Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
This position is located within the Executive Nursing Support Group of the Administration Suite located in Medical Center North at VUMC. With four directors who report to the Executive Nursing Officer and four program managers who support assigned work, this group manages all nursing-related programs. The person in this position is responsible for the Magnet Program.
Magnet Program Details
In the early 1980âs the term âMagnetâ was developed by the American Academy of Nursing to describe hospitals that could attract and retain nurses, An initial study of 163 hospitals found that 41 of those hospitals possessed similar qualities that enabled greater capacity to attract and retain nurses, during a nursing shortage, because of the quality of the nurse work environment. The similar characteristics that distinguished these organizations from others are known to this day as the "14 Forces of Magnetism." These 14 Forces have been organized into 5 Model Components; Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements and Empirical Outcomes.
The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), based primarily on the research conducted by the American Academy of Nursing, to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health-care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Achieving Magnet status is the highest level of honor awarded by the ANCC and is recognized nationally as the âgold standardâ of nursing excellence. VUMC completed its third Magnet designation process in the spring of 2017 and is the only Magnet hospital in Middle Tennessee.
To achieve Magnet Recognition, VUMC must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from staff. The process begins with an application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess our organization. After this rigorous on-site review process, the Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted. Each recognition is for a four-year timeframe.
The program manager is responsible for gathering and housing all paperwork related to VUMCâs Magnet designation. A new aspect of the ANCC program for the next designation is each of the three hospitals within VUMC must now prepare a separate document and receive an individual designation. The person in this role will determine the process for each individual hospital for documentation through work with the nursing leaders. This person will have responsibility for training on Magnet and will likely deliver the developed training. Additionally, the program manager will monitor problems and issues with any VUMC nurseâs individual professional practice. The Nurse Manager reports the issue to this person who works with a professional review team to discuss and make decisions on the case. Ultimately, this person will prepare the report with all evidence provided. This individual will act as the VUMC primary liaison with ANCC and will work closely with a consulting firm used by VUMC related to the Magnet designation and its requirements. Skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and EMaze are important.
Three years of relevant experience
Strong computer and administrative skills
Attention to deal
Ability to appropriately handle highly confidential information
Strong presentation skills and professionalism
Nursing knowledge and awareness
Project management experience helpful.
Core business hours for this department are 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.
To learn more about nursing at VUMC, see below:
Our Nursing Philosophy:
We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Centerâs mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of o...ur leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.