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Director of Nursing - Ambulatory Orthopedics & Neurosciences



At Rochester Regional Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Personal Time that includes Vacation Time, Sick Time & Holidays
  • Health & Wellness Benefits starting Your First Day
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Programs tailored to Your Needs
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Relocation Assistance

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for fulfilling the mission of Rochester Regional Health, Specialty Medicine and Surgery (SMS) clinical programs. Works with provider and operational leadership in each SMS service line to assure the delivery of state of the art clinical care. Operationalizes the core RRH values by developing and sustaining an environment which supports excellence in clinical practice and the care of the patients in all settings. Facilitates both clinical education and clinical investigation to advance the art and science of professional nursing practices. Promotes the development of nurse professionals, technicians and clinical support staff. Ensures consistency in the implementation of the philosophy of nursing, nursing standards of care and nursing scope of practice.

As a Director of Nursing, you will have clinical and operational oversight for 32 Neuro and 26 Ortho practice locations, with approximately 200 clinical staff. Key areas of focus will include:

  • Communicates and models RRH values for patient care, clinical education and clinical investigation.
  • Assures the on-going development of programs and provides support for all staff, novice to expert, to learn the skills required for their role and for their continued professional development.
  • Supports and facilitates SMS service line quality and performance improvement program. Facilities the identification of quality indicators that are most pertinent to the SMS service line goals.
  • Promotes collaboration with provider and operational colleagues in establishing patient care goals.
  • Develops programs and strategies to monitor the quality of nursing care and patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with other departments to establish expectations in relation to services needed (Infection Prevention, Pharmacy, Regulatory, Quality, Risk Management, etc).
  • Develops and guides all staff in regulatory preparedness efforts.
  • Interprets regulatory standards and their applicability to individual service lines.
  • Partnering with key nursing, patient care, provider and operational leaders in support of strategic / capital planning requirements and clinical program development.
  • Collaborates with operational leadership to prepare, monitor, and maintain approved budget in relation to clinical support salary and wage budget, clinical supply and expense operating budget and clinical capital equipment budget.
  • Is knowledgeable about issues in health care economics that directly or indirectly affect cost/quality assessment

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Rochester NY

DEPARTMENT: Ambulatory Leadership



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Masters in Nursing Administration preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a leadership position in a hospital and/or ambulatory setting.
  • Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State


  • STRATEGIC PLANNING: Assist with execution of the vision for nursing which reflects the system’s strategies for innovation, clinical integration, quality improvement and patient experience.
  • LEADERSHIP: Attract, retains, and develops the best and brightest Nursing Talent. As well as mentors and develops nursing staff at all levels.
  • CULTURE: Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes a spirit of inquiry and is supportive of professional nursing practice and a evidenced based practices.
  • PATIENT CARE: Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to excellence in patient care. Continually evaluates patient quality, safety, and performance, identifies improvement opportunities, and plans and implements improvement programs.
  • COMPLIANCE: Directs the development and implementation of standards, policies and programs to ensure excellence in nursing practice. Assures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations and accrediting agencies. Responsible for compliance in practice aligned with nursing excellence programs (Magnet, Beacon, Lantern, etc.)
  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: Prepares, administers, and monitors revenue, capital, expense, and personnel budgets for assigned departments in collaboration with department directors and finance team. Participates in establishing financial plans, integrating the institution’s mission and goals. Advocates for resources necessary for the optimal work environment and exceptional patient care.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $105,000.00 - $125,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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