Director of Neonatal Care Services - Sign-on Bonus Eligible
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 210272GO
Our neonatal program is the largest in the Midwest. We provide the full scope of care for infants needing intensive care. At the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Minnesota St. Paul Campus, our inter-disciplinary team of over 500 professionals is dedicated to the care of babies born prematurely, those with birth defects, genetic disorders, medical disorders and any baby needing surgery. We care for babies requiring complex care, including hemodynamic monitoring, critical medication management, and maintenance of systemic perfusion and management of organ failure. We are a part of the Mother Baby Center in St. Paul at United Hospital which includes high-risk delivery services. The Children’s St. Paul NICU is a 62-bed unit providing level 2 and level 3 neonatal care, which allows for continuity of care from admission to discharge. Our team balances a highly technical skill set with a family-centered approach. We rely on teamwork, with open and respectful communication, and promote an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.
The Director collaborates with Nursing colleagues, Medical Directors, and portfolio leaders to advance program vision, coordinate efforts across divisions, services, and organizations, and provide clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. The director facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships among nursing personnel and other healthcare disciplines consistent with the components of the Magnet Model and designation and Children's values. The director fosters linkages between nursing leadership and employees and the other healthcare disciplines and staff throughout the organization. This position supports the organization's mission, vision, values, code of conduct, evidence-based practice, and nursing practice within their defined areas of responsibility and considering clinical needs of the population across the care continuum.
The Director Clinical Services - Neonatal has responsibility and accountability to ensure that services and programs provided in their neonatal portfolio are patient/family focused, clinically excellent, operationally efficient, and achieve effective outcomes in clinical quality, safety, cost, experience, and staff engagement. The director advocates for and maximizes the use of available resources to ensure the delivery of efficient, safe, and compassionate clinical care based on current standards of practice and evidence. They have accountability for nursing practice in all areas of responsibility and provides leadership to promote shared decision making.
License/Certification/Registration: *Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Minnesota or eligible for licensure.
Education: *Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing required. *Master's degree preferred in healthcare related field (preferably nursing, MBA with healthcare focus, or MHA). *Professional nursing certification required (or achieved within 1 year of hire).
Experience: *Minimum 10+ years of progressively more responsible clinical management and leadership experience. *Demonstrated success in system implementations. *Progressive management/leadership/ experience at the system level. *Management experience in a labor contract environment preferred. *A track record of developing people through coaching, mentoring, and encouragement.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: *Demonstrated ability in strategic thinking, planning, and implementation. *Possesses a proven track record of leading cost-effective hospital and health services operations. *Experience in successful partnering with other health care programs and organizations, including community agencies. *Possesses a strong background specifically in nursing and clinical operations and have experience in quality improvement, benchmarking, process improvement, patient safety, productivity management and patient satisfaction. *Demonstrates excellent collaboration and influence skills to support service line development. *Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate effective teams with proven ability to realize favorable outcomes and performance. *Effective communicator both in facilitating group discussion and presenting information in a larger forum. *Knowledge of how to incorporate evidence based practices and resources for benchmarking processes and outcomes. *Knowledge, methods and skills needed to effectuate change, to understand and value the perspectives and responsibilities of others, and the capacity to mentor others. *Financial acumen.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children’s Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.
Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.