Reporting to the System Chief Nurse Executive, the Vice President is accountable for leading multiple nursing support departments within the functional area of Nursing, Finance and Business Operations. Responsibilities include develop infrastructure, tools, systems, policies, procedures and appropriate programs to support nursing operations with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of patient and family care across the continuum. Create and support the implementation of new programs, workflows and/or processes while ensuring cultural fit, strategy and participation. These programs, workflows and or/processes serve as drivers of organizational nursing goals for patient safety, quality, financial and staff. Responsible for ensuring Nursing, Finance and Business operations goals are met while aligning with organizational strategy and positive outcomes that enable the success of OU Health. Eligible for academic appointment in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Effective Communication - Demonstrates skill in interpersonal communication; Demonstrates ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business and policy decisions. Advocates for nursing issues at the system level in concert with the strategies identified within the nursing strategic plan, and promotes the clinical perspective in organizational decisions.
Relationship Building and Management - Creates a trusting environment by following through on promises and concerns, establishing mechanisms to follow-up on commitments and balancing the concerns of individuals with system goals and objectives. Manages multiple stakeholders and competing priorities that drive positive outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for mutual professional expectations and outcomes.
Collaborative – Partners with other leaders across the organization for the development of strategy and analysis of business opportunities and organizational growth.
Community Involvement—Represents the system to non-health care constituents within the community, serving as a resource to community and business leaders regarding nursing and health care.
Academic Relationships—Promotes and maintains positive academic relationships within the system, in support of system wide strategies relative to nursing workforce, education and development.
Financial Management—Develops and manages an annual operating budget, interprets financial statements and manages financial resources. Ensures the organization meets or exceeds quality standards and budget expectations.
Human Resources Management—Participates in workforce planning and employment decisions. Actively contributes to the development of compensation, recruitment, onboarding, retention, reward and recognition strategies. Promotes professional development and succession planning
Strategic Management—Creates the operational objectives, goals and specific strategies required to achieve specific strategic outcomes across the system. Defines, designs and supports program implementation to achieve stated outcomes. Develops and assesses patient care delivery models. Utilizes Lean and Six Sigma for continuous process improvement, driving best outcomes.
Change Management—Leads and implements change by applying change theory and by demonstrating strong project, change management and presentation skills.
Information Management & Technology—Promotes technology in supporting improvement of clinical and financial performance, utilizes data management systems for decision-making and provides leadership for the adoption and implementation of information systems. Ability to interpret data analytics into an actionable clinical strategy.
Clinical Practice Knowledge—Knowledge of current nursing practice and the roles and functions of patient care team members ensuring compliance with the State Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing regulations, state and federal regulatory agency standards, state and federal labor standards and policies of the organization.
Health Care Economics & Policy—Understands regulation and payment issues that affect a system’s finances and uses knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations that affect the provision of patient care (e.g., tort reform, malpractice, negligence, reimbursement).
Governance—Uses knowledge of the role of the governing body of the facility and system in the following areas: compliance, credentialing and performance management.
Evidence-based Practice, Outcome Measurement & Research—Uses data and other sources of evidence to inform decision making, and to establish standards, practices and patient care models in alignment with system-wide nursing colleagues.
Patient Safety and Risk—Supports the development of a system-wide patient safety program using knowledge of patient safety science. Identifies areas of risk and liability, develops systems that result in prompt reporting of potential liability by staff at all levels.
Ethics—Holds self and others accountable for complying with ethical standards of practice.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program and a Master’s degree in Healthcare or Business related field required. Doctorate in Nursing or related field preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of nursing experience with progressive professional advancement in nursing/health care operations including five (5) years leadership or similar experience required. Broad based knowledge of the full scope of operations in an accredited academic medical center or primary teaching hospital of comparable size and scope to OU Health preferred.
License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current RN License issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing, or a current multistate compact RN License (eNLC). Board-certification in nursing leadership or related area, design thinking or innovation methodologies preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Outstanding leadership abilities including, but not limited to, planning, analyzing, decision making and Human Resources Management. Knowledge of current approaches to providing quality nursing care. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to use a computer and required software for the preparation of statistical reports, proposals and other documentation. Excellent leadership skills. Knowledge of various management and organizational philosophies. Demonstrated performance improvement skills. Demonstrated success in achieving TJC and other standards pertinent to the delivery of inpatient care.
OU Health is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest doctor network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center and Edmond Medical Center in the heart of the Edmond Community. Becker’s Hospital Review named University of Oklahoma Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2020. OU Health’s oncology program at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center was named Oklahoma’s top facility for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-21 rankings. OU Health also was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in these specialties: Colon Surgery, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research.
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