The Associate Nursing Director of Neonatal Services is the key leader of nursing and patient care services for the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital (UI SFCH) level IV NICU and its related services. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and overseeing the clinical and financial operations for all neonatal services delivered at UI SFCH; and will work across professions/departments to foster collaborative partnerships and effective models of care, providing efficient, quality care and support for all patients and families while embracing the organization's culture, mission, vision, and values.
Additional responsibilities include the development and optimization of staff and the promotion of the Magnet® Recognition Program Nursing culture and Nursing Excellence programs. The Associate Director will focus on process improvements, clinical outcomes, budget management, staff development, and will role model service excellence throughout the organization.
The following are the direct reports to this key position:
NICU-NIC1 Nurse Manager
NICU-NIC2 Nurse Manager
Neonatal Nursing Practice Leaders (NPL)
Leadership assignments within Children’s and Women’s Services
The following clinical services are collaborative reports to this key position:
Neonatal Care Coordination Program (Navigators and Social Workers)
NICU/Newborn Nursery ARNP Supervisor
Lactation Service (Lactation Consultants)
Neonatal Division – Research Nurses
Master's degree in Nursing or related field is required. If Master's Degree is in a related field, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is required.
Current license to practice nursing in Iowa or ability to obtain Iowa license upon hire.
Certification in nursing administration or applicable clinical area from nationally recognized professional certification body
Minimum five (5) years of experience in a leadership position in a large, complex health care organization with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines to ensure effective health care operations.
Demonstrated experience assuring patient safety, quality of care, and compliance with the Joint Commission and state and federal agencies.
Experience developing a high performing clinical teams and flexible workforce.
Demonstrated experience developing budgets, establishing priorities, and negotiating resource issues
Experience modeling service excellence principles/standards
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives
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