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 Children's Hospital is seeking a Director of Nursing Acute Care Services to join our team in Orlando, Flordia
The nursing director co-creates a culture of excellence, innovation, and transformation with professional nurses, other leaders, and Associates. The nursing director fosters healthy work environments, advances professional autonomy, clinical competences, and safe, ethical, and high-quality nursing care; and assures that nurses are allowed to practice within their full scope. The main goal is to assure the alignment of nursing’s goals, activities, and practices with the values and mission of the organization, governing boards, and constituencies. In addition to accountability for the direction of nursing practice, nurse administrators are responsible for the oversight and direction of all aspects of the clinical or educational enterprise.
Nursing director has core accountabilities for the following: (a) safety, quality, and risk; (b) patient and population health advocacy; (c) clinical care delivery and optimal patient outcomes; (d) healthy work environment; (e) strategic, financial, and human resource management; (f) legal and regulatory compliance; (g) networking, partnering, and collaboration; and (h) accountability/advocacy for their Associates.
Nursing director, at this level of influence, has line authority over a service line or multiple units that have registered nurses working who deliver nursing care in inpatient, hospital outpatient departments, or ambulatory care settings. At Nemours Children’s Hospital these may include, but are not limited to, acute care, critical care, cardiac services, transport, and perioperative services. The nursing director reports directly or indirectly to the Chief Nursing Officer/VP Patient Care Services.
The nursing director is charged with handling the daily operation of multiple units or departments. Typically, the nursing director is supported by a unit manager(s) who executes daily operations within defined clinical area(s). The nursing director efforts are directed toward program management, including program goals, objectives, and quality organizational outcomes. The nursing director mobilizes internal and external stakeholders to assure programmatic goals and objectives are met.
Knowledge, Formal Education, Training, License and Certification:
Current Florida RN license required at hire
Current American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider course completion required upon hire.
Master’s degree in nursing leadership, management, policy, or administration required (must hold BSN and/or Graduate degree in Nursing)
Professional certification in nursing administration or other relevant management or applicable specialty; obtain within one (1) year of eligibility and maintain national certification.
Job Related Experience and On-The-Job Training :
Minimum of 5 years pediatric nursing experience.Previous management & leadership experience preferred.
Nemours offers a competitive salary and a robust benefits package which includes, relocation health, life, dental, CME, 403B Retirement Plan with matching, and 457-retirement savings plan. Nemours is a not-for-profit organization
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 a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.