An academic degree in nursing is required, and a Master’s degree in Nursing or related field (Health Administration, Business, Public Health, or Management) is strongly preferred. A Doctorate degree is also preferred (i.e. DNP, PhD., DNs, etc.).
As a leader in healthcare, Tenet is committed to providing the best possible care to every patient, with a clear focus on quality and service. Strong leadership is essential to delivering on this commitment, and we believe that the quality of our leaders can give us a significant long-term competitive advantage. We want to ensure every current and future leader in Tenet is successful, and we support that through our selection and hiring process and by providing coaching and training to our leaders. In this regard, we have identified core attributes that will enable a leader to succeed at Tenet, and have defined them as follows.
Required Background Experience
A minimum of five years of demonstrated nurse leadership and management ability in a complex organization and/or corporate level position. The incumbent will also have a current valid license to practice nursing in the United States and will be eligible for a Texas nursing license.
The successful candidate will possess a history of success and demonstrated extensive working knowledge of 1) All nurse-sensitive patient outcome metrics currently being mandated by payers (CMS, Managed Care) and voluntary constituents (Leapfrog, IHI, etc.). This includes AMI, CHF, PN, SCIP and infection control; 2) Patient satisfaction including HCAHPS measures; 3) Ability to improve clinical outcomes (i.e., reduction in falls, pressure ulcers, other hospital).
Demonstrated strong partnership with Chief Medical Officer in leading Quality Management Programs that enhance clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, safety, efficient patient flow, etc.
Proven ability to lead nursing education efforts and Chief Nursing Officer talent management.
Solid union-related experience as a Chief Nursing Officer or union avoidance knowledge at facility or system level.
Knowledge of licensure regulations, conversant in state licensure requirements and experience in reporting databases for Texas region.
One who is positive, creative and innovative with a strong understanding of the business aspects of healthcare and the acumen to play a substantive role in developing strategies, budgets and business plans. Financially astute, with a solid understanding of cost issues and initiatives.
A strong leader with the ability to position nursing for the future, including but not limited to influencing staff to accept change, developing and communicating the purpose of nursing to the staff, and supporting and taking action to achieve the goals of the organization.
An individual able to effectively and efficiently organize patient care promoting optimal outcomes, patient safety, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
An individual who possesses a strong basic clinical understanding, including the ability to solve clinical operations and staffing issues. Clinically and technically up-to-date. Able to assess service utilization to optimize patient flow.
Someone who effectively establishes, communicates and guides the accomplishment of relevant objectives, measurable goals, and performance standards.
Ability to execute projects and outcomes on a timely basis.
Highly skilled in data analysis, presentation of executive level summaries.
Proven ability to identify the need for change, anticipating, recognizing and creatively solving resistance to change; ability to implement change for positive outcomes in a highly complex environment; working with others to view change as a challenge and opportunity for growth.
Proven ability to define objectives clearly, gather accurate data, generate numerous alternatives, think logically, and choose and act decisively.
Assesses the environment and identifies driving forces and barriers to strategic planning. Demonstrates visionary, innovative and creative thinking abilities, and inspires proactive planning.
An individual with a proven track record of influencing change to achieve cost effective solutions.
Required Professional and Personal Attributes
Highly effective interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills; a dedicated listener, comfortable in a variety of settings dealing with diverse constituencies; a broad thinker. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
One who encourages open dialogue and comfortably delegates authority and accountability. Demands excellence and monitors outcomes.
One who has a broad vision of healthcare, and is a champion of quality care, best practices, patients, employees and ethics.
An “out of the box” thinker who understands multiple solutions to achieve outcomes.
Demonstrates effective decision making skills in conjunction with the ability to effectively solve problems and make appropriate decisions and think critically.
Able to balance multiple constituencies and to distinguish their needs from wants. Capable of engendering trust and developing strong working relationships. Willing to be highly visible throughout the organization as a role model. Proficient at building consensus around difficult financial and operating decisions.
An individual who is a “pre-emptive communicator” and one that strives to proactively address issues before they become problems.
Someone who understands the dynamics and politics of a hospital environment and has the ability to navigate between disparate entities to successfully unite constituencies toward a common cause.
Effective collaboration with department team members and all corporate departments is essential.
Someone who values working in a respectful way with his/her co-workers and team members.
A proven team player and facilitator who derives satisfaction from team successes; an individual known to focus on desirable outcomes while working through complex issues.
An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.
One who clearly possesses a high level of professionalism; an obvious role model for staff.
Demonstrates grace and tact in handling stressful or awkward situations; displays trust and encourages mutual understanding.
Optimistic person with a contagiously positive, “can do” attitude and willingness to accept varied approaches to achieving results.
Possesses significant executive presence, appropriate self-confidence, “diplomatic” skills and comfortable self-assurance. One who is fair and highly approachable.
IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS.