To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Director, Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reports to the Executive Director, Women's Services/Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is directly responsible for managing the daily operations of the YNHCH YSC NNICU, SRC Special Care Nursery, and strategic NNICU partnerships with YNHCH Bridgeport Campus NNICU, Waterbury Hospital & L&M. This role will be responsible for directing all non-physician clinical practices of the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU). The Director provides administrative direction to all Patient Service Managers within the span of control and works collaboratively with Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine departments. The Director will also act as a liaison between Women's Services, YNHCH and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Division of Nursing/Patient Services for central oversight of the Yale New Haven Hospital Couplet Care Program. The Director will help shape the entire neonatal enterprise and be charged with promoting an operation and culture that focuses on patient- and family -centered care and on enhancing a world class model of care for the neonatal intensive care both operationally and clinically in an effort to create System NNICU Signature of Care. The Director will serve as a direct link between YNHH executive leadership and the managers and staff on the patient care teams, achieve superior clinical and financial outcomes and attains performance management goals for Patient Services with a focused effort on patient, physician and staff satisfaction. Responds to market and environmental forces, which have a significant impact on the delivery of acute care services and develops an effective response to these forces. Collaborates with others to achieve the Hospital's strategic mission and objectives. The Director works effectively with Finance to perform analysis and achieve program targets.
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or related field.
Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in healthcare leadership along with significant operational responsibility.
Current RN licensure in the State of Connecticut. Certification in nursing or healthcare leadership.
Strong leadership skills including demonstrated ability to collaboratively inspire and motivate individuals and groups also being decisive and taking action on critical issues. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to be equally effective with both large and small audiences as well as on a one -on-one level and to a wide range of constituencies. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities. Proven experience in working effectively with physicians and with medical leadership. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge of and proficient in the operation and use of computer-based information systems to facilitate all aspects of care delivery. Knowledgeable in budgeting and financing of operational units (salaried and non-salaried). Knowledgeable of Quality Improvement processes, and capable of implementing concepts. Demonstrated ability to implement and support change required.
Requires 24/7 accountability and visibility on off-shifts and weekends
8-10 years progressive leadership experience within NNICU setting.