Children's Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems 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 Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts™ in our region, Children's Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The Director collaborates with other Nursing Leaders, Medical Directors, and portfolio leaders to advance strategy and operational direction for the Pediatric acute care units. This role coordinate efforts across departments and services by providing clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. The director facilitates an atmosphere of inclusive, situational leadership and the development of collegial relationships among department employees and other healthcare disciplines consistent with Children's values and Magnet model guiding principles. This position has a major responsibility for the implementation of the organization's mission, vision, values, code of conduct, evidence-based nursing practice, within their defined areas of responsibility and considering clinical needs of the population across the care continuum. They support the utilization of technology in care delivery, to improve access and service quality.
The Director of Pediatric Care Services has responsibility and accountability to ensure that services and programs provided in pediatric acute care units are patient/family focused, clinically excellent, operationally efficient, and achieve effective outcomes in clinical quality, safety, cost, experience, and staff engagement. The director will play a critical role in fostering a healthy working environment that is conducive to all employees and aligns with our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. The 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 Director of Pediatric Care Services reports to VP of Critical Care / Neonatal Services
License/Certification/Registration: *Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Minnesota or eligible for licensure.
Education: *Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing required. *Master's degree in healthcare related field (preferably nursing, MBA with healthcare focus, or MHA) preferred. *Professional nursing certification preferred (or achieved within 1 year of hire).
Experience: *Minimum 10 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.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: *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. *Financial acumen.
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.
Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems 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 Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. Please visit childrensMN.org.