Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire an Assistant Director who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a 36-bed post-open heart recovery area and a cardiac intensive care unit. The department cares for over 2,000 cardiac surgery patients per year which ranks first in the state and third in the country. Our heart transplant program was the top program in volume in the Southeastern US in 2016. The program also includes care for patients with mechanical circulatory devices and patients on full life support via VA and VV ECMO (Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) with the support of perfusionists and ECMO Specialists; as well as Centrimag, Impella, and LVAD (Heartmate II, III, and Heartware). Our Silver Beacon Award status is evidence that we strive to achieve excellent patient outcomes and an exceptional working environment. Our surgeons and critical care team collaborate to create holistic care plans suited for each patient. Multidisciplinary rounds are led by our unit medical director and critical care intensivists. Our robust Nursing Governance Council actively participates in continuous quality improvement.
The Assistant Director of Nursing provides leadership in collaboration with the Director of Nursing for nursing practice and care delivery in select clinical areas. This person assures evaluation of outcomes that promote high quality practice. Collaborates with all levels of nursing staff, interdisciplinary teams executive and physician leaders and other stakeholders to ensure quality patient and family experience, patient advocacy and safety. The Assistant Director of Nursing contributes to the support and development of nursing staff and promotes a learning environment that is open, respectful, and encourages sharing of expertise. The Assistant Director of Nursing is knowledgeable of and adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics, the ANA Scope and Standard for Nursing Practice, State Board of Nursing Practice Act, the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE) Competencies, and the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex information in understandable terms to all levels of staff
Effective computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel
Ability to work in a matrix-management environment to achieve organizational goals
Ability to mentor, enhance and engage organizational talent
Knowledge of broad clinical nursing
Flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances and challenges
Ability to develop and mentor others to their optimum levels of skill and professionalism
Business and human resource skills as they relate to assigned areas of service
Ability to include evidence-based practice standards for care delivery in their area of specialty
Ability to conduct oneself professionally and lead by example
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)
Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience
Minimum of 3 years of nursing leadership experience
Experience in clinical setting related to area(s) of specialty
Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint (Preferred)
Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or related field) (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current, valid State of Florida license as a registered professional nurse
National Certification in Nursing Specialty (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Participates in organizational policy formulation and decision-making utilizing clinical expertise as a guideline. Assures organizational clinical policies and procedures are reviewed and updated in accordance with evidence based practice.
Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice and roles and functions of patient care team members. Assesses and evaluates the quality and outcomes of care delivered to assigned population.
Maintains current knowledge of patient care delivery systems and innovations; is able to articulate various delivery systems and patient care models and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Determines when new delivery models are appropriate, envisions them, and implements as needed.
Provides operational oversight for patient throughput and capacity. Assures night and clinical weekend operations are consistent with day time operations.
Promotes system thinking as a value in the organization. Considers the impact of decisions on the healthcare organization as a whole.
Builds loyalty and commitment throughout their service area(s). Is able to merge divergent ideas and viewpoints for the good of the organization.
Acts as resource to Nurse Managers to support and achieve goals and accountabilities.
Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines, and assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care. Rounds with intention, engaging staff and leading out in maintaining an environment of safety.
Assesses plans in order to address issues such as: culture, diversity, socioeconomic, demographic and environmental influences on health care and care delivery.
Integrates Evidence Based Practice into daily operations and care of patients.
Collaboratively demonstrates leadership skills through timely, appropriate decisions and organizational ability with appropriate priority setting.
Provides collaborative leadership in providing consistent safety and service standards for the Patient Experience Model.
Analyzes patient, physician, and employee satisfaction survey information and assists with the development of unit action plans.
Effectively communicates with patients, families, employees, physicians and other department leaders.
Maintains credibility when communicating adverse news, follows through on promises and concerns, and provides service recovery to dissatisfied customers.
Accomplishes objectives through influence, celebrates successes and accomplishments, and communicate a shared vision for the organization.
Practices shared-decision making in order to build collaborative relationships.
Advocate for positive physician relationship.
COMPLIANCE/REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITY: Accountable for assuring compliance and provides evidence of performance with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and other regulatory requirements to operate nursing licensed beds.
Participates in nursing practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities, Nursing Sensitive Care (NSC) performance measures. Accurately documents and monitors activities from data received
Operationalizes and assures compliance with Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Patient Safety regulations at the service line level.
Adheres to applicable practice standards that relate to their area of specialty.
OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGET/FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Analyzes financial statements. Manages financial resources to assure needed resources for patient care. Educates patient care team members on financial implications of patient care decisions.
Develops, implements, and monitors the budget for their defined area(s) of responsibility.
Participates in workforce planning and employment decisions, champions a diverse workforce, interprets and evaluates employee satisfaction/quality of work surveys taking action as needed to assure a positive outcome.
Utilizes hospital database management, decision support, and expert systems programs to access information and analyze data from disparate sources for use in planning for patient care processes and systems.
Measures and analyzes performance from the learning, growth, business process, customer, and financial perspective.
Identifies and eliminates sexual harassment, workplace violence, and verbal/physical abuse. Implements programs to enhance work-life balance.
STRATEGIC PLANNING RESPONSIBILITY: Chairs committees at the campus level and encourages staff involvement in hospital based committees.
Acts as a change agent, utilizing change theory to plan for the implementation of organizational change, supports staff during the change, and adapts leadership style to the situations of the change
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: Acts as a lead or sponsor in process improvement opportunities within the organization (beyond unit scope).
Hold self and others accountable for performance improvement outcomes
COMMUNITY RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITY: Coordinates efforts to promote and provides information on the CREATION Health philosophy to the leaders and employees working in assigned departments.
Ensures that the programs offered within scope of responsibility, and as applicable, are properly communicated in the community.
STAFFING/LABOR/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Maintains professional proficiency by participating in continuing education and appropriate learning experiences, both internal and external. Attends pertinent conferences and seminars regarding clinical nursing, business, or management.
Integrates high ethical standards and core values into everyday work activities and creates a work environment that has a reputation for high ethical standards.
Role models the perspective that patient care and experience is the core of the organization’s work.
Participates in at least one professional organization and encourages others to participate in professional organizations. Responsible for planning and implementation of programs that advance the profession of nursing.
Ensures that frontline teams are actively engaged in decisions that affect their practice.
Assumes oversight for overall staffing of assigned areas. Assures overall staffing is effective, efficient, and promotes the delivery of quality care. Assures that staff is representative of the population diversity though oversight of recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel.
Assures there is appropriate orientation for new staff and appropriate methodologies for ongoing competency assessment of seasoned staff. Monitors timely completion of performance evaluations, sets goals and provides feedback and counseling to employees.
Conducts service line meetings and attends staff meetings.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Assistant Director opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to ...heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.