Assistant Vice President Nurse Advocacy & Leadership

  • HCA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Jan 27, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 10201-23188


No Weekends

About HCA

Nashville-based HCA is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, operating 171 locally managed hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 27 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

The Clinical Services Group (CSG) is responsible for the development and implementation of HCA's Electronic Health Record (EHR) program as well as the expansion of business processes and performance related to HCA's Clinical Agenda.


In collaboration with key partners, this position leads and facilitates the advancement of nursing leadership and retention for the HCA enterprise. The role is charged with the execution of the HCA Nursing Advocacy & Leadership Strategy. In particular, this positions guides the development and execution of the HCA Career Pathway programs. In performing this work, the position will analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources, including performance, labor management, and operational metrics, and report on activities to optimize nursing leadership performance. Works in collaboration with the nursing leadership teams, Human Resources, and other key partners at the corporate and division levels to improve the nursing and patient experience.


Nursing Leadership Capability and Career Development

• Collaboratively develops and deploys strategies to improve the leadership strategies to support the HCA Nursing agenda.
• Serves as key contact and voice in CSG/Nursing for matters involving nursing leadership.
• Executes nursing leadership elements of the HCA Nursing Agenda that include staff retention effort, patient experience, and healthy work environment initiatives.
• Guides and directs the development and execution of the HCA Career Pathway programs to encourage professional development and career progression.
• Guides the development of nursing leadership roles and structures for all lines of business, including the development of standard job descriptions.
• Analyzes HCA nursing leadership performance and effectiveness by synthesizing data from staff and physician satisfaction, patient experience, clinical outcomes, and other pertinent metrics.
• Provides subject matter expertise on nursing leadership to all lines of business and to defined clinical and operational initiatives.
• Works collaboratively with CSG, Human Resources and Group Operations to design and deploy programs that strengthen the nursing leadership pipeline.
• Serves as a subject matter expert on nursing leadership issues including labor management, models of care delivery, governance structures, and organizational structures.

Magnet and Pathways consulting and expertise

• Serves as a subject matter expert on the ANCC Magnet leadership model.
• Advises facilities and supports leadership transformations.
• Measures facility and enterprise results from magnet and pathways participation.

Retention and Recruiting of nurses and nurse leaders

• Works collaboratively with Human Resource to improve nursing recruitment and retention throughout the enterprise, particularly through the deployment and continuous refinement of the High Impact Practices for nurse retention.
• Supports ongoing identification of best demonstrated practices for retention.
• Partners with Talent Acquisition and operations on nurse recruiting branding, sourcing strategies, and pipeline strategies such as internships.
Nursing Leadership Operational support and toolkits

• Define and continuously update the HCA CNO Operational Standards.
• Define and continuously update HCA Patient Care Unit Operational standards.
• Develops and deploys evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of nursing operations.
• Supports development and deployment of nurse and nurse leader onboarding programs to ensure operational readiness.
In the execution of all duties, this role:
• Prepares and presents executive reports and presentations.
• Manages employees, project managers and project plans effectively.


• Leader serving in a current facility or division nursing operations role (i.e, Chief Nursing Officer)
• ANCC Magnet/Pathway experience required
• Patient experience leadership experience required
• Varied Nursing Leadership experience preferred (small and large, teaching and non-teaching, union and non-union etc.)

Master's Degree Required.
Doctoral preparation preferred.
Clinical Licensure Required.
Specialty certification required within 12 months of hire.


• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills required.
• Possesses good organizational and presentation skills. Demonstrated presentation/public speaking skills and experience required.
• Definitive analytical ability.
• Problem solving is a required core competency. Analyzes the components of the process including distinctive characteristics, constraints, limitations, requirements, and risks.
• A comfort, or even preference, for an environment of discovery and uncertainty. Treats change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth. Focuses on the beneficial aspects of change and speaks positively about the change to others. Develops and communicates understanding of changes in situations, and environment as well as the logic or basis for change.
• Possesses developed interpersonal skills to work in a high profile and fast paced team environment. Partners with colleagues to achieve shared results, outcomes, or goals.
• Networks with senior internal and external contacts in area of expertise. Frequent inter-organizational customer contacts. Represents the organization on projects and may perform project leadership.
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

• Travel may be required up to 30%

Last Edited: 01/25/2018