Executive Director of Clinical Effectiveness Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA
The Organization Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a 700 bed, level 1 trauma center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in all areas of medicine. The physicians, nurses and researchers at BWH are recognized for excellence across specialties, while as an institution, the hospital receives numerous accolades.
For the past 20 years, BWH has earned a place among the best hospitals nationally on the U.S. News & World Report. In 2017, BWH was ranked: Number 2 in the Metro Boston area, Number 2 in Massachusetts and ranked nationally in 11 adult specialties and 7 procedures/conditions. BWH has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world while serving patients from New England, across the United States, and from 120 countries.
The Position Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a strategic, operationally effective and progressive nursing leader to assume the position of Executive Director of Clinical Effectiveness. The position reports directly to Madelyn Pearson, SVP/CNO, a nationally known and recognized nursing leader, who joined BWH from Mount Sinai Healthcare in NY in June of this year.
The Executive Director will assume leadership for the Center for Nursing Excellence which includes: Nursing Quality & Patient Safety, Clinical Education and Professional Development, Nursing Research, Nursing Informatics and the Psychiatric Nurse Resource Service. Direct reports include Program Directors of Quality, Nurse Scientists, Program Directors for Education, Professional Development Managers, Program Directors for Informatics and Psychiatric Nurse Clinicians.
The Executive Director will integrate the quality, education, research, informatics and consulting resources to advance nursing practice across the continuum. The Hospital is on the Magnet journey and an onsite survey is anticipated this winter. The Executive Director will manage the assigned resources to support interprofessional collaborative team work and a Magnet culture of clinical excellence and professional accountability.
A Bachelor and a Master’s Degree required, one of which must be in Nursing. Doctoral preparation preferred.
Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in quality, education and research focused on advancing nursing practice.
Ability to assess and address the competencies and learning needs of nursing in a large complex academic medical center.
Ability to support nursing research and to communicate and integrate knowledge/evidence based practice at the bedside.
Experience with electronic health records and an understanding of the impact of the EHR on nursing practice
Demonstrated ability to understand data and metrics and to develop information for workflow redesign and improvement in patient care and safety.
A collaborative leadership style with the ability to promote interprofessional leadership and practice.
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