Under minimum supervision, the Director of Nursing Education and Research provides leadership and direction for nursing professional practice, education and research with respect to the Denver Health focus on quality, safety, growth, patient experience, financial stability, and people.
The Director consults with the organization leaders and direct care nurses on staff orientation, education, and competency programs. Develops a program for research in the Department of Nursing and throughout the Denver Health integrated system. Educates and engages staff to actively participate in research and quality activities related to professional practice and patient care. Responsible for overseeing, site and survey coordination, of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). Partners with the Department of Patient Safety and Quality to promote and guide quality improvement in Nursing and Patient Care. Maintains the Provider Unit for continuing education through the standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Develops and implements the ongoing education and competency related to regulatory compliance and professional standards. Develops, modifies and maintains policies and procedures. Manages the Professional Clinical Advancement Program. Oversees the certification and seminar benefit reimbursement programs.
Directs and maintains the American Heart Association Training Center. Supervises and coordinates the clinical placement of Nursing faculty and students for various nursing units. Administers and maintains the clinical applications related to the operations of the Nursing Department. Participates in the development, optimization and education of the electronic medical record. Oversees, validates and maintains staff licensure and certifications for the Department of Nursing. Oversees the development and implementation of patient and family education as well as decisions related to purchase of new products, and software. Works directly with the Chief Nursing Officer to maintain departmental budget and for strategic planning collaboration. Partners with the Chief of Education and the Chief of Research for Denver Health as appropriate.
Experience: Typically, five to seven years of progressive nursing leadership experience including, leadership experience in educational training programs preferred, two years demonstrated experience with research. Prior experience as principal investigator for research study preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements. Knowledgeable regarding various research methodologies and grant writing. Able to generate a broad research and education agenda, including inter-professional/inter-departmental partners as appropriate. Focus on, including nurse sensitive outcomes and the expansion of evidence based practice, through the use of individual interests and inter-professional teams. Skilled in decision making regarding appropriateness of care review, assist with research design planning, and analyzing and generating quality improvement reports. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other internal and external team members to ensure timelines are met. Skilled in budget preparation/financial analysis. Ability to act as a resource to staff for clinical, operational and administrative questions. Knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National Board certification in specialty preferred. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient and high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. Denver Health integrates acute hospital and emergency care with public and community health to deliver preventative, primary and acute care services.Denver Health is Colorado’s primary “safety net” institution. In the last 10 years, this compassionat...e organization provided more than $2.1 billion in care for the uninsured. Despite this large financial responsibility, Denver Health remains financially solvent through an efficient, integrated system. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One of every three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians.Conveniently located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (E0E).