The Administrative Director, Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations, utilizes the quality processes and best practices to improve the clinical care of the Hospital within Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC). Utilizes guidelines, standards and research to direct a care delivery system that produces safe, quality patient care with optimal patient experience. The Administrative Director incorporates data and information to continually improve nursing operations and maintains fiscal viability.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Directs the Nursing Leadership Team in the development and implementation of MWHC's nursing care plan. Ensures alignment with hospital policies and objectives.
Develops, strategizes, implements, and interprets nursing and patient care policies, objectives and standards for measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care; reviews and revises as necessary.
Directs, organizes, and supervises daily nursing service to assure quality nursing care.
Partners with leadership in the development of staffing plans and to set related goals. Develops recruitment and retention programs to achieve these goals. Ensures efficient program execution; reviews and makes changes as necessary.
Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the hospital quality, safety and experience program. Evaluates services rendered, quality improvement, innovation, audit of data records, and patient visits; prepares recommendations.
Partners with Physician Leadership to develop strong clinical care at MWHC. Supports the growth of the Nursing Leadership team; provides feedback and guidance.
Communicates with staff through participation in scheduled staff meetings and involvement on hospital committees. Communicates and shares nursing updates with MWHC senior leadership.
Evaluates long and short range equipment and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials on hand. Partners with the Resource Council to ensure equipment and supplies are readily available.
Directs and reviews orientation and educational programs to promote staff training and development. Makes recommendations for changes.
Recommends and participates in the development and execution of new patient care programs for expansion of care services.
Maintains professional competencies by attending educational programs and participating in professional organizations. Serves as a representative of MWHC.
Ensures performance planning, coaching, and evaluation occurs; develops Associates using performance management. Provides feedback and sets clear expectations.
Develops and implements an operational budget which optimizes cost effectiveness, service and quality.
Works in collaboration with all teams to ensure Tier One Goals are met. Develops plans to achieve Tier One Goals.
Ensures optimization of services to receive all reimbursement for Quality, Safety and Service programs through third party payors and CMS.
Work in collaboration with all teams to ensure compliance with all State and Federal guidelines for Hospital compliance and Joint Commission compliance.
Directs and/or conducts special studies and projects such as research and investigation of regulatory agency policies and procedures as they affect nursing care.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Master's degree in Nursing is required. Doctor of Nursing Practice is preferred.
Must possess current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Virginia.
A minimum of five years of experience in a management capacity is required.
A minimum of five years of experience in a related field is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication.
Experience with Microsoft Office and related programs required.
Demonstrated collaboration with physicians, staff and Associates.