Current OpportunitiesCorporate Vice President for Nursing Practice Innovation
MedStar Health is a $4 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across the Maryland and Washington DC region. MedStar hospitals include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Montgomery General Hospital, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, and MedStar Union Hospital. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with more than 27,000 associates and 5,600 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. They prove this with more than 163,000 inpatient admissions and more than 2 million outpatient visits each year.
MedStar Health associates proudly serve a half-million patients annually, and their employee satisfaction exceeds the national average for healthcare and Fortune 500 high-performing companies, which translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the communities they serve.
MedStar Health's areas of clinical excellence include cardiology, cardiac surgery, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, orthopedics, transplant, women’s services, emergency and trauma services, and oncology. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is affiliated with the Lombardi NCI Cancer Center. MedStar offers comprehensive services including primary, urgent and sub-acute care, medical and nursing education and research. Other health-related services include MedStar Health VNA – one of the largest in the region, assisted living, long-term care, nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, and MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. For more information on this exceptional health system, visit their website at www.medstarhealth.org.
MedStar Health is seeking an exceptional nursing leader for this extraordinary leadership opportunity. The Corporate Vice President for Nursing Practice Innovation is a new position reporting directly to the Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, RN, FAAN – the inaugural MedStar Corporate CNO. The incumbent, together with the SVP/CNO, will drive nursing practice innovation while assuring the MedStar clinical practice guidelines position the organization to achieve performance targets for quality, safety, patient experience and value based purchasing. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the hospital CNO’s, other patient care leaders, medical staff and others across the system, such as the Director of MedStar Institute for Innovation - a system-wide initiative to foster and catalyze innovation at MedStar Health.
Working in collaboration with the SVP/CNO and others across the system, the successful candidate will implement, evaluate and refine the MedStar Health nursing professional practice model, support entities in their Magnet Recognition and Pathways to Excellence journeys, be accountable for the development of evidence based clinical practice guidelines in conjunction with the system Nursing Practice Council, standardize evidence based nursing practice across the continuum of care, reduce variability in nursing practice, and provide system level oversight of the NDNQI and NICHE programs. This leader will also provide oversight of nursing sensitive outcome measures.
The successful candidate will be innovative, “think outside the box,” be committed to the highest possible patient and family experience, be committed to the well-being of caregivers, and have a sound understanding of changes in healthcare reimbursement and the associated financial challenges.
Key qualifications: Possess, or be eligible for, RN licensure in Maryland and the District of Columbia is required. BS and MS in Nursing are required with professional certification and earned doctorate strongly preferred. A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in academic medical centers and/or complex health systems is required. Broad expertise in professional practice models and concepts, adept at using and developing evidence based best nursing practices, expert collaborative skills, quantitative and qualitative analytic skills and a passion for execution of complex whole scale change projects. This position also requires expert verbal and written communication skills and well developed interpersonal relationship building skills.
Please send resumes to, or contact: Karen K. Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Tel: 610-667-1800, Ext. 306, E-Mail: email@example.com