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Highmark Health Director, Professional Practice and Education, West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Nursing Education and Professional Practice, provides leadership and direction for professional practice and education with respect to the AHN Focus 5: quality and safety, growth and access, patient experience, financial stability and people. Also responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives within the organization including the following: implementation of professional practice model, leading the magnet/pathway to excellence journey in conjunction with magnet program director/pathway coordinator , provide oversight to the hospital based nursing professional development specialists and generalists, active collaboration with local universities and oversight of the nurse residency program at the local level.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads all professional practice and educational components for nursing within the assigned hospital(s) including development, implementation and evaluation of activities. Monitors, controls and is accountable for maintaining departmental costs within budgeted allocations. (25%)

  • Analyzes recommended practice changes and education activities to determine the overall value to the hospital to ensure implementation of cost effective alternatives that promote quality improvement. Actively participates in the review and identification of opportunities for improvement in nurse quality indicators as measured by NDNQI. (25%)

  • Provides guidance to hospital leaders as the organization embarks/continues on the magnet journey. Actively participates in the development and communication of nursing's shared vision. (20%)

  • Serves as an educational consultant for leadership and education staff in areas of program development, clinical practice, regulatory compliance, professional development and other assigned committee work. Accountable to assure ongoing development and operation of Shared Governance model in all nursing departments. Collaborates with key hospital, community leadership, and management staff to facilitate, coordinate, communicate and educate performance initiatives and designations. (20%)

  • Analyzes clinical service areas for operational effectiveness using dashboards and other data sources. (10%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master' degree in Nursing

  • Valid PA nursing license

  • 3 years advanced practice, teaching and/or education development

Preferred

  • Doctorate

  • 3 years experience managing and leading educational programs in a health care setting

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Req ID: J197919

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