SHC - Associate Director of Nursing/Director of Professional Development, Full-Time 40 hrs

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 2/17/2017

Spaulding HospitalBoston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC) Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree



The Associate Director of Nursing/Director of Professional Development is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative operations of the Nursing and Professional Development Departments under the direction of the VP Operations/Director of Nursing. Works collaboratively with managers and leaders within the facility to ensure integration of activities and responsiveness of activities to operational needs. Forms partnerships for program development, implementation and evaluation. Participates with executives in decision making, long term planning, goal setting, resource distribution and evaluation of the nursing department. Oversees innovative programs and initiatives that advance the strategic agenda for nursing. Establishes key relationships with members of the external professional nursing community to facilitate student learning and to identify mutual opportunities for nurses. Works collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team to advance patient and family teaching and learning initiatives. Manages the training and professional practice of clinical and support staff within the Division of Nursing.


Nursing operations are implemented to align with vision of nursing, the strategic plan for nursing, and evidence based practice standards for nursing services.
Collaborates with other members of the Nursing Executive Leadership Team in financial planning, analysis of expenditures and in setting priorities for the allocation of resources.
Coordination is provided for clinical affiliations and placements, leadership development and career advancement to achieve expected levels of nursing performance.
Collaboration is provided with key nursing stakeholders to ensure responsiveness of reports and cataloguing of operational improvements to meet established objectives.
Ensures and monitors continuous timely availability of appropriate staffing to reach established standards of care and ensure the provision of high quality, cost effective patient care.
Collaborates with Human resources and facility operating leaders to develop and implement strategies focused on the recruitment and retention of nursing personnel.
Education, training, and competency programs for professional and support staff are coordinated to meet organizational goals.
Promotes teaching, research and clinical excellence as standards of professional development.
Directs the development, implementation, and compliance with standards, policies and procedures to ensure excellence in nursing practice and team based care.
Team members are hired, mentored, and continually developed to achieve stated goals for performance.
Performance evaluations are completed accurately and timely in accordance with organization standards.
Identifies, encourages and provides mechanisms for participation of the nursing staff via a shared governance model.
Responsible in collaboration with the Nurse Managers and Administrative Supervisors to provide a safe environment for patient care and clinical staff.
Provides leadership and direction to support efficiency metrics and opportunity to improve performance.
Utilizes measurement and dashboards to drive operational and improvement priorities.
Provides input into the development and implementation of information systems/ technology/ innovation to support excellence in patient care.
Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.
PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.


Masters Degree in Nursing required.
Doctoral degree preferred.

Minimum 5 or more years professional practice in an acute inpatient or rehabilitation setting.
Prior management or leadership experience required.
Prior experience in nursing education/staff development required.

Current licensure from Massachusetts Board of Registration as Registered Nurse.


Demonstrated leadership qualities including the ability to inspire a vision and to empower and motivate others towards realization of that vision. Computer proficiency required. Requires ability to work within project and program timelines, and to respond rapidly as needed. Strong communication, negotiation and conflict management skills. Ability to prioritize in a changing environment and flexibility to move among multiple projects.
Strongly desired: knowledge of state of the art technology and systems to promote a learning environment including but not limited to curriculum development.
National certification in a nursing specialty preferred and required within one year of employment
Works independently, is self-directed and contributes as a member of a team.
Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.
High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.
Attention to detail.

SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with any applicable ordinance or law.