Under minimum supervision, the Director of Nursing Education and Research provides leadership and direction for nursing professional practice, education and research with respect to the Denver Health focus on quality, safety, growth, patient experience, financial stability, and people. The Director consults with the organization leaders and direct care nurses on staff orientation, education, and competency programs.
Develops a program for research in the Department of Nursing and throughout the Denver Health integrated system. Educates and engages staff to actively participate in research and quality activities related to professional practice and patient care. Responsible for overseeing, site and survey coordination, of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). Partners with the Department of Patient Safety and Quality to promote and guide quality improvement in Nursing and Patient Care.
Maintains the Provider Unit for continuing education through the standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Develops and implements the ongoing education and competency related to regulatory compliance and professional standards. Develops, modifies and maintains policies and procedures. Manages the Professional Clinical Advancement Program.
Oversees the certification and seminar benefit reimbursement programs.
Directs and maintains the American Heart Association Training Center. Supervises and coordinates the clinical placement of Nursing faculty and students for various nursing units.
Administers and maintains the clinical applications related to the operations of the Nursing Department. Participates in the development, optimization and education of the electronic medical record. Oversees, validates and maintains staff licensure and certifications for the Department of Nursing.
Oversees the development and implementation of patient and family education as well as decisions related to purchase of new products, and software. Works directly with the CNO to maintain departmental budget and for strategic planning collaboration. Partners with the Chief of Education and the Chief of Research for Denver Health as appropriate.
Education: 1. Bachelors Degree in Nursing required. 2.
Master's Degree in Nursing or Education or related field from an accredited college or university required. 3. PhD preferred. Experience: 1.
Seven years of progressive nursing leadership experience including, leadership experience in educational training programs required. 2. Two years demonstrated experience with research required. 3. Prior experience as principal investigator for research study preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 1. Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements. 2. Knowledgeable regarding various research methodologies and grant writing. 3.
Able to generate a broad research and education agenda, including inter-professional/inter-departmental partners as appropriate. 4. Focus on, including nurse sensitive outcomes and the expansion of evidence based practice, through the use of individual interests and inter-professional teams. 5. Skilled in decision making regarding appropriateness of care review, assist with research design planning, and analyzing and generating quality improvement reports. 6.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other internal and external team members to ensure timelines are met. 7. Skilled in budget preparation/financial analysis. 8. Ability to act as a resource to staff for clinical, operational and administrative questions. 9.
Knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Certificate/License/Registration: 1. Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR required. 2.
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado required. 3. National Board certification in specialty preferred.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."