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Directly accountable for ensuring that LBMC and MCWH maintain the Magnet Program® designation requirements and the Nursing Services Shared Governance structure and processes. The Magnet Program Director reports directly to the Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Nursing Officers of LBMC and MCWH.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Magnet Program Director (MPD) serves as a leader and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet application, designation and re-designation processes. The MPD serves as the Magnet advisor to the Chief Nursing Officers of LBMC and MCWH, the Nursing Executive Committee, and nursing leadership. The MPD is the liaison to the ANCC Magnet Program Office. The primary focus of the MPD role is developing, implementing, maintaining, monitoring and overseeing the overall Magnet Recognition Program®. The MPD develops and implements organizational strategies and infrastructure to support shared governance, and coordinates nursing quality improvement processes, both essential components of the Magnet Recognition Program. The MPD collaborates with and utilizes the Quality Improvement Department in project management, data collection, data analysis, data reporting, and data display for nursing performance improvement initiatives. The MPD acts as a liaison and resource within the organization to promote nursing excellence and maintain nursing quality outcomes above the national/hospital benchmark. A major part of the MPD’s responsibility is to facilitate the Shared Governance Councils and unit-based Partnership councils to promote Magnet enculturation. The MPD develops and effectively manages the Magnet budget.
Key components of the MPD role center on leadership, consultation, collaboration, professional communication, project management, program development, nursing performance improvement, and analysis of data systems and processes. The MPD must be able to define, prioritize and achieve goals and objectives with a focus on quality outcomes. The MPD is expected to be self-managed and perform duties independently as well as work within teams. The MPD develops and maintains effective relationships with a variety of individuals throughout the institution.