Contributes to the fulfillment of the CHI Health mission and vision by serving as a designated administrative leader for CHI Health programs and services in the community. Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and directing resources in assigned operational areas. Serves as a role model for ethical management behavior and promotes an awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles consistent with the Mission, Vision, Pledge and Commitments of CHI Health.
This position will support "Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy" campus. This campus is an Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center and Tertiary Care Center located in Omaha, Nebraska.
The incumbent is the VP Patient Care Services for his/her assigned campus within the Operations Division reporting to the campus Vice President & Chief Operating Officer with matrix reporting to the Senior Executive. The incumbent works collaboratively with all CHI Health Leadership executives to achieve CHI Health goals and objectives.
The individual serving in this role functions in an interlocking matrix environment with responsibility across the entire system and continuum for Nursing Practice through his/her membership on the Nursing Council. The Nursing Council has accountability for the integration of nursing systems for CHI Health.
This role can only be fulfilled through a collaborative working relationship with each member of the management team and the Nursing Council. The VP Patient Care Services maintains direct responsibility for Nursing Practice on assigned campus. In addition, the incumbent works collaboratively with medical staff, community leaders, agencies and payors to carry out the goals and objectives for the defined service population. A key role of this position is to build strong relationships with physicians and employees for CHI Health and to achieve high levels of patient and customer satisfaction.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in nursing leadership, with evidence of involvement in professional organizations, community affairs and regional professional nursing activities is preferred.
Requires minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree, one of which must be in nursing. The incumbent must hold a Registered Nurse license in either the state of Nebraska or Iowa. Nebraska and Iowa are compact states, so the license must be in the state of residence. Certification in Nursing Administration or area of clinical expertise is highly recommended.
Strong knowledge/application of nursing practice and systems framework, excellent strategic thinking skills, demonstrated resource management and stewardship skills, strong abilities in total quality management and continuous quality improvement concepts, strong team orientation, strong customer-focus, demonstrated ability to lead/implement change activities, demonstrated skills in influencing through relationships, excellent analytical thinking skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Internal Number: 2018-R0154114
About CHI Health
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Nearly 15,900 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.