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Vice President - Neonatal Services, Columbus, OH

Organization: Nationwide Children's
Category: Nurse Management
Location: Columbus, OH
Date Job Posted: January 31, 2020
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Vice President - Neonatal Services

Requisition ID 2020-22105
Category Management


The Vice President, Neonatal Services (VP Neonatal Services) has strategic, operational, and budgetary responsibility for programs, and services in departments / programs as assigned consistent with the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives as well as Neonatal Service Line Strategic Plan. He/She will provide clinical expertise to teams of nursing and allied health professionals. The VP Neonatal Services fosters collaboration between Medical staff and other departments and Health Systems to achieve Nationwide Children’s Hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan.

The Vice President Neonatal Services is expected to earn compensation commensurate with experience; appropriate benefits and relocation assistance will be provided.


The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

The VP Neonatal Services will:

  • Develop tactics in conjunction with Hospital Senior Leadership and Neonatal Division Chief to align patient care of neonatal population to achieve the Neonatal Strategic Plan.
  • Work in close collaboration with individual NICU Medical Directors and Patient Care Services Directors with responsibility for approximately 310 NICU beds across the units of neonatal services to ensure safe, consistent and effective patient care.
  • Serve as a Safety Leader to reinforce a culture of safety.
  • Participate in service line strategic planning activities and provides mechanisms for staff engagement.
  • Monitor and administer activity, revenue, expense, and capital budgets for the assigned departments and programs.
  • Analyze, monitor, and control allocations for effective management of financial, human, capital and information system resources for inpatient neonatal units and recommends changes to budget to the CNO.
  • Collaborates and consult with medical and hospital personnel at all levels, both internally and externally, for the development and coordination of services.
  • Initiate, promote and stimulate the continuous performance improvement process to improve clinical, service, administrative, educational, customer service, and employee engagement outcomes while facilitating the utilization of data for improvement of care andspread of change across the network.
  • Read, influence and impact change through a team of Neonatal Services direct reports and birthing hospital leadership relationships.
  • Report regularly to the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Patient Care Services peers, and medical staff concerning Service Line/department/program goals, problems, and forecasts.
  • Ensure family centered care for Neonatal Inpatient areas of responsibility, achievement of organizational goals and upholds the provisions of the contracts with partnering hospitals and facilitates the Coordinating Council for each Health system and will ensure the provision of patient care is evidence-based practice.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including acting in the absence of the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services as delegated.




  • Graduate of an accredited RN program.
  • Masters in Nursing, Business Administration, or Health administration. (If MBA or MHA, must have a BSN).
  • Must possess an Ohio RN License.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Level III nursery, a strong nursing operations background and 5 to 7 years progressive management experience/administrative experience.
  • Previous management or leadership experience in a complex setting, preferably in an academic medical center environment and Children’s hospital experience preferred.
  • Leadership in a Women and Infants or PICU role would be considered.
  • Minimum 5 Years’ experience in Level III nursery.
  • Between seven and ten years of progressive management experience.
  • Previous management or leadership experience in a complex setting, preferably in an academic medical center environment.


Sitting - frequently Talking on phone/in person - frequently Typing on a keyboard - frequently Standing/walking – frequently Physically Active – occasionally The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

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