At Baylor Scott & White Health, we believe in childhood. And for more than 100 years, we have been committed to making sure every child in Central Texas can live it to the fullest-from birth to young adulthood. That is why we offer McLane Children's Hospital in Temple with state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled practitioners in 40 pediatric specialties, including hematology/oncology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and cardiology. It's why we offer family-centered care that puts families at the heart of children's healthcare teams. And it is why we do everything possible to make sure children always feels comfortable, cared for, and safe.
Reporting to the Regional Chief Nursing Officer, this position will have the responsibility of service lines or departments to support hospital outcomes. This executive provides the direction and support require to deliver high patient outcomes and patient satisfaction through staff engagement. The position works with nursing, physician and other health care professionals to develop and guide clinical services to excellence. The role must be able to develop, implement and execute labor and financial management plans and operations.
*Ensure that patient care delivery models and standards of nursing practice are consistent with current professional standards and with the mission, ambition and values of the organization.
*Facilitate the development of strategies to promote recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence of Nursing within division.
*Ensure the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs and services.
*Advise the Department Chairs, Medical Directors, and others concerning implications of decisions and impact on the quality of patient care, nursing practice and nursing care providers.
*Ensure compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission and all other applicable regulatory agencies.
*Provide leadership in the establishment of credentialing privileges and policies for nurses.
*Promote and facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and coordination of care among disciplines.
CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES EFFICIENT AND SAFE DELIVERY OF QUALITY HEALTHCARE
*Establishes necessary division specific policies and procedures that support and advance department objectives and ensures department policies, procedures and practices comply with organizational policies and procedures.
*Monitors and evaluates compliance of division and staff members with standards, regulations and Baylor Scott & White and department/division policies and procedures.
*Creates an environment that facilitates innovative patient care and nursing practice.
*Delegates authority and responsibility for nursing and clinical interventions according to patient needs and staff's capabilities and qualifications, then evaluates outcomes in a timely manner.
*Collaborates with Nursing Medical and Health Professional staff in the development and measurement of standard protocols of patient care.
MANAGES AND DIRECTS DIVISION STAFF TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A FAIR AND SUPPORTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS INDIVIDUAL GROWTH AND STAFF ENGAGEMENT
*Administers organization personnel policies and procedures related to selection, orientation, training, assignment and staffing, evaluation and discipline of staff members in compliance with state and federal labor laws.
*Established a climate that reduces obstacles and promotes opportunities for staff members to formulate and implement own initiatives to improve personal and departmental and division performance.
*Identifies and provides opportunities for staff members to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enhance their personal and professional development and contribute to the success of the department.
*Provides direct supervision as assigned.
ORGANIZES, PLANS, DIRECTS THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DIVISION
*Assists in the development and implementation of new programs, short & long-range plans and annual goals to meet division objectives.
*Represents clinical operations administratively and clearly communicates staff input on planning and other decision-making issues.
*Develops effective programs to meet community & institutional needs and market demands.
*Provides practical leadership for implementation of processes, systems, program, etc.
DIRECTS THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL, INFORMATIONAL AND PERSONNEL RESOURCES TO ENSURE EFFICIENT OPERATIONS AND CONTINUITY OF CARE
*Manages the operating and capital budgets of areas of responsibility. Aggressively mitigates all variances to budget. Make sound decisions on best use of resources in support of priorities and strategies.
*Reviews, approves and monitors effective salary, operating and capital budgets.
*Monitors and adjusts nursing hours in accordance with patient acuity and/or productivity reports.
PARTICIPATES IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE AND MAINTAIN PERSONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.
*Implements a performance improvement program, including planning, setting priorities, conducting systematic performance assessments, implementing improvements based on such assessments, and maintaining achieved improvements.
*Takes part in and promotes quality improvement and research activities.
*Actively participates in and serves on hospital/nursing/community committees.
*Participates in self evaluations when requested, setting realistic goals.
*Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!