171 Service Ave, Warwick, RI 02886, USA Req #482
Friday, July 17, 2020
Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients
and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing
barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles
The Associate Vice President of Nursing fulfills a key
leadership role in the development and advancement of excellence in
primary care nursing at Thundermist. This leader will recruit
develop and mentor nurse leaders within Thundermist and support
their work as they develop staff in clinical support roles. The AVP
of Nursing will ensure appropriate organization-wide training of
nursing and medical assistant staff, working to establish
uniformity of nursing services and further develop the role of
nursing across all Thundermist locations.
Current State of Rhode Island license (RN, or APRN)
3-5 years of management experience in Ambulatory Health Care
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with
patients, providers, other members of the health care team, other
disciplines and community agencies
Most work performed in a general office environment with no
extreme physical demands. Transportation needed for frequent
external meetings.Role requires moderate physical activity;
walking, standing, stooping, occasional lifting.Clinical
environment includes potential exposure to blood borne pathogens,
other infectious diseases and bio-hazardous material.
Work Schedule Demands:
Full time (40 hours, plus) five days per week. Work schedule
will vary with some evening and weekend obligations.
Exceptional oral and written skills required. Proficient in
health management terminology, including information and billing
systems terminology, contractual language, tort language, medical
terminology, financial terminology, along with federal and state
public health program terminology.
Confidentiality of Information:
This position involves access to agency strategic and financial
information, as well as access to patient records. Adherence to
Thundermist policy, as well as state and federal regulations
concerning privacy is required.
Significant Job Functions:
Leadership for Nursing Function at Thundermist
Provide leadership and supervision of nursing staff and medical
assistant staff for all Thundermist clinical departments
Recruit, develop and mentor the nurse leadership team within THC
and support the work of recruiting, developing, and mentoring staff
primary care nurses and medical assistants.
Ensure appropriate organization-wide training of nursing and
medical assistant staff.
Ensure compliance with all THC policies and regulatory agency
standards to promote and maintain quality patient care, including
but not limited to HRSA, OSHA/EOC, Safety/Infection Control,
Quality Care Audits, and DPH licensure requirements.This work is
done in conjunction with the Risk and Compliance Department and the
Health Informatics Team. Specifically, the AVP of Nursing will
Provision of care, treatment, and services with CMO
Monitor teams for consistency with huddles to ensure compliance
with planned care such as cancer screening, vaccinations, lab
Work with Human Resources to carry out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with THC policies and applicable
laws, including such activities as: developing nurse managers and
supervisors in effective handling of employee relations issues;
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning,
and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints
and resolving problems.
Develop and implement organization-wide patient education
programs and materials in conjunction with other Thundermist
Work to establish uniformity of nursing services and nursing
excellence acrossThundermist locations
Work with CMO and Medical Directors to develop standing orders
and nurse-led visits to advance the agency goals of productivity,
efficiency, and excellence.
Regularly assess and monitor, or ensure that such monitoring is
undertaken, of nurse visit documentation to meet compliance with
requirements and regulations for billing and for nursing
Work with CMO, Medical Director and the Risk and Compliance
Departments to establish and maintain a sustainable care
coordination program that meets agency, PCMH, and HRSA
Oversee nursing services in Thundermist’s School Based Health
Oversee Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
Support the work and objectives of Environment of Care and
Quality Improvement Committee
Develop, present, or support others on nursing team in nursing
presentations for CEUs
Leadership for Strategic Growth
Collaborate with other clinical leaders and in developing and
promoting a model of inter-professional collaboration and in
setting and reaching collaborative clinical goals.
In collaboration with Medical Directors, CMO, and COO, support
increased nursing productivity through creative re-design of the
pod unit and nursing services.
Develop nurse-led quality and performance improvement program
based on the AHQR and Johns Hopkins Model, to meet the needs of
nurse inquiry, patient safety, and health care excellence.
Leadership for Nursing Profession
Develop accredited CEU program for Thundermist nursing
Serve as liaison with nursing schools, attend recruiting events,
and provide speaker services in nursing schools to promote the
recruitment of nurses in primary care.
Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining
a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients
in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an
equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.