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Associate Nursing Executive, Quality and Professional Development
Ref No.: 17-01813
Category: Permanent Placement
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development and Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing Administration

Job Summary
Reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer. Oversees quality, staff development and advanced practice programs. Works closely with the Chief Quality Officer for hospital based and ambulatory services to develop and manage the nursing service plan for quality, performance improvement and professional development. Assumes overall responsibility for the operations for the advanced practice nursing services.

Typical Duties
General Administrative Responsibilities

 Contributes to the management of staff and systemic development and success
 Discusses and develops system policies and procedures
 Consistently uses independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
 Works with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
 Directs and effectuates  management policies practices
 Accesses and proficiently navigates records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements

Collective Bargaining
 Reviews applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consults with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
 Participates in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings

Typical Duties (continued)
 Documents, recommends and effectuates discipline at all levels
 Works closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
 Initiates, authorizes and completes disciplinary action pursuant to system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements

Other Responsibilities
 Provides senior nursing leadership and comprehensive oversight for Quality, Patient Safety, performance improvement, staff development and advanced practice across the system.
 Develops and implements clinical integration strategies to achieve improvement in health outcomes, patient experience, and provision of cost-effective care.
 Fosters integration of leaders to develop System Nursing Strategic Quality Plan in concert with the System Overall Strategic Plan.
 Identifies, develops and mentors leaders and other individuals in the creation and nurturing of a performance improvement approach to daily work, emphasizing teamwork, measurement and accountability
 Serves as Chief Nurse for System Projects as determined by the CNE.
 Prepares /maintains and collaborates for nursing system readiness for regulatory agencies mandates / programs and public reporting initiatives.
 Develops and directs the system education plan for staff development for all affiliates 
 Provides oversight for the operations of the Advanced Practice Nursing Professionals 
 Pursues and aligns both ambulatory and system goals consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic framework while simultaneously influencing others and translating these goals into action
 Engages staff in decision making and problem solving which are supported by industry standards, best-practices and evidence-based medicine which continually lead to ongoing education, performance improvement activities, and the highest standards of performance

Reporting Relationships
The Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development & Advance Practice reports to the Chief Nursing Officer.

Required Minimum Qualifications
 IL State RN License
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 Master's degree in health administration, public health, nursing or business administration or a doctoral degree in nursing.
 Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or obtained within one (1) year of hire.
 Progressive leadership experience with a minimum of seven to ten years of executive level position with at least five of these years in a leadership role such as Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Associate Vice President, Nurse Executive, etc. for a large public or private health care system with responsibility for directing and overseeing quality and performance improvement programs

Preferred Qualifications
 Advanced Certification in performance improvement is (Lean Six Sigma for health care Green Belt level education/certification or higher)
 Certification as a Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) or Nurse Executive (NE-BC)
 Experience in safety net healthcare organization
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
 Knowledge of quality metrics and implementation of policies, procedures, workflows and cultures to achieve such metrics
 Knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) and federal and state regulatory standards for hospital and ambulatory services
 Knowledge of Nursing practice and the changing healthcare landscape
 Excellent communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice
 Demonstrated personal commitment to quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout the hospital, and positive promotion
 Demonstrated expertise and experience of leading quality, patient safety and performance improvement in health care setting
 Demonstrated commitment to the success of the organization through enthusiastic, positive, and inspirational interactions with others and continuous role-modeling of the behaviors consistent with the mission, vision, and values
 Ability to proactively create the healthcare environment of the future for a public health system within the first year of work
 Ability to serve as a role model positive communication and team relationship skills
 Must have a proven ability to lead consensus-based decision making  Dynamic individual with an inspirational and motivational leadership style and ability to coach performance improvement teams  Effective communication/coaching skills to support, direct, and develop staff/others through the use of timely and appropriate performance feedback and shared departmental knowledge and skill
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
General office environment where work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 70% of the time. Environment is fast paced and some stress may occur. Visual acumen and manual dexterity for working with computer and keyboards is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, "Typical Duties” are essential job functions.