Vice President/Nurse Executive
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital (SHRH) is currently seeking a Vice President/Nurse Executive (NE) to provide leadership and management direction for a 192 bed licensed acute care hospital (average staffed beds 60-75). Nursing services include Emergency Care, Medical/Surgical Care, Intensive Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Joint Program, Cardiovascular, Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy and Maternity/Newborn Nursery. The NE will serve as a member of the SHRH executive leadership team which also includes leaders from SHRH's long term care division, home health and hospice, and medical group. SHRH's primary service area consists of Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties, all located in Southern Virginia with a combined population of almost 80,000. SHRH is one of the region's largest employers with 1,100 team members and an economic cornerstone of the area.
The VP/Nurse Executive will serve as a leader for operations and success of the patient care units, to include the care delivery model, recruitment and retention strategies, continuing education, and regulatory compliance, standards of care, and policies and procedures. Responsible for coordination and delivery of high quality services that meet or exceed customer expectations. Works collaboratively with other vice presidents, medical staff, and SHC leadership in the fulfillment of the quality improvement action plan(s) for clinical effectiveness. Contributes to the overall success of the hospital through achievement of system and hospital goals. Participates in organization wide goal setting and communicates organization wide objectives and keeps the division focused on organizational objectives. Applies financial planning methodologies, aligns project and capital budgeting with strategic objectives and provides stewardship of financial resources. Responsible for the direction of all patient care services management, directs and delegates the development of nursing policy and procedures, establishing objectives, determining methods for achieving objectives and evaluating outcomes. Responsible for the hospital plan for patient care consistent with set objectives of patient care and coordinates this with the hospital departments. Participates in policy development and implementation at the executive level. Interacts with the Executive Team in establishing and interpretation of policy in accordance with hospital mission and vision. Participates in long-range hospital planning activities including overall hospital budgetary responsibilities, new building projects, renovation, and remodeling projects. Coordinates with the Executive and Management Team on hospital-wide projects; involved in analyzing operational systems and planning and implementing new systems. Serves as administrative liaison in assigned areas to Medical Staff and Committees, and serves on Medical Staff and Hospital Committees. Recommends and advises on implementation of new policy, procedures, and regulation compliance. Seeks advice to clarify and understand issues, makes decisions based upon data, presents conclusions appropriately, and makes decisions while considering long term impact and self corrects ineffective solutions. Creates a vision and manages large scale/complex change. Communicates and aligns divisional goals with strategic imperatives. Establishes executive and community presence. Assures resources are allocated according to organizational goals. Builds long-term ability to produce and sustain results by successfully acquiring and aligning the right talent. Demonstrates effective problem solving skills and assesses/researches preventable errors/incidents. Must have a comprehensive understanding of how healthcare works and be knowledgeable of current and future policies, practices, trends and information impacting the healthcare arena. Seeks to identify competition and maintain awareness of how strategies and tactics work within the marketplace.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing AND a Master's Degree in Nursing, MHA, MBA or related field.
10 years of nursing experience is required along with a minimum of 5 years executive or senior level management experience. Previous successful nursing leadership and management of clinical programs required. Demonstrated background in hospital operations required.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia.
Required: Communication, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Leadership, Mgmt of Financial Resources, Mgmt of Staff Resources, Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, Systems Evaluation, Time Management