Nursing Administrative Director of Adult Emergency Services
The Nursing Administrative Director will report directly to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
The Nursing Administrative Director is responsible for the overall operation and direction of patient care in the Emergency Care setting as well as leading and mentoring staff to ensure the highest levels of patient safety and care are always met. This Nursing Administrative Director will have two (2) direct reports (managers) with overall leadership responsibility for ~250 fulltime employees.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
10+ years’ experience (Required)
Registered Nurse (Required)
BSN, MSN or Doctorate in Nursing
Master’s Degree or higher education (Required)
If nursing degree at Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, then masters can be non-nursing degree (Required)
5+ years in Emergency Department leadership role (Required)
Proven success in development of staff and building strong leaders and teams
Proven experience and success with process and throughput improvement
Committed and passionate about excellence in patient care
Strategic, visionary and outcomes focused leader
Analytics/data driven decision maker
Academic Medical Center experience preferred
Magnet Hospital experience preferred
Consult regarding with CNO nursing matters and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.
Attend weekly meetings with emergency physician leadership to improve the overall operations and patient flow of the Emergency Department.
Evaluate the needs of the department by developing and implementing new programs or making changes to existing programs.
Act as a liaison for the department and developing strong interdepartmental relationships by participating in several hospital boards including, the pre-hospital care and quality improvement boards.
Lead change regarding quality of care and operational enhancements including implementation and communication plans.
Direct with management staff performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.
Work with Risk Management and Accrediting bodies to ensure excellent and safe patient care is consistently delivered.
Assist in formulating budget and Capital Management planning.
Accountable for compliance, labor productivity, and cost improvements within the department.
Oversight and execution for staff satisfaction and engagement while also delivering on patient service expectations.
Responsible for staff education and development.
Directs staff through management team to maintain day to day operations and staffing
The Adult Emergency Department is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Middle Tennessee with 92 treatment areas including four (4) trauma bays. The Vanderbilt Emergency Department offers 24/7 care and we see ~70,000 patients annually. We are Nashville's only academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma, Burn Center, Stroke Center and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s aeromedical service, operating 8 rotor and 1 fixed wing aircraft delivering advanced prehospital care throughout the region.
Trauma Care. Trauma patients arriving at Vanderbilt alive have a 95% chance of survival. Our expert care can make the difference between life and death. Vanderbilt is the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee, offering the most advanced emergency care available.
Burn Care. The Vanderbilt Burn Center is a Level 1 unit, offering the highest level of burn care possible.
Stroke Care. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center earns the highest level of distinction for stroke care.
Heart Care. Our emergency department is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center. We use advanced methods to evaluate and treat heart attacks and other heart problems. STEMI Network. Vanderbilt founded the STEMI Network to improve care for heart attack patients in rural Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. This network reaches patients who have a type of heart attack called ST-segments Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).
Transplant Center. Vanderbilt is one of the largest and most experienced transplant centers in the Southeast having performed over 8300 solid organ transplants since 1962
Perform administrative and/or management functions involving independent exercise of judgment and discretion
Establish and maintain professional liaison with clients, university faculty and staff, students, and professional groups
Serve as member of the departmental administrative team
Attend meetings and interact with other staff or organizations as requested by department leadership
Exercise discretion and control over programs, projects and assignments
Establish and lead project plans, liaison among student groups, academic leadership and project directors, volunteer units, and service areas and other areas as required.
Respond to special focus groups (staff, faculty, students, government and community liaison) in complex program/project development; prepare complex and confidential written communication as required
Facilitate meetings to gather supportive data, concerns, and ideas to develop program in support of program/project objectives.
Develop financial information for review and analysis
Present financial data and recommendations relating to income and expenditures
Create customized budget reports for programs and key divisions
Manage equipment inventory and space utilization
Develop and management departmental human resource administration for multiple supervisors
Develop, maintain and communicate departmental policies, procedures and processes
Supervise the maintenance of confidential records dealing with payroll actions, employee performance and related personnel activities
Conduct research projects utilizing statistical analyses; prepare recommendations and decision alternatives
Present recommendations to management for approval and implementation.
Facilitate projects and oversee committees in support of program goals.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) 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 our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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