Serves as a member of the Extended Senior Management Council of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) with full authority, responsibility and accountability for the operational management of patient care services, at their assigned respective facility entity (LVH, LVH-M, LVH-H, LVH-P). Collaborates with the President of the assigned, respective entity. Provides visionary leadership to build and maintain a creative, innovative and cost effective environment committed to continuous improvement in quality of service and customer satisfaction, provided in concert with LVHN's mission, vision and values. Provides oversight for the assigned respective entity's patient care services leaders, assuring accountability for network standards. The VP of Patient Care Services provides visionary leadership to build and maintain an environment which attracts and retains employees committed to continuous quality improvement, innovation, creative problem solving and the application of lean principles to achieve cost efficiencies in services provided. Participates in entity planning activities and represents the entity and LVHN in community, civic and professional activities.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in patient care services line management environments and at least 3 years as a nurse administrator with a demonstrated track record of success in progressively responsible assignments and leadership positions.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master's degree required in nursing or health care related field or Master's in Business Administration (MBA).
Active RN licensure in Pennsylvania, registrations, and/or certifications, as appropriate. Holds national certification in Nursing Administration or Health Care Administration, and is an active member in a professional organization.
Work requires demonstrated leadership abilities and qualities that reflect a thorough understanding of the needs and concerns of the nursing profession and clinical services. The VP of Patient Care Services will demonstrate: the ability to collaborate with senior entity leaders; the ability to motivate and inspire people to change as health care evolves and changes; adeptness in building coalitions within their teams, network and the community. The leader will be emotionally intelligent, politically savvy and fiscally responsible, and will demonstrate the ability to build balanced, trusting relationships with their direct reports and colleagues.
Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono (LVH-P), part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, is the only full service hospital in Monroe County. With more than 230 physicians and 2,300 employees, it is one of Monroe County’s largest employers, and was recognized as being among the top 10% in Pennsylvania and as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers t...he full breadth and depth of cardiovascular services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, open-heart surgery, and minimally invasive heart procedures, as well as vascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at LVH-P offers a variety of treatments and alternatives, including state-of-the-art radiation therapy. The hospital serves as a fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center and sole Trauma Center program for all of Monroe County and its surrounding communities.
Comprehensive healthcare centers and Express Care sites are conveniently located throughout the county, each offering imaging and lab services. Nineteen primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region offer a full continuum of care in specialized services ranging from endocrinology, neonatology and perinatology to pulmonary, neurology, bariatric, general, orthopedic, and even minimally-invasive surgery with our da Vinci® robotic surgery. Homecare and hospice are also available through Visiting Nurse and Hospice services.
LVHP continues to grow and is adding additional comprehensive health centers, an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and a hospital of the future called Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono West in Pocono Township.
LVH-P is located in Northeast Pennsylvania, in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The Poconos boast spectacular year-round activities including skiing, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and more than thirty golf courses. The location of the hospital is just off Interstate 80; 75 miles from Manhattan, New York, and 90 minutes from Philadelphia. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at poconohealthsystem.org.
LVH-P is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network which includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, LVH-P in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 16 health centers caring for communities in five counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the region, provides care in 28 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Health Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Hospitals. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. LVHN’s Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Additional information is available at lvhn.org and by following us on facebook.com/LVHealthNetwork and twitter.com/LVHN.