The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 25 other MetroHealth locations. It also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships such as the School Health Program.
Summary: Ensures the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive, nursing/patient care in accordance with evidence-based practice, current research, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and Standards of Nursing Practice and the ANA Code of Ethics for the assigned clinical areas. Utilizes clinical and business skills in ensuring optimal operating efficiency of assigned clinical areas, including provision of patient care, human resource management and fiscal effectiveness. Ensures development, ongoing enhancement and implementation of performance improvement initiatives within assigned clinical areas. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.
Responsibilities: 1. Ensures the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive, nursing/patient care in areas of responsibility by: a. Developing, implementing, and supporting the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the correctional health care nursing department. b. Establishing standards of care, policies, and procedures, and developing clinical programs of care through the establishment of evidence-based practice and in conjunction with the medical and administrative staff. c. Holding nursing leadership team accountable for ensuring staff competency in caring for a culturally diverse patient population. d. Holding the clinical areas and nursing leaders accountable for delivery of quality patient care by monitoring and analyzing reports and/or other informational data. e. Ensuring compliance is maintained with all applicable regulatory agencies, national standards, and the ANA Code of Ethics and Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice. f. Verifying clinical indicators are at or better than established benchmarks (e.g. infection control indicators). g. Where appropriate, ensuring proper patient flow and recommends improvements to clinical areas. h. Collaborating with the Correctional Health Care leaders, The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department and The MetroHealth System Service Leaders to meet defined operational objectives. i. Working in collaboration with leadership to implement processes for continuous quality improvement projects for both patient outcomes and operational processes, including coordinating with other sites as needed for best practices that aligns with accreditation of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. 2. Assumes responsibility for the fiscal management of the department/sites: a. Directs, prepares, manages and monitors the annual operating, personnel, and capital budgets. b. Responsible for monthly variance reports, productivity reports, and performance indicators. c. Identifies and operationalizes creative ways to decrease departmental expenses including workflow redesign. d. Manages FTEs and expenses according to flex budget and productivity targets. 3. Ensures effective human resource and informational management of assigned clinical area by: a. Designing, establishing, and maintaining an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the clinical area’s goals and objectives; ensuring healthy work environments, incorporating cultural competency and diversity. Building a related nurse retention and recruitment strategy. b. Overseeing and/or approving recommendations related to the recruitment, promotion, transfer, training, and termination of assigned personnel. c. Establishing, defining, and monitoring performance achievements. d. Developing and utilizing internal departmental management and clinical information systems. Integrating these systems into the institution wide information systems as appropriate. 4. Ensures development, ongoing enhancement and implementation of Nursing education programs, performance improvement initiatives, and professional development within assigned clinical areas by: a. Establishing internal and external contacts to promote data-driven performance improvement programs. b. Establishing policies and supporting educational opportunities for all staff to secure formal credentials to maximize the benefits to the system from their experience and to foster career development. c. Interpreting future trends in nursing and health care management and providing training and experience to management staff to respond to the changing environment. d. Collaborating with communities and community organizations to respond to their needs for services, education and information. e. Monitoring patient indicators, ensuring levels are at or better than established benchmarks; implementing department and individual high-quality customer service targets. f. Demonstrating attitude and competence for continuous quality improvement for both patient outcomes and departmental processes demonstrated by improved outcomes. g. Incorporating performance improvement goals into unit-based team efforts. 5. Incorporates principles of teamwork with all organizational levels in the resolution, completion and follow-up of various responsibilities.
May need to move around intermittently during the day, including sitting, standing, stooping, bending and ambulating.
May need to remain still for extended periods, including sitting and standing.
Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email and other communications.
Ability to read job related documents.
Ability to use computer.
Graduate of an approved program of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s Degree in a health-related field.
Minimum of seven years progressively responsible nursing and managerial/administrative experience including skill in budget and cost analysis.
Proven leadership, clinical competence, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated evidence of continuing professional self development
Certification with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and/or 3 or more years of experience in Correctional Health Care nurse leadership
Reliable transportation to travel to correctional facility and other work related sites.
Internal Number: 5789
About The MetroHealth System
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.
As an academic medical c...enter, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.