The Assistant Vice President, Nursing & Patient Services (AVP) at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will be a professional registered nurse (RN) who functions as the senior nurse leader of BMSCH, member of the BMSCH executive leadership team and member of the senior nursing administration group of RWJUH. The AVP is responsible for developing, assessing, planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating patient care to ensure the highest quality of care is provided in a cost-effective manner throughout BMSCH. The AVP works with unit/program leaders to maximize team member engagement and the patient experience. The AVP is responsible for maintaining regulatory agency standards of care and ANA Standards of Nursing Practice within areas of responsibility.
Management of Patient Care: Assesses clinical services for delivery of patient care, staff competency and the patient experience. Analyzes standards of practice, policies, and procedures on an ongoing basis. Monitors and ensures attainment of quality and patient experience standards.
Financial Management: Manages salary and non-salary expenses and demonstrates budgetary control.
Communication: Maintains positive employee relations within the service. Collaborates with physicians and all members of the healthcare team to assure an integrated approach to patient care.
Staff Development: Identifies and addresses staff educational and development needs. Identifies staff leadership potential and develops leadership team. Facilitates staff involvement and attendance at meetings and seminars.
Evaluation: Provides ongoing evaluation and feedback to staff and measures the outcome based on specific standards.
Planning/Program Development: Works with leadership team in development and management of new programs and services.
A minimum of 10-15 years of progressive leadership experience, ideally in an academic medical center, major teaching, or multi-site healthcare system; senior management level experience or demonstrated progress to the senior executive level.
Minimum of 7-10 years leadership experience in Pediatric Services.
Participation and/or leadership of the Magnet journey are required.
A master's degree in nursing is required. An M.H.A., M.B.A., and/or doctoral degree in nursing or in active pursuit of a doctoral degree is a plus.
Nursing certification in associated specialty expected.
Eligibility for a State of New Jersey RN License.
A physical condition is required that permits reaching and mobility around the entire institution. Interact vision and speech is required as well as hearing sufficient to perform essential job responsibilities. In addition, must be able to function under rapidly changing and stressful conditions.
Exposure to blood, excrement, and odors. Exposure to infection and communicable diseases.