St. Vincent's Medical Center
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DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
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St. Vincent’s Medical Center, with more than 3,200 associates, is a 473-bed community teaching hospital having a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services. St. Vincent's Medical Center is committed to exceptional health care for all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those who are most vulnerable. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
The Director of Nursing Professional Development & Magnet Program will provide leadership, planning and coordination of programs to drive continual improvement toward goals, cultivating a professional nursing practice environment in collaboration with the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Nursing Leadership team. The Director will serve as the project leader for the implementation, evaluation, and ongoing compliance with the ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Oversees the Magnet Accreditation Program to include writing the Magnet document, completing the Demographic Data Collection Tool (DDCT), document submission and preparing for and managing the Magnet site visit. Coordinates submission of annual monitoring reports and all aspects of the re-designation process
Serves as an ambassador of the Magnet program internally and externally, employing a variety of communication strategies
Assists in analysis and interpretation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) for patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction and fostering of interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within nursing services
Leads the Staff Education department, which includes coordinating the Nurse Educators and planning and implementing clinical practice and professional development opportunities
Oversees Nursing policy and procedures, Nursing Orientation and Nurse Residency Program, as well as clinical academic affiliations for Nursing and serves as the liaison with local universities
Directs change efforts in collaboration with nurse leaders and staff utilizing the ANCC Magnet framework of excellence to create and implement innovative staff engagement, systems and processes
Identifies cutting edge nursing quality indicators, developmental needs, performance improvement, research initiatives and other activities that sustain and advance a culture of excellence
Facilitates shared governance/shared decision making within nursing services and consults on professional practice activities across the organization
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