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UPMC Sr. Administrator on Duty - UPMC Williamsport - Day Shift in Williamsport, Pennsylvania


The Sr. Administrator on Duty is accountable for proactively coordinating the activities of admission, discharge and transfer of patients thereby supporting throughput in the facility. This senior role leads the department through difficult and complex EBP, process improvement to advance their specialty, and provides direction to department leaders to ensures safe levels of staffing while maintaining efficient hospital throughput. The Sr. Administrator on Duty serves as a resource for all staff and is able to apply competent knowledge and skills to achieve improved quality of care and work environment outcomes through the integration of research and best practices. The Sr. Administrator on Duty provides an interim leadership including but not limited to crisis management intervention as a representative of hospital administration, and channels pertinent patient/employee/department information to appropriate internal and external sources.


  • Serves as a leader supporting hospital administration by identifying and resolving patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement. Involves staff and key stakeholders to achieve optimal patient experience and efficient hospital throughput. Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved. Supports staff during times of difficult transitions. Demonstrates ability to influence the external environment through participation in professional and advocacy organizations.

  • Demonstrates good judgment and analytical ability to oversee and coordinate patient placement through facilitation of the Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) process and collaborate with the physician and health care team. Uses critical thinking skills to effectively advise and direct health care providers in their delivery of patient care while maximizing the efficient use of resources. Identifies problems impacting effective hospital function and initiate corrective action independently and/or through contact with appropriate administrative persons including Risk Management, Legal Services, Patient Relations, Administrator, and/or the appropriate department director. Monitors and assists in maintaining a physical environment that supports patient, personnel, visitor safety; patient/family comfort; and staff efficiency.

  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.

  • Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement including but not limited to capacity management: identifies research issues or articles related to improving patient throughput, discusses opportunities for quality improvement and actively pursues opportunities for change.

  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

  • *Performs other duties as assigned.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. National Certification preferred. National Certification Required in lieu of Masters/DNP. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire ACLS preferred.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Act 34

  • BS/BSN required. Masters/DNP required. If no Masters/DNP, must hold an approved national certification or Wolf Learning Academy certification. Bachelors or higher must be in nursing.

  • Three years of experience with a minimum of one year of leadership experience such as the Clinician role or equivalent.

  • Must maintain a solid/strong performer rating on annual performance review.

*Current licensure either in the state where the facility is located or, if the facility is in a state covered by the multistate Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement, a multistate license issued by a participating NLC state. Hires and current employees working on an out-of-state NLC license who later change their residency to the state where the facility is also located will have 60 days upon changing their residency to apply for licensure within that state.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran