AVP Women & Children Services at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ocala, FL
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  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Ocala

Job Description


“AVP Women and Children’s Services” AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Ocala

  • Horse Capital of the World
  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
  • Spectacular springs throughout the county

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Responsible for development, maintenance, evaluation and expansion of the Women’s and Children’s service line for Florida Hospital Ocala including all aspects and segments of care.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing plans to address gaps in performance and to address opportunities for growth and development.

  • Responsible for the results of the Women’s and Children’s service line including employee engagement, patient experience, clinical delivery and turnaround times, physician satisfaction and engagement, market and financial results (including clinical registry results). 

  • Through collaboration with medical staff and clinicians ensures an integrated, innovative approach to develop an integrated, evidence-based process of care; coordinating resources to ensure effective management of patients between and among inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic settings.

  • Ensures integration of nursing care programs, including outcome standards or key performance indicators and overall goals and objectives, with a particular focus on patient experience and team engagement.

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the specific programs or centers to meet volume, profitability, quality, and service standards to ultimately drive value across the Women’s and Children’s continuum of care. Leads interdepartmental and campus-wide initiatives to achieve improvements in clinical care processes, team engagement, patient experience, volume and financial performance.  Provides leadership to the development and management of programs and needs on all hospital campuses, as needed. 

  • Provides volume forecast projections and impact on capital planning to Administration.

  • Collaborates with Marketing in the development of the annual Marketing Plan for the service line including any community outreach activities. Participates in clinical conferences, shadows the clinical team, and attends national meetings to maintain and develop both clinical and programmatic advances in the field.

  • In conjunction with senior leadership, evaluates and selects leaders that can collaborative with other physicians to achieve clinical results. Responsible for development and execution of all physician related contracts, in accordance with senior leadership and corporate compliance.    

  • Performs duties in a timely manner and provides updates if delays occur.

  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers - in person or on the telephone.

  • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.

  • Participates and validates that rounding for outcomes occur daily in all assigned departments.

  • Promotes and validates ICARE compliance.

  • Maintains responsibility for all assigned departments on 24/7 basis, unless otherwise approved.

  • Participates in the Patient Experience Executive Team

  • Promotes Medical staff relations on all units.

  • Strives to meet and maintain high level patient satisfaction in all clinical areas (top quartile percentile ranking).

  • Strives to meet and maintain all Quality benchmarks for core measures and AHS collaborative goals.

  • Establishes relationships with managers and other key departmental leaders.

  • Adheres to AHS standards for dress and professional appearance for executives. 

  • Collaborates with staff and peers to create optimal synergy and outcomes.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to reduce turnover and improve on-boarding of all new hires.

  • Completes and promotes behavioral-based interviewing for all new hires. Uses peer interview process.

  • Ensures completion of 30- and 90-day evaluations of new staff, and, completes meaningful annual evaluation of existing staff.

  • Meets regularly with staff to obtain feedback and provide guidance to improve outcomes.  Validates outcomes.

  • Complies with AHS corrective action process. 

  • Facilitates leadership development and mentoring in nursing.

  • Develops a culture of highly engaged and satisfied nursing associates.

  • Develops a culture of engagement with all key physician groups.

  • Attends and participates in all Division meetings as appropriate for assigned clinical units.

  • Collaborates closely with HR to develop strategies to ensure a nursing work force.

  • Reduces turnover in assigned areas. 

  • Assists VP of Patient Care Services & CNO in development of operating and capital budgets for assigned units.

  • Facilitates patient flow to and from the units.  Commitment to a reduction in all flow measures involving Women’s & Children’s Health Pavilion units: NICU/Transport, PEDS, PICU, GYN, MBU, L&D, and any other Women’s & Health units added with facility growth. 

  • Facilitates patient flow from all portals of entry. 

  • Monitors and maintains compliance with budgets in all assigned cost centers.  Accountable for monthly variance report with appropriate action plans.

  • Evaluates delivery of care systems and nursing results.  Responds to deficiencies by identifying and implementing corrective actions.

  • Responsible for monitoring Vision Ware compliance on units and assuring that all units are completing and implementing bi-weekly action plans.

  • Ensures that all units are working toward meeting monthly budget for total expenses.

  • Facilitates annual budget reviews and capital review for assigned cost centers.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities to improve processes and patient care.

  • Promotes AHS annual clinical accountabilities and facilitates the teams to meet the outcomes.

  • Implements action plans as appropriate to meet corporate and facility benchmarks specific to individual departments.

  • Continually monitors vacancy and turnover rates in assigned cost centers. 

  • Develops staff retention plans.

  • Completes and submits departmental reports on a monthly basis. 

  • Demonstrates accountability by taking responsibility for decisions, actions and results.

  • Maintains regulatory agency preparedness.

  • Responsible for The Joint Commission Provision of Care measures of success for all assigned departments.

  • Involved in organizing agendas and participating in assigned clinical leadership meetings.

  • Validates that unit leadership is investigating and closing any risk occurrences or complaints in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for all inpatient clinical policies and procedures.  Reviews and updates policies annually.

  • Facilitates patient flow to and from the units.  Commitment to a reduction in “assigned to arrival” times from the ER to the clinical units.

  • Ensures transfers to and from hospital (all portals) meet regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for staff development by ensuring education, advancement of staff skills and certifications.

  • Serves as mentor and advisor to facilitate professional growth of the Nurses & Clinical Leaders.

  • Promotes FHT both within the system and in the community.

  • Involved in a community service organization or activities.

  • Plans new programs or expansions, including equipment, staffing and space requirements that promote service line growth.

  • Develops a strategic long-range plan for Nursing that incorporates the goal of moving towards Magnet designation. 


What You Will Need:

Strong interpersonal capabilities including the direct leadership of multiple departments throughout the hospital.  Demonstrated results in growth of Women’s and Children’s service lines. Strong leadership skills and experience with an emphasis on change and the ability to develop consensus from independent parties to achieve the goals of the system.  Demonstrates knowledge of organizational chain-of-command and follows as appropriate for assigned unit decision-making.  Demonstrates knowledge and improvement in patient flow with strong track record in demonstrating improvement in HCAHPS, quality, and safety for the service lines. Demonstrates knowledge of strategic and financial planning and management.  Demonstrates knowledge of standards related to the clinical practice.  Delegation skills necessary.  Ability to multi-task is essential.  Ability to function in stressful situations.  Strong detail orientation required.  Computer skills required.  Adept as a change agent.  Commitment to the advancement of Nursing practice and the nursing profession.  Commitment to staff education and development.  Demonstrated knowledge of and practices within parameters outlined in the Florida State Professional Nurse Practice Act.

The AVP of Women’s & Children Health Pavilion is recognized as a key management and leadership position within the hospital organization.  This position assumes responsibility in translating the objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital to the Patient Care Services division and implementing effective actions.  Responsibility is centralized into five major areas:  service line growth, patient care management, personnel management, education and unit management.  Has delegated authority in these areas for the respective patient care units:  NICU/Transport, PEDS, NICU, GYN, MBU, L&D, and any other Women’s & Health units added with facility growth. 

•       Nursing degree with a Master’s degree in either nursing or heath care related field.

•       3 years in a Director position with oversight of multiple units in an acute care hospital setting.

•       Previous in-patient unit management.

•       Experience growing Women’s and Children’s service lines.

•       Current BLS certification.

  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement

    Job Summary:

    Responsible to the Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating all nursing service functions and activities for assigned patient care programs/units, to ensure delivery of optimal quality of care and organizational effectiveness.  Responsible for overall patient care services for Women’s and Children’s service lines and associated inpatient/community initiatives. Responsible for strategic growth of service lines.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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