Magnet Program Director - Full Time

Job ID: J112976
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jun 5, 2018

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Description

Date Posted: 6/15/2017
Location: Allegheny General Hospital
Department: Professional Practice
Status: Full Time
Shift:  80 hours every two weeks
Union: No

The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.

For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes.

Since 1885, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has offered medical care to Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.  What started with just 50 beds inside two adjoining brick homes has evolved into a premier health care institution with over 600 beds.  Today, AGH still follows the founding partners mission statement, “Erected for the benefit of mankind to save life, relieve suffering and conserve health” by continually striving for outstanding patient experience and care.  Allegheny General offers its patients many modern-day amenities, state-of-the art surgical suites, innovative technology, and advanced medical treatments, which are delivered by its world-renowned doctors in conjunction with exceptional teams of nurses, technicians, clinicians and supporting staff.

Job Summary:  Responsible and accountable for a designated patient population for the purpose of providing care based upon enactment of the nursing process. 

Lead and sustain the Magnet Recognition Program at designated hospital. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the ANCC Magnet application, annual reports and re-designation processes. Coordinates activities required to maintain and sustain ANCC Magnet Recognition Status, including but not limited to providing education to nurses/staff and Magnet Recognition Program standards and expectations, coordination and facilitation of Magnet Councils, acting as a resource and advisor for the shared governance councils, coordinating an assessment of Magnet readiness gap analysis, submitting application for Magnet Recognition, verifying that all requirements are met and designing and implementing process to maintain and sustain Magnet performance requirements on ongoing basis and for re-application. Facilitates and oversees the preparation of documentation, policies, research and informal sessions relative to maintaining Magnet status.

Oversees collection of key nursing sensitive indicators and outcomes and develops all reports and demographics for submission to the ANCC Magnet Office. Maintains expert knowledge of current Magnet requirements and ensures organization awareness and success. Collaborates with other Allegheny Health Network hospitals on the journey to Magnet Designation.

Responsibilities:

Leads and assumes organizational responsibility for all aspects of the ANCC Magnet application, designation and re-designation processes. Develops plan to ensure compliance and maintenance with Magnet requirements and annual reports.
Functions as primary liaison with Magnet Office.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with administration, nursing leadership and all staff to ensure achievement of goals related to Magnet readiness. Mentors leadership team members to ensure the development of enhanced knowledge related to Magnet.
Identifies, develops and maintains comprehensive data management systems that support information submission to the Magnet office and enables accurate tracking of key performance indicators.
Develops Magnet dashboards and shares with CNO and Nursing Leadership Team on a monthly basis.
Coordinates and leads development of Magnet re-design documents and annual reports.
Develops appropriate timeline and prioritizes work that results in a comprehensive submission reflective of the achievements, outcomes and successes of the hospital.
Coordinates readiness activities for Magnet site visit. Provides guidance, support and an overall plan that galvanizes the Magnet Escort Team and front line staff for site visit. Engages administration, physicians, staff and all inter-professional partners in Magnet site visit activities and preparedness.
Coordinates and supports other activities related to professional nursing practice and care innovation as assigned by Chief Nursing Officer.
Partners with all nurse leaders to ensure focus on exemplary professional practice, quality, safety and patient care outcomes.
Provides administrative direction to strengthen and sustain the shared governance structure. Fosters shared decision making in nursing by implementing strategies and infrastructure to guide and support nurse leaders and nursing staff towards a successful and sustainable Nursing Shared Governance Model and Professional Practice Model.
Designs processes and programs in collaboration with CNO and nurse leaders to support professional development related to education advancement and national certification of all nurses.
Requirements:

Current RN PA license in good standing
BSN required; Master's Degree preferred
Specialty nursing certification preferred
Must demonstrate strong management and organizational skills. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups, strong leadership abilities, and be able to generate enthusiasm for the successful completion of this project. Needs to provide regular progress reports with recommendations to the nursing management team and department heads
Minimum of five years experience in nursing administrative level position. Project management experience required with exceptional written and oral communication skills demonstrated in past positions.
Previous experience as a Magnet Program Director preferred.

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