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Registered Nurse (RN) Professional Practice Specialist
This position facilitates and ensures the consistent application of standardized professional practice across the facility in accordance with organizational policies and standards of professional nursing practice. This position also acts as an interdepartmental liaison to influence professional development in a manner that supports the safe, evidence-based, patient-centered, efficient and cost effective delivery of department services and resources that impact direct patient care.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership.In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Monday - Friday
40 hours per week
8 hours per day
1.Partners with advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders, educators and staff to integrate quality, professional practice and development framework, evidence-based practices and cost improvements in clinical care.
2.Maintains the integrity of the NDNQI process. Supports and facilitates clinical and organizational process improvement, measurement and analysis in alignment with the goals and initiatives of the organization.
3.Collaborates with department, facility and system teams providing leadership, knowledge and tools for analyzing processes and outcomes. Serves as a resource for professional practice activities on behalf of the organizations journey toward excellence at the facility.
4. Serves as a resource and provides consultative guidance to all staff for professional development. Provides and/or facilitates standardization of professional practice activities at the facility for staff to ensure professional development. Collaborates with other disciplines and facilities to assist with their professional development needs.
5. Participates in the development of annual departmental professional practice goals and strategic plan. Supports standardization and utilization efforts as they relate to the strategic, facility and departmental goals and direction. Participates in implementation of strategic initiatives, using appropriate delivery methods and processes.
6. Assesses outcomes of evidence-based professional practice and determines methods of improvement. Identifies and recommends improvement approaches and best practice opportunities, supporting operations management and assessing the impact of clinical and operational changes. Participates in process and quality improvement initiatives.
7. Actively participates in facility Shared Leadership and the Clinical Expert program. Serves as a team leader and/or team member of designated committees.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent in nursing or other healthcare related field. Requires a current Alaska state RN license.
Must possess a minimum of 6 years clinical experience, and a minimum of 4 years of management experience. Must possess subject matter expertise in professional practice nursing standards and scope of practice regulations.
Must demonstrate clear understanding of human relations, shared leadership principles, adult learning theories, complex systems principles and basic business principles as related to health care delivery in an acute care setting. Must have a successful track record in the design and implementation of new programs. Requires the ability to create collaborative working relationships. Must demonstrate analytical, problem solving, project management, critical thinking and organizational skills. Requires effective coaching and negotiation skills along with strong presentation and group facilitation skills.
Masters Degree preferred
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
OE - Typical Office Environment: (Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Consultant, Program Manager)
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.