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Provides overall administrative leadership, management,
strategic planning, and program development for surgical services
as well as all perioperative care delivered in the Surgical
Services department with respect to the AHN focus 5: Quality and
Safety, Customer Service, Growth and Access, Financial Stability,
People. This position is accountable to the CNO for leading and
executing strategies around nursing. Additionally, this position
will actively collaborate with our offices and physicians across
Directs all clinical services and program development for the
Operating Room, PACU, SSU, Central Services, Anesthesia,
Preadmission Review, and the Jefferson Surgery Center.
Creates an environment that embraces cultural diversity and
recognition that we are stronger as an interdisciplinary team when
we embrace our differences.
Promotes an environment of transparency with the use of visual
management boards on nursing units.
Promotes staff participation in the annual NDNQI nurse
satisfaction survey. Additionally, coaches managers on identified
opportunities from nurse satisfaction survey results.
Actively participates in review and identification of
opportunities of nurse quality indicators as measured by NDNQI at
individual department level partnering with nurse managers.
Benchmarks AHN-SVH performance against national best
Pursues sharing of best practices through publication,
presentation at conferences and networking with other AHN leaders
throughout the system.
Performs large scale project management independently.
Implements and monitors initiatives to recognize, reward and
Actively participates in the development and communication of
nursing's shared vision.
Seeks out learning opportunities to enhance professional growth
and development. Creates and updates personal professional
development plan annually. Minimally meets state requirements for
Identifies opportunities for journal publications for self and
Participates in a research project.
Lead and support evidence based projects & nursing research by
assisting in the identification of opportunities to incorporate the
scientific method into nursing practice.
Financial stewardship: monitors, controls, and is accountable
for maintaining departmental costs within budgeted allocations.
Builds trusting and collaborates relationships with other
hospital departments, patient care units, ambulance services,
medical staff, patient and families, law enforcement officers,
clergy, morticians, media and other health facilities.
Utilizes a transformational leadership style to facilitate
effective change management principles to drive needed
Reviews patient satisfaction data and findings from Press Ganey
and assists in coaching managers formulate improvement plan.
Analyzes clinical service areas for operational effectiveness,
using dashboards and other data sources.
Oversees and ensures that standards of care are maintained
relative to quality management, utilization review, and discharge
Accountable to ensure ongoing development and operation of
Shared Governance model in all departments.
Serves as a consultant for nurse managers and medical staff on
patient care or nursing issues assisting with interpretation of
Health Center policies to ensure patient needs are met.
Through research and planning ensures patient care is delivered
in accordance with the professional standards for nursing practice
and is evidenced based.
Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or in Master's degree
program with completion plan
National Certification required within 1 year of taking
PA State Registered Nurse License
Certification in area of specialty
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
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Highmark Health is a national, blended health organization that
includes one of America’s largest Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers
and a growing regional hospital and physician network.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Highmark Health’s 35,000 employees
serve millions of customers nationwide through the nonprofit
organization’s affiliated businesses, which include Highmark Inc.,
Allegheny Health Network, HM Insurance Group, United Concordia
Dental, HM Health Solutions and HM Home & Community Services.
Highmark Health’s businesses proudly serve a broad spectrum of
health-related needs including health insurance, health care
delivery, population health management, dental solutions,
reinsurance solutions, and innovative, technology solutions.