JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to Temple Market Chief Nursing Officer, the VP Patient Care is responsible for overseeing, planning, and directing the nursing practice and clinical services for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) over Surgical Services at the Magnet-designated, Level I Academic Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple.
The VP Patient Care provides clinical leadership across all patient care settings, both inpatient and outpatient, within assigned area of responsibility which may include one or more hospitals, clinics, or other BSWH healthcare facilities. May oversee the operations of patient care service areas which could include social services, ambulatory care, cardiology, respiratory, rehabilitation, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and other nursing or clinical support functions. Establishes and communicates the clinical strategic goals and objectives for assigned nursing units or clinical areas in accordance with the BSWH overall patient care goals and objectives. Develops and implements clinical protocols, nursing policies and procedures, new patient care models, and nursing quality improvement initiatives. Maintains and monitors clinical operational efficiency, standards of care, and patient service delivery levels. Ensures high quality patient care delivery in a cost-effective manner. Negotiates interdepartmental resources and communicates with other BSWH departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of patient care. Collaborates with operations leadership (COO), physician leadership (CMO), and other senior leadership for assigned area of responsibility to deliver patient care with a focus on ensuring high quality patient outcomes, improving patient experience, and achieving service excellence in healthcare.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Oversees clinical patient care services for BSWH Temple. - Develops and implements short and long-range nursing plans and priorities aligned with BSWH mission, values, and business objectives. - Advises and collaborates with clinical departments, medical staff, and other leadership on nursing activities and decisions that impact the quality of patient care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. - Creates and leads a nursing environment that promotes a collaborative nursing practice and excellence in patient care, patient safety, nursing education, and clinical research. - Leads the development and implementation of nursing policies, programs, and initiatives and ensures consistency in standards of nursing practice across all clinical settings. - Evaluates current nursing practices and patient care delivery models to continually improve the quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of patient care. - Promotes and facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and coordination of care among clinical disciplines. - Leads the development and implementation of clinical quality and patient safety initiatives, programs, and activities. - Develops and implements quality and utilization standards for patient care services to ensure coordinated plans of treatment, delivery of services that meet patient needs, and efficient and cost-effective patient care. - Ensures nursing services are compliant with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS: - Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field required. Master's or Doctorate degree in healthcare related field preferred. - 5+ years of experience in a leadership role, preferably leading in the periop environment. - Registered Nurse license required. - Experience collaborating across multiple departments and clinical disciplines within a large, complex healthcare organization preferred. - Proven record of collaborating with physicians to drive exceptional outcomes. - Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills. - Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, with strong presentation skills.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor's degree in nursing; Master’s or Doctorate degree in healthcare related field preferred. - 5 years of progressive leadership experience - Registered Nurse
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!