The Nursing Director works in collaboration with physicians, department leaders, and other healthcare professionals to plan, implement, evaluate and enhance patient care delivery within designated department(s). The Nursing Director has 24 hour accountability to implement the ACH patient and family centered model of care, to ensure departmental and organizational goals are met, and to achieve ACH strategic imperatives. The Nursing Director demonstrates leadership in patient care delivery; patient, family and staff advocacy; integrity and credibility with others; systems thinking and strategic planning abilities; proactive, innovative and participative problem- solving; and excellent interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The Nursing Director leads and develops others and consistently role models high standards of professional practice and accountability. The Nursing Director creates a professional practice environment that fosters excellence in patient care and a culture of ongoing improvement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsibility: Actively supports and advances the Quality Work Plan for clinical unit/program and for ACH as a whole.
Develops quality improvement processes that include goals and performance targets.
Leads and supports ongoing activities that promote safe practices and a safe environment.
Holds self and staff accountable for assigned duties as reflected in performance evaluation processes.
2. Responsibility: Talent Management - Building Effective Teams by attracting highly skilled workers, integrate new staff to their jobs and into the organization, and develops and retains skilled workers to meet current and future business objectives.
Coordinates a hiring and selection process that is fair and equitable in its evaluation and placement of the most qualified individuals for meeting job-specific and departmental needs.
Maximizes resources to provide employees with tools, resources and an environment to succeed.
Maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results
Implements development plans for employees that will strengthen current and future capabilities and enable them to contribute fully in their job role and the organization.
3. Responsibility: Fiscal Management and Resource Utilization
Prepares, justifies and administers departmental and program budgets
Maximizes and manages allocated resources to achieve desired departmental and program results (staffing, space, equipment and supplies).
Leads strategies to improve financial performance for assigned areas and hospital, including expenses, revenue and productivity.
4. Professional Development and excellence in Patient Care
Utilizes purposeful patient, family, and staff rounds, direct observations, team discussions, review of management reports and clinical documentation, and input from others to evaluate and plan for changes in care delivery.
Promotes networking with internal and external peers, participation in formal benchmarking activities, and uses literature and list serves to identify best practices and innovative solutions for area of clinical specialization.
Promotes respect for individuals and the professional image of nursing. Supports individual staff members in personal practice accountability and ongoing career planning and professional development.
Promotes a positive and professional image of ACH in the community and encourages team members to participate in activities which improve the overall health and well-being of children and families.
Develops and maintains healthy practice environments which support patient care safety and excellence with appropriate facilities, supplies, and equipment. Proactively evaluates current care processes, emerging technologies, and new services/programs for improvement of safety, patient outcomes and cost effectiveness.
Demonstrates ongoing personal advancement of clinical and administrative skills and knowledge. Demonstrates ongoing professional development and participation in professional organizations.
Required - Master's degree or equivalent degree - Field of Study: MSN, MHA, MBA or related (Internal applicants with a BSN degree may be considered if the applicant will complete a Master's degree by December 2020. )
Required - 5 years total experience required, which includes 5 years of relevant RN experience, which includes 2 years of Nursing leadership experience
CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required - RN License (AR or Compact State) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Required - Specialty certification within 6 months of exam eligibility (Certification) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Required - Demonstrated communication (written and oral),skills.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in the United States, ACH proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas.Our Mission: We champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrowWe at ACH are committed to upholding the highest standards of medical care and professionalism. Our pediatric subspecialists have helped patients from all points across Arkansas and beyond achieve some of the most inspiring recovery stories – all because of our unwavering dedication to seeing our patients heal and reach optimal health.The ACH Campus spans 36 city blocks and is currently licensed for 359 beds. ACH has a staff of approximately 505 physicians, and over 200 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties. Additionally, the hospital currently employs more than 4,400 employees.
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