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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Nursing Administration
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 693845
Date Posted: 10/6/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Director of Professional Practice/Magnet Coordinator aligns education programs to promote professional development of nursing, and meet standards and criteria of appropriate licensing and accrediting bodies. Coordinates process, develops and submits application for Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program. The director supports the goals and objectives of the organization and the division. Collaborates with nursing vice presidents, managers, staff, and various committees in order to meet Magnet criteria. Plans and implements activities and facilitates compliance with Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program requirements. Coordinates committees, task forces, meetings and activities related to Magnet application process. Develops and plans activities that promote professional development and enhance the practice of nursing.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Demonstrates strong leadership skills to cultivate a high performance team.
    • Assures engagement, satisfaction and alignment of employees and providers to ensure effective implementation of strategic and operational plans within the assigned entity.
    • Mentors leaders and management in career growth and actively cooperates in succession planning efforts at the System level with special emphasis on retaining and recruiting a diverse work force.
    • Monitors and ensures the hiring of competent staff, proper orientation, relevant continuing education, and competency validation.
    • Establishes clear performance and customer services expectations.
    • Creates an environment in which effective communication and responsiveness to customer needs are personal priorities. Provides timely resolution and response to customer complaints, concerns and suggestions.
  2. Directs development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing sensitive quality indicators and standards for clinical orientation, skill and competency development, professional development and continuing education to promote and support high quality services and compliance with established standards
    • Responsible for department performance improvement activities and participates in interdepartmental or Hospital performance improvement activities.
  3. Develops and leads projects that align with strategic initiatives to ensure organizational objectives are achieved. Leads new opportunities and challenges engaging stakeholders at all levels.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of hospital initiatives and programs.
    • Demonstrates ability to follow through and complete projects.
    • Assists with measurement, aggregation, reporting and response to patient and staff satisfaction and other required surveys.
  4. Reviews, participates and involves staff in the decision making of nursing policy and procedure formulation. Demonstrates knowledge of relevant regulatory body standards for maintaining standards of care and assures standards are met.
    • Develops and maintains department policies that support evidence-based practice.
    • Aware of federal and state legislation impacting delivery of nursing care.
  5. Promotes shared governance model through self-participation, promotion and support of staff participation in model and decision making.
    • Works with Nursing Leadership and staff to implement shared governance model.
  6. Plans, implements & evaluates processes to achieve and maintain Magnet Nursing Service Recognition criteria
    • Attends educational programs that enhance knowledge about Magnet Nursing Service Recognition program.
    • Facilitates implementation of innovations that support achievement and maintenance of Magnet status.
    • Demonstrates inclusion of research in pursuit of Magnet status.
    • Develops timeline for achieving magnet criteria.
    • Identifies interdisciplinary resources for achieving individual Magnet criteria.
    • Administers all aspects of Magnet application process.
    • Completes Magnet application.
    • Coordinates schedule for Magnet site visit.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Magnet Nursing Service Recognition criteria.
    • Integrates nursing practice standards from licensing, professional and accrediting bodies into Magnet application.
  7. Assists staff in developing, monitoring and reporting unit-based and departmental quality/performance improvement activities.
    • Participates in organization wide patient safety initiatives.
    • Operates as a resource for health care professionals
  8. Serves as a resource, mentor and role model for nursing, hospital staff and community.
    • Keeps organization leaders informed of issues and problems that impact department.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Required
2. Master’s degree in Nursing. Required
3. Doctorate in Nursing Practice Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Three (3) years or more of leadership experience in Nursing. Required
2. Experience with database creation and management. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN License from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona law prior to start date. Required
2. National certification in area of specialty or related field. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
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