Advanced Practice Mgr

Summary:
The Advanced Practice Manager reports to the Director or Administrative Director. Collaborates with the Clinical Manager to plan design and implement patient-specific and population-based programs of care. Is accountable and responsible in the primary role of clinical excellence and the supporting roles of consultant educator leader and researcher for quality nursing care and positive patient outcomes. The role of the Advance Practice Manager is guided by American Nurses Association Nursing Administration and Professional Development Scope and Standards. Anchors nursing practice to evidenced-based information and nurse-sensitive outcomes.

 

Responsibilities:
Acts as a clinical consultant/practitioner for all members of the health care team regarding basic complex and advanced nursing practice within assigned area.

Monitors and evaluates nursing practice to ensure it is consistent with national standards evidence based information and nurse sensitive outcomes.
Collaborates with the Clinical Manager and leads in the development of the department(s) quality plan and establishes goals for assigned areas that are aligned with the hospital�s overall initiatives and/or new program development. Seeks top performance in core measures National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS) and compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards.
Collaborates with appropriate multidisciplinary team members in developing innovative programs and in solidifying relationships and linkages that foster adoption and sustenance of innovations.
Facilitates process improvement in patient care based on systematic assessment and evaluation of evidence-based practice. Conducts ongoing quality audits monitoring and analysis to identify patterns and trends to re-evaluate strategy or assist Clinical Managers with individual data issues. Disseminates and facilitates discussion of quality related systems and processes with staff.
Reviews current professional literature. Critically interprets and selects research findings which are relevant to patient safety and quality improvement in order to provide sound evidence for practice decisions and projects. Promotes staff use of current evidence.
Utilizes clinical expertise and evidence-based practice to provide direction to staff in making practice changes. Assists Staff Nurses in becoming familiar with the process for utilizing evidence-based research in practice and in the development of evidenced-based practice. Initiates evidence-based projects and research to investigate clinical issues and identifies opportunities for clinical nursing research. Visibly disseminates research in all presentations and written materials
Works in partnership with the Clinical Manager on activities such as interviewing candidates participating in hiring decisions setting objectives providing input for the quality section of performance recognition summaries and providing input for corrective action plans up to and including termination.
Tracks and monitors new employees progress during the orientation period.
Assesses learning needs of nursing staff on a continual basis. Plans develops delivers and tracks successful staff completion of required unit and hospital competencies and provides �just-in-time� education for individuals and groups to maintain a culture of quality and safety. Collaborates with Center for Professional Practice Development to ensure certification competencies on-going education and online education comply with ANA Standards for Nursing Professional Development.
Participates in the development utilization and evaluation of resources to meet patient/family educational needs. Facilitates educational programs and in-services in conjunction with the clinical manager and Center for Professional Practice Development.
Acts as a change agent encouraging data-driven process improvement.
Plans and arranges the introduction and integration of new patient care technology and equipment.
Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) and Department of Health (DOH) standards by rounding role modeling teaching and coaching.

 

Other information:
QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION:

Bachelor�s Degree and Master�s Degree in Nursing required (or within six months of completion) with relevant clinical experience. CNS CNL or NP certification preferred.
Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and sensitivity to cultural diversity in each step of the care process.


QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of three years� relevant clinical experience with demonstrated leadership teaching and communication skills. Experience should exhibit an exceptional level of written and oral communication skill.
The ability to conceptualize develop and effect quality nursing services with a commitment to continuous quality improvement is essential.
Strong interpersonal/negotiation/mediation skills and demonstrated effective leadership in an environment with culturally diverse needs and abilities of staff.
Maintains clinical competency in order to understand processes and identify barriers to improve the quality of patient care.
Develops and maintains expertise in the field to address questions and provide strategic direction for quality.



SUPERVISION:

Shared supervisory responsibility with Assistant Clinical Managers and Clinical Managers for up to 120 FTEs.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday day schedule