Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer Job at Geisinger, Danville, PA

  • Geisinger
  • Danville, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Nursing Administration, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Date Posted: 05/21/2024
Job ID: R-61787

Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating and driving the resources and activities necessary for the design, implementation and delivery of IntegratedCare delivery within the Nursing Services Institute. Facilitates, leads and functions as an organizer, teacher, mentor, administrator, humanresource developer, evaluator, public relations person, coach, counselor, public speaker, management consultant and change agent. Directsthe operations management teams which interface with Nursing Services and the overall system Nursing Institute strategy

Job Duties

  • Directly responsible for management of Nursing Services within the assigned platform or region.
  • Directly responsible for the patient care services that involve nursing and patient care for the assigned platform or region.
  • Directly accountable for the management and development of the nursing budget for the assigned platform or region.
  • Key role model and mentor for new nursing leaders within the Nursing Institute for the assigned platform or region.
  • Leads and manages the business affairs of the assigned platform or region including problem solving and performance standard development.
  • Assures the Professional Practice Model at GMC is brought to life in all responsible areas.
  • Facilitates nursing practice based on evidence and best practices, and consistent with nursing standards.
  • Effectively communicates vision, goals and initiatives at the Nursing department unit level. • Incorporates goals, vision and initiatives into unit and department plans.
  • Leads the process to build a Nursing Leadership bench to assure leadership accountability is achieved and maintained.
  • Facilitates continuing education and research opportunities for employees, self and community to support growth and enhance the contribution to system.
  • Utilizes team building concepts to effectively empower team members by serving as a mentor, teacher and coach.
  • Facilitates development, maintenance and success of unit teams via mentoring of unit leaders and support of the Nursing Department philosophy.
  • Enhances skills of team members such as decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, human resource management, communication and leadership.
  • Develops and promotes service standards which foster a customer sensitive environment.
  • Measures performance against standards and assures commitment to perform at the top quartile.
  • Facilitates staff's management of patients and customer related issues.
  • Ensures that the patient safety improvement and management program will be given high priority and will support the program.
  • Ensures that sufficient time is available for staff participation in patient safety activities at both the department and organizational level.
  • Ensures that staff attend all required patient safety education programs.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education Requirements: Master’s Degree Required (if Master’s Degree is not in nursing, baccalaureate or higher degree must be in nursing)

Join our dynamic team at Geisinger as the Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer for the Central Region. This position’s scope includes five leadership direct reports and a nursing staff of approximately 2,000 team members. This pivotal role offers a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to spearhead transformative advancements in Nursing culture and practice.

The Central Region is comprised of :

  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.
  • Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Danville, Pa.
  • Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine, Danville, Pa. (a campus of Geisinger Medical Center)
  • Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township, Pa. (a campus of Geisinger Medical Center)
  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, Pa.
  • Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg, Pa. (a joint venture of Geisinger and St. Luke’s)


Master's Degree- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Required)


Minimum of 10 years-Managing people, processes, or projects (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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