Associate Vice President, Central Region Surgical Services
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-35575
Responsible for overseeing the operational activities and the ongoing enhancement of assigned nursing units. Is responsible for directing operational management teams and building relationships with departments that interface with Nursing Services and the overall system nursing strategy.
Responsible for the day to day flow and operations of assigned nursing units.
Facilitates nursing practice based on evidence and best practices consistent with nursing standards.
Effectively communicates vision, goals and initiatives to assigned nursing units.
Incorporates goals, vision and initiatives into unit and department plans.
Leads the process to build a Nursing Leadership bench to assure leadership accountability is achieved and maintained.
Facilitates continuing education and research opportunities for employees, self and community to support growth and enhance the contribution to the system.
Utilizes team building concepts to effectively empower team members by serving as a mentor, educator and coach.
Enhances skills of team members such as decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, human resource management, communication, and leadership.
Establishes accountability for continuously improving the work unit, department, division and system by developing performance expectations and goals that focus on service, quality, and cost.
Communicates a clear description of performance expectations and goals to employees, encouraging and supporting their participation.
Establishes top percentile benchmarks and directs action plans to address out of benchmark performance in conjunction with the Chief Nursing Officer.
Develops and promotes service standards which foster a customer sensitive environment.
Measures performance against standards and assures commitment to perform at the top quartile.
Facilitates staff's management of patients and customer related issues.
Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer and medical staff on issues of patient care, nursing and physician standards.
Works with the Team Coordinators, Operations Managers, and Care Management to influence and share accountability for utilization management and cost-effective outcomes.
Proactively reviews the unit and system for exposure and develops education for employees that reduce liability.
Develops and implements departmental and divisional program planning.
Develops capital, financial, human resource, quality, and service plans.
Implements plans through team-based empowerment.
Assists in the oversight of the assigned Nursing unit budget in conjunction with the Chief Nursing Officer and financial liaison.
Facilitates business and clinical decision-making issues involved in materials procurement and usage.
Monitors and maintains cost effective utilization of resources.
Works in conjunction with Material Management to oversee materials resource utilization.
Ensures that the patient safety improvement and management program will be given high priority and will support the program.
Ensures that sufficient time is available for staff participation in patient safety activities at both the department and organizational level.
Ensures that staff attend all required patient safety education programs.
Work is typically performed in a clinical and office environment. Travel may be required. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Master's Degree-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 7 years-Leadership (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.