Senior Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
New Brunswick, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, providing state-of-the-art care across the full range of healthcare services. As an academic health center and a Level I trauma center, we are at the forefront of medicine, leading the way to breakthroughs in research and technology, setting the standard for patient care, and ensuring quality care. The facility is a 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The organization has more than 5,200 employees and a medical staff of 1,300. The medical center provides training to 400 medical residents in all specialties, 500 nursing students and 300 allied health professionals. The hospital treats more than 200,000 patients annually and has more than 35,000 annual admissions with $800 million in annual net revenues.
RWJUH Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care (http://www.rwjuh.edu/rwjheart/), from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation; cancer care (http://rwjuh.edu/cancer.html); and women’s and children’s care (http://rwjuh.edu/women.html), including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (http://www.bmsch.org) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The hospital also serves as a national resource in its groundbreaking approaches to emergency preparedness. It is the flagship hospital of The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and one of only 42 such centers nationwide.
RWJUH accolades are numerous. A few include:
- RWJUH has ranked among US News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” for six consecutive years.
- The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH as one of the 50 exceptional U.S hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest magazine.
- Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality.
- RWJUH is a recipient of the Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence four times.
- The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers.
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Reporting to the Executive Vice President, COO, the Senior Vice President, Nursing for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will be responsible and accountable for:
· Developing and implementing nursing strategy and system policies to ensure quality patient care and patient expectations are met or exceeded.
· Developing and implementing hospital-specific, patient-focused management programs, nursing practice guidelines, nursing quality indicators, nursing research-based practices and clinical pathways.
· Overseeing the integration of the care delivery system at the hospital so that patient care needs are met within financial, Joint Commission, Department of Health, and other regulatory guidelines.
· Managing an annual budget in excess of $170 million.
· Providing strong leadership to over 2,000 staff and creativity in the development of processes and systems that maintain Robert Wood Johnson’s patient satisfaction.
· Communicating effectively and on a timely basis with all physicians.
· Participating in and supporting system-wide performance improvement and quality care initiatives.
· Ten or more years of nursing and hospital management experience, ideally in a complex, urban teaching hospital with a unionized nursing staff.
· Experience in achieving Magnet status.
· Strong track record of maintaining strong nurse/physician relationships.
· Be an advocate for the nursing staff and take a proactive approach in order to implement successful solutions to nursing issues.
· Effective communication within area and across departmental lines.
· A Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare or Business Administration.
· Doctorate degree in Nursing, Healthcare or Business Administration is preferred.
· Must be able to be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey.
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