Vice President, Patient Care Services; MFCH

Registered Nurse
5+ years of experience required
Hospital Experience preferred
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Job Details
The Vice President, Patient Care Services for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, reporting to the Chief Nurse Executive, is responsible for planning, organizing, evaluating and directing all aspects of the Nursing Services and other designated department functions of the hospital in accordance with, and in support of, the mission, vision and values of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. In addition to overseeing the nursing and ancillary staff, the VP of Patient Care Services will have responsibility for providing visionary leadership to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, the Child Life Program and the Family Resource Center. The VP for MFCH must possess a patient and family centered care philosophy of care and is able to operationalize that philosophy in day to day work and through policy and procedures.
Assures continuous improvement in quality of service and patient satisfaction provided in concert with the WMCHealth mission, vision and values.
Provides oversight for the assigned respective patient care services leaders, assuring accountability for the highest quality of nursing and patient care standards.
Responsible for complaint management of patient complaints and investigations to ensure a timely resolution.
Assures all protocols, policies, procedures and standards of practice are consistent with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Interprets and implements policies, procedures, standards and regulations to staff, patients, medical staff and general public to create and foster a family-centered care philosophy.
Exerts leadership and direction in assisting staff to make decisions and coordinate the overall activities of the departments.
Directs nursing service performance improvement activities and actively participates in hospital leadership functions and designated committees, task forces and councils.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective communication system between ancillary staff, nursing and physicians.
Develops, implements, administers, and manages nursing services budget and expense control.
Mentors, coaches, and supervises direct reports and others within her scope to perform at the highest level of their ability.
Demonstrates an inclusive management style that fosters transformation and confidence.
Required Experience/Education:
Possession of a valid license and current registration issued by the New York State Education Department as a Registered Professional Nurse and (; or (c) a Master's degree in nursing, nursing administration, health care or business administration and five years of progressively responsible administrative or managerial nursing experience in a hospital or health care agency which must have included responsibility for preparing budgets and oversight of quality improvement activities. b) certification in nursing administration or a pediatric specialty.
Facility Information
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network is the children's hospital for New York's Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County, Connecticut. This 136-bed advanced pediatrics facility in Valhalla, NY, cares for the region's most seriously ill and injured children, including those in need of cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, hematology and oncology treatments, organ transplants and other specialty pediatric services. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is also home to the area's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma- and burn-care programs and its Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
As part of Westchester Medical Center, an academic health affiliate of New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is also a major teaching facility. In addition, nursing academic programs in the region are affiliated with MFCH for clinical placement of their students. Our dedicated staff of more than 150 pediatric specialists is involved in research, developing tomorrow's treatments and in training the children's health care providers of tomorrow in the arts and sciences of pediatric medical care. This is delivered under a philosophy that acknowledges that families are important participants on the team at the Children's Hospital. Family-centered care is at the core of our mission and all Children's Hospital students, residents and other trainees learn that the active involvement of families in the healing process - whatever the illness - is an important part of helping children recover and stay well.
Community Information
Valhalla, NY, which is nestled in beautiful Westchester County, serves as the location for this opportunity. An area complimented by excellent schools, shops, restaurants, and gently rolling hills with large areas of open land, including numerous public parks. Valhalla, NY also features a town pool, community center, and a 40-slip marina.
40 minutes north of New York City
Year round outdoor and recreational opportunities abound along the Hudson River, including picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking and hiking
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