Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.
About the Role:
The Executive Director of Nursing (EDON) is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all functions of assigned service line. The EDON will promote, advocate, and serve as a liaison between unit managers, medical staff providers, patients/families, administration, nursing staff, and other divisions. The EDON will effectively operate assigned departments and integrate nursing services into the organization's overall plan for delivery of care and services, including the development of best evidence-based protocols, and facilitate exceptional patient care and improve clinical outcomes.
Areas of accountability will include overall nursing operations including human resources management, financial management, and quality management for departments and programs. The EDON must also participate as an active and supportive member of the NGMC leadership team and as such work collaboratively to improve the overall patient experience, nursing quality outcomes, employee engagement, and other key priorities associated with pillar goals. The EDON must work with nurse leaders to manage all patient care and staffing activities, and is responsible for the development of policies, programs, and services that support the provision and improvement of quality patient care and volume growth within the clinical arena. The EDON must assist the System CNE and Facility CNO in advancing the professional practice environment by providing executive support for ensuring evidence based care, exceeding benchmarks for nurse sensitive indicators (CAUTI, CLABSI, HAPI and Falls) and supporting the Professional Nursing Governance Structure. The EDON assists the System CNE and Facility CNO with overall clinical governance and other projects as assigned to further the mission and vision of the organization.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Licensure or other certifications: Licensed to practice as an RN in Georgia. National certification in either a clinical or leadership specialty within two (2) years of hire.
Educational Requirements: A degree in Nursing (either BSN or MSN) and a Masters Degree, either in Nursing or other if possessing a BSN.
Minimum Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years experience in practice of professional nursing. A minimum of seven (7) years of Nursing leadership experience.
Other: Professional organization membership within one (1) month of hire into the role. Officer in local, state and/or national professional organization.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
Preferred Educational Requirements:
Other: Officer in local, state and/or national professional organization.
Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to teach, communicate, and to work effectively with others.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate activities related to patient care and personnel functions.
Ability to have a global perspective and mindset
Ability to work across multiple service lines to accomplish the goals of the organization
Ability to guide and mentor other nurses, build confidence and morale.
The ability to be flexible and adapt to new environments.
Accomplished team-oriented leader with demonstrated achievements in implementing projects in a complex healthcare organization
Provides safe and appropriate care within the standards of nursing practice.
Drives strategic alignment within span of control and influence, leading a culture of continuous improvement. Promotes integration across the system.
Must be proficient with use of systems including MS Office, EHR, Finance, HR and data analytics.
Must be a skilled decision maker that works proactively in a high stress environment.
Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of nursing theory and practice
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Performs administrative duties to facilitate department, division, and organizational operations including planning Patient Care Services administrative budget, assisting with nursing department budgets, analyzing monthly financials, and working with finance team to address any financial issues Assists finance in the development of departmental labor budgets. Works with leadership to develop/modify/assess staffing plans. Works with Department and Finance to address any financial issues associated with labor management and patient acuity. Serves as a mentor for the department managers in the process of budgeting and budget variance interpretation and resolution. Develops staffing projections for new services and departments when changes are made to existing services. Tracks and trends cost related to staffing changes and practice changes on an annual basis.
Provides overall administrative leadership and oversight of all the Nursing system administrative/support functions associated with staffing/productivity, scheduling, open shift management, nursing quality improvement, patient placement, patient complaint management, plus other systems in reporting departments.Develops, analyzes statistical, financial and other special system reports related to divisional operations. Ensure efficient and effective use of all systems and provide administrative direction to use of systems and interfaces. Promotes a positive, progressive, professional role model for management team by contributing to the effective management and operation of the organization by actively participating Hospital councils, committees and task forces.Coordinates with the management/supervisory staff the obtaining and adjusting of resources and capital equipment for all assigned department's.
Promotes quality/safe nursing care within the organization. Oversees quality and safe patient care by establishing the skill level standards for personnel.Promotes a professional practice model that encourages staff participation in the development of clinical standards that are collaborative, collegial and utilize best practice research including the disease management program.Leads and manages complex change initiatives to improve patient care and operational performance.
Mentors reporting staff related to financial decisions regarding the daily operations of the assigned departments and by consulting with the Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive and/or Facility CNO on policy decisions. Assists in the development and maintenance of the annual Patient Care Services labor budget. Meets the financial goals of the nursing department(s). Reviews nursing activity and performance reports to ensure accuracy of the data. Researches variances and develops appropriate action plans when indicated to reach budget and clinical goals.
Develops a "consumer-centric" service program within the division for all reporting departments.Oversees departmental Quality Improvement and Risk Management activities. Monitors performance improvement, clinical metrics and any risk management activities related to clinical care and /or the overall department operations. Mentors and coaches management/supervisory staff in creating the a "consumer-centric" service program. Monitors and addresses departments' performance in this area.Ensures all departments develop customer service goals including collecting and analyzing customer information with the objective to increase customer value/service. Routinely interacts with physicians, coordinates communication between team members, and attending physicians or clinical ancillary staff to ensure the appropriateness of care and outcome planning.
Proactively engaged as a visible leader recognized as having excellent follow through on issues impacting care delivery. Ensures all departmental compliance to all policies and procedures, DNV standards and state and federal regulations. Complies with established nursing standards of practice. Actively mentors and coaches' management team. Responsible for identifying manager and employee strengths, development needs, skills. Provides individualized performance feedback to all employees on an ongoing basis. Develops annual strategic goals and objectives in conjunction with the managers/supervisors to ensure alignment with organizational goals.
Weight Lifted: Up to 20 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
Weight Carried: Up to 20 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, the residents of northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services. It is our mission to improve the health of our community in all we do.