VP- Nursing & Patient Care Services
Company: Northern Light Health
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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SearchEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 781.983.7877Northern
Light Mercy HospitalDepartment: Hospital and Other AdminPosition is
located: Mercy State StreetWork Type: Full TimeHours: 40 +Work
Schedule: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMSummary:The Vice President of Nursing
and Patient Care Services is responsible and accountable for
leading clinical nursing practice and the administration of the
Patient Care Services division and its clinical programs,
education, and strategic leadership at their member organization.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President
participates in the general management of the hospital and in
development, implementation, and evaluation of divisional policies,
programs, standards, and services consistent with the hospitals
mission of excellence in patient care.The incumbent performs duties
in accordance with established performance goals and standards. The
incumbent will have access to highly confidential patient,
employee, and Northern Light member organization proprietary
information, and must handle and protect the information in
accordance with hospital and system policies, HIPAA requirements,
and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is
responsible for reporting all security events, potential events,
and other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is
accountable for employee safety and will attend safety and
loss-control training, engage in injury prevention, perform
accident and injury investigations including conducting root cause
analysis, and assist in returning employees to regular duty. The
incumbent is responsible for participating in and completing all
patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position and conducts
all job responsibilities according to the member organizations
mission, vision, and values.As the senior nursing executive on
site, the incumbent is responsible for the practice of nursing, and
is the locations direct contact with the Maine Board of Nursing as
needed. Responsibilities: Oversees nursing practice Meets
established goals/national benchmarks in the areas of patient
safety, patient experience and clinical outcomes Aligns nursing
standards of care, where clinically appropriate, to make healthcare
work for our patients and their families Maintains current
knowledge and documentation of organizations policies and
procedures and adheres to governmental industry specific
regulations/laws Leads by example while fostering collaboration and
achieves consensus and cooperation by involving employees at all
levels within the organization Maintains strong, credible
relationships with medical staff, develops a community presence and
builds connections with academic institutions Strategizes and
drives process improvements focused on innovative care delivery
and/or operational models designed to improve clinical services,
outcomes, patient throughput, and patient safety. Promotes a
patient-centered, healing environment. Promotes the use and
implementation of technology in the workplace in order to
streamline operations, facilitate communications, and optimize work
processes In collaboration with leadership team members, directs
and provides oversight regarding the strategic development,
implementation, and maintenance of strong, comprehensive clinical
and/or operational services and programs that meet system-wide
organizational growth initiatives and the needs of patient
populations in the community. Fosters the development and
implementation of workforce initiatives effectively. Leads and
influences change at the facility, regional, and system levels
Serves as a professional role model and mentor to motivate,
develop, recruit, and retain future Nursing Leaders Other Duties as
assigned or requiredOther information:BLS Required.Competencies and
- Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes
and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives.
Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain
or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to
accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple
projects and duties as needed.
- Acts Strategic: Creates effective plans that anticipate future
consequences and opportunities and is able to connect the day to
day operations to longer-term objectives, shifts in the industry,
and system goals.
- Applies Business Acumen: Demonstrates knowledge of current and
future trends that impact organizational success. Applies proven
practices and business theories to get results that meet financial
as well as other business goals. Recognizes opportunities for new
services and products and acts accordingly, taking measured risks
into consideration. Possesses a thorough knowledge of their field
and independently carries out their work in accordance with
professional standards of the profession.
- Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in
line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads
by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when
and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
- Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values
differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion,
empowerment and cooperation.
- Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new
problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with
changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and
does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's
behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs
new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.
- Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of
self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship
management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way,
with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work
environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or
circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own
behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system,
and professional trends and developments and uses this information
for the organization's benefit.
- Develops Self and Others: Takes responsibility for engaging in
professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to
gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses,
interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance
competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and
guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance
performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes
employees' strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents
and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced
- Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes
appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are
fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups
are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal
information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions
to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to
others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences'
- Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and
processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and
accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly.
Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the
appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and
commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.
- Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work
environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for
processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not
only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a
timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a
team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone
- Fosters Innovation: Employs and encourages the use of
meaningful creativity in solving challenges. Proactively identifies
opportunities and uses new approaches to enhance processes, systems
and services. When appropriate, suggests or initiates new
strategies, products, services, and markets.
- Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among
others to move in a desired direction and models it personally.
Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace
initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and
guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to
attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence
others' actions and decisions with and without express
- Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is
available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and
strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
- Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe
environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and
models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in
challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives
for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and
encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.
- Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of
patient care quality and service as organizational priority.
Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and
results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the
patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the
organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates,
collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between
teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
- Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions
when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest,
and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests
diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult
situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability
- Seeks Process Improvement & Applies System Thinking: Possesses
and gains insight into situations, problems and processes.
Understands the interconnection between organizational elements.
Deconstructs problems and systematically investigates the various
components. Considers the impact of actions on the entire
process/system. Detects problems and opportunities, recognizes
important information, and links various data to trace potential
causes and relevant details.
- Serves Others: Strives to understand, meet and exceed the
expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
which may include the people and communities in our service areas.
Develops and maintains relationships, alliances and coalitions
within and outside the organization and leverages them in order to
obtain information, support, and promote cooperation and
- Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most
out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in
decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes
resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and
maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides
appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when
necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and
manages workflow and time.Credentials:Essential:
- Maine Registered Nurse license or eligible to
- Master's DegreeWorking conditions:Essential:
- Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.
- Potential exposure to diseases or infections.
- Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
- Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.
- Continuous sitting.
- Continuous walking.
- Work beyond the regularly scheduled hours.
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