Director of Nursing Operations

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time, on-site, Nursing Director of Operations at UCMC.

Under the direction of the CNO, or designee, the Director of Nursing Operations provides leadership to managers, supervisors, and/or professional staff to direct, administer, manage, and coordinate nursing operations and clinical practice at UC Medical Center (UCMC). This individual functions as an expert practice leader, educator, and coach while driving results surrounding efficiency, workflow, quality, safety, regulatory, and productivity that align with organizational priorities.

About UC Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.


  • Has oversight for, directs and coordinates initiatives and projects related to nursing practice and assists with managing personnel to meet the nursing division objectives and goals.
  • In collaboration with other nursing leaders, develops, implements, and oversees strategic and operational plans for areas of responsibility such as quality of care, safety, patient experience, financial performance, recruitment, retention, employee engagement and strategic growth.
  • Directs teams in the execution of patient care workflows and the coordination of administrative support services.
  • Coaches and mentors' others. Provides support for others professional development by sharing knowledge and experience to help mentees grow and excel in their role; may include the development of specific leadership development plans.
  • Expected to participate in leadership on call rotation as applicable. Duties including but not limited to the escalation and resolution of facilities, patient safety, and support service incidents.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Cultivates Networks and Partnerships
  • Collaborates in a highly matrixed environment across UC Health and UCMC to support the strategic direction of departments and/or service lines where applicable. Helps develop, implement, communicate, and evaluate vision for care delivery models.
  • Participates in organizational improvement and governance committees.
  • Develops effective collaboration between clinical and academic departments, medical staff leadership, faculty, community partners, and other affiliated services to ensure an integrated approach to providing services and fulfilling the nursing and tripartite mission.
  • Responsible for collaborating with accreditation to maintain local, state, and national designations, including Joint Commission accreditations and related program development.
  • Partners with UCMC leadership and the multidisciplinary healthcare team to improve goals, communication, and coordination across services.

Management of Fiscal Resources; Business Acumen
  • Creates and manages operational budgets when applicable based on budgeted clinical activity of the departments working in partnership with the assigned business partners.
  • Utilizes a systems perspective to develop new and/or innovative approaches to optimize business results.
  • Implements operating policies, systems, and programs consistent with organizational philosophy, strategy, and financial accountability.
  • Involved in the procurement of operational and capital equipment items. This includes providing financial and operational justification for capital budget requests.
  • Participates in analysis of new procedures/technology/research for fiscal impact.

Leadership and Professional Development; Building Talent
  • Responsible for clinical operations across areas of responsibility.
  • Provides indirect oversight and alignment across the matrixed infrastructure and support services (i.e., Revenue Cycle, Finance, HR, IT, etc.).
  • Directs clinical practices by collaborating with the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the strategic and operational activities throughout the areas of responsibility.
  • Meets routinely with other leaders and department partners to optimize communication and effective coordination of care.
  • Provides oversight and advice to clinical practices that align with the strategic and operational activities for areas of responsibility.
  • Drives for Results
  • Directs initiatives and projects to meet organizational operational and financial goals.
  • Works with other leaders to share best practice across the system and eliminate knowledge & performance gaps.
  • Develops and implements clinical outcome measures for performance improvement, cost and complication reduction, and the implementation of evidence-based practice.



Minimum Required: Master's Degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Business, Finance or Allied Health


Minimum Required: 4 years of equivalent leadership experience
Preferred: 11+ years of leadership experience


Ohio RN License required

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

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