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RN Associate Director NICU

Company: Banner Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Primary City/State: Glendale, Arizona Department Name: Work Shift: Job Category: Nursing A network with resources for leaders with vision. Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you. The level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center/Banner Children---s at Thunderbird consists of a 41 bed NICU that cares for the highest risk newborns in Arizona. The NICU is a part of a high-risk Obstetrical services department and Children Hospital that delivers professional and compassionate care to families in the community. Our highly skilled team includes experienced bedside registered nurses, patient care assistants, Neonatologists, NNP, Respiratory Therapists, development specialists, physical therapists and IBCLC certified lactation consultants that care for the patient population. If you are an RN who loves neonatal care and can provide an excellent patient experience at every touch point, there is no better time than now to be a part of our team. As the Associate Director of NICU you will be leading a high-quality team with expertise in Neonatal Intensive Care. Our amazing team drives high clinical outcomes, excellent experience, and effective resource utilization. The role actively participates in department and facility wide committees; with the essential functions focused on daily operations of the unit and reports to the WIS Director of Nursing. As a member of our team, you will play a vital role in ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. Our department specializes in the care of Level III Neonatal patients providing care for any gestation. Take the next step of your Nursing journey and join our amazing NICU team and help us continue in the provision of exceptional and compassionate care. This role has a flexible evening/night shift schedule to meet the business and clinical needs of the team and nursing leader. Did you know that Banner Thunderbird provides the highest level of maternity care in the West Valley, and that it is one of the leading providers of maternity care in the entire state? It---s true. Our doctors and nurses have the expertise and experience to care for some of the most complex pregnancies and deliveries, including women with pregnancies complicated by diabetes, high blood pressure and premature labor. Additionally, our neonatal intensive care unit enables us to care for babies born at any gestational age. With exclusive In House OBs, Neonatologists and NPs, and Anesthesia, it---s no wonder that our Patient Experience scores are in the top decile. We have also been recognized by the Vermont Oxford Network for our ---MVP- Mighty Valuable Program, Excellence in Small Baby Care--- for three-years running. POSITION SUMMARY This position provides managerial and clinical support to patients and staff. Uses depth and breadth of clinical management knowledge to ensure the provision of high quality, safe, and cost effective patient care. Demonstrates clinical expertise and oversees the leadership of clinical, financial, and personnel management of the assigned areas. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Manages and facilitates patient centered nursing care for designated patient populations by serving as a real-time clinical expert for unit staff and physicians for escalated problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues. Manages the operations of the unit to ensure smooth and efficient patient care management and resource utilization. 2. Leads change by developing, implementing and evaluating quality and process improvement initiatives of the department in conjunction with the director. Seeks and utilizes input from staff and oversees change implementation. Ensures compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies. 3. Facilitates communication of system, regional, facility and department initiatives. 4. Manages and develops the operational and capital budgets and use of associated resources. 5. Assures the development of staff leadership through the design of effective shared leadership models and supports career advancement opportunities. Functions as a role model and encourages staff to participate in their own development. 6. Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning. 7. Manages large single unit or multiple clinical units to ensure excellent patient care. Actively develops leadership of entry level nurse manager(s) while leading clinical improvement initiatives. Internal customers include patients, staff, and physicians. External customers include patient family. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BSN or MSN required for all new hires. BSN required for internal transfers/promotions within 6 months of transfer/promotion. Requires a current RN license in state of practice. Requires BLS certification. Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of clinical care management as normally demonstrated through two years of clinical management experience relevant to patient population. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of specialty area. Requires critical thinking, communication, influence, decision-making, analytical, and flexibility skills to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes. Must have the ability to practice skills according to department and professional standards and quality requirements. In LTC setting: Requires familiarity with Alzheimer---s disease and developmental disabilities. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or BTMC Behavioral must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility. Employees working in the Banner McKee Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit must possess an Colorado Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in nursing preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization supports a drug-free work environment. 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