Vanderbilt University Medical Center is searching for a Director of Nursing for the Center for Womenâs Health Ambulatory Practices.
Vanderbiltâs Center for Womenâs Health provides a full spectrum of care to women of all ages as part of one of the nationâs leading academic medical centers. The Center for Womenâs Health is ranked among the Top 10 programs in the country for obstetrics and gynecology and is U.S. News & World Reportâs only top-ranked program in Tennessee.
You will be responsible for the clinical care delivery across 11 ambulatory locations in the Middle Tennessee region in partnership with Medical Directors and a business counter-part. All clinical employees will report to you. You will lead the team through four managers with a total of 129 clinical staff members. An additional 44 office support employees report to the Administrator, Womenâs Health Patient Care Center.
In addition to well women care, your team offers experts in:
High-risk maternal fetal medicine
Substance exposure during pregnancy
Reproductive endocrinology and fertility
Pelvic floor disorders
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Vanderbilt Womenâs Health is targeted for high growth. Currently providers perform over 197,000 ambulatory visits across middle Tennessee and 4,900 deliveries at Vanderbilt University Hospital and more than 1500 deliveries at three area community hospitals annually.
Current Clinic Locations:
One Hundred Oaks in Nashville, Clarksville, Springfield, Smyrna, Cool Springs, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Thompson Station, Spring Hill, Columbia and Lawrenceburg.
Your First Year:
Build strong relationships with physicians
Create a visible presence in a geographically-dispersed region
Create and execute action plans for additional clinic openings during a rapid growth phase
Plan and implement a standardization of nursing practice across locations
The person in this role will operate in a tri-partied leadership model with a direct reporting relationship to the VP, Ambulatory Nursing. All report to the Executive VP of Ambulatory Services and Patient Care Center.
Nursing degree required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Doctorate in nursing.
Masters degree or higher education required. If nursing degree at Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, then masters can be non-nursing degree.
10+ years experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration:
Registered Nurse Required
Expertise in Womenâs highly desirable
Ambulatory experience necessary
A formal job description follows:
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
Title: Admin Dir, Nursing
Job Code: 0245
Title: Admin Dir, Nursing
Job Code: 0245
JOB SUMMARY: Create a patient-focused, high-performance, high-commitment work team which supports the mission, vision and credo of the Vanderbilt Clinical Enterprise. Maintain the established goals of the Patient Care Center and the Clinical Enterprise. Collaborate with other members of Patient Care Center Leadership team to meet established goals of Patient Care Center and Clinical Enterprise.
Develop goals and objectives for the department based on interpretation of institutional policy and goals
Establish and articulate a philosophy of nursing consistent with the educational, research, and patient care missions of the University's Medical Center.
Review, establish, and revise policies, procedures, and standards related to all aspects of nursing practice. Interpret policies and objectives to nursing staff, patient, and community groups.
Together with senior medical and administrative staff, participate in the establishment of the mission, strategic plan, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies for the Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic.
Ensure the most effective operations of the department through program development, process improvement and coordination/integration of processes with other departments.
Responsible to the Chief Nursing Officer for the integration of nursing practice across the Clinical Enterprise.
Assure successful implementation of clinical programs through systems and process design by integrating the design of the clinical programs with the needs of the community and other target populations.
Develop budget, policies, and strategies that optimize the outcomes of clinical programs by improving efficiency and effectiveness in care delivery process.
Assure external healthcare trends/demands are assessed. Create programs to meet the future market requirements.
Monitor and review departmental performance of productivity targets.
Implement changes for improvement that focus on financial performance, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Analyze work processes to optimize productivity
Attend and collaboratively participate in the Patient Care Management Council.
Standardize services, processes, resources, and practices where appropriate to improve efficiency maximizing continuity of patient care while maintaining professional standards within disciplines and across Patient Care Centers.
Collaborate on key strategic decisions with other Patient Care Centers.
Define and achieve financial targets for the Patient Care Center in support of business goals of the Clinical Enterprise
Negotiate capital and operating budget requests with the Patient Care Management Council.
Utilize Clinical Enterprise resources to achieve efficiency and consistency in the application of key initiatives and marketing plans.
Negotiate service levels and service changes with the Support Service Departments.
Review variance to budget and prior period actual data and implement changes for improvement that focus on financial performance, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Create and exceed service standards utilizing key service dimension and from knowledge of patient/customer expectations and best practice
Participate in establishing service standards for the department
Ensure that the service standards established for the department are met or exceeded
Utilize customer satisfaction, best practices and market information to improve customer service and satisfaction
Monitor performance against service stands
Use patient/customer satisfaction data to improve systems, processes and outcomes
Participate in process to determine if service standards are compatible with financial targets
Create an organizational culture (both within and across departments) that provides a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees and provides a qualified, competent staff to meet patient needs.
Contribute to performance reviews for physicians who participate in the Patient Care Center clinical programs.
Establish and maintain cost-effective recruitment and staffing policies and programs for staff nurses and related positions. Assure the selection and hiring process matches the right people with the right work to maximize productivity and quality
Provide professional development opportunities for both clinical and administrative nursing staff, including training for such things as criteria based job descriptions and performance evaluation methodologies.
Provide leadership to promulgate the mission and the values of the institution to the department
Model behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the enterprise through leading, coordinating projects, innovation, initiating improvement, and developing new programs
Demonstrate a leadership style that is facilitative and collaborative
Communicate within and across departments to maximize effectiveness, efficiently and information sharing
Ensures all Human Resource and VUMC policies and procedures are followed according to standards.
Define the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions through the Performance Development system, including department specific job descriptions, measurable performance standards
Create an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning for all staff through regular feedback, by assuring the development of staff through orientation, training programs, work experiences and assessing competencies by meeting the performance expectations stated in his or her job description in a timely manner (normally annually)
Identify, establish and evaluate quality assurance standards, programs, and procedures within department
Maintain readiness for internal and external survey/inspections by assuring that all faculty and staff are knowledgeable of regulatory standards applicable to their work and ensuring that standards are met within the Patient Care Centers to assure Clinical Enterprise accreditation/licensure.
Ensure utilization of space within the Patient Care Center supports the vision and mission of the Enterprise
Define space requirements and monitor the effective utilization of assigned space within the Patient Care Center.
Maintain a safe, clean environment that meets regulatory requirements
Create an inviting patient/customer friendly environment; model behavior which exhibits ownership and pride in Clinical Enterprise space and environment.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.