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. 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 is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The senior director collaborates with the VP of Operations Mother Baby Clinical Service Line, Nursing colleagues, Chief of Critical Care Services, Medical Directors, and portfolio leaders to advance program vision, align strategic direction, coordinate efforts across divisions, services, and organizations, and provide clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. The sr. 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 sr. director fosters linkages between nursing leadership and personnel and the other healthcare disciplines and staff throughout the organization. This position has a major responsibility for the implementation of 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. Additionally, The sr. director reaches outside of the organization to advance clinical best practices to improve the care of mothers and babies across the region. They support the utilization of technology, such as virtual care, to improve access and service quality.
The senior 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 sr. 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.
The Sr Director Clinical Services – Neonatal reports to the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services.
* Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Minnesota or eligible for licensure.
*BS RN required; Masters in Nursing, Healthcare, Business or related field required. BA in Nursing considered with a Masters in Nursing.
Minimum 10 years of related clinical experience. Minimum 5 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.
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.
Internal Number: 180270U5
About Children's Minnesota
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the largest high-risk referral center in the Upper Midwest. The neonatal services program at Children’s provides tertiary and quaternary care through our Level III, II and step-down care units with a combined bed capacity of 171 between our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Additionally, Children’s provides outreach neonatal coverage in several surrounding hospitals in the area. Services include consultation and assessment for emergency and continuing care of premature and critically-ill infants.