VCU Health System's Nursing Administration is seeking a full time Nursing Director for the Pauley Heart Center to coordinate activities and organizational initiatives that enable VCU Health System to be recognized within the healthcare community for excellence in nursing and continued recognition as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Nursing Director Pauley Heart Center over sees two critical care units, 3 inpatient units, two transitional units and all diagnostic areas in the Heart Center. The incumbent partners with the administrator to plan for marketing, outreach and development for the Heart Center. The Pauley Heart Center is a busy tertiary care center providing care to central Virginia which includes Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support. The Center is a leader in research, education and the implementation of the latest guidelines for comprehensive care of Heart and Vascular patients.
All day-to-day operations of the unit are handled independently.
Advice and guidance are sought from the Leadership Team Director on an as needed situational basis and when there is a major impact on activity outside the unit. Actions that are taken without prior approval include daily operational functions and leadership of staff.
Advice and guidance are sought for termination of employees, handling employee grievances, review of annual unit goals and budget, approval on unit guidelines and procedures and review of staff annual performance evaluations.
Has full authority and accountability for actions and decisions within the scope of the position description and hospital policies and procedures.
All employees of the nursing unit report to this position; however, supervisory responsibilities may be delegated as appropriate.
Required frequent visibility on all shifts and weekends to enhance staff communication and monitor staff effectiveness.
Masters Degree in Nursing or a related field. from an accredited school. If Masters Degree is not in Nursing, then it is a requirement to have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
Current RN licensure in Virginia
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant clinical experience with five (5) years of progressive leadership or management experience
Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Certification in specialty area
Experience in academic medical center environment
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.