Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Annual pay for performance bonus
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2023-102450
Director, Nursing - Cardiac Services - Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center - LaGrange, Georgia
This leader will report directly to the Hospital Chief Operating Officer at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center and will oversee Cardiac Services for this location (Cath Lab, Cardiac Rehab, Non-Invasive Cardiology and EP Clinic). The Director of Nursing is a registered professional nurse who provides leadership and management of a specific service line through the application of advanced competencies in communication; job knowledge, professionalism and business skills. This leader is a member of the chief nursing officer's administrative team and may serve as her/his designee for assigned responsibilities. He/she reports to the nursing operations leader and demonstrates own leadership to effectively partner with nursing leadership, hospital vice presidents, medical staff and other departments to create a center of excellence for their specialty service and to meet or exceed the hospital's mission, vision and goals. This leader administers to two or more cost centers with a range of 50 to 200 FTEs in a hospital or specialty hospital in a smaller rural community area or system accountability for a domain of nursing practice. The Director of Nursing handles a budget less than 80 million dollars.
The Director of Nursing provides direct leadership for a group of nurse managers and others who comprise their specialty service line. He/she is a standard bearer and holds leaders and staff accountable for the delivery of safe, quality care and services through effective communication, employment of transformation leadership, managing by walking around, and instilling an accountability-based practice setting. The director of nursing serves as sponsor for performance improvement; inspires others to seek opportunities to grow and improve their performance and successfully applies lean and evidenced based practice to ensure all targets pillar outcomes are achieved. This leader employs all safety first interventions and as the chief safety officer creates a culture of safety for his/her service line through the development/use of these skills by other leaders, physicians and staff. He/she effectively uses data and technology to make decisions and pro-actively mitigates unnecessary risks for his/her area of responsibility, providing instruction and mentoring for assigned leaders to be able to do the same. This leader ensures that nurse managers and staff create a desirable, safe work environment that enables the organization to meet or exceed all licensure, regulatory and accreditation standards. He/She models the way by fostering exemplary skills in attaining effective teamwork and collaboration with physicians, staff, patients and other departments. It is expected that all nurse leaders are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.
Required Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from accredited nursing schools and Master's Degree in Nursing or in related field, required OR Must be enrolled in a graduate program with completion expected within 12 months of hire date.
Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
Basic Life Support
Required Minimum Experience
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Registered Nurse; includes three (3) years of progressive operational leadership to include direct management of others and financial management is required
Experience managing department-level budget and metrics is strongly preferred.
Experience overseeing and growing cardiac services is strongly preferred.
Required Minimum Skills
Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship building;
a knowledge of the health care environment;
leadership that includes such skills as successfully implementing and managing a change process – ability to use systems thinking- and inspire, coach others to be successful;
model the way for professional practice;
professionalism and teamwork/collaboration for self/department/medical staff;
and possess necessary business skills to manage human and material resources.
Must be a continuous learner who understands health care financing;
strategy and operations for running a business unit(s);
and effectively employ data and technology to support work processes and make decisions.
Supports shared governance or shared decision making;
manage the design and delivery of care that in based on evidence and focused on quality and safety.
Knowledge of risk management and various accreditation/regulations/licensing requirements assuring that these are upheld while advancing industry standards through the achievement of goals by effective management and measurement of outcomes.
Wellstar is one of the largest health systems in Georgia. We know that giving people easy access to our services and locations is an essential part of great care. We offer:9 hospitals8 emergency departments300+ medical office locations9 cancer centers80+ rehabilitation centers3 hospice facilities4 senior living centers21 imaging centers18 urgent care locations5 health parksAs a not-for-profit health system, our passion for people extends beyond our system and into the communities we serve. Each year, we reinvest in you. With the help of the Wellstar Foundation, our programs include:Charity care for eligible patientsHealth screeningsPrevention and wellness programsOur commitment to compassionate, customized patient care has earned us national recognition. All of our hospitals have received the Gold Seal of Approval accreditation from The Joint Commission. In addition, we’ve earned prestigious awards in many of our service areas, including cancer care, rehabilitation, imaging and others. Learn more about our accreditations and certifications.Our MissionTo enhance the health and wellbeing of every person we serve.Our VisionTo deliver world-class healthcare to every person, every time.