Responsible for providing operational leadership and direction for clinical and administrative functions of reporting hospital inpatient departments in Illinois and comprehensive service line planning and program development that grows and advances women and children’s services and patient care across the continuum of care. Direct reporting inpatient departments in Illinois include: Labor and Delivery/High Risk Perinatal, Mother/Baby, Neonatal Intensive Care, Small Baby Unit, Caremobile and other departments as assigned.
In addition to operational accountabilities above, ensure system level program development, including all hospitals and ambulatory clinics, accountability for women & children’s clinical standards/practices/policies, strategic planning, and development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with leaders and physicians within Mercyhealth to design, implement, and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures that ensure the clinical team achieves clinical goals and performances metrics.
Develops and uses effective strategies and interpersonal styles to influence and guide others toward the accomplishment of identified objectives and goals. Communicates with others openly and directly about opportunities for improvement and performance matters, providing necessary focus, guidance, mentoring and direction for direct reporting areas. Establishes measurable and achievable expectations regarding results.
Demonstrates Subject Matter Expertise in coordinating and directing all aspects of Perinatal and Neonatal Services within Mercyhealth.
Delivers on goals; achieves results. Establishes a climate for thoughtful risk-taking and sets example through acceptance of accountability for results. Sets direction and takes action. Builds understanding and support among subordinates for Mercyhealth priorities. Brings creative ideas to problems requiring attention.
Effectiveness in developing effective managers, clinicians and service staff and retaining quality partners. Attracts and retains effective people for open positions and develops their talents. Conducts effective, on-time, performance appraisals. Provides effective feedback, mentoring and coaching to improve performance.
Effectiveness in formulating and implementing plans and strategies required to meet organizational/system goals. Plan work, accomplishes objectives. Uses reliable data to formulate plans. Establishes priorities. Obtains and allocates resources consistent with strategic priorities. Adapts plans to a changing environment. Follows through to assure achievement.
Effectiveness in organizing programs, projects and operations. Manages time effectively and meets deadlines. Works effectively with colleagues. Plans work, shows the ability to stay on task. Promotes innovation and fosters receptivity to creative ideas and various points of view. Accepts accountability for results.
Maintains technical ability and knowledge base to effectively manage area(s)/department(s). Keeps apprised of trends, developments and/or regulatory changes affecting department(s). Communicates developments or changes with supervisors, peers and subordinates. Maintains current required licensures, certifications or memberships. Seeks out opportunities for professional growth.
Collaborates to achieve system level goals for nursing orientation, preceptor development, residency programs, simulation lab, and all other education department functions for the system.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing. Master of Science in Nursing. If the individual has a BSN may have a Masters in another related field.
Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible hospital nursing leadership experience.
Experience Working in Magnet Environment.
Must be licensed as an RN in the states of Illinois.
Board Certified in an area of Specialty.
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
Internal Number: #17131
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