The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on healthcare issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. The ANA Enterprise is the family of organizations that is comprised of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation (Foundation). The three organizations work as a cohesive system to achieve the Enterprise vision, advance the mission, and embody the Enterprise values.
The Director of Nursing Practice & Work Environment provides strategic direction for the areas of nursing practice, occupational safety and health, and the nursing work environment.Through the process of research synthesis, analysis, evaluation and critical thinking the NPWE team develops recommendations and positions to advise the ANA leadership and board of directors.This position also responsible for supervising the NPWE team members.
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Develop and implement the key activities for NPWE consistent with ANA’s strategic plan. Including efforts to launch and disseminate national standards and policy in a variety of issues including nurse staffing, evolution of nursing practice, patient safety, safe patient handling and mobility, workplace violence and incivility, and nursing scope and standards of practice.
Manage the performance of the NPWE team members and administer a robust professional development, team building and employee engagement program necessary for a high performing team.
· Manage a portfolio of work associated with advanced practice registered nurse practice.
· Prepare, monitor and provide forecasting information related to budget(s) required for department activities, including grant funds where needed
Must be a Registered Nurse with an active license. Master’s degree in nursing, education, or public health required, PhD/DNP preferred. If Master’s Degree is not in nursing, then baccalaureate must be in nursing.
Related Work Experience
A minimum of ten (10) years of nursing practice-related work with a preference for APRN practice experience with at least three (3) years of supervisory experience.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong staff management and development skills.
· Ability to critically think and collaboratively build solutions in a high visibility work environment.
· Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Ability to recognize and advance potential business opportunities.
· Strong interpersonal skills and political insight.
· Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and demanding workload.
Preferred Skills & Experience
· APRN practice experience.
About American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. Mission Statement: Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all.