Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System have joined forces to become Mercyhealth, a vertically integrated, not-for-profit multi-regional health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our passion for making lives better drives us to continually expand our services and locations, hire the best people and provide the highest quality care every day. This is our passion. A passion for making lives better. We have an exceptional opportunity to join our team and take our organization to a new level of excellence. Join us as:
Manager of Magnet® Program, Nursing Professional Practice
Regional travel required
Collaborating with system and entity CNOs and the Magnet® steering committee, the professional we select for this vitally important role will be responsible for system-wide coordination of activities required to attain and maintain ANCC Magnet designation for the entities identified by the executive team. Providing education to nurses and all partners across the system regarding standards required for Magnet designation, this individual will serve as the key resource for the entity and system shared governance structures, oversee the collection and submission of key nurse-sensitive indicators to NDNQI, and development of reports for submission to the ANCC Magnet Office and Mercyhealth Executive Nursing. As a highly visible figure to nursing staff at all of our hospitals and clinics, this individual will have the following additional responsibilities:
- Ensuring that one nursing professional practice model is established throughout the system and supports the organization's strategic initiatives.
- Making sure that the nursing practice is above national standards in clinical practice, patient satisfaction, and nurse engagement.
- Overseeing preparation of documentation, policies, and research activities related to acquiring and maintaining Magnet designation.
- Exercising the autonomy, authority to work with key nursing leaders and staff in advancing the organization's Magnet strategic goals.
- Using exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills in serving as the project manager for Magnet re-designation.
- Developing and mentoring the Nursing Practice Council chairs throughout the system and overseeing development of a shared governance model in all entities.
- Collaborating with the Department of Quality in supporting departments in various performance-improvement activities.
- Developing and mentoring the role of Magnet champions in all nursing-related departments.
- Developing and implementing a communication plan to keep nurses throughout the system informed and connected.
- Developing a plan to educate all partners of Mercy Health System.
- Serving as a resource expert for performance-improvement activities that enhance the quality of patient care and to ensure that annual PI projects are meaningful and measureable.
- Ensuring that unit-quality data boards provide meaningful, up-to-date information.
- Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing (BSN).
- Current nursing licensure in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois.
- Five or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of nursing.
- Experience working in a Magnet environment and with shared governance/nursing practice council structures.
- Certification in specialty area three years after time of hire, or sooner.
- Demonstrated success with project management.
- Experience with interpretation and display of data.
- Familiarity with components of a Magnet environment and ability to champion Magnet strategies across the system to internal nursing as well as ancillary and support service departments.
- Ability to work within the budget and meet productivity targets.
- Outstanding relationship-building skills and ability to thrive within a highly matrixed system.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups through compassion, creativity, and consistent visibility.
- Demonstrated decisiveness and ability to gain consensus.
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly within a regional territory.
- Master's of Science degree in nursing (MSN) or enrollment in an MSN program.
- Certification in specialty area at time of hire.
In addition to opportunities to learn, grow, and advance, Mercyhealth offers health and dental insurance, vacation, matched retirement savings, and more.
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