To provide leadership and direction to the Department of Nursing and Pediatrics. To collaborate with hospital executives and clinical leaders and staff on issues related to the management of care to ensure quality patient care delivery. To manage the staff, department budget, reimbursement, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) and compliance with all accrediting agencies.
1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency: recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards. Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
2. Collaborates with the Clinical Services department directors, medical directors, and staff of the Department of Nursing to develop and provide a quality, cost effective, patient care delivery system that is consistent with national standards and guidelines.
3. Oversees formulation of policies and procedures for the Department of Nursing and appropriate institutional-level, including the plan for providing nursing care, treatment, and services to patients requiring nursing care.
4. Ensures nursing services are in accordance with local, state and national regulations. Ensures compliance with major credentialing bodies including, the State of Colorado and Joint Commission requirements in reporting areas.
5. Manages specified cost centers including personnel, capital, space and operational expenses. Monitors the revenue and expenses of the assigned areas: makes appropriate adjustments as necessary; prepares an annual budget and financial/revenue reports as required or requested; monitors expenses and cost reduction; and prepares short-term and long-term business plans to meet institutional goals and objectives.
6. Acts as Chief Nurse Executive. Evaluates staffing plan for designated nursing areas ensuring sufficient and appropriate nursing resources.
7. Serves on various institutional committees to include: Medical Executive Committee, Hospital Quality Improvement, Hospital Policy and Procedures, and others as appropriate.
8. Implements and evaluates a systematic orientation program for new staff utilizing established department guidelines. Develops, implements and evaluates ongoing training programs and in-services for staff professional growth and to meet regulatory requirements.
9. Ensures effective utilization of institutional information systems, including training staff, monitoring quality of order/reports/charging and maximizing use of system in department operation.
10. Integrates patient education philosophy and goals into patient care practice and monitors outcomes.
11. Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care, treatment, and services delivered to patients. Participates in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental and institutional based performance improvement activities. Prepares regular reports, involves all staff in monitoring, review and development of actions.
12. Promotes evidenced-based nursing practice by incorporating current nursing research findings, recognized professional standards and other literature into policies and procedures governing the provision nursing services. Supports research projects that will contribute to patient care standards, staff development and the mission of the institution.
1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
2. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
3. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
4. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking "smart" risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
5. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
6. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
7. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
8. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
9. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
10. Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manages 10-15 direct reports.
Minimal travel may be required.
1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. Master's degree in nursing, health science field, health care administration or other related field required.
A minimum of five (5) years of healthcare administration and practice in academic teaching institution including a minimum of two (2) years in advanced management required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Current Colorado RN license required; current CPR/BLS certification required.