Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) is seeking a Nursing Director, Neonatal Services, to work in partnership with the VPs of Nursing and Hospital Operations, the System Medical Director of Neonatal Services, the Chief of Emory Neonatology, and the Medical Directors of Children’s neonatal intensive care units to develop and operate a strategically-focused, quality department.
The Nursing Director, Neonatal Services, will be accountable for clinical operations of neonatal EMCO and Advanced Technologies services, quality improvement initiatives, and nursing excellence across campuses, and he/she will function as a resource and role model for the neonatal leadership team.
Establishes, coordinates, and maintains an organizational structure for Neonatology services, ECMO and Advanced Technologies services at all campuses which promotes the provision of quality healthcare.
Partners with physician leadership to ensure integration and consistency of clinical operations and business processes, drive quality improvement initiatives, and develop innovative and strategic programs.
Accountable for overall clinical operations management of neonatal services including:
Integrating and coordinating care delivery
Ensuring adequate staffing to support clinical and business functions
Managing overall financial performance of the inpatient units
Assisting with budget development and financial analysis
Managing quality improvement activities in collaboration with the physicians and priorities to drive superior clinical outcomes.
Ensuring appropriate information systems and databases to support clinical operations
Creating and maintaining good physician relationships
Maintaining and striving to meet national metrics to be a top tier, nationally recognized NICU which includes USNWR, Magnet, Pediatric Surgery Verification Program, and AAP NICU Verification Program.
Serves as key contact point for operation issues related to neonatal and ECMO services, including regular interaction and communication with administrative and physician partners.
Serves as role model for professional development through promotion of recruitment, retention, and continuing education of neonatal and ECMO staff.
Promotes autonomy and accountability by fostering an environment for Shared Leadership and unit staff to collaborate in effective problem solving.
Ensures development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services, and meets compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Develops strategies to promote exceptional customer service and patient and family education.
Experience and Skills
Minimum of five years management/administrative experience in a healthcare setting
Leadership experience in a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit
Excellent communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders
Strategic planning and evaluation
Strong change management skills
Sound business acumen and financial management
Strong quality improvement experience
Strong analytical skills
Team building and interpersonal skills
Personal organization and time management
Education and Licensure
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related healthcare-related field
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Professional nursing certification required upon hire or must obtain within one year of hire
Master’s degree in Nursing, Business, or other healthcare-related field
Professional Nursing Certification in nursing leadership or neonatology (CCRN, highly preferred)
Fundamental knowledge of QI processes and implementation
Internal Number: 70883
About Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The mission of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Across three hospitals, 19 neighborhood locations and 13 telemedicine sites, we manage more than 1.2 million patient visits each year from 444,000 unique patients. More than 2,000 pediatric physicians provide care across 60 specialties with support from 11,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers. In addition to fulfilling our role as the community’s trusted source for pediatric healthcare, we conduct groundbreaking research to discover new cures and train and attract some of the best pediatric physicians in the world.
Our dedication to caring for our community’s children has garnered national recognition and secured our reputation as one of the best pediatric healthcare systems in the United States. We are ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by upholding national standards for healthcare quality and safety, and have achieved Magnet® recognition for our dedication to nursing excellence.
Children’s is also the trusted safety net for all of Georgia’s kids. We serve children fro...m all 159 Georgia counties and beyond. Our patients come from more diverse backgrounds than any other provider in the state. We serve as a bridge to our state’s rural communities and hospitals through transfer agreements and telemedicine sites throughout rural Georgia. Every child we serve has access to some of the best pediatric healthcare available, regardless of their ability to pay.
Children’s is one of the most respected pediatric healthcare providers in the United States. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States, and throughout the world for more than 100 years.