Central Vermont Medical Center - Director of Critical Care

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UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center: Director, Critical Care (ICU)

  • Professional/Managerial, Full-time, 1st Shift
  • Berlin, Vermont

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Associate Chief Nursing officer, the Director, Critical Care holds 24 hour nursing accountability for the organization and management of the intensive care unit (DSCU). This role has four primary functions: 1) daily operational management of the patient care process; 2) supervision of nursing staff and team building; 3) clinical and customer service role modeling; and 4) administrative management, development, and support of nursing and patient care delivery.  The Director, Critical Care is accountable for assuring the provision of effective, quality patient care. 

Basic Knowledge:

RN with BSN or master’s degree in nursing or administration required.  Currently licensed to practice in the state of Vermont.  Demonstrated understanding of unit operations and motivational techniques. Demonstrated ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary environment.  Commitment to own career development.  Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a team.  Excellent interpersonal/behavioral skills.  Customer service orientation, to include skills in problem solving.  Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.


5-7 years of progressively responsible clinical and leadership experience. Must demonstrate outstanding performance and strong leadership skills.  Must be able to work under stressful situations.

Independent Action:

Functions independently within a broad scope of established policies and procedures.  Demonstrates the ability to use judgment and individual decision-making and provide rationale for decisions based on critical thinking.  Responsible for developing and improving relationships with Medical Staff in collaboration with Vice President of Nursing.  Will maintain and improve relationships with community care providers in order to facilitate continuity of care for patients. Will overall report to the Assoc. Chief Nursing Officer. Accountable to VP of Nursing for nursing practice issues.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for the direct supervision of staff members on the unit (clinical nurse coordinators, other nursing and support staff.)

Job Specifications:

Physical Demand:  ( ) Light (X) Moderate ( ) Heavy

  • % of time Standing:  50%  
  • Sitting:  35%  
  • Bending:  5%  
  • Lifting:  10%  
  • Max. lbs. to be lifted:  50 lbs.