Responsible for oversight of operational activities and professional nursing practices for the system as assigned. Oversight of assigned areas of responsibility and related activity in conjunction with the direct operational leadership teams in assigned areas. Assists in oversight of nursing practice, quality and safety, patient care outcomes performance, professional development and Magnet compliance in all relevant areas. This position will also oversee the ongoing development of the Nursing Institute. Provide leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive nursing research program.
Facilitates system level programs for practice improvement, standardization or reduced practice variations, and new and continuing education, research and innovation for employees, self and community to support professional competence and professional growth
Communicates system-driving strategies to enhance desired behaviors and compliance.
Effectively communicates vision, goals and initiatives of the System Nursing Institute across the organization.
Effectively incorporates goals, vision and system priorities into responsible department plans.
Participates effectively as a member of committees and departmental and divisional leadership teams.
Bridges gap between inpatient and outpatient nursing by developing infrastructures for communication, practice and education.
Serves as a system resource related to Nursing Practice Standards.
Provides oversight and direction to usage of Foundation Funds for Nursing and contracts.
Facilitates team- based problem solving within and between departments.
Is a key role model and mentor for nursing leaders and direct care staff within Geisinger.
Utilizes team-building concepts and shared governance strategies to effectively empower team members by serving as a mentor, teacher and coach.
Facilitates nursing practice based on evidence and best practices, and consistent with nursing standards.
Improve the work unit, department, division and system by developing performance expectations and goals that focus on service, quality and cost.
Communicates a clear description of performance expectations and goals to employees, encouraging and supporting their participation.
Establishes top percentile benchmarks and directs action plans to address out of benchmark performance in conjunction with leaders of each platform. Works collaboratively with campus/clinic leadership in the development of nursing practice that supports Magnet accreditation and other required regulatory/best practice expectations.
Collaborates with the campus leaders on issues of patient care and nursing care standards at each platform and across ambulatory clinics.
Develops and implements departmental and divisional educational programs.
Is responsible for the Geisinger Nursing educational budget in conjunction with Nursing leaders and financial liaison for the platforms/clinic.
Monitors and maintains cost effective utilization of assigned resources.
Provides oversight and leadership for a comprehensive nursing research program with demonstrated patient and family outcomes, and practice innovations.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Travel may be required. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Master's Degree-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 10 years-Leadership (Required), Minimum of 10 years-Healthcare (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.