Ascension Health Vice President, Nursing in Jacksonville, Florida

Job ID: 253132

Vice President, Nursing

Jacksonville, Florida


Additional Job Information

Title: Vice President - Nursing

City, State: Jacksonville, FL

Location: SVM-St Vincent's Riverside

Department: Nursing Administration 003

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Day, 40 hours,Weekly

About Us

St. Vincent’s HealthCare, part of Ascension, is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities since 1873. From its humble beginning to its current status as a regional healthcare system, St. Vincent’s HealthCare is widely recognized for delivering personalized, compassionate care that balances high touch with high tech.

Job Description

Oversees the overall management of nursing practice, nursing education and professional development, nursing research, nursing administration and nursing services.


It is expected that all of the duties and responsibilities will be performed in a manner which reflects the core values of Ascension: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication

  • Collaborates with Ascension leadership and medical staff to identify and develop new patient care programs, policies and procedures.

  • Proven success developing and implementing a program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care provided by the organization.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to nursing services and healthcare.

  • Assures continuity and consistency of nursing care standards and practice across Ascension.

  • Develops and implements Ascension nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives.

  • Reviews nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards.

  • Using a high level of financial acumen, oversees productivity, operations, budget, and financial targets

  • Ensures that all patients receive the highest quality care.

  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • Licensed Registered Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Nurse Executive.


Bachelor's degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience required

Master's degree in a related field highly preferred

Work Experience:

  • 3 Years Required Technical Experience.

  • 5 Years Preferred Technical Experience.

  • 1 Year Preferred Leadership/Mgmt. Experience.

  • Experience with Magnet Certification process preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees and students.

Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process. The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.