Executive Director, CPEI (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Healthcare Leadership
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16229
FTE: 1

Nursing Management

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift


At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.


Job Summary


This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.


Provides oversight of inter-professional practice, clinical performance and competency, patient safety and clinical/patient/family education, nursing research, evidence-based practice (EBP) integration and workforce training. The Executive Director has oversight of the organization's learning and professional practice policies, education, training, and professional development programs that empower staff to ensure maximum effectiveness and contribution toward organizational goals and outcomes. Assumes accountability and responsibility for positively influencing the quality of patient care at the organization through effective leadership of Professional Development, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice and Professional Nursing Practice. This role promotes nursing innovation and assures integration of best practice in educational programs, evidence based practice initiatives, nursing research and professional practice elements including accreditation of nursing recognition programs of Magnet, Nurse Residency Transition, or other programs as designated. In collaboration with other leaders, develops outcome measures for professional development, competency, evidence based practice initiatives, and nursing value. The Executive Director should have a track record of demonstrated success in nursing innovation and professional practice support, academic and professional organization partnership, EBP integration, team building and organizational leadership. Must be a self-starter, highly engaged, and willing to support the organizations objectives.  The Executive Director also serves as a member of senior management in the Division of Patient Care Services as such, provides strategy formulation, and operational support of for interprofessional professional practice.


 Essential Functions


The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.


Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.


  • Provides oversight for the activities of the Professional Development, Nursing Research and EBP and Professional Practice departments. Provides consultation and collaboration with hospital councils, human resources, CNO, VPs, directors, clinical managers, and unit/department/service lines to assure effective and strategic   programs and processes.

  • Serves as a mentor and coach to designated Directors, unit/department CNSs, Nursing Professional Development Specialists in the role of a leader in competency assessment and professional nursing practice.

  • Integrates education and training to support and sustain improvement in quality outcomes and regulatory standards. 

  • Manages and directs the organizations professional practice, research, EBP and educational strategic plans in conjunction with the senior team to assure alignment with system and organizational mission and goals.

  • Facilitates relationships and partnership with internal and external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, universities/colleges, public schools, other healthcare systems and government entities, professional organizations in the areas of professional practice promotion, clinical experience opportunities for professional staff, students and on site educational classes.

  • Works in collaboration with facility and system departments to assure effective inter-professional clinical competency processes.

  • Responsible for all fiscal activities involving budget preparation for the Center for Nursing Excellence and continuous monitoring of these processes.

  • Advises senior leadership regarding initiatives and activities that promote maximum staff effectiveness and create a positive impact on quality, safety and service outcomes.

  • Monitors and evaluates staff performance to ensure programs have a beneficial impact on quality, safety and service delivery and meet requirements of regulatory and Magnet accreditation.

  • Plans, launches, monitors, and acts on nursing innovation, EBP and research initiatives that are aligned with the organization's strategic goals.

  • Seeks out, Initiates and actively participates in opportunities for grant, research or program funding through the foundation and other sources.

  • Designs and establishes benchmarks that measure the impact and effectiveness of nursing practice in alignment to the organization's overall performance.

  • Participates in EBP integration and process improvement implementation.

  • Supports leaders and clinical staff in the development and nurturing of shared governance processes.

  • Mentors and coaches leaders and staff through the application, documentation and demonstration of accreditation standards for regulatory bodies and desired accreditation programs including Magnet, Nurse Residency accreditation.

  • Partners with Director of Professional Development and organizational leaders to identify needs for training and organizational development, develop and implement new education programs as needed.

  • Monitors and evaluates staff development programs to ensure programs have a beneficial impact on quality, safety and service delivery.

  • Collaborates with System Level Leadership Development to assess and evaluate core leadership training programs to ensure ongoing leadership development including Fundamentals of Leadership, Supervisory Basics, Financial Management, Change Management, Process Improvement and Coaching and Mentoring.

  • Positively impacts professional clinical practice by integrating evidence based practice, national and local care guidelines, regulatory requirements, and best practices into clinical programs and educational services.

  • Participates in professional organizations and takes responsibility for professional growth.  Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development.

  • Provides frequent communication and feedback regarding fiscal and programmatic issues.

  • Establishes and maintains satisfactory customer and public relations through direct or delegated contact. Performs job functions/duties, providing effective verbal and written communication to both internal and external customers.

  • Maintains an ongoing analysis of professional practice, research and EBP, and educational activities to monitors trends and opportunities.

  • Evaluates practice outcomes and makes recommendations to meet the desired outcome and strategic planning goals.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Doctorate Degree required; in health care related field, education, or comparable fields of study.

Experience:  Broad and extensive and progressively responsible directly related work experience in administrative and/or managerial positions

License/Certification: California Registered Nurse (RN - CA)


Specialty Certification from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) within one year of hire


 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.


  • Knowledge of ANCC standards related to Magnet designation, and Nurse Residency Accreditation standards.

  • Knowledge of CMS and TJC regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge of the current theories, principles, practices and standards of as well as emerging technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in the nursing profession, particularly those applicable to the area of assignment/expertise.

  • Knowledge of leadership and management skills essential to the practice of nursing, principles and practices of and current trends in health care delivery and hospital system organization and administration.

  • Knowledge of the types of nursing practice and delivery systems, understanding of the complexity of the nursing practice environment, roles and responsibilities of the health care team members to achieve quality outcomes.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

  • Ability to demonstrate vision and innovative concepts to develop, design and implement programs and lead process improvement projects.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, direct, manage and evaluate as well as set standards for a major nursing function or program using a systems thinking approach, manage projects and change processes, and effectively and appropriately allocate resources at the care delivery level.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others to promote a productive culture by valuing individuals and their contributions.

  • Ability to align organizational vision, set short and long-term objectives with service line and hospital strategic goals, focus and prioritize resources, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Ability to establish the strategic direction and business plans for a functional group and establish and implement program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.


Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Physical requirements are consistent with those for sedentary work, which involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.