Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests.
We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.
Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley.
Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services.
In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics.
With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.
- Accountability for nursing practice in all areas of responsibility
- Provides leadership to promote shared decision making and professional autonomy of staff members by providing collaborative processes that actively solicit input from key stakeholders (leaders, staff, physicians, and Allina practice committees) to produce staff ownership of decisions
- Fosters a culture of accountability, excellence and staff participation/engagement supported by processes that provide timely information regarding performance and department-specific activities and accomplishments
- Responsibility for the implementation of the organizations mission, vision, values, code of conduct, evidence-based practice, and nursing practice within their defined areas of responsibility
- Accountable for the environment in which clinical nursing is practiced
- Responsible for the recruitment and retention of clinical staff with diverse backgrounds, appropriate education and experience
- Strategic management; develops and oversees department/program to ensure alignment to organizational mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and business strategies
- Clinical practice knowledge; assumes responsibility for evidence-based practice in designated practice areas
- Defines, interprets, monitors and maintains standards of practice
- Performance improvement – safety, risk and regulatory; utilizes process improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of the service/care provided within the department
- Ensures a culture and environment of safety for patients, staff and visitors – regulatory and accreditation requirements, incident reporting, medication safety, and policy/procedures
- Leadership skills and human resources management; recommends, implement and evaluates plans and systems that assure sufficient number of qualified and competent staff to provide care/services
- Financial management; utilizes data to develop, implement, monitor and maintain a realistic, cost-effective annual budget and to effectively manager productivity within the department
- Understands the concepts of capital budgeting, including depreciation, Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Asset (ROA)
- Understands healthcare economics and healthcare public policy as it applies to the delivery of patient care- this includes reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, third party providers and the challenges to the current healthcare policies and key legislative initiatives at local, state and national level
- Provides leadership in critical thinking, problem solving, managing conflict, and addressing ethical issues
- Makes effective decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
- B.A or B.S. in Nursing and graduate of an accredited school of nursing which is inclusive of a clinical rotation in an acute care facility (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
- Masters degree preferred
- Three (3) plus years clinical experience
- Previous leadership experience preferred
- Previous management experience preferred
- Demonstrated management/leadership and program management skills related to the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities (below)
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Regulatory Standards
- Health care environments and trends
- Demonstration of leadership and empowerment principles
- Budgeting and fiscal control
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Interpret policies and procedures; identify non-compliance and take appropriate action
- Utilize time management concepts to maximize time effectively
- Work independently
- Incorporate cultural diversity and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient/resident care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric
- Maintains flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments
- Current MN Nursing License (Current WI Nursing License for River Falls Hospital)
- Certification in Nursing Administration by a nationally recognized nursing organization (e.g., ANA) preferred
- CPR Certification required
- Generally Monday through Friday with some hour variation to be present for all three shifts.
- Additionally, weekend presence may occasionally be a possibility to meet critical unit management needs.