JOB SUMMARY Reporting to the VP Patient Care - Critical Care, the Director of Nursing, Post-Acute Hospital is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the nursing practice and clinical services for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH). Provides clinical leadership across all patient care settings, both inpatient and outpatient, within assigned area of responsibility which may include one or more hospitals, clinics, or other BSWH healthcare facilities. May oversee the operations of patient care service areas which could include social services, ambulatory care, cardiology, respiratory, rehabilitation, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and other nursing or clinical support functions. Establishes and communicates the clinical strategic goals and objectives for assigned nursing units or clinical areas in accordance with the BSWH overall patient care goals and objectives. Develops and implements clinical protocols, nursing policies and procedures, new patient care models, and nursing quality improvement initiatives. Maintains and monitors clinical operational efficiency, standards of care, and patient service delivery levels. Ensures high quality patient care delivery in a cost-effective manner. Negotiates interdepartmental resources and communicates with other BSWH departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of patient care. Collaborates with operations leadership (CEO), physician leadership (CMO), and other senior leadership for assigned area of responsibility to deliver patient care with a focus on ensuring high quality patient outcomes, improving patient experience, and achieving service excellence in healthcare.
An entity Director translates and implements strategic plans and objectives for area of responsibility. Makes final decisions on operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives. Recommends policies and organizational changes for area. Plans and executes projects and initiatives that meet annual objectives. Plans and directs the operations of a department or area, with responsibility for staffing, processes, budgets, and costs of the unit. Leads and advises subordinate(s) to meet schedules, resolve technical problems, and monitor performance. Has a larger, more complex organization or functional area than a manager. Often has one or more managers or supervisors reporting to the role.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Directs nursing services for Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Recommends and implements strategic and operational plans and priorities for nursing services aligned to BSWH overall business objectives. - Monitors daily productivity, addresses variances from established standards, and adjusts to maintain established productive standards. - Leads the establishment, monitoring, review, and reporting of annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, and communicates to senior leadership, nursing quality council, and clinic quality council. - Investigates adverse events, reviews data and findings, assesses trends, and identifies opportunities for improvement. - Collaborates with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues that enhance patient care and satisfaction. - Conducts and participates in periodic clinical rounding to identify patient needs and communicate findings, including patient room rounds, environment of care rounds, and patient safety rounds. - Ensures compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory, licensing, and accrediting requirements for assigned area of clinical care. - Designs and implements metrics, dashboards, and tools to monitor service delivery and identify areas for improvement and education. - Facilitates communication within department and collaborates with nursing, medical staff, and operational leadership to ensure delivery of high-quality and safe patient care.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS - Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field. Master's degree strongly preferred. - Experience in a post-acute environment is beneficial but not required - 3+ years of leadership experience - Familiarity with Magnet guidelines and practices - Experience in a leadership role preferred. - Experience collaborating across multiple departments and clinical disciplines within a large, complex healthcare organization preferred. - Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. - Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor's Degree, Master's strongly preferred - 5 years of experience - RN License - BLS/CPR
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!