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Sr Director of Nursing /Seton Medical Center Austin / Nursing Administration 001 / FT Days

Seton Medical Center Austin
Seton Healthcare Family
Type Full time Posted 12/3/2013
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/15/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Austin Referral - n/a -    
Sr Director of Nursing /Seton Medical Center Austin / Nursing Administration 001 / FT Days
TX - Austin

Additional Job Information

Title: Sr Dir-Nursing

City, State: Austin, TX

Location: Seton Medical Center Austin

Department: Nursing Administration 001

Additional Job Details: FT Days

Marketing Statement
Seton Healthcare Family offers rewarding and diverse career opportunities, superior benefits and excellent options for personal growth. Seton is always looking for dedicated and skilled individuals willing to share their hearts with those we serve.
The Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million. The network includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, several strategically located health facilities that provide medical care for well patients and three primary care clinics for the uninsured. Four out of every ten overnight patients in the region receive their care at a Seton facility.

With more than 13,000 associates, Seton is the largest private employer in Central Texas and the only not-for-profit organization among the top 25 employers in the Austin area. In addition, Seton is home to four Magnet nursing facilities-University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center and Seton Northwest Hospital.
About Austin: 
Austin is in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country-only a few hours from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Enjoy a mild climate, affordable housing and no state income tax! Plus you'll have the chance to be part of a friendly city that offers something for everyone: lively nightlife, recreational activities, colleges & universities, lakes and family-oriented fun. Rich in history, cultural diversity, natural beauty and a vibrant blend of professions, Austin is a cosmopolitan city with a down-home feel. Whatever you like, Central Texas has something to offer.
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Job Description


The Sr Dir-Nursing lads and directs services, workflow and resources for assigned nursing area.


  • Develops departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.
  • Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.
  • Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepares and monitors budget(s) and ensures that assigned nursing area operates within allocated funds. Coordinates and directs internal and externally-driven audits.
  • Supports the professional practice model at the site and specialty level. Ensures compliance with standards of practice.  Supports and advances shared governance structure. Collaborates effectively with organizational stakeholders. Drives accountability for compliance with external standards and regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborates with site executive leadership in the development of site strategic operating plans and with the regional management for nursing winning strategies, goals and objectives. Represents nursing in site medical executive committee or joint practice meetings. Develops strong, collaborative relationships with medical staff.  Collaborates on developing specific strategies and objectives aimed toward achieving a culture of safety and aggressive associate injury reduction.
  • Develops clinical, financial and human resource measures to compare actual results for the department to set goals and objectives.  Ensures development of enterprise-aligned, site and specialty specific programs to measure, analyze, and improve nursing care quality. Manages site resources to support quality patient care, services and patient safety. Supports use of available data/metrics to allocate resources appropriately. Develops and implements an appropriate succession planning strategy for key nursing leaders with site and specialty councils.
  • Ensures use of evidence and research to guide clinical and managerial decision-making. Aligns research priorities with nursing strategic objectives.  Accountable for site level technology use to improve efficiency, reduce costs, enhance safety and communication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Master's Level Degree, And,Minimum ten (10) years of successful nursing experience is required, to include five (5) years of leadership experience with a minimum of three (3) years of that leadership experience in departmental management.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Masters degree required.
  • Either the Masters or the Bachelor’s degree must be in Nursing.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Nurse Executive-Board Certified is preferred.
  • Current license to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Texas is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.