Associate Nursing Officer, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-4913
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Vanderbilt Health - Executive Search Team is conducting a national search for an Associate Nursing Officer (ANO) for Neonatal Services for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ("Monroe Carell") in Nashville, Tennessee. Monroe Carell is a 343-bed hospital, with a 119-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Monroe Carell is rapidly growing, along with the Nashville, Tennessee market. Monroe Carell is a large pediatric hospital on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) campus. The Children's Enterprise network, within the VUMC network, serves a population well beyond the Nashville market through a robust and growing ambulatory network serving middle Tennessee and expanding. Monroe Carell Children's has a rich history of nursing excellence and has received its fourth consecutive Magnet designation.
The Associate Nursing Officer, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) shall provide general management for the operations of a Patient Care Center by providing administrative oversight and leadership supporting the mission, credo, and vision of VUMC. In partnership with the Associate Operating Officer, will have strategic and operating authority for large and complex patient care systems. The ANO collaborates with the Medical and Administrative Leaders in determination of functions and processes to achieve PCC goals. This role provides leadership and direction in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities in all PCC areas of responsibility. In keeping with policies and procedures of VUMC and the Adult Clinical Enterprise, the PCC Leadership Team (including the Medical Leader, Administrative Leader, and Nursing Leader) shall have shared generalized duties and responsibilities as outlined below.
*Ranked #1 Children's Hospital in Tennessee and the entire Southeast. *The only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Middle Tennessee *One of only four Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Centers in the state *Designated a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (American College of Surgeons) *The only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that treats children, adolescents, and adults as separate specialties across entities but within one institution. *Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders
Ranked among the Nation's Best - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 24 hospitals in the nation ranked in 10 out of 10 specialty programs in U.S. News and World Reports 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals." It is the only hospital ranked in all 10 specialties in Tennessee.
Monroe Carell Pediatric and Neonatal Transport provides specialized neonatal and pediatric critical care transport 24/7. Experience continuous training in the intensive care units and emergency department give the specialized skills to care for the most critical neonatal and pediatric patients. The team transports critically ill children, from infancy to 18 years of age, from across Tennessee, southern and western Kentucky, and northern Alabama.
With more than 500 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties, Monroe Carell is equipped to handle any issue a child may face - from the simple to the complex. The hospital offers comprehensive services for everything from cancer, transplant, trauma and sickle cell disease to developmental disorders, ENT, general surgery, and others. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children's Hospital is home to the highest level NICU in the state and serves as Nashville's Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.
* Leadership * Establish the mission, strategic plan, operational/programmatic plans, and practices for the PCC. * Lead activities related to performance, improvement, and risk management programs in order to establish and meet clinical quality goals, effective cost management, patient satisfaction, and business goals. * Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of clinical programs and services, assuring appropriate resources for the delivery of care. * Builds and maintains key strategic partnerships, both internally across VUMC and within the marketplace, that facilitate achievement of goals and objectives. * Operations * Works within a matrix relationship with leaders to oversee operations of the PCC and collaborates with core service leadership in the management of clinical core functions (i.e. lab, pharmacy, transport, etc.). * Identify significant disease conditions relevant to the PCC; Specifically engineer measurable clinical processes and establish appropriate clinical pathways across the continuum Implement cost improvement initiatives to improve value to the patient in the management of the specific disease conditions(s). * Demonstrate high level of knowledge of the patient population served and of the requirements for delivery of services. * As assigned, represents VUMC in various meetings and organizations where VUMC maintains membership. * Design, implement, evaluate and market programs to maximize clinical outcomes, functional status, patient/customer satisfaction and reimbursement * Lead and provide feedback to direct reports with full responsibility for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work procedures; analyze and evaluate ongoing department programs to identify areas where adjustments/improvements are needed; provide advice/consultation to others regarding problems. * Leads the transition of care initiatives in the PCC, with a focus on top disease conditions. * Define criteria related to the selection and acquisition of equipment, outside vendors, supplies, and support services, subject to the final approval process. * Participates in the planning and promotion of community health programs related to the PCC. * Support, promote and integrate research activities in the accordance with the Division, Department, or VUMC goals. * Promote and monitor the effective utilization of the assigned space in support of the PCC's goals. * Ensure the most effective operations of the PCC through program development, process improvement and coordination/integration of processes with other departments. * Recruitment/Retention/Performance Management * Define the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions through the Performance Development system, including PCC specific job descriptions and measurable performance standards. * Play an active role in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting and retaining high level talent at all levels. * Actively engage in processes that develop and reward high performers while addressing performance improvement needs through coaching, accountability plans and disciplinary action. * Creates an environment that fosters staff and leader satisfaction and excellence in performance * Communication * Model behavior consistent with the credo, mission, vision, and values of the enterprise through leading, coordinating projects, innovating, initiating improvement, and developing new programs. Likewise, model appropriate behavior in all interactions with patients, families, and staff. * Communicate within and across departments to maximize effectiveness, efficiently and information sharing. * Create an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning for all staff. * Promotes Shared Governance model throughout the PCC. * Attend quarterly PCC Leadership team meetings. * Meet at least monthly with the members of the PCC leadership team to review clinical performance data. * Compliance and Regulatory * Review, approve, communicate, and implement clinical protocols, policies and procedures, in an effort to facilitate efficient and effective practices. * Responsible for coordinating and ensuring regulatory compliance with all State/Federal and JCAHO standards as evidenced by successful surveys and inspections. * Maintain readiness for internal and external survey/inspections by assuring that all faculty and staff are knowledgeable of regulatory standards applicable to their work and ensuring that standards are met within the PCC to assure Clinical Enterprise accreditation/licensure. * Growth and Business Development * Develops and coordinates the strategic growth objectives for the PCC to meet the mission for VUMC. * Responsible for crafting operational plans to achieve target performance and growth. * Evaluates changing demographic, legal and technical developments in the field and initiate new or enhanced programs responsive to such needs. * Engage the medical staff, employees, and community to seek innovative program enhancements that benefit the community and financial health of the PCC. * Finance * Reduce operational costs and increase revenues based on knowledge of market trends, operating procedures and reimbursement matters. * Participate in the preparation of the annual operating budget, including direct labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement. * Ensure financial targets are met or exceeded. * Evaluate organizational functions and structures to best determine the allocation and utilization of resources. * Coordinate capital purchase decision-making within the PCC to align with strategic goals. * Performance Development: * Coordinates the development of performance standards, objectives, evaluations, appropriate pay and opportunity for growth and development of staff. * Adapt and align organizational structures to optimize efficient and effectiveness of services. * Quality and Service: * Reviews PCC performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to effect continual improvement in the services provided. * Create and exceed service standards utilizing key service dimension and from knowledge of patient/customer expectations and best practice. * Monitor patient satisfaction scores for the PCC and collaborates with other leaders to develop and implement action plans to address issues. * Standardize services, processes, resources, and practices where appropriate to improve efficiency maximizing continuity of patient care while maintaining professional standards within disciplines and across the PCC. * Lead activities related to performance improvement, and risk management programs in order to establish and meet clinical quality goals, effective cost management, and patient satisfaction. * Lead the development and implementation of work systems, with a focus on enhancing system reliability.
1. Nursing degree required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Doctorate in nursing. 2. Masters degree or higher education required. 3. If nursing degree at Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, then masters can be non-nursing degree. and 10+ years of senior leadership experience in field
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* Organizational Impact: Establishes function strategies with direct impact on the function results.* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Directs the resolution of numerous strategic issues that affect own function and the broader organization.* Breadth of Knowledge: Applies in-depth business knowledge across multiple areas of the business. * Team Interaction: Leads a function serving the organization at large.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Acts upon constructive feedback from all levels of the organization and initiates strategies to develop talent in others. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Leverages relationships and insight to forecast potential future needs and influence delivery of work to exceed expectations. - Communicates Effectively: Anticipates difference audience concerns, styles and finds mutually beneficial solutions across conflicting and sensitive issues. Delivering Excellent Services : - Serves Others with Compassion: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of broad-based issues and considers the interests of others to improve satisfaction of services. - Solves Complex Problems: Critically evaluates complex information and identifies trends/risks to make recommendations to improve processes across areas. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing feedback and development discussions to motivate and support team members to maximize performance .Ensuring High Quality : - Performs Excellent Work: Anticipates problems or obstacles which may interfere with quality standards and develops plants to ensure area's quality standards are met. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Routinely draws upon valuable learning from others, past experiences, and new information to determine key opportunities. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Develops appropriate corrective actions for unsafe environments in order to ensure operational and safety compliance. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Identifies potential obstacles to goal achievement and develops solutions to address those obstacles. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Creates the appropriate systems and processes to effectively manage resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Applies in-depth knowledge of data to recommend and implement new approaches to improve decision making capabilities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Identifies opportunities and leads development of new initiatives that create value across areas. - Applies Technology: Creates the energy and drive for self/others to identify and leverage technology in new, innovative ways to drive greater efficiencies. - Adapts to Change: Anticipates the change process and clearly communicates impact on others/own team(s), assisting them in embracing the change.
LIC-Registered Nurse - Licensure-Others
Relevant Work Experience
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.