Full Job Description
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a full-service acute care facility with more than 49,000 emergency room visits and nearly 12,000 admissions each year. Our hospital's commitment to advanced technology distinguishes it from community hospitals. From its renowned centers of excellence in cardiac care and obstetrics to orthopedics and surgical services, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center provides uncompromising clinical care.
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Inc. is actively recruiting for a dynamic SR Nursing Director of Nursing, Nursing Excellence & Resource Management to join our team! Patient focused care with commitment to customer service, collaboration and team work is a must. This exempt position will provide support Monday through Friday, Day shift hours.
Participates in formulating, implementing and interpreting the philosophy, objectives, standard of practice, policy and procedures for the Division of Nursing.
Creates and supports the standards of practices that are reflected in the care delivered by associates in the Division of Nursing.
Defines, updates and educates hospital and departmental policies and procedures to Division of Nursing.
Contributes towards hospital-wide work focused on Patient Experience and Nursing Excellence
1. Supports unit-based leaders understanding and focused work on patient experience
2. Leads Nursing Practice, Education, Informatics and resource management colleagues, supporting Division of Nursing operations.
Evaluates and makes recommendations for cost effective staffing of multiple nursing cost-centers.
Manages analytics for staffing patterns and labor costs with unit-based nursing leaders, to support patients and physicians needs.
Recruits and interviews potential members for the nursing leadership team.
Acts as a liaison to hospital administration and works directly with members of Medical Staff to prevent problems and make improvements concerning patient care within nursing units.
Maintains open communication between the Department of Nursing Services and the Medical Staff.
Structures environment that responds to associate needs in an effort to maintain staff satisfaction, associate engagement and positive morale.
Plays primary leadership role in Division of Nursing annual strategic planning process.
Embraces and models a Culture a Safety.
Supports nursing leadership team in developing objectives, planned change in policy and procedure, and standards to promote their professional growth.
Assists in the development of and leads implementation of strategies for individual growth.
Is readily available as a resource person.
Maintains an up-to-date body of knowledge on legal positions, approaches and trends in health care to promote professional growth.
Attends relevant education programs.
Member of professional organizations to stay current in nursing trends.
Serves as a consultant and role model for nursing leadership team.
Projects a professional and positive image of the hospital.
Is available to respond to questions in a timely manner.
Displays adaptability and self confidence.
Exhibits flexibility and strong communication skills.
Demonstrates strong project management skills.
Demonstrates controlled emotions in stress situations.
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Collaborates with other departments to create systems and problem solve ongoing issues that impact departmental/hospital goals and patient care delivery, as well as optimizes and enhances patient outcomes.
Incorporates quality improvement and patient experience data into departmental goals.
Follows progressive disciplinary action process, or supports Division of Nursing in doing so, in order to maintain productivity and performance standards.
Coaches and develops nursing leadership team, providing feedback and constructs critique of work, facilitates the development of their problem-solving and decision-making skills, and documents their job performance.
Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department safety, and specific job-related hazards.
Performs other duties as required to ensure quality patient care.
BSN required, Master’s Degree required, Doctoral degree in Health Services Administration or Nursing Leadership preferred.
Broad knowledge of nursing practice, education, regulatory compliance, quality, nursing operations, budget and resource management and strategic planning, derived from progressive nursing leadership experience
Minimum of five years Nursing Director (or equivalent) or above experience
Current Maryland Registered Nursing license, or valid temporary RN permit in the State of Maryland.
Certification by a recognized accreditation board for specialty nursing certification, such as NEA-BC, within 12 months of hire.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.