Vice President Nursing - Gratiot

Position Information
FTE: 1.0 Full Time/ 80 hours per pay
Exempt: Yes
Day Shift: Hours per schedule
Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule
Position Summary
The Vice President for Nursing Services has the authority and responsibility for the management of the nursing organization and is accountable for the clinical practice of nursing. The Vice President of Nursing has oversight responsibilities for the provision of safe, effective, high-quality nursing care throughout the Medical Center 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The Vice President of Nursing also has the responsibility for the development, presentation, and management of the Nursing Services' portion of the Medical Center's budget, work team productivity, customer satisfaction, and staff retention activities. The nurse executive provides leadership for nursing by setting and maintaining standards for the clinical practice of nursing, ensuring the achievement of goals and objectives for the nursing organization, and providing management expertise. As a member of the executive team, the vice president participates with the governing body, administration and medical staff in the organization's decision making structure and processes, and shares responsibility for fulfilling the organization's mission. The vice president is responsible for establishing productive working relationships with the medical staff and support departments, and for being responsive to community needs. The Vice President of Nursing performs the duties of the President and CEO in his/ her absence.
(25%) Responsible for the development and implementation of programs, standards and policies that support the clinical practice of nursing and for effective nursing care delivery systems throughout the institution. Provides direction in analyzing and maintaining nursing's compliance with regulations and legislation (i.e., Joint Commission, CMS, Public Health, etc.).
(25%) Responsible for communicating the role of nursing and related issues to various entities. Reinforces and maximizes synergy with MidMichigan Health.
(25%) Assesses the influence of the health care environment on patient care and nursing practice in developing and/or approving policies and programs for the nursing organization.
(25%) Analyzes performance, celebrating successes and ensuring continuous improvement. Coaches, mentors, and acts as a role models to ensure a positive culture and excellent work environment. Is a hands-on leader who effectively engages and communicates and is a role model of excellent patient experience and leadership.
Ensures the development of mechanisms that address ethical and legal issues that influence the practice of nursing.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization's mission, goals and objectives.
The Vice President of Nursing participates in defined and established meetings of the hospitals' corporate leaders and with other senior clinical and managerial leaders.
Responsible for defining and interpreting nursing practice and the nursing and clinical care needs of patients.
Designs an organizational structure and associated policies and programs that reflect utilization of available resources and responsiveness to the personal and professional development of the clinical staff.
Works collaboratively with the medical staff to develop mutually agreed upon clinical programs of care and to develop associated policies; to address issues related to the provision of nursing.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required
Master's Degree in Nursing or related field is also required.
Registered Nurse State of Michigan
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.

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