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Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Company: Good Shepherd Rehab
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • JOB SUMMARY
  • Leads all nursing operations from a clinical and financial perspective. Directors of Respiratory Therapy, Professional Excellence, Infection Control and Pharmacy report to this role, as does the Administrator Home Health. The Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, leads the professional practice of all nursing staff by fostering a culture that attracts and retains the best clinical talent. Responsible for strategic staffing, recruitment and retention planning for nursing. Oversees the design and implementation of nursing's clinical program/model of care design. Oversees clinical education planning and implementation for nursing's clinical program/model of care design. Oversees clinical education planning and implementation for nursing. Oversees and is responsible for nursing regulatory standards and nursing policies and procedures. Serves as a member of the leadership team. Directs, plans, implements, controls, and evaluates all nursing programs and operations.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • SERVES AS THE PRIMARY ADVOCATE FOR PATIENT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
  • By establishing personal rapport with residents, potential and actual patients, and other persons in a position to understand service requirements

  • By establishing objectives for the delivery of the highest quality of care and setting up the organizational strategy and structure for achieving that goal

  • By motivating nursing and clinical staff to excel in delivering care that is highly satisfactory to the patient.

  • By achieving Press Ganey customer satisfaction scores for Nursing and Clinical Services at the 90th percentile or better.

  • LEADS CLINICAL STAFF
  • By collaborating with appropriate leaders of management and medical staff in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring nursing, therapy and clinical performance of activities system-wide

  • Provides leadership to successfully implement "multiple" large scale strategic initiatives by providing clarity, establishing priorities, and engaging colleagues and associates in achieving outcomes

  • ENSURE THAT STANDARDS OF PATIENT CARE AND PRACTICE ARE STATE OF THE ART
  • By developing guidelines that are consistent with current research findings of nationally recognized professional by standards and regulatory requirements

  • By leading nursing staff education to ensure that competencies are reflective of the current needs of patient/resident populations, to ensure that training and monitoring occur routinely and on demand when patient/resident needs change.

  • provide internal consulting, education, networking, and benchmark opportunities for local system executive team members and the Nursing Staff in an effort to transform care delivery across the corporate entities

  • COMMUNITY BENEFIT
  • By participating on behalf of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in setting the direction for health care in the future through leadership roles in national, clinical, and advocacy arenas.

  • STABILIZE AND MANAGE FISCAL OPERATIONS
  • By establishing targeted revenues

  • By overseeing budget preparations

  • Conducting cost studies

  • By maintaining the budgeted nursing hours per patient day

  • by analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions

  • by holding the cost per case to an agreed upon rate.

  • MAINTAINS THE STABILITY AND REPUTATION OF ALL PROGRAMS
  • By leading the Joint Commission, CARF, and State Licensing and Accreditation processes for all inpatient areas

  • by developing, interpreting, and enforcing hospital policy and applicable regulations and standards.

  • PROMOTES RECRUITMENT & RETENTION OF STAFF
  • By collaborating with Human Resources to develop, implement and evaluate programs for clinical staff members and to promote education, advancement, and recognition of staff

  • EDUCATES STAFF
  • By planning and providing an orientation program for new employees and those transferred from one specialty to another, as well as educational programs and training related to new procedures and equipment for all inpatient staff.

  • SUPPORT THE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
  • By appointing an advisor to educators using hospital(s) facilities

  • by serving on appropriate boards for area schools

  • by developing relationships with local schools of nursing and other allied health/clinical programs.

  • MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
  • By attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • PROMOTES & MAINTAINS A COLLABORATIVE AND POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • By fostering a spirit of interdisciplinary cooperation among nursing/clinical services, support and ancillary services, medical staff and administration

  • by maintaining collaboration between entity and parent

  • by role modeling the same and setting expectations for others.

  • In collaboration with the CMO and the clinical teams, the VP and CNO executes and delivers outcomes consistent with goals for Clinical Excellence that improves patient safety and quality across the system.

  • This includes a focus on the critical CMS indicators and preventable infections.

  • COMPLIES WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
  • By studying existing and new legislation

  • by anticipating future legislation

  • by enforcing adherence to requirements

  • by advising the Senior Leadership Team on needed actions.

  • PARTICIPATES WITH ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INPATIENT PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN
  • By ensuring the plan's effectiveness in measuring, assessing, and improving the quality of care delivered to patients.

  • DEVELOPS OBJECTIVES FOR AND MONITORS PERFORMANCE OF CLINICAL CARE CARE, PATIENT/RESIDENT SATISFACTION, EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND MANAGERIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • By seeking input from residents, patients and staff and responding to needs

  • by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

  • by maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment

  • by determining core staffing requirements for departments

  • by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees

  • by planning, monitoring and appraising job results

  • by providing educational & developmental opportunities for staff

  • by appropriately delegating & mentoring.

  • PARTICIPATES IN THE DESIGN, APPROVAL AND REVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION'S VISION, MISSION AND STRATEGIC PLAN
  • By acting as the voice for patient care.

  • LEAD THE CLINICAL COLLABORATIVE IN THE CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • By implementing process to successfully deploy the clinical information technology.

  • Further, drive improvements based on the new system that meet the needs and requirements of the patients served.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required

  • Master's Degree required

  • Work Experience
  • 7+ years of leadership experience in an acute care environment that has exemplified the highest standards of patient care required

  • Successful track record of recruitment and retention of patient care team members required

  • 3-5+ years experience in a rehabilitation focused organization or department with significant scope and complexity of care preferred

  • Licenses / Certifications
  • Registered Nurse license required

  • Basic Life Support / CPR, as a healthcare provider, per the American Heart Association required

Skills & Abilities

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by acting with tact and diplomacy; politically astute.

  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated by an ability to understand shared authority.

  • Exceptionally strong business & financial skills evidenced by results.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple requirements simultaneously.

  • Ability to articulate thoughts in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong analytical skills including data interpretation and management.

  • A collaborative disposition

  • Demonstrated ability in process improvement.

  • Strong interpersonal, persuasive, and influencing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Poised and self-confident; self-assured; emotionally resilient

  • Leads, energizes, and engages staff and key stakeholders in efforts that support clinical excellence

  • Possesses an executive presence which communicates credibility and trust and inspires others to the highest standards of performance

  • Models teamwork and collaboration by working effectively with and for other leaders in the organization

  • Ability to lead and hold others accountable

  • Collaborative and decisive decision making skills

Keywords: Good Shepherd Rehab, Allentown , Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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