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Associate Director of Nursing, Performance Improvement

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Local Title: Associate Director of Nursing, Performance Improvement
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Associate Director of Nursing
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Nursing, Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full time TH Associate Director of Nursing, Performance Improvement. The successful candidate will:

  • Assume leadership of defined clinical areas or administrative areas to provide comprehensive service patients and staff.
  • Work closely with director of Nursing and peer Associate Directors in the planning, operation and evaluation of Nursing Department programs in policy formulation and implementation.
  • Represent Nursing Administration and Hospital in center-wide management committees
  • Determine numbers and levels of staff needed on nursing units and establish and maintain a staffing allocation system.
  • Be responsible for the employment, assignment and evaluation of Assistant Nursing Directors and Nurse Administrators.
  • Participate with Personnel and Employee Relations as the Principal Nursing Administrator in incident investigations and in the determination of disciplinary action, grievance responses and responses to external regulatory agencies.
  • Identify educational needs and participates in providing orientation, in-service, continuing education and special programs for all levels of nursing staff.
  • Participate with peers and Director of Nursing in setting Nursing Department goals and in evaluating progress
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget of Nursing and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of changes/needs in Hospital design equipment and supplies for assigned clinical areas.
  • Ensure that there are ongoing programs to orient, train and maintain the knowledge base and skills of staff.
  • Develop, implement a Quality Assurance program and submits periodic reports to the hospital wide Quality Assurance Committee and the Director of Nursing.

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Board Certified (CPHQ) by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (or eligible to obtain within 1-year of employment).
  • 5+ years of experience as a Performance Improvement Coordinator/Associate Director.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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