nursing Director/ Center For nursing Excellence/ Full Time Days/ BWH Boston - #19503838

Partners Healthcare System

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Boston, MA
Contract type: Full time
Partners Healthcare System


The Nurse Director in the Center for Nursing Excellence (ND) assures the competency of nurses and nursing staff from Novice to Expert and across all nurse roles via the auspices of the Center for Nursing Excellence.

The ND is responsible for an integrated approach to evidence-based nursing practice in all clinical settings, for a comprehensive nurse orientation program and ongoing learning and competency programs, for ensuring rich and varied educational opportunities for all nurses, meeting a Novice to Expert learning continuum. Accountable for permeating clinical resource access and utilization for nurses in all roles.

The ND primary responsibilities are to design and implement the optimal environment for nurses to learn and develop professionally and do so as a financial steward of resources and personnel, as well as a data informed methodology for program evaluation, nurse experience, and patient outcomes. Accountable for Department of Nursing and Divisional nursing learning needs assessment and subsequent learning plans to address needs. Just Culture, Novice to Expert learning continuum and evidence-based nursing practice anchor the thematic approach for the role.

Nurses and nursing staff include advance practice registered nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants, patient care assistants and other roles considered nursing staff. The Center for Nursing Excellence responds to nursing needs and the Nurse Director role may be asked to lead and participate in Center for Nursing Excellence initiatives, as indicated.


Leadership and Practice:

  • S/he is an expert resource and creates a professional environment promoting professional development for all nurses. Serves as clinical consultant for Center for Nursing Excellence activity.

  • Oversight of all curriculum and educational offerings to ensure they meet thematic approach: Just Culture, Novice to Expert, Evidence based nurse practice.

  • Lead and maintain integrity of annual and on-demand competencies for nursing.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources to monitor and evaluate turnover, recruiting trends and proactively addresses workforce challenges.

  • Expert in clinical compliance, survey and regulatory readiness and response.

  • Integrates tenets of High Reliability Organization in approach.

  • Leads and/or participates in performance improvement activities.

  • Represents the Center for Nursing Excellence and the Department of Nursing.


  • Hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of the team members;

  • Provides leadership, direction, and support to team members regarding evidence-based nurse practice, practice development, decision-making, and professional development.

Quality and Safety:

  • Leads Quality Assessment, Process Improvement (QAPI) Initiatives.

  • Implements a Novice to Expert QAPI learning plan for nurse leaders and direct care nurses.

  • Works collaboratively with the Department of Quality & Safety, BWH Clinical Compliance and the ACNO to ensure compliance to hospital policy and regulatory guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, synthesize and apply data to drive optimal care delivery outcomes.


  • Current registration in nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MSN (or) DNP (or) PhD, (or) a BSN with a master's degree in a related field, required.

  • Current certification required or to be attained within two-year period from date of hire. Certification must be maintained while employed in this position.

  • Current nursing licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


  • Minimum of 3 years as a director level nurse leader required, within past 3 years.

  • Minimum of 2 years (within past 3 years) experience in nursing administration within an academic medical center, in a nurse leader role required.

  • 1-year experience leading large, complex teams with concrete project outcome, required, within past year.

  • Demonstrated success integrating continuous improvement theory and tools.

  • Demonstrated success applying project management principles and tools.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the patient, family and employee Brigham experience.

  • Demonstrated success in nursing strategic planning, execution of strategic plan as well as demonstrated success in meeting goals and objectives.

  • Demonstrated success in quality and / or safety process improvement

  • Demonstrated commitment to academic contribution, and / or contribution to professional organization.

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