Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree in Nursing or a related field such as healthcare administration, or its equivalent. Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the original Nurse Licensure Compact.
Seven or more years of progressively more responsible related experience, preferably gained in a similar diverse and operationally complex healthcare environment. Experience should demonstrate a very high level of written and verbal communication skills; ability to conceptualize, develop and affect quality patient services, effective leadership/management skills and commitment to continuous quality improvement. Thorough knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Rhode Island.
Reports to the Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. The Director is responsible for executive level management of Pediatric Patient Services. Specific responsibilities include establishing nursing standards of practice, along with the design, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of programs and systems of patient care delivery.
Develops and recommends short and long-term objectives for Pediatric Patient Services to achieve Lifespan’s mission and key business objectives. Provides sponsorship to the functions by identifying resources required to achieve optimal operating results and advocates for areas of responsibility during resource allocation. Develops, recommends, implements and monitors capital and operating budgets for the hospital’s Pediatric Patient Services. Directs the effective use of resources (people, financial, material and equipment) to meet established goals and objectives of Lifespan and the hospital. In collaboration with Senior Vice-President/CNO establishes operating priorities and actions that support the system’s strategies, while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Ensures effective recruitment, selection, development and evaluation of managerial, professional and support staff to optimize the achievement of goals and objectives.