Vice President, Clinical Services

Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Date Posted: 10-04-2018
The Vice President, Clinical Services for UnityPoint Health Grinnell (UPH – Grinnell) functions as the senior leader for nursing and other ancillary clinical services responsible for effective operations of patient care.  In collaboration with other members of the Senior Leadership team the Vice President, Clinical Services creates a vision and strategic direction for nursing to support the mission, vision, and values of UnityPoint Health Grinnell. As a member of the UnityPoint Health Grinnell administrative team, the Vice President, Clinical Services leads initiatives toward quality, service, growth, community, and fiscal accountability. The Vice President, Clinical Services promotes an environment that encourages staff to gain new skills and provides an environment that promotes trust and decision-making at the staff level.
CEO, UnityPoint Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Directors, Managers, Leaders as assigned

Communication and Relationship Building
  • Serves as a role model for  UPH – Grinnell professional nurses and demonstrates exceptional customer service.
  • Maintains an open, honest, collaborative relationship with employees, the Medical Staff and the community.  
  • Produces cogent and persuasive written materials integrating data to address nursing, health care, and organizational issues. 
  • Articulates views in a manner that promotes effective partnerships and cohesive working relationships amongst the heath care team.
  • Collaborates with academic centers with a focus on future recruitment, new program development and possible provision of faculty opportunities to those institutions. 

Knowledge of the Health Care Environment
  • Serves as liaison with providers to determine patient care services, procedures, protocols, and policies 
  • Serves as the nursing administrative representative to the Medical Staff structure, supporting patient care services, procedures, and policies.  
  • Directs clinical operations and initiatives that support nurse sensitive patient care outcomes  
  • Facilitates the conduct, dissemination and utilization of research and evidenced based practice to create a data driven nursing practice environment.  
  • Integrates appropriated technology to meet the needs of professional nursing, patient care and enhanced patient and staff safety.
  • Represents and advocates for patient care in all areas of UPH – Grinnell
  • Demonstrates openness to ideas, viewpoints, and beliefs to optimize patient care and foster leadership growth and development 
  • Actively identifies and mentors new leaders to promote successful nursing succession planning. Including for one’s own position. 
  • Sets the direction for the Professional Nurse Practice Model 
  • Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations. Remains current on law/regulation changes, accreditation bodies recognizing implications to the organization and recommends courses of action to ensure compliance. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to consistently meet the work schedule of this position. 
  • Participates in and contributes to professional and community activities outside the health system. 
  • Constructs a workforce that reflects population diversity and promotes culturally competent care.  
Business Skills
  • Responsible for acquiring and allocating human, material, and financial resources for specific functions and processes.  (C) 
  • Establishes and is accountable for quality, service, growth, and cost targets. (C)
  • Evaluates outcomes and data in order to continuously improve operational processes, procedures, and systems. ( C ) 
  • Supports physician agreements where applicable (O)
  • Demonstrates business acumen in human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing decisions to enhance patient care decisions.
OTHER FUNCTIONS   The following are performed on an as needed basis:
  • Performs other functions and duties as assigned or due to extenuating circumstances.
  • This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPH-DM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System.  Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained. 
  • Masters Degree required;  MSN preferred. 
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Five years of progressively more responsible management experience with demonstrated results in improving performance. 
  • Previous experience in an executive director role desirable. 
  • Previous clinical experience in a hospital setting is required.
  • Demonstrated experience as an excellent communicator and developer of people and programs.
  • RN licensure in the State of Iowa is required.
  • Must function effectively under stress 
  • Works independently and autonomous fashion while being linked to a broader delivery system and management team. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an individual or group setting using excellent verbal, non-verbal, and  written skills
  • Ability to direct others and exercise judgment in problem or crisis situations 
  • Excellent analytic and perceptual abilities
  • Must be highly self motivated and self directed
  • Ability to set priorities and possess good organizational abilities without direct supervision 
  • Must be able to demonstrate creative and innovative solutions
  • Must be able to communicate with people from diverse professional, educational and lifestyle backgrounds
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