Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple's rich history in the Temple community began in 1897, when Dr. Arthur C. Scott & Dr. Raleigh R. White formalized their partnership. For more than 120 years, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple has been a leader in offering innovative, patient-centered care for individuals and families from across the region, the state, the country and the world.
Today, recently Magnet-designated Baylor Scott & White Temple Region, remains committed to putting patients and the community first by providing award-winning health and wellness services both on our main hospital campus and through our network of area primary and specialty clinics, as well as pharmacies and outpatient centers. This commitment has always been the cornerstone of our healthcare ministry and remains strong as we look toward our future. Baylor Scott & White Health is changing healthcare with one purpose in mind: to serve our patients for a lifetime.
Reporting to the Regional Chief Nursing Officer, this position will oversee four Critical Care Units and the emergency department at our main adult campus to support patient outcomes. This executive provides the direction and support required to deliver safe, high quality care, and excellent patient service. The executive will foster an environment that supports employee growth, engagement, and retention. The position collaborates with nursing, providers, and other health care professionals to develop and guide clinical excellence. The leader must be able to develop, implement, and execute, labor and financial management plans and capital projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Ensure that patient care delivery models and standards of nursing practice are consistent with current professional standards and with the mission, ambition and values of the organization. - Facilitate the development of strategies to promote recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence within the nursing division. - Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs and services. - Advise the Department Chairs, Medical Directors, and others concerning implications of decisions and impact on the quality of patient care, nursing practice and nursing care providers. - Ensure compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission and all other applicable regulatory agencies. - Provide leadership in the establishment of credentialing privileges and policies for nurses. - Promote and facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and coordination of care among disciplines. - Creates an environment that promotes efficient and safe delivery of quality healthcare - Creates an environment that facilitates innovative patient care and nursing practice. - Delegates authority and responsibility for nursing and clinical interventions according to patient needs and staffs capabilities and qualifications, then evaluates outcomes in a timely manner. - Collaborates with nursing, medical and health professionals in the development and measurement of standard protocols of patient care. - Establishes a climate that reduces obstacles and promotes opportunities for staff members to formulate and implement own initiatives to improve personal and departmental and division performance. - Identifies and provides opportunities for staff members to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enhance their personal and professional development and contribute to the success of the department. - Assists in the development and implementation of new programs, short & long-range plans and annual goals to meet division objectives. - Represents clinical operations administratively and clearly communicates staff input on planning and other decision-making issues. - Develops effective programs to meet community & institutional needs and market demands. - Provides practical leadership for implementation of processes, systems, program, etc. - Manages the operating and capital budgets of areas of responsibility. Aggressively mitigates all variances to budget. Make sound decisions on best use of resources in support of priorities and strategies. - Reviews, approves and monitors effective salary, operating and capital budgets. - Monitors and adjusts nursing hours in accordance with patient acuity and/or productivity reports. - Participates in education, research, and performance improvement activities to enhance and maintain personal and departmental qualifications and standards of performance - Actively participates in and serves on hospital/nursing/community committees. - Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional, and courteous manner.
PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE - Critical Care experience (Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, etc). - Familiarity with Magnet and Shared Governance principals - Proven track record driving outcomes - Experience working in an academic medical center
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Masters degree required, Doctoral degree preferred - Holds professional certification in nursing leadership preferred - 7+ years of experience in progressive nursing leadership positions - Texas RN License
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!