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Program Director - Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program

Misericordia University - Pittsburgh Campus
Media, PA

Misericordia is seeking a Program Director for the Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program - Pittsburgh Campus. The Director will organize, manage and supervise the Accelerated Bachelors Nursing Program (ABSN) – Pittsburgh Campus. In conjunction with the Undergraduate Nursing Department Chair, this position will have oversight of admissions, curriculum, clinical placements and marketing efforts for the Pittsburgh Campus.

A Master’s Degree in Nursing is required. A minimum five years of clinical or teaching experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, along with prior supervisory experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have current RN licensure in the state of PA.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: under Faculty Opportunities.

Chief Nursing officer

Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Erie, PA

Saint Vincent Hospital, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a 371-bed facility. Significant progress in preparing for Magnet® designation, with application submission in 2019, has been made. The Chief Nursing Officer is responsible for all inpatient nursing services, maternal child health, peri-operative services, prehospital care, behavioral health, inpatient rehabilitation, and the Magnet preparation processes.

Saint Vincent Hospital has been the leading care provider in Erie, PA since 1875. Key clinical areas include the following:

  • Women's Services – Women experience family-centered childbirth in spacious, comfortable birthing suites. Women can get compassionate, personal health care through all stages of their lives. A $9.5 million renovated women’s and infant’s center to be completed in 2018
  • Proven track record: We recently achieved a number of high rankings from the firm Quantros and its independent CareChex® analysis, based on quality, safety and satisfaction. Quantros determined we are No. 1 in the Erie region in a number of areas.
  • St. Vincent Hospital is rated the No. 1 hospital in Erie^ for Medical Excellence in Major Neuro-Surgery, Orthopedic Care and Trauma Care
  • A $115 million commitment from the Allegheny Health Network and additional support from the Saint Vincent Foundation have allowed us to pursue new projects. The construction ensures we can continue our legacy of excellent care and community service. Planned or finished projects include: Women + Infant Center, East Side Health and Wellness Pavilion, new cancer Center, new Women's Inst. (with breast surgeon, MFM, gyn-onc, etc.) and a new Women's Center for your imaging needs ( ABUS, MAMMO, sterotactic biopsy).

Reporting to the Chief Nurse Executive of Allegheny Health Network, the successful candidate will lead approximately 20 direct reports in delivering high quality care to patients. The incumbent will collaborate with the hospital and corporate leadership teams and the medical staff. This collaboration includes identifying, developing, and executing clinical care of current and future programs, and ensuring continued promotion of nursing practice commiserate with Magnet designation. The new CNO will serve as a member of the Chief Nurse Council of Allegheny Health Network and the Executive Nurse Leader team, collaborating with network level and hospital based nurse executives; creating, executing and refining network and hospital level strategies that address specific initiatives including: quality, safety and value of patient care; the patient experience; service excellence; recruitment and retention; evidence based education, training and competencies; and financial management. The CNO will skillfully participate in, and provide leadership to, network level AHN Nurse Executive Committees and Network Based Committees.

The new CNO at Saint Vincent Hospital will be a relationship focused, metric driven nursing leader to function at the executive level for the organization's patient care services departments and assist in the development of the organization's strategic plan.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads direct reports in delivering high quality care to patients.
  • Collaborates with the hospital leadership and medical staff to identify, develop and execute clinical care of current and future programs.
  • Ensures continued compliance with and promotion of nursing practice commiserate with Magnet Designation as applicable to the facility.
  • Develops, communicates and executes a strategy supporting a robust staffing plan and standards of patient care and services that meet patient care delivery needs of the organization.
  • Serves as a member of the Chief Nurse Council of Allegheny Health Network.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Nursing Leadership Team of Allegheny Health Network.
  • In collaboration with system level nurse executives, creates, executes and refines system and hospital level strategies that address specific initiatives including:
    • Quality, safety and value of patient care
    • Patient experience
    • Service Excellence
    • Recruitment and retention
    • Evidence based education, training and competencies
    • Financial management
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to nursing services and healthcare.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a DNP or other Doctoral Degree strongly preferred, a Master of Science in Nursing required
  • Must enroll or be enrolled in a DNP program with expected completion within 2 years of hire or currently enrolled in a PhD program with expected completion within 4 years of hire
  • Licensure or eligibility within three months of employment for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ progressive leadership experience required, preferably at the CNO level.
  • Working knowledge of Magnet designation highly desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of nursing and patient care regulations; nursing practice, healthcare trends, technological changes, processes, and standards of care.
  • National ANCC certification highly preferred with attainment required within one (1) of employment.
  • Ability to navigate within a complex environment with multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to analyze, assess and articulate effective decisions; demonstrates support for and model teamwork as both leader and member.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others and drive organizational and cultural change.
  • Highly visible leader with an approachable, personable, and optimistic demeanor.


The opportunity to work with a progressive and dedicated network Chief Nurse Executive and hospital based CNOs committed to nursing professional growth and excellence.

The opportunity to participate in transformational nursing leadership at an organization committed to excel locally, regionally and nationally, including achieving Magnet designation.

The opportunity to participate in the growth of an organization committed to excellence and innovation across the full continuum of care.

The opportunity to join an organization delivering and expanding cutting edge patient care.

The opportunity to work with a nursing leadership team and nursing staff who are eager for professional growth, clinical advancement and the ability to excel in patient care.

The opportunity for competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package and relocation allowance.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply online and direct any questions to Katie Poeschel.

Director of Nursing

Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health
Media, PA

Position: Director of Nursing
Entity: Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health

Riddle Hospital, a Magnet® designated hospital located in scenic Media, PA, is a not-for-profit acute care hospital with 204 inpatient beds, plus 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other healthcare rating organizations for its high quality patient care. The Joint Commission lists Riddle Hospital as among the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, and surgical care. The Hospital has received Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care.

We have made it our mission to provide patients with a superior patient experience. This translates to the consistent delivery of safe, high quality clinical care in the absence of preventable harm.

Why Work at Riddle Hospital?

We are listed by US News & World Report as among the Top 10 Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our Diversity, Respect and Inclusion Initiative celebrate our differences and our similarities. Ultimately, we want everyone to feel respected for who they are. Also, our physicians and employees speak highly of the work environment at Main Line Health. We have been consistently ranked among the best places to work by Best Places to Work in PA and the Philadelphia Business Journal. We are committed to providing exceptional care with empathy and compassion for people at all stages in life. Our Diversity, Respect and Inclusion Initiative celebrate our differences and our similarities. Ultimately, we want everyone to feel respected for who they are.

Seeking a Director of Nursing for Med-Surg, Tele, and Critical Care

Exciting opportunity for an innovative Director of Nursing at Riddle Hospital that would oversee several areas including critical care, telemetry, and med-surg units. This position would report to the Regional Vice President of Patient Care Services, and would have 5 direct reporting Managers who each oversee the day-to-day operations of multiple nursing units and patient care services.

The Director of Nursing would be responsible for but not limited to:

  • The managerial functions of setting strategic initiatives, objectives, budgetary and financial responsibility, staffing and directing activities of assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Partners with the Regional Vice President of Patient Care Services in the strategic implementation of system goals.
  • May assume administrative responsibility for designated areas in the absence of the Regional Vice President of Patient Care Services.
  • Implements the strategic plan providing direction for the nursing department, shared decision-making initiatives at the hospital and system levels to support a superior patient experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in Nursing Administration, prior management experience required. Experience overseeing multiple nursing units preferred; Director-level experience preferred.
  • Recent acute care experience required.
  • Magnet Experience highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of administrative concepts, organizational behavior, management processes, understanding group dynamics as they pertain to health care organizations.
  • Knowledge of current national nursing practices.
  • Ability to lead change, build & lead teams, and develop & maintain inter-professional relationships with senior executives and physicians.
  • Maintains executive competence in speaking and writing.


  • MSN or other related Masters Degree required.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Licensures & Certifications:

  • A current RN license.
  • Certification in clinical area or Nurse Executive / Nursing Leadership highly preferred.

We offer an extremely competitive compensation package including Paid-Time Off, health/dental/vision/prescription coverage, wellness programs, retirement plans, and extensive continuing education support / tuition reimbursement.

If interested in leading a collaborative Nursing team, please send your resume to Lindsey Breiner at and apply online to

Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Unit Director

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Employee Status: Regular 
Schedule: Full- Time

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is seeking dynamic leaders to manage the operation of various inpatient units at our Oakland location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Western Psychiatric is a nationally recognized research and teaching hospital. For more than 60 years, we have been a leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan. In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities.

The captain of our clinical team, the Unit Director, fosters the 24- hour operational health of each unit by effectively managing financial, human resource, clinical, and administrative concerns. The Unit Directors seek to create a workplace environment conducive to open dialogue, exceptional nursing practice, and progressively raise standards in patient care and safety through quality improvement initiatives.

A strong clinician with keen problem-solving and executive leadership skills, the Unit Director uses research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes. This proven leader will analyze available data to identify clinical problems as well as monitor nurse and patient satisfaction. The Unit Director will collaborate with the clinical staff and senior management to set goals, design action plans for improvement, and implement practical changes in a manner that is respectful of staff and encourages full participation at all levels.


  • BSN required at time of hire or transfer into position.
  • Masters degree in Nursing or related health care field required, either at time of hire/transfer, or must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment. (i.e. public health, informational technology, administration, etc.)
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive leadership experience required with relevant clinical experience preferred.
  • Psychiatric nursing experience preferred.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact:

Mariah McCullough

Apply Today 

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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