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Director Magnet Program

Houston, Texas

St Luke's Health


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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Magnet Nursing
  • Hours/Pay Period: 80
Requisition ID 2022-258947 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Remote No Category Nursing Leadership
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

The Director of the Magnet Program is accountable for coordinating activities required to attain and maintain ANCC Magnet recognition. This individual will design the Magnet recognition program strategy by working collaboratively with the direct care providers, nursing leaders, and ancillary leadership colleagues across the organization. The Director will research and promote excellence in nursing practice and serve as a catalyst for change to ensure CHI St. Luke’s Health, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical center remains a national leader in nursing practice. In collaboration with other nursing leaders, the Director facilitates a supportive environment for professionalism, excellence, collegiality, and continuous improvement. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the CHI St. Luke’s mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with policies and procedures. The Magnet Program Director will assist with special projects in nursing, nursing staff development and other professional practice.


Nursing Practice/Nursing Leadership:
• Designs Magnet program strategy
• Works collaboratively with nursing, physician, operational, and ancillary professional leadership to ensure goals of Magnet designation are accomplished.
• Serves as a liaison to the College of Nursing and other entities to develop and maintain relationships to ensure the integration of research and evidence based practice.
• Communicates and effectively translates the goals and expectations of Magnet standards of evidence to nursing leaders and direct care nurses.
• Provides leadership to the department of nursing in interpretation and compliance with ANCC Magnet Program standards and expectations.
• Promotes excellence in nursing practice and research.
• Provides a mechanism to disseminate best practices both internally and externally.
• Acts as a change agent in support of nursing staff professional practice.
• Leads Magnet program planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts.
• Provides leadership implementation of an ongoing Magnet readiness gap analysis and coordinates the action plan to address areas in need of improvement.
• Serves as a liaison to ensure quality initiatives have strategic alignment with the Magnet standards and expectations.
• Benchmarks outcomes and acts as a gatekeeper to ensure Magnet standards are maintained and exceeded.
• Provides compelling and focused communication to leaders and staff across the nursing division and the organization to ensure understanding and compliance with Magnet standards and expectations.
• Provides Magnet related information sessions, training, and support for nursing and staff leadership.
• Coordinates the development of Magnet designation application documents.
• Prepares the Magnet documentation including collection and submission of key nursing sensitive outcome indicators.
• Serves as the liaison to the ANCC Magnet office and Magnet list serv.
• Coordinates submission of abstracts for Magnet conference, Magnet prize awards, and other conferences and award opportunities as identified.
• Applies, as appropriate, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) or Research evidence to standards of Nursing Care.
• Works collaboratively with nursing in the analysis and development of practice in accordance with the 5 model components of the Magnet Recognition Program at CHI St. Luke’s.

• Develops and maintains systems for disseminating information to nursing and other departments.
• Collaborates with the Professional Nursing Shared Governance (PNSG) Councils in the development of communication for the nursing staff.
• Serves as editor for the nursing newsletter, and the site administrator for the Magnet website.
• Development and distribution of Annual Report for Nursing.
• Coordinates communication regarding Professional Nursing Shared Governance Councils.
• Assists Shared Governance Councils and/or individuals in the communication of standards of care.
• Ensures that the Department of Nursing standards of care are communicated to nursing leadership and staff through the Communication Process.
• Participates in CHI Magnet workshops.
• Collaborates with CHI St Luke’s Marketing department in proper use of Magnet designation as well as graphic representation.

Competency and Evaluation
• Assists with evaluation of the effectiveness of the annual evaluation process including evaluation tools and nursing peer review.

Shared Governance:
• Assumes responsibility and coordination of nursing shared governance.
• Acts as an advocate and expert resource for the Professional Nursing Shared Governance (PNSG) model in the health system and actively promotes participation on the committees by serving as a mentor.
• Accountable for PNSG By-Law review and ongoing revisions.
• Guides individual units in the development/strengthening of the unit-based shared governance councils.
• Works with PNSG Councils in the development and maintenance of their mission and goals. Reviews, on an ongoing basis, their status in achievement of their goals. Reviews, on an ongoing basis, their status in achievement of their goals.
• Serves as a liaison to the PNSG Councils, assisting the chair in planning, organizing and following through on agenda items.

Education and Licensure
BSN and Master’s degree required; DNP or PhD preferred
Current unencumbered RN license to practice in State of Texas, Professional Certification required. Professional membership required.
Minimum Experience
Five (5) years in an advanced nursing leadership position with seven (7) years of relevant experience in the discipline. Preferring someone with experience in facilitating a successful ANCC Magnet application. Experience with Magnet documentation submission and site visit.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Expertise and progressive experience in management and/or nursing management.
• A high level of analytical ability is required.
• Ability to design complex clinical or administrative systems or programs.
• Established reputation as a leader, consultant, and spokesperson for nursing.
• Excellent communication skills required in order to lead, teach, and persuade others.
• Must be able to travel as necessary.
• Must have proficiency in working with computer software including Microsoft and other windows-based systems.
• Maturity, good judgment, dependability, tact, diplomacy, a good attitude, treating all individuals with respect and fairness, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
• Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient or other highly sensitive business information and must comply with the terms of CHI St. Luke’s Policies as they apply to their job role.
• Must possess excellent data analysis skills and be proficient in data evaluation and presentation
Physical Requirements
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.


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