Improving the health of our community in all we do
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, this position works closely with the Executive Directors of patient care services throughout the system to continually align nursing excellence and the delivery of high quality, patient and family-centered care. The Executive Director plans, directs and evaluates nursing, clinical and general education for Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) by directing a team of managers and education specialists in the provision of continuous development and learning activities for NGHS staff and patients.
Responsible for the oversight of nursing professional practice; nursing research and innovation; and nursing professional education and development across NGHS. The Executive Director oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of structures and processes that promote the development and implementation of evidence-based nursing practice; promotes advancement of cost-effective, quality patient care and services through utilization of a variety of research, analytical, and problem-solving technologies; and oversees competency-based educational programming and patient education for nursing throughout NGHS. The Executive Director fosters and maintains excellent relationships with nursing affiliations and schools and represents NGHS on various advisory boards and commissions. Serves as a liaison to affiliated Schools of Nursing, partnering to create innovative student curricula and teaching/learning experiences.
- Licensed to practice as an RN in Georgia. * NEA-BC (Nurse Executive Advanced, Board Certified by ANCC) or related certification.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing, MBA, or MHA or other related field. PhD or doctoral degree in related field required.
- Required: Professional organization membership Preferred: Officer in local, state and/or national professional organization.
- Ten (10) years of experience in Nursing with 7 years in a leadership role having a significant business impact. Two (2) years recent experience with outcomes research, teaching, and quality improvement management.
Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega – and become Georgia’s most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:
America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades
100 Top Hospitals – Truven Health Analytics
100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs – Beckers Hospital Review
America’s Top Quality Providers – Carechex
Atlanta’s Top 150 Workplaces – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Healthcare’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems – Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more.