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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
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Nursing at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is charged with providing the highest quality care to individuals who live with a psychiatric disorder. Nursing is made up of registered nurses at all levels, as well as mental health specialists and medical receptionists who work collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team. Nurses and mental health specialists are empowered to make decisions that impact practice and quality care.
We strive to provide excellent, evidenced-based, and patient-centered care to all of our patients, their loved ones, and the community. Our goals are to offer our patients support and encouragement that there is hope for recovery.
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As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development provides oversight for the development of training and programs in regard to promoting clinical practice standards.
- Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises programs of orientation, inservice-training, and continuing education
- Takes a lead role in educational initiatives to ensure quality patient care and customer satisfaction.
- Acts as a resource and liaison to the VUMC community by serving on hospital wide committees or task forces.
- Represents Vanderbilt within the professional community.
- Provides leadership to ensure quality (safe, patient-centered care) using key organizational strategies and evidence based tactics.
This position will oversee operations of educational programs that are specific to the VPH and VBH, supervise staff responsible for those programs, collaborate with leaders of VUMC to assess and plan for entity wide educational needs, and represent interests of the behavioral health enterprise on educational matters that cross entities.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
- Managing Vision & Purpose
- Collaborates with central clinical education department on enterprise wide initiatives.
- Identifies, allocates, and proposes resources to deliver projects/initiatives aligned with organizational mission.
- Collaborates with senior clinical and administrative staff to establish the mission, strategic plan, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies for the Clinical Enterprise.
- Motivating & Influencing
- Recognizes and rewards desired performance. Supports retention of staff using techniques consistent with Elevate framework.
- Active Listening and Communicating Clearly (verbal & written)
- Role models Credo behaviors. Establishes and maintains an environment of trust, fairness, consistency and confidentiality with team members and with other internal and external customers consistent with VUMC Credo.
- Listens and seeks clarification through Elevate rounding. Reviews rounding logs and uses findings to develop solutions to identified issues within scope of accountability. Utilizes active methods to solicit input from staff and faculty.
- Establishes systems to share knowledge across the clinical enterprise. Communicates organizational information to ensure staff/leaders are informed. Represents needs and interests of direct reports to all levels of the leadership structure. Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
- In collaboration with the leadership team, assesses the delivery of care to an identified patient population. Conducts learning needs assessments for individuals/groups of staff. Provides patient care manager with staff performance data in relation to established internal and external benchmarks.
- Partners with all members of the leadership team to execute on patient safety and quality outcome goals. Establishes mutually agreed upon corrective action plans with assigned responsibilities to achieve desired outcomes.
- Acts as a consultant and liaison with area staff and leadership to promote agreed upon Patient Care Standards. Interprets policies and procedures to clinical staff. Assesses that documentation of care is appropriate and collaborates with leadership team to address issues. Utilizes strategies such as rounding for outcomes.
- Provides feedback to leadership team related to staff progress and role transition.
- Clinical Quality Management and Service Orientation
- Implements programs and monitors activities that promote a safe, therapeutic, customer-friendly environment. Collaborates with management team to monitor satisfaction outcomes and develop action plans to address issues within scope.
- Acts as clinical leader and provides education for staff on clinical standards. Plans, implements, evaluates, and revises training for staff in accordance with the JC, OSHA standards, and area/hospital policies. Collaborates to develop initial and ongoing staff competencies. Reviews staff compliance summaries.
- Ensures that care is safe, effective, efficient, timely, equitable, patient centered, and evidence based.Utilizes current literature, best practices, and an interdisciplinary approach to develop Patient Care Standards. Stays current in area of professional nursing development practice. Uses appropriate processes and models to monitor and proactively manage risk.
- Coaches staff to prioritize and collaborate with the healthcare team. Collaborates with the rest of the leadership team to determine areas for improvement in clinical practice and develop improvement plans. Outpatient/procedural: Measures and contributes to improvement in patient access, cycle times, and patient wait times.
- Active participant in clinical practice policy development/revision. Makes recommendations for education or other appropriate actions. Takes a leadership role in determining how new/changing technology is used in clinical practice. Identifies clinical questions and participates in relevant research.
- Collaborates to define space requirements. Advocates for space to meet staff educational needs.
- Developing & Retaining Top Talent
- Collaborates with staff and leaders to plan and implement orientation programs and staff and leader development opportunities. Incorporates relevant policy into the orientation process. Develops systems/processes to help staff meet competency requirements. Utilizes available technology and other creative instructional strategies. Develops entity specific strategies that support organizational goals.
- Serves as a professional nursing role model by: priority setting, resource utilization, professional behaviors, critical thinking, problem solving and communication. Assesses learning needs of new and existing staff and plans accordingly. Matches learners with appropriate resources. Assists in creating an organizational culture across the enterprise that promotes life long learning and development which provides a safe, satisfying and enriching environment. Accountable for development of individual and team competence/performance.
- Collaborates with leadership to create and implement strategies that promote retention and are designed to make VUMC an employer of choice.
- Builds, maintains and supports a culture that fosters effective working relationships, desired patient outcomes and organizational goals.
- Exemplifies Credo behaviors to build relationships and manage conflict within scope of responsibility. Identifies service recovery strategies that preserve individual dignity.
- Planning & Decision Making
- Provides data and support for accurate preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets including staffing issues, patient flow issues, process change opportunities. Utilizes resources to achieve safe, cost effective, clinically appropriate patient care. Manages relevant budgets. Develops criteria and sets priorities for the utilization of educational resources. Plans for appropriate staff education, competencies, and orientation that maximize available financial resources.
- Monitors and reviews departmental performance of productivity targets and budgetary performance with leadership team.. Follows financial policies and guidelines.
- Mentors and coaches staff in effective time management and prioritization of competing needs. Identifies resources to manage competing demands to support optimum entity function.Works with leadership team to determine area priorities that align with institutional priorities.
- Leads and models collaboration with others to identify and address issues, solve problems and evaluate outcomes. Participates on shared governance, departmental and/or organizational committees to address system problems/issues and facilitate information exchange.
- Leverages resources within the enterprise and across organization to identify and develop innovative strategies that improve service, quality and productivity.
- Recognizes, initiates and leads change, utilizing established methods such as Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA).
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
- US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
- Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
- Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
- The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
- National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
- Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
- Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
- American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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