OSF Healthcare Careers

Director Professional Practice & Magnet - OSF010820

Hours per week: 40
Status (Benefits): Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Location: 5666 E State St, Rockford, IL, United States

5666 E State St, Rockford, IL, United States

Job Description


The Director, Professional Practice & Magnet promotes excellence in nursing leadership, evidence-based practice, education, and management through his/her role as change agent, educator, consultant, mentor, researcher, program developer and professional role model. Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, training and professional development strategies in a blended learning environment that utilizes evidence-based methodologies and adult learning theory to address accrediting and regulatory standards, centers of excellence, specialty services, service delivery, Ministry and Medical Center Nursing strategic priorities, and industry conditions. Leads the enculturation of professional nursing and clinical practice through the tenets of the OSF HealthCare Professional Practice Model, ANA Scope & Standards of Practice, and the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Provides administrative direction and oversight to the shared governance structure, Magnet designation, participation in performance improvement projects, and the coordination and communication of nursing research.




PhD in Nursing or Nursing Education



5 years related work experience, with two years’ experience in research or education


3 years leadership experience



Registered Nursing License in current state


Must obtain one of the following within 2 years of hire


Specialty Certification NE-BC (Nurse Executive-Board Certified)


NEA-BC (Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certification) from ANCC (American)


CEPC (Center for Excellence in Primary Care)




Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate nursing professional practice model, ANCC requirements for Magnet designation, and to develop an EBP and research program


Must be able to communicate (verbally and written) and work effectively with hospital administration, physician leaders, and ancillary leadership


Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to develop recommendations for and assist in implementing changes in patient care practices, policies, and procedures, evaluate the results or outcomes of system changes, develop educational programs, and conduct scholarly research






Demonstrates sophisticated research, communication, and leadership skills


Must be able to lead facility wide change, assimilate and translate research into everyday practice, and produce professional documentation of same





Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.


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Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

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