+ years managerial or supervisory experience.



Minimum:  BSN or equivalent Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred:  Master’s, DNP or PhD.



Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to problem solve critical thinking ability, knowledge of Nursing Practice Act, and a working knowledge of regulatory guidelines.

Minimum:  Effective front line supervision, word processing/spreadsheet, time management, clinical proficiency, Title XXII, Quality Improvement

Preferred:   Completion of formal management training

Last Edited: 03/18/2017

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