Vice President Patient Care Services
Job Opportunity at The Exeter Group

Posted on Feb 8

http://exetergroup.net    312.475.2800 x117

Location: Little Rock, AR
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4149715

The Vice President of Patient Care Services will review cost, quality, safety, utilization, and value data regularly with nursing leaders, clinical leaders and health system executives, and will be responsible for both the dissemination of this information and for the development of interventions needed to improve value (both cost and quality). The VP-PCS will develop, align, and mobilize clinical leaders to successfully achieve clinical, operational, and strategic priorities for the organization. They will serve as an organizational and community role model for ethical management behavior and promote an awareness and understanding of ethical and moral principles that are consistent with the mission, vision, and values. The VP-PCS plays a critical role in the development of strategies involving the design and deployment of clinical resources, the design of alignment options for nurses and other provider groups, and the establishment / management of partnerships as part of a broader clinical integration strategy.

•    Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing, business, hospital administration, or a related field. If his/her master’s degree is not in nursing, the nurse executive must possess a baccalaureate or doctorate in nursing.
•    A current license as a registered nurse in the state of Arkansas.
•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a clinical leader or manager
•    A minimum of 8 years as a registered nurse
•    A national certification in Nursing or Executive Leadership (CENP, NE-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE)

Position Responsibilities:
•    Leads resource management for clinical areas which report to her/him
•    Responsible for the identification and realization of clinical opportunities through reduction of variation in cost, quality, and resource utilization
•    Implement structures engaging stakeholders to conduct the work of clinical operations, integration, and care redesign
•    Collaborates with care management and utilization management
•    Implements care pathways and standards for clinical “next practice” programs, via medical director collaboration for these (supply standardization, LOS) – establishes clinical councils to                accomplish this work
•    Leads change activities in accordance with change models
•    Partners with physicians and other clinical leaders to act as cultural architects for the integration platform, establishing common clinical purpose across the continuum
•    Establishes organizational structures for accountability (nursing clinical councils, clinical program groups, shared governance councils etc.)
•    Creates and models cross-functional / multi-disciplinary leadership for clinical programs
•    Manages nursing leaders and personnel performance.
•    Identifies and develops high-potential nursing leaders for their current positions and for advancement/succession planning
•    Communicates with key stakeholders and groups
•    Actively participates in community boards/organizations/activities that promote the facility’s mission, philosophy, and values and represent opportunities for furthering the mission.
•    Educates stakeholders on the implications of the healthcare environment and community based care. Increases understanding and support of partnerships.
•    Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
•    Takes a leadership role in setting annual quality targets which support system-wide targets and metrics 
•    Manages quality, safety, and risk in close collaboration with other key departments 
•    Ensures adequate structures exist for oversight of quality and improvement activities 
•    Reports facility and system performance in quality and safety to Board of Directors, or to its Quality Committee 
•    Participates in strategic planning for the facility
•    Aggregates clinical expertise (via clinical program leadership, nursing councils, and other groups) to assist in the prioritization of capital expenditures
•    Manages internal and external relationships with nursing and physician organizations and other components of the clinically integrated network towards greater levels of integration
•    Engages in network development and planning work in collaboration with strategy, nursing groups, medical group leadership, and others
•    Co-leads, as requested, strategic transactions and alignment initiatives in a manner consistent with the integration strategy
•    Serves as the public relations and media interface for issues of clinical significance related to nursing and other clinicians

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, or gender identification.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Shay Turnage 
Executive Recruiter 
The Exeter Group
312-475-2800 Ext. 2006
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