This role is responsible for providing the vision and guiding strategy for the development, execution, evaluation and maintenance of a creative and innovative patient care services and nursing professional development program that aligns with and advances the mission, vision, strategic and operational goals of the enterprise. This role collaborates with all departments within the organization to coordinate and support organizational interprofessional educational and development initiatives. Additionally, this role collaborates with leaders, de-centralized educators and clinical practice specialists to provide exemplary programs for students (undergraduate & graduate), onboarding, orientation, professional development, continuing education, career development, clinical advancement and outreach to advance the healthcare of children & families locally, regionally and nationally.
Collaborates with senior leadership to identify and develop departmental organizational objectives, strategic plan, annual goals and performance metrics. Provides leadership in communicating information to team leaders and team members to secure buy-in.
Develops and directs the implementation of plans for aligning departmental organizational objectives with operational vision and strategy. Reviews and approves annual work plans developed by functional leaders.
Participates in leadership activities for the division and department, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives; evaluates functional performance.
Leads, reviews and approves changes to internal processes; identifies, implements and evaluates process improvements.
Reviews and approves customer service standards established by leaders; handles operational and customer service escalations for the department.
Serves as a champion of enterprise-wide culture, influencing culture change to support operational objectives.
Manages communications to the enterprise on strategy, projects and hot topics related to Patient Care Services & interprofessional development (clinical, operational and leadership).
Maintains effective working relationships with peers across the organization.
Assigns and reviews annual goals for the department, provides work instruction (on-the-job or formal training) and develops leaders.
Evaluates performance of assigned team leaders and team members, providing continuous feedback throughout the performance cycle. Manages discipline and performance issues; hires and fires leaders. Reviews and approves resource plans.
Carries financial management responsibility for developing budget recommendations, managing departmental budgets and developing business plans and proposals.
Works on highly complex projects; performs project management activities. Provides technical expertise on programs, process and best practices.
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
Leads and collaborates on enterprise wide educational and professional development initiatives.
Leads the ongoing needs assessment of the clinical and nursing population as well as evaluation of educational programs. Collaborates with clinical education team to anticipate and develop educational activities that correlate with strategic objectives of the organization.
Accountable for developing, executing, evaluating and maintaining comprehensive continuing education programs for the clinical professionals.
Leads the evaluation and maintenance of clinical and nursing-related competencies. Ensures curriculum and competencies are evidence based and in accordance with regulatory compliance. Ensures practice changes, research and educational trends are identified, assessed, implemented and evaluated as necessary.
Collaborates with professional colleagues & disciplines to advance interprofessional education and professional development opportunities.
Experience: Five (5) years of nursing professional development and leadership experience is required. Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience is preferred.
Certification(s): Certification as a Leadership Executive or Nurse Executive, Advanced is required within two (2) years of hire.
Licensure(s): Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado at the time of hire is preferred.
Education: Master’s degree in nursing or a directly related professional development field is required. Doctoral preparation preferred.
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and interna...tionally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.