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Registered Nurse - Chief, Nursing Excellence - San Antonio, Texas - Med Surg

Company: Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Chief, Nursing Excellence - San Antonio, Texas

The Chief, Nursing Excellence provides leadership, support and guidance to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive (ADPCS/NE) in establishing and maintaining Nursing Excellence, shaping clinical practice through professional development and program development in accordance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence and the Magnet Recognition programs; implementation of an evidence-based practice (EBP) model; oversight of Nursing Professional Governance and related activities; and other performance improvement programs.

  • Functions as a consultant and mentor, leads others EBP projects and initiatives that align with STVHCS overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Leads the organizations pursuit for Pathway to Excellence/Magnet Recognition and represents the organization as the Pathway to Excellence (PPD) and/or Magnet Program Director (MPD).
  • Promotes the provision of effective, high-quality care to all patients.
  • Assists the ADPCS and DADPCS in supporting a nursing environment of excellence through relationships built with staff and advanced practice nurses in the immediate and larger community.
  • Meets regularly with direct reports to provide leadership and will be responsible for the outcomes associated with the applicable programs.
  • Monitor and provide direction in program development to align with organizational mission/strategic initiatives, including development of infrastructure and processes while working within fiscal parameters.
  • Maintains and promotes effective labor and management relations and participates in negotiation agreements as appropriate. This nurse may act on behalf of the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Deputy Nurse Executive in his/her absence.
  • Serves as a primary or alternate project manager for assigned programs and performs special projects. Research and/or analyzes unstable or complex program issues, and, based on conditions and factors that relate to the subject program and related programs, determines what information is required.
  • Compiles, assembles, and classifies statistics from source materials, computes statistical data, and verifies the authenticity of source material.
  • Reviews information, reconciles conflicting data, and devises new or modified methods to analyze findings and to develop recommendations and proposals.
  • Performs special studies, which include analyzing data, developing formats to report the results of studies, and recommending alternative courses of action. The incumbent reviews comprehensive analysis and recommends remedial actions.
  • Administers established follow-up procedures for ensuring that facility remedial actions are implemented in a timely manner, independently taking appropriate action necessary to implement programs or activities and correct problems.
  • Provides technical expertise to STVHCS staff during the development of facility projects or programs, including systems redesign initiatives, employee engagement activities, annual training of service partners, award and recognition activities, development of goals, performance measures and priorities, and assists in ensuring the organization's ability to respond to major changes in building a continuously improving culture of engagement for providing both exceptional patient and employee experiences.
  • Broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about the organization and multifaceted health care delivery systems.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the application of sophisticated knowledge and skill as an RN, along with a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in evaluating Nursing Education, Feedback and Excellence programs.

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