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Director of Nursing, Women's Health & inpatient Surgery

Company: St. Vincent's Medical Center
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time

Standard Hours: 40

Job Shift: Shift 1

Shift Details:Work

where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work

with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters

here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive

healthcare network.

St. Vincent's Medical Center, with more than 3,200 associates, is a

473-bed community teaching hospital including a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric

facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group and St. Vincent's

Special Needs Services. St. Vincent's Medical Center is committed to

exceptional health care for all with special attention to persons living in

poverty and those who are most vulnerable. St. Vincent's has been a Magnet

designated organization since 2012. It is the first hospital in Fairfield

County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system's

second largest hospital.

Position Summary:
The

Director of Nursing will be responsible for the oversight of the Inpatient Surgical

units and the Women's Health Service line including the Family Birthing Center

and Newborn ICU. The

Director has primary responsibility for operational and performance standards,

nursing practice standards, fiscal management and clinical practice for patient

care and service delivery. The Director will collaborate with physician

leaders, the management team and relevant clinical and administrative leaders

to plan comprehensive Women's Health programs and ensure that the highest level

of quality patient centered care is delivered. Working closely

with the Vice President of Patient Care Services, the Director will improve

operating results across the service lines by creating an integrated service line business plan

and operational metrics that align with the achievement of key hospital

strategic objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensures

    quality patient care by setting standards for nursing/patient care that

    are evidence based for the surgical, OB-GYN and infant care specialties,

    and holding managers and staff accountable for meeting the standards.

    Provides strategic oversight and management of assigned areas by providing

    direction to managers and supervisors to evaluate their managerial effectiveness

    for their assigned areas
  • Creates,

    presents and integrates service line business and operational

    plans/metrics which align with the achievement of key hospital strategic

    objectives
  • Facilitates continuous performance improvement

    by encouraging innovation, supporting reasonable risk-taking, being open to new

    ideas and keeping up to date in the clinical arena. Contributes to continuous

    performance improvement by participating in quality initiatives and promoting a

    safe working environment (risk management and safety goals). Participates in and supports staff in the

    reliable and valid measurement of outcomes.

    Ensures the use of high reliability principles to assure patient and

    employee safety
  • Creates

    a thriving, trusting team culture. Provides team with clear expectations, positive

    and constructive feedback to maximize potential and improve performance. Encourages

    professional development, identifying opportunities for growth and ongoing

    education. Promotes and oversees the employment of an effective peer

    review process relative to evidence based standards
  • Supports

    the Magnet culture by promoting shared governance/shared decision making

    within nursing services and across the organization. Identifies cutting

    edge nursing quality indicators, developmental needs, performance

    improvement, research initiatives and other activities that sustain and

    advance a culture of excellence
  • Ensures

    the alignment of daily operations, delivery of services, staffing and

    department needs with operational requirements and development goals.

    Directs all process and productivity improvements for assigned services

    which may include special projects
  • Ensures

    compliance with Joint Commission as well as State, Local and Federal

    regulatory agencies. Consults with recommendations of professional bodies

    to ensure evidence based practice
  • Participates

    in the preparation of operating and capital budgets in collaboration with

    the department leaders; forecasts demand for services and conducts

    trending analysis. Monitors overall performance of the departments against

    a pre-defined set of outcomes measures of performance standards-

    financial, clinical quality and service, and implements programs to close

    any gap in performance
  • Develops

    and updates clinical plans addressing: quality improvement,

    marketing/market share growth and analysis, capital equipment planning;

    technology assessment plan, revenue issues (payer, capitation), and human

    resource needs
  • Serves

    as a role model to staff by continuously demonstrating the organization's

    H3W leadership behaviors, values and principles, creating and maintaining

    effective, positive customer service relationships by identifying and ensuring

    that needs are met, responding appropriately to difficult interactions,

    and educating the staff on providing an exceptional patient experience
  • Serve

    as a coach and mentor to leaders and staff; someone who drives clinical

    performance, evidence-based practices, and compassionate patient centered

    care. Conduct rounds to assess appropriate patient assignments, evaluate

    patient care and patient/family satisfaction
  • Links the function to other organization

    functions by personally participating in work groups and teams, by encouraging

    staff to participate in cross-organization activities, and by integrating with

    other functions in order to contribute to the achievement of Hospital-wide

    results. Organizes the collection,

    interpretation and use of credible, accurate and consistent data related to the

    structure, process and outcomes of practice



    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's

      and Master's degrees are required. At least one degree must be in Nursing
    • Current

      license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of

      Connecticut
    • Professional

      Certification is preferred
    • Four

      plus years of progressive leadership experience in an acute care setting

      is required
    • Five

      plus years of clinical experience in Women's Health and/or Surgical

      Service is required
    • Highly

      effective analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Strong

      communications skills required - both written and verbal
    • Excellent

      leadership skills. Visible leader with proven ability to coach, mentor and

      influence
    • Demonstrated

      success in partnering with physicians to plan, implement and grow clinical

      programs

      We

      take great care of careers.With locations around the state, Hartford

      HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and

      growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge -

      helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community

      education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving

      organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits

      program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters.

      And this is your moment.

Keywords: St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport , Director of Nursing, Women's Health & inpatient Surgery, Executive , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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