Currently looking for an experienced nursing leader with experience overseeing Hospital-Based Ambulatory Operations to fill the Nursing Director of Family Health Centers opening with NYU Langone Health in Brooklyn, NY. The Nursing Director leads and manages family health centers' clinical nursing services in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality, safe and efficient nursing care; develops, facilitates and supports implementation of nursing and interdisciplinary care standards throughout the family health centers.

Responsibilities of the Nursing Director of Family Health Centers

  • Articulates an understanding of nursing process, interdisciplinary collaboration, customer service, patient/family education, and continuum of care concepts, particularly as they apply to the population served.
  • Develops, maintains and evaluates systems that support nursing process and the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
  • Demonstrates and enhances others’ understanding of nursing and patient care standards as integral and supportive of professional practice, participatory management, and values espoused by the FHC CMO office, Departments of Nursing, and the NYU health system.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the value of professional nursing, the conceptual framework in which it is practiced, and the features of an organization that attracts and retains nurses. 
  • Initiates and sustains development of service-level nursing and interdisciplinary process
  • standards.
  • Leads efforts to develop and implement evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Provides resources and collaborates to design and implement processes that facilitate age- appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical care for patients.
  • Establishes and maintains processes to ensure competency and appropriate utilization of staff.
  • Monitors clinics for consistency with conducting team huddles.
  • Demonstrates visibility, accessibility and effective communication that convey a strong sense of advocacy and support for clinical staff and leadership.
  • Participates in establishing clinical standards and action plans utilizing data to make strategic recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Facilitates the use of staffing models, volume performance and patient population characteristics to validate and ensure appropriate clinical staffing needs.
  • Assist clinical areas with the recruitment, development and mentoring of the FHC nurse leadership team within and supports their work of recruiting, developing, and mentoring staff nurses and medical assistants.
  • Establishes nursing leadership accountability while providing support and guidance for role advancement and professional development of formal and aspiring leadership.
  • Works collaboratively, demonstrating partnerships with nursing staff, physician leadership, and other administrative staff to develop and maintain clinical practice standards of care and
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with medical center.
  • Participates in NYU and FHC committees and projects as requested.
  • Coordinates and facilitates activities to promote service and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Functions as a respectful leader of the health care team.
  • Oversees the Cancer Services Program Partnership with the NYC Department of Health.
  • Perform tasks necessary for the FHC as the co-chair of the Medication Safety Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with all FHC and NYU policies and regulatory agency standards to promote and maintain quality patient care, including but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), OSHA/EOC, Safety/Infection Control, Quality Care Audits, and DPH licensure requirements. 
  • Will oversee FHC CLIA Laboratory Compliance, Waived Testing, Medication Management, Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services with CMO and VP for Network Integration.
  • Joint oversight responsibilities with program and clinic leadership for the following staff: Nutritionists and CDE’s, RN’s, LPN’s and Medical Assistants. 
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure ongoing compliance with credentials necessary to maintain licensure and certification for nursing staff in the FHC. 
  • Facilitates an environment of learning that supports patient safety, and all levels of nursing practice and personnel.
  • Fosters opportunities for staff and leadership participation in activities and educational programs that promote learning and professional development.
  • Serves as resource to staff and leadership for development of nursing standards that are consistent with the established FHC and NYU model.
  • Maintains clinical and leadership competency by participation in continuing education, professional organizations and other related activities.
  • Ensure that each nurse on staff is properly certified and abides by the standards of care established by our organization and state/federal laws.
  • Evaluates own performance based on professional practice standards, and criteria established by accrediting/regulatory agencies.
  • Works collaboratively with clinical and educational resources and experts to plan and implement educational offerings for staff and leadership.
  • Supports academic affiliations for purposes of providing clinically rich experiences for students of nursing, and enrichment of nursing staff.
  • Serve as FHC liaison with nursing schools, attend recruiting events, and provide speaker services in nursing schools to promote the recruitment of nurses in primary care.
  • Develops and implements patient education programs and materials in conjunction with FHC Patient Education Committee and/or site leadership.
  • Plans, implements, and annually evaluates service and unit-based quality and performance improvement programs consistent with the departmental and hospital plan.
  • Establishes processes to create, evaluate and improve or sustain an environment that promotes patient/family, physician and staff satisfaction.
  • Participates in and fosters staff involvement in evidence-based practice and other nursing research activities.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates programs and activities to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies as pertains to nursing and /or patient care services.
  • Facilitates development and initiation of clinical protocols and research initiatives.
  • Stimulates and initiates clinical studies and research projects pertinent to the patient population served and participates in interdisciplinary research programs.
  • Participates in developing and implementing interdisciplinary outcome standards.
  • Participates in and/or leads interdisciplinary quality and performance improvement projects pertinent to service line goals and objectives.
  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and nursing leadership programs.
  • Researches trends and issues pertinent to the clinical service’s and the service line’s quality and performance improvement.

Requirements of the Nursing Director of Family Health Centers

  • Master’s degree in Health Care Administration or Masters Degree in Nursing is preferred.
  • BSN Required.
  • Minimum of seven to ten years’ experience in health care leadership required.
  • Solid project management and implementation experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee simultaneous projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of ambulatory clinical operations is essential.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to guide, direct, train and interact with staff and outside contacts.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to identify issues and opportunities and be able to solve problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize work flow, develop plans and implement appropriate actions.
  • Ability to create a positive environment where staff are valued and respected for their contributions.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of Joint Commission standards and CMS conditions of participation that relates to ambulatory sites.
  • Develops and maintains nursing requirements necessary for maintaining HRSA 330 grant funding.

This is a management position
This is a full-time position

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