As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Sr. Director of Nursing- Peri Operative Services to join our team in Wilmington, DE. This leader will have oversight for the OR, Pre OP/PACU, Day Medicine, and GI at Nemours DuPont Hospital for Children and our Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Bryn Mawr, PA and Deptford NJ .
This position is responsible for providing leadership to all nursing and ancillary clinical associates within Peri-operative Services in the Delaware Valley and AIDHC.
Leadership includes participating in strategic planning, ensuring consistent evidence based care delivery, and delivering benchmarked quality patient service and outcomes. This individual must demonstrate experience with LEAN methodology or similar continuous improvement competency as well as change management skills and fiscal stewardship. This position reports to the Operational Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive and works collaboratively with nursing leaders, hospital administrators, practice leadership, office managers, and physicians. This position role models Nemours Standards of Behavior and actively supports Nemours vision and True North goals.
Supervises the organization, coordination and direction of patient care services in all Peri-operative in the Delaware Valley and AIDHC and other areas as assigned. Ensures advancement of the Nemours True North vision, strategies, brand, model of care, quality/safety goals and commitment to patient/family centered care.
Well versed in the ANCC Magnet model and is prepared to lead, innovate and document continued progress for re-designation. Advances understand of ANCC Magnet among ambulatory nurses.
Ensures integration of Continuous Improvement principles and strategies in all operational areas. Promotes concepts of standard work, daily huddles and reliable methods in all locations.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals. Ensures Shared Governance Model is effective in achieving Associate engagement and evidence-based Nursing practice. Supports and mentors members of Shared Governance.
Is responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation and the Delaware Valley Practices. Demonstrates broad knowledge of national pediatric benchmarks for quality outcomes of care and service and effectively executes plans to achieve and surpass benchmarks.
Provides clinical direction in planning for new building sites, and remodeling of existing sites. Leads special projects and/or task forces, leads patient and family centered care initiative, and attends committee meetings as assigned by the Operational Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive. Extends discretionary effort in collaborating with partners from the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL.
Creates a learning environment for students from nursing, medicine, administration and allied health programs that promote application of relevant theories and principles related to multidisciplinary patient care and service management.
Encourages the development of research ideas and testing research hypotheses in the delivery of care of pediatric patient populations, modifying Nursing practice based on research findings as appropriate and sharing such to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of pediatric healthcare through publication and presentation at appropriate seminars, meetings, and symposiums.
Demonstrates outstanding stewardship and innovation. Follows cost control standards of the hospital and practice including development and management of budget.
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communications skills required.
Mentors and supports all associates to meet and exceed customer service goals.
Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
Maintains current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities.
Conducts effective and timely departmental meetings and roundings.
Knowledge of hospital, practice and departmental regulations, procedures, policies and standards as well as federal, state and survey agencies (e.g. Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, State) regulations, laws, standards of practice and policies.
Focuses on patient service and demonstrates ability to coordinate complex nursing care.
Effectively communicates in written formats both verbally and non-verbally, inquiring, suggesting, accurately informing and accepting feedback.
Builds and fosters profession al relationships and delegates effectively by setting priorities and goals for others. Demonstrates ability to motivate team and guide change and effective in achieving conflict resolution.
Institutional team player. Must have ability to work well with others.
Regular attendance is required.
Takes calculated risks.
Self motivates, stays on task, works independently, uses time effectively, is proactive, and able to establish and achieve priorities.
A BSN in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing or related field required, MBA is a plus.
Minimum of 5 years nursing experience is required, upper level Nursing Administration experience preferred. Experience with family centered care preferred.
Active Delaware (or compact state) and Pennsylvania and New Jersey Registered Nurse Licensure Required
Current professional certification required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.