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Assistant Vice President Nursing Services

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.

Responsibilities The Assistant Vice President Nursing Services -serves as a leader of the Kennestone Nursing Leadership team in Marietta, GA, and is responsible for assisting with performance excellence in Nursing Practice and Clinical Operations. This role supports the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). The focus of this role is to implement key initiatives and innovations that contribute to the plan, coordination and leadership of nursing and clinical performance in the provision of high quality cost-effective care delivering value to our patients and the communities that we serve.

The Assistant Vice President Nursing Services -works in partnership with site leaders to foster an interdisciplinary team approach to the overall delivery of care to patients, families, and the community. This leader brings an indepth knowledge of nursing operations from a clinical, quality, practice, and emerging models of care perspective. This individual will partner with site nursing leaders to assess best-practice and opportunities to optimize to meet the needs of a large quaternary site.

The Assistant Vice President Nursing Services -at Kennestone will assist with execution of quality initiatives and facilitate work that produces site benchmark performance in the nurse sensitive indicators and other quality indicators. The leader will implement action plans to improve and sustain patient experience measures that support a world-class experience. The AVP will collaborate with the site nursing leaders to ensure constant regulatory and accreditation readiness. The leader will assist with facilitation of a robust shared governance environment to prepare for the Magnet journey. The individual will partner with Talent Acquisition on the recruitment of talented staff and assist with retention efforts. The AVP will serve as a mentor for the Executive Directors of Nursing and nursing managers.

As a member of the Kennestone Nursing team, this leader is responsible for ensuring that all regulatory laws that govern Kennestone are upheld. It is expected this leader is licensed, knowledgeable and upholds the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.

Job Requirements:
Required Minimum Education: Must hold either a Master's Degree in Nursing or Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing school or a Master's Degree in related field. A PhD, DNP or DNsc is preferred as well as experience in having led a health care organization to ANCC Magnet Status.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). National certification in nursing administration or clinical specialty preferred.

Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of ten (10) to twelve (12) years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive operational leadership in a Director or Executive Director role. Due to the patient volume, scope of services and complexity of patient acuity, strongly prefer a candidate with experience as a nursing executive in an executive director, VP or Chief Nursing Officer role.

Required Minimum Skills: Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship building; a knowledge of the health care environment; leadership that includes such skills as successfully implementing and managing a change process - ability to use systems thinking- and inspire, coach others to be successful; model the way for professional practice; professionalism and teamwork/collaboration for self/department/medical staff; and possess necessary business skills to manage human and material resources. Must be a continuous learner who understands health care finance; strategy and operations for running a business unit(s); and effectively employ data and technology to support work processes and make decisions. Supports shared governance or shared decision making; manage the design and delivery of care that is based on evidence and focused on quality and safety. Knowledge of risk management and various accreditation/regulations/licensing requirements assuring that these are upheld while advancing industry standards through the achievement of goals by effective management and measurement of outcomes


Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , Assistant Vice President Nursing Services, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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