The Director of Professional Nursing Practice is responsible for overall clinical quality of nursing care, across all areas of the hospital. Will work with the clinical nursing staff to establish a culture of best practices through a common vision, common language, goals and metrics. In conjunction with the associate chief nursing officer (ACNO), will provide leadership to deliver high quality, cost effective patient care by setting clear expectations for safe, high quality patient care and establishing an evidence-based practice expectation and focus for all professional nursing practice throughout CSH.
Essential Job Functions
Maintains knowledge and promotes mission, vision and values of CSH.
Responsible for quality of nursing care provided by nursing staff (RNs, LPNs, PCTs, CNAs) in conjunction with ACNO and Senior Administrator, Long Term Care Services.
Develops and implements standards of nursing practice and protocols; provides nursing expertise and input into the formulation of departmental policies and participates in strategic planning.
In conjunction with the ACNO, ensures that all nursing services are organized, directed, and staffed in keeping with the scope of services offered.
Collaborates with departmental managers to identify and solve issues requiring nursing expertise; works to promote and enhance quality health care across the organization.
Functions as a change agent to motivate staff to continuously improve individual performance, leading to improved department performance. Develops and implements performance improvement projects as needed to improve patient care.
Assists with the coordination, development and implementation of policies and procedures in regard to nursing services, to guide and support the provision of services to meet customer expectations.
Ensures that clinical nursing staff remain current on all regulatory and accreditation issues such as those mandated from CMS, NJDOH, and TJC
Ensure that clinical nursing staff maintain satisfactory performance and productivity, quality, customer service, documentation metrics in alignment with goals of the hospital.
Maximizes potential of self and subordinates by supporting professional growth and conducting training and orientation sessions.
Formal Education and Job Experience
Broad knowledge of healthcare administration, practices and principles within a healthcare system.
Knowledge of population-based outcomes and improvement processes.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Emphasizes the positive and provides clear direction.
Able to keep up to date in nursing competency in order to meet standards of national, state, and hospital accreditation
Current NJ RN license or eligible to obtain one
Previous clinical experience in the area of pediatrics or pediatric rehabilitation or pediatric critical care
Board Certification in advanced practice nursing, pediatric nursing and/or pediatric nursing specialty, preferred
Previous nursing leadership experience, preferred
Job Specific Contacts
All levels of staff and leadership. Patients and families
Job Provides Direction To
Clinical Nursing Practice Specialists
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RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer