Senior Director of Nursing, Peri-Operative Services, RN (Nurse, BSN, MSN)

Wilmington, DE, 19803
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Senior Director of Nursing - Peri-Operative Services to join our team in Wilmington, DE. This leader will have oversight for the OR, Pre-OP/PACU, Day Medicine and GI at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital and our Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Bryn Mawr, PA and Deptford, NJ.

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 280,000 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.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

This position is responsible for providing leadership to all nursing and ancillary clinical associates within Peri-Operative Services in the Delaware Valley and AIDHC.

Leadership includes participating in strategic planning, ensuring consistent evidence-based care delivery and delivering benchmarked quality patient service and outcomes. This individual must demonstrate experience with Lean methodology or similar continuous improvement competency, as well as change management skills and fiscal stewardship. This position reports to the Operational Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive and works collaboratively with nursing leaders, hospital administrators, practice leadership, office managers and physicians. This position role-models Nemours Standards of Behavior and actively supports Nemours vision and True North goals.

Primary Functions
  • Supervises the organization, coordination and direction of patient care services in all Peri-Operative Services in the Delaware Valley, AIDHC and other areas as assigned. Ensures advancement of the Nemours True North vision, strategies, brand, model of care, quality/safety goals and commitment to patient/family-centered care.
  • Well versed in the ANCC Magnet model and is prepared to lead, innovate and document continued progress for re-designation. Advances understanding of ANCC Magnet among ambulatory nurses.
  • Ensures integration of continuous improvement principles and strategies in all operational areas. Promotes concepts of standard work, daily huddles and reliable methods in all locations.
  • Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals. Ensures Shared Governance Model is effective in achieving Associate engagement and evidence-based nursing practice. Supports and mentors members of Shared Governance.
  • Is responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation and the Delaware Valley practices. Demonstrates broad knowledge of national pediatric benchmarks for quality outcomes of care and service, and effectively executes plans to achieve and surpass benchmarks.
  • Provides clinical direction in planning for new building sites and remodeling of existing sites. Leads special projects and/or task forces, leads patient and family-centered care initiative, and attends committee meetings as assigned by the Operational Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive. Extends discretionary effort in collaborating with partners from the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL.
  • Creates a learning environment for students from nursing, medicine, administration and allied health programs that promote application of relevant theories and principles related to multidisciplinary patient care and service management.
  • Encourages the development of research ideas and testing research hypotheses in the delivery of care of pediatric patient populations, modifying Nursing practice based on research findings as appropriate and sharing such to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of pediatric health care through publication and presentation at appropriate seminars, meetings and symposiums.
  • Demonstrates outstanding stewardship and innovation. Follows cost control standards of the hospital and practice, including development and management of budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communications skills required.

Additional Functions
  • Mentors and supports all associates to meet and exceed customer service goals.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
  • Maintains current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities.
  • Conducts effective and timely departmental meetings and roundings.

Performance Skills
  • Knowledge of hospital, practice and departmental regulations, procedures, policies and standards, as well as federal, state and survey agencies (e.g., Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, state) regulations, laws, and standards of practice and policies.
  • Focuses on patient service and demonstrates ability to coordinate complex nursing care.
  • Effectively communicates in written formats both verbally and non-verbally, inquiring, suggesting, accurately informing and accepting feedback.
  • Builds and fosters professional relationships and delegates effectively by setting priorities and goals for others. Demonstrates ability to motivate team and guide change, and is effective in achieving conflict resolution.
  • Institutional team player. Must have ability to work well with others.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Takes calculated risks.
  • Self-motivates, stays on task, works independently, uses time effectively, is proactive, and is able to establish and achieve priorities.

  • A BSN in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing or related field required; MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience is required; upper-level Nursing Administration experience preferred. Experience with family-centered care preferred.
  • Active Delaware (or compact state) and Pennsylvania and New Jersey Registered Nurse licensure required.
  • Current professional certification required.

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.

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