Administers the assigned clinical departments. Collaborates in the planning for clinical care services and assures implementation of key strategies to meet system and facility goals for clinical care, service, and financial results. Directs and evaluates the clinical service for area of responsibility which includes multiple patient care units, departments, and/or facility service lines. Provides leadership mentoring and evaluation of front line leaders. For some AD positions, system responsibilities are required. For OB Services, the AD works directly with the SVP/CNE to ensure standardization of OB practices, risk reduction strategies, medical staff relationships/issues, and strategic planning regarding all system aspects of OB Services. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Master’s degree required; a minimum of Master’s or Bachelor’s degree must be in Nursing.
Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed or compact license.
Effective June 1, 2018: All new hires and transfers are required to have BLS certification.
Board certification in healthcare management (CHI) and/or as nurse administrator. Professional certifications in the specialty also desired.
- Ability to develop and understand complex written materials, such as business plans.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of Associates, management, physicians, patients and their families.
- Ability to lead individuals and groups of people (including Associates, management, and physicians) toward achievement of organization and system goals.
- Ability to plan and oversee tasks and projects to meet organization and system goals.
Key Job Responsibilities
- Operations of Clinical Departments: Administers the assigned clinical departments. Collaborates in the planning for clinical care services and assures implementation of key strategies to meet system and facility goals for clinical care, service, and financial results. Directs and evaluates the clinical service for area of responsibility which includes multiple patient care units, departments, and/or facility service lines. Provides guidance and leadership to Clinical Directors and/or Department Managers. Develops strategic plans for the service areas. Ensures effectiveness of the clinical service demonstrated through outcome metrics. Develops effective working relationships and partnerships with the medical staff of the service. Implements practices according to evidence and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare guidelines.
- Associate/HR Leadership: Ensures effective leadership performance of the team. Provides general oversight to the clinical service areas in regard to personnel. Monitors effectiveness of retention strategies and uses data to improve and sustain performance.
- Stewardship and Fiscal Accountability: Provides leadership to the clinical departments in the development and management of budgets. Ensures that effective staffing practices are in place and that staffing costs are within budget. Plans for capital and facility improvements. Manages special projects as assigned.
- Managing the Environment and the Business of the Service: Ensures continued readiness regarding accreditation and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the general upkeep of the physical facilities and patient care equipment. Leads implementation of technology and other assigned projects.
- Professional Practice: Assumes the role of professional leader for nursing. Participates in activities at regional levels that advance and elevate professional nursing practice. Accomplishes professional works that are worthy of recognition by the profession. Maintains active status in the appropriate professional associations and assumes a leadership role when possible.
- System Role (As Assigned): Evaluates system services and provides operational consultation to facility clinical departments and senior management. Implements standardization practices in each facility. Develops strategies to reduce risk exposure. Develops business and strategic plans as required.
- Occasional contact with the public as related to Clinical Service and/or patient care.
- Frequent contact with patients and their families.
- Frequent interface with medical staff leadership for the specialty.
- Daily interaction with facility administration. Frequent contact with senior system leadership.
- Daily contact with the clinical staff Associates and physicians.
- Periodic contact with other hospital departments and corporate leaders within the system.
- The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
- Must have good balance and coordination.
- The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
- The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
- The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.