VP Acute Care/Clinical Ops, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2021
Reference 11414287
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Zip 55402
Salary Competitive
About Children's Minnesota

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 .

Position Summary

The VP of Acute Care and Clinical Operations is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership to ensure accomplishment of operational excellence, and clinical outcomes, patient safety, health equity and patient experience for several patient care units, including the Emergency Departments, Trauma Programs, pediatric units and clinical operations at Children's MN. The VP of Acute Care & Clinical Operations will collaborate with the Chief of Pediatrics and portfolio leaders to advance goals, program vision, coordinate efforts across different service lines across the organizations. Additionally, this role is responsible for the oversight of clinical operations including patient flow and both long/short term staffing. This position is responsible for overall operations and fiscal management, care models and quality improvement of the described departments, as well as the preparation, implementation and achievement of strategic plans resulting in cost-effective, sustainable operations in all areas of oversight. The Vice President of Acute Care & Clinical Operations will be a member of the nursing leadership team responsible for the development and execution of the nursing strategic plan and maintenance of Magnet designation.

Responsible for ensuring effective communications among physician leaders, providers, and other health care disciplines throughout the organization and is able to ensure continual collaboration. The VP of Acute Care & Clinical Operations leads, directs, and develops a direct report team and creates a positive and engaging work environment that fosters respect, inclusivity and teamwork. This role requires a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization in service to patients/families of our community. This role reports to the Chief Nursing Officer and SVP of Patient Care Services.

Location (e.g. remote or on-site): Minneapolis and St. Paul

License/Certification/Registration required? Yes
*Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of MN or eligible for licensure
*Professional nursing certification required (or achieved within 1 year of hire)

*Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing required
*Master's degree required (preferably MSN, MBA or MHA)

*Minimum 15 years related clinical experience.
*Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience overseeing nursing practices and clinical operations in a complex health care organization.
*Strong strategic thinking, financial management, adaptive change leadership, positive employee/labor relations, workforce recruitment and development and communication skills required.
*Has a track record of collaborating across functions to achieve organizational goals and development of nursing leadership and programs that advances clinical outcomes.
*Exhibits ability to serve as a trusted nurse advocate and strong consensus builder with successful track record of developing partnerships among multiple stakeholders to include executives, physicians and nursing staff/leadership.
*Track record of establishing efficient and effective systems that support the delivery of patient care and clinical outcomes within all disciplines throughout the system.
*Demonstrated commitment to patient care excellence, health equity, customer service, collaborative and respectful relationships, lifelong learning and continual improvement.
*Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals.
*Knowledge of the Magnet recognition program and regulatory requirements as it relates to quality, safety and patient outcomes.
*Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.
*Able to overcome obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations.
*Excellent organizational and follow-through skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and see projects through to completion.
*Ability to work effectively and maintain positive relationships with internal staff members and external constituents.
*Demonstrated ability to effectively operationalize a strategic vision and implement both long- and short-term plans to manage transformation within a complex health care system.
*Knowledge of continuous improvement principles and tools, with an understanding and experience in applying lean philosophies and methodologies.
*Demonstrated ability to use data driven decision making balanced with empathetic leadership.

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.
Employer Children's Minnesota

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