DUTIES: Reporting to the SVP of Hospital Affairs/Managing Director, the Chief Nursing Office (CNO) will provide executive leadership, direction and administration of nursing services. As a key member of the leadership team, the CNO will implement a patient-centric nursing strategy focused on safe, cost effective and high quality nursing care consistent with mission, and values of Downstate Medical Center. - In collaboration with Vice President for Hospital Affairs/Chief Financial Officer, prepares the annual nursing budget; provides direction and oversight to the Deputy Directors and Associate Directors of nursing for all assigned patient service areas to ensure appropriate allocation of budgeted resources. - Participates in strategic planning activities as an active member of the executive team with an emphasis on enhancing market share, identifying and building upon clinical centers of excellence, and overseeing the application of nursing practice. - Refine nursing care organizational structures as necessary to meet the patient care needs and Downstate's organizational mission and goals. - Evaluates current nursing standards and guidelines as well as policies and procedures in order to promote quality and safety. - Coordinates quality assurance, staff development and compliance with all accrediting bodies. - Uses ethical principle to guide decisions and actions. - Fosters an environment to promote high quality professional nursing practice including evidence-based practice, a supportive research climate, and a shared governance approach to nursing services. - Positively represents SUNY Downstate at key local, state, and national forums and within the community at large. - Participates in inter-professional task forces, committees and projects, demonstrating team spirit and ability to work with constituents. - Provides supervision to the Clinical Management Staff. - Creates systems, processes and care standards to support the delivery of patient care in a safe, fiscally sound environment of service excellence. - Fosters an environment that supports growth and community through activities, partnerships, and shared goals. - Acts as a liaison to other departments, senior management and community organizations to resolve problems/ensure smooth functioning of department operations and projects. - Utilizes continuous improvement tools and techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of data-related processes systematically, and makes recommendations to improve processes and efficiency. - Develops, implements and periodically reviews departmental programs, policies and procedures and organizational plans to ensure that patients' nursing care needs are assessed, evaluated and achieved. - Ensures adherence to requirements of regulatory and accrediting agencies; recommends and implements changes required by revisions in regulatory and accrediting agency policies and requirements. - Initiates strategic partnership with School of Nursing. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Master of Science in Nursing or related field with ten (10+) years of responsible clinical and administrative experience. Current unencumbered New York State R.N. license/registration. Evidence of strong, collaborative physician relations. Solid foundation of strategic planning and hospital finances. Strong technological skills. Strong written and verbal skills. Established record of retention success. PREFERRED: Doctorate Degree Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 51416
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.