The Nursing Director is the leader of the clinical discipline of nursing with administrative, fiscal, and personnel accountability in the designated clinical area. The Nursing Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a therapeutic, healing, patient- and family- centered care environment. S/he participates in the development, refinement, communication and actualization of the BWH Department of Nursing (DON) Vision. As the clinical leader of the discipline, the Nursing Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards of nursing care and practice. The Nursing Director establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with all disciplines and departments necessary to create optimal patient outcomes and a professional practice environment. S/he partners with medical leadership to set mutual goals that advance teamwork, interdisciplinary learning and the environment of care.
The Transplant Nurse Director is responsible for managing the transplant nurse coordination services of the BWH Kidney/Pancreas, Lung and Heart Transplant Programs. The Nurse Director also has operational oversight of the Advanced Heart Disease (AHD) nursing staff. He/She provides direct personnel management, supervision, and professional development guidance to all the transplant and AHD nurses. The Nurse Director also oversees the nursing operations and the ongoing evaluation and development of nursing services provided by the transplant and AHD program. He/She collaborates closely with the Medical and Surgical Directors of the transplant programs, the Executive Medical Director of the AHD program, and the Director of Transplant Administration, to facilitate identification and resolution of issues related to transplant and AHD nursing clinical practices. The Nurse Director participates in the transplant Quality Assurance/Process Improvement (QAPI) and compliance-related activities. As a key member of the Transplant Administration team, the Nurse Director also participates in nursing-related budgeting and planning and development, and provides the nursing perspective (and overall input) for marketing/outreach initiatives.
1. Current nursing licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2. Masters degree in nursing required. 3. Clinical experience will be evaluated on an individual basis by the hiring director. 4. Previous leadership experience with demonstrated management ability is preferred. 5. Certification in clinical specialty area or administration is encouraged.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible, clinically related experience; transplant coordination experience strongly preferred.
Transplant coordinator certification or ability to achieve certification upon hire strongly preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required
1. Must have demonstrated clinical competence in nursing practice. 2. Must possess analytical abilities necessary to organize, to supervise and to evaluate the work of others; to develop and to administer policies, procedures, budgets, and utilize current concepts of nursing practice. 3. Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective leadership to staff, and to interact with patients, visitors, physicians, other clinical disciplines and a variety of hospital departments. 4. Must possess both management and leadership skills to be effective with multiple levels of staff.
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