Senior Director, Magnet and Shared Governance - RN required
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2110296
Uses leadership and organizational skills to provide for the organization's initial and/or ongoing designation as a Magnet facility. Works with other nursing leaders throughout the Medical Center to create and sustain a professional practice culture for nursing and maintain a high level of satisfaction for nurses. Supports the shared governance philosophy of collaboration of nurses with physicians, other disciplines, departments, services and representatives; staff participation in decisions affecting nursing practice and the clinical work environment; and decisions made as close to the clinical work as possible. Works with organizational leaders and staff to maximize shared decision-making structure and processes and accountability in improving the quality of care, safety and enhancing life at work. Utilizes evidence-based practice to drive this important work in a rapidly changing environment. This role requires a nursing degree (BSN or MSN) and current RN
Provide leadership and oversight to the organization's pursuit of Magnet.
Effectively use data, improvement knowledge and regulatory/accreditation standards, resulting in informed decision-making by the project team.
Coordinates timely communication of key information related to the application/recertification process to appropriate forums) Patient Care Centers, Nursing Executive Board (NEB) and Nursing Enterprise Cabinet (NEC).
Assess and evaluate the current clinical and professional practice environment at VUMC against Magnet standards.
Develop and maintain systems for tracking and evaluating the review of Magnet recognition.
Facilitate projects that narrow the gaps between VUMC's performance and Magnet recognition criteria.
Develop written reports related to assessments and recommend changes in the clinical practice environment which may be required, in order to achieve Magnet recognition status.
Works with leadership and staff to facilitate the process of articulating/showcasing established quality initiatives to ANCC review team.
Collaborate with nursing leadership and staff nurses to identify opportunities for improvement relative to meeting full compliance with the Magnet Recognition Program Standards of Care and other regulatory agencies.
Provides consultation/resources for unit, divisional, departmental and/or interdepartmental committees related to processes that support the achievement of Magnet distinction.
Integrate internal and external best practice benchmark data related to Magnet hospital criteria.
Collaborate with key constituents from multiple VUMC departments to develop operational and marketing plans related to the Magnet hospital application process.
Provides management, leadership and oversight for the organization's continual/ongoing pursuit of a Magnet culture through a professional practice environment.
Responsible for the oversight of a shared-decision making process/model through leadership and budgetary accountability for the shared governance program.
Oversee education and training for shared governance.
Develop mechanisms to coach/orient Unit Boards and orient leadership to the shared governance model.
Collaborate with others to develop key educational materials for initial orientation and ongoing development of the shared governance model.
Collaborate with the NEB and other organizational stakeholders (i.e. physician, therapist) for the development of strategies and tactics related to ongoing development of the shared governance model.
Promote shared governance across the clinical enterprise.
Interface with the VUMC nursing strategic plan to help align and coordinate work efforts between groups.
Develop marketing/communication strategies that inform and promote nursing staff involvement in decision-making.
Work collaboratively with marketing/communication resources within the clinical enterprise to develop a positive image for shared governance.
Promote and lead the development of publications/presentations and evidence-based practice at the local, regional and national levels.
Recommend strategies to allow VUMC to sustain and evolve the philosophy of shared governance culture.
Provide consultation to staff and leadership across the clinical enterprise to sustain shared governance culture.
Active collaboration and participation with shared governance and bylaws committees to optimize performance of staff decision-making.
Facilitates and provides oversight of the work of the nursing committees that are key to the core work of providing the best work environment.
Other : 1. Nursing degree required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Doctorate in nursing. 2. Masters degree or higher education required. 3. If nursing degree at Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, then masters can be non-nursing degree. (Required)
Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position, Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving., Walking: Moving about on foot., Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another, Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward., Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles, Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders., Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
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