Magnet Program Manager

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Professional Development: Works collaboratively with all levels of nursing and other healthcare professionals to achieve and maintain American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation. Serves as the Magnet advisor to the nursing leadership team, a liaison to the ANCC Magnet office. Provides strategic direction and leadership to engage nurses in promoting excellence in patient care, advancing clinical knowledge, and supporting nursing research and an evidence-based practice environment. The Magnet Program Manager will work with the Shared Governance Councils to enhance the professional practice model and infrastructure and ensure strong channels of communication across all areas of nursing practice at all sites. The Magnet Program Manager assumes system wide responsibility for coordinating all aspects of the ANCC Magnet application and re-designation process, creating a Magnet readiness timeline, and facilitating attainment of nursing quality initiatives. The manager will also be responsible for NDNQI data entry, dissemination and analysis to identify and address adverse trends on nursing sensitive indicators. The Magnet Program Manager is responsible for leading the clinical ladder program and professional certification. The Magnet Program Manager works collaboratively with the Nurse Research Scientist to confirm ANCC research requirements are met.

Job Description


Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions that the person in the job is held accountable for. Following are the essential functions of the job.

* Use this to denote if a function does not provide opportunity to perform beyond "Meets Expectations"
1. Magnet Program
a. In collaboration with the director, maintains and coordinates all internal aspects of Magnet status compliance and initiatives.

b. Establishes a work plan and timeline in order to maintain Magnet focus.

c. Coordinates the fulfillment of responsibilities as designated by Magnet Recognition Program: including the collection and preparation of evidence that all eligibility requirements have been/are being met.

d. Independently collects, prepares and submits written documentation in fulfillment of Magnet re-designation requirements in a timely manner.

e. Monitors data; distributes to the nursing units while providing education to nursing staf.f

f. Collaborates with nurses at all levels to assure that nursing care reflects current components and sources of evidence.

g. Assumes leadership and mentors others in the development of services and programs that
advance the Magnet model at SSH.

h. Assists in the development and delivery of Magnet related education, mentors all nurses to support their role in the Magnet process and serves as an educational resource to the community.

i. Coordinates responses to online surveys, request for assistance and all other Magnet related inquiries.

j. Maintains data integrity and ensures data sources are consistent.
k. Maintains current knowledge of the Magnet designation/re-designation requirements and process, assisting with incorporating updated standards and practice into nursing department operations working with directors and Shared Governance council representatives.

2. Nursing Care
a. Uses Patient and Family Centered Care Principles, Jean Watson’s Caring Theory, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Shared Governance model, to assist all nurses to develop policies, procedures, guidelines and program to support patient care.

b. Works with nursing staff at all levels to use data and develop strategies to improve patient outcomes.

3. Clinical Advancement Program
a. Assumes leadership in the Clinical Ladder Review Board.

b. Assist nursing staff to develop portfolios.

c. Complete paperwork as necessary.

d. Work with Shared Governance to refine process as necessary.

4. Professional Development
a. Identifies self-learning needs/goals and designs a plan to meet them.

b. Supports and participates in nursing leadership groups and management development programs.

c. Completes annual retraining requirements.

5. Communication
a. Works with Marketing to create Nursing Annual Report and Nursing calendar.


I. Technology and Learning
a. Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization.

b. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.

Demonstrates teaching skills, leadership skills and skills in critical thinking are essential. Must also demonstrate knowledge of program and project development/management. BSN required, MSN preferred. Professional certification preferred.