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The Chief Nurse Executive of UHealth develops and directs the overall nursing activities for the University of Miami Health System, which is comprised of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Key responsibilities include oversight, coordination and evaluation of all UHealth nursing services, across multiple sites, in order to ensure quality nursing practice, continuous improvement, consistent standards and policies that are in accordance with the vision, mission and all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
The Chief Nurse Executive of UHealth serves as a leader for operations and success of the patient care units, to include the care delivery model, continuing education, standards of care, policies and procedures. Develops and implements the overall UHealth nursing strategic plan consistent with system policies and objectives, in order to provide continuous nursing care and services. Engages senior executives in the assessment and development of the nursing strategy, patient care models and system-wide execution. Works collaboratively with all medical staff and other stakeholders in the identification and fulfillment of quality improvement action plans for clinical effectiveness, development of new patient care programs and resolution of patient concerns related to care. Ensures measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care, to include timelines, resource requirements in order to improve the organization's overall delivery of patient care, utilization, and drive patient satisfaction. Prepares master nursing services staffing plan. Oversees the management of the overall nursing services budget and expense control efforts. Applies financial planning methodologies and aligns project and capital budgeting with strategic objectives. Participates in organization wide goal setting, communicates organization wide objectives and keeps the division focused on organizational objectives. Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the UHealth system quality assurance and improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, quality improvement, and audit of medical records, patient visits and hospital rounding. Maintains communications with executive team, medical and administrative staff through participation in regularly scheduled staff meetings and involvement in UHealth system committees. Evaluates short and long-range equipment needs and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials available. Directs the creation of educational programs to promote nursing staff training and development. Creates and facilitates a learning environment and atmosphere of participative management within the framework of shared governance and shared decision-making. Promotes a culture in practice to assure the Hospital mission of a Patient First environment, enhances productivity and job satisfaction. Leads and oversees all patient care services management. Directs and delegates the development of nursing policy, procedures and standards, establishing objectives, determining methods for achieving objectives and evaluating outcomes.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education/Experience: Master's Degree in Nursing, Health Services or related field from an accredited university. Licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of ten (10) years' senior healthcare leadership experience, in a large healthcare organization, demonstrating an understanding of the continuum of healthcare and the contemporary models of quality improvement. Minimum 3 years of CNO experience preferred. Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process helpful.
Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrated commitment to core values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity and teamwork. Demonstrated leadership and complex organizational skills. Knowledge of how to achieve results in a health system environment. Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with physicians, staff and professionals in multiple settings and in a multi-cultural environment promoting inclusion in the workplace. Excellent analytical and negotiating skills, with the ability to think critically. Integrity of the highest order, as demonstrated in personal leadership behavior and decision, and tact. Ability to quickly establish trust and credibility with leadership across the Health system. Ability to be flexible and receptive to change. Knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards. Ability to synthesize multiple points of view and accurately represent the view of both patients, leadership and stakeholders.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.