Vice President Clinical Operations Avant Healthcare Professionals Casselberry (Orlando), FL
Avant Healthcare Professionals specializes in staffing hard-to-fill nursing and allied therapy positions for U.S. clients through the recruitment of internationally trained healthcare professionals. Avant is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses. Since 2003, Avant has assisted clients in successfully implementing international staffing solutions, overcoming staffing challenges with internationally-educated registered nurses and therapy professionals. Avant’s healthcare clients experience improved continuity of care, decreased staff vacancies especially in hard to fill specialties, higher patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores and increased revenues. Avant provides clients with healthcare professionals on long-term assignments, approximately two and half years in duration, in 38+ states and currently has over 500 professionals on assignment.
The Avant Healthcare Professionals’ difference is evidenced by unsurpassed clinical and transitional programs and support with over 70% of Avant Healthcare professionals converting to be members of clients’ full-time staff upon completion of their assignments. Avant has pioneered new ways to effectively support and transition internationally trained nurses into healthcare facilities within the United States. Avant plans for every aspect of the recruitment, placement and transition phases of the international candidate assisting with licensing, cultural and social acclimation, visa application process and clinical placements. Avant builds futures by partnering with international healthcare professionals, primarily nurses, and clients facilitating achievement of mutual goals. Avant is not a travel company as they provide the stability to clients meeting their long- term staffing needs. Avant represents the U.S. geographically carefully selecting health systems that are a good fit with their international program. Avant partners with hospitals that offer a rewarding and enriching nursing and personal experience.
Avant Healthcare Professionals is seeking a highly professional, experienced and contemporary nursing expert to join the Avant Healthcare leadership team and assume responsibility as the Vice President, Clinical Operations across three of the company’s key clinical areas; specifically, the clinical transitions program, sales and new client communication, and professional management/client education & support. The Vice President will report to, and work closely with, Founder and CEO, Shari Costantini, and serve as a member of the management team in a key leadership role. With a major focus on executing clinical operations excellence strategy, the Vice President will create, implement, and refine a framework for excellence in professional nursing practice that is evidence-based, ensures competencies, and includes best practices at all Avant Healthcare clinical clients. The positions is based in Casselberry, FL located outside Orlando.
A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required. Master’s in Healthcare, Business or Nursing required with a minimum of 10 years management and/or education leadership experience. Must be eligible for licensure in Florida at the time of hire.
Extensive knowledge and application of nursing and patient care regulations, practice standards, healthcare trends, technological changes, processes, and performance metrics required.
Experience in an international healthcare environment or international recruitment as well as curriculum development highly desirable.
This is a highly visible position that will afford the opportunity to make a significant impact on the company’s success. Importantly, this individual will have the opportunity to be associated with a company that provides high quality services that make a real difference in peoples’ lives.
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