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Corporate Director for Nursing Analytics — MedStar Health, Columbia, MD


Corporate Director for Nursing Analytics

MedStar Health — Columbia, MD

MedStar Health is a $4.2 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of ten hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across the Maryland and Washington DC region. As the area’s largest health system, it is one of the region’s largest employers with close to 30,000 associates and has over 6,000 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. They prove this annually with 185,000 inpatient admissions and more than 3.7 million outpatient visits while also having employee engagement scores that exceed the national average for healthcare and Fortune 500 high-performing companies. This translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to those they serve.

MedStar Health’s areas of clinical excellence include cardiology, cardiac surgery, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, orthopedics, transplant, women’s services, emergency and trauma services, and oncology. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is affiliated with the Lombardi NCI Cancer Center. MedStar offers comprehensive services including primary, urgent and sub-acute care, medical and nursing education and research. Other services include MedStar Health VNA – one of the largest in the region, assisted living, long-term care, nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, and MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in Maryland and the DC, region.

MedStar Health is seeking a financial and business minded leader with exceptional analytical skills for the Corporate Director of Nursing Analytics position. This position reports directly to the Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, RN, FAAN – the inaugural MedStar Corporate CNO and one of the top nursing executives in the country. This is a key position on Dr. McCausland’s core team – a team that includes the Chief Nursing Officers at each of the MedStar hospitals, members of the CNO Council and three other direct reports – the Corporate VP for Nursing Informatics and CNIO; the Corporate VP for Nursing Practice Innovation; and, the Corporate VP for Nursing Professional Development and Workforce Planning – a new position that is currently being recruited.

The former recently retired Director developed a comprehensive management reporting system for each of the MedStar hospitals that rolls up into one overall management report. The reports were developed using Microsoft Access and entailed pulling finance and human resources information from individual hospitals that do not all use the same systems. Therefore, candidates must have expert knowledge of Microsoft Access Database management. The MedStar hospitals use Cerner as their clinical information system, Clairvia for staffing, scheduling and productivity, and Action OI for additional productivity monitoring. Each of the MedStar hospitals also uses NDNQI.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Sets standards and policies guiding system-wide design, analysis and dissemination of nursing financial, human resource and performance metrics including integrity of the data elements, data collection and analytics used.
  • Directs and manages the NDNQI system level reporting and analysis.
  • Maintains working knowledge of healthcare and nursing performance trends, analytic methodologies and other relevant tools.
  • Works closely with leaders in Finance, HR, PI, IS, and Nursing at the corporate and entity levels.
  • Is the system wide nursing sponsor for implementation and utilization of the Clairvia system.
  • Designs and implements reports from various IS systems, such as Cerner and Clairvia to support improved performance in nursing across MedStar Health.

Key qualifications: A Master’s degree in business administration, finance or a related field and ten years of experience in health care finance, quantitative methods and manipulating large data sets is required. A results oriented leader with a focus on outcomes is essential. Demonstrated expertise in using Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint; demonstrated ability to work effectively within a large data driven organization with different systems at individual entities; a working knowledge of all the variables involved in developing a nursing budget; a working knowledge of clinical information systems; strong verbal and written communication skills; and, the ability to complete multiple time sensitive projects and reports quickly and efficiently.

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