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Requisition Number 17-0046
Post Date 7/10/2017
Title Sr. Pathway Program Analyst
Department Pathway
City Silver Spring
State MD
Description To provide independent, content expertise and analysis for the Pathway to Excellence Program to applicants, Commission on Pathway to Excellence, appraisers, Pathway to Excellence designated organizations, and the ANCC office staff.

•Serves as primary resource expert with extensive knowledge of the Pathway to Excellence Program for the management, coordination, communication, assistance, guidance, leadership, and support for organizations throughout all phases of an application. Interfaces with Pathway to Excellence program appraisers and applicants, coordinating and managing the review process. Uses critical analysis to determine the need for consultation from other experts such as Office of General Counsel, Researchers, Informatics Specialists, and other subject matter advisors.
•Interfaces with Pathway to Excellence program appraisers, coordinating the review process. Provides independent analysis, expert guidance, and creative problem solving to organizations related to the application of the Pathway Standards, addressing unique organizational and nursing situations. Requires extensive knowledge of the demographic information form, elements of performance, financial considerations, and Nurse Survey indicators. Provides oversight of the development and review of the appraisal documents presented to the Commission on Pathway to Excellence. Coordinates appeal process ensuring all legal and ethical issues are addressed as appropriate. Oversees appeal team formation, ensures each member follows policy and protocol, including but not limited to strict confidentiality.
•Interfaces with members of the Commission on Pathway to Excellence . Contributes anticipatory guidance and professional expertise, for strategic planning and high level decisions impacting the Pathway to Excellence Program. Works with organizations (national and international) to creatively problem solve and address unique organizational and nursing situations in relation to the application of the Pathway Standards.
•Works closely with content matter experts to design database formats and performs quality checks to ensure the accuracy of statistical information in databases. Maintains and works with the Research department in the analysis of the demographic information. Presents data to help with the strategic planning for the Pathway to Excellence Program.
•Represents the Pathway to Excellence Program and ANCC at a variety of official functions, including out-of-town and overnight events. Responsibilities may include speaking engagements and online presentations about the Pathway to Excellence Program. May be called upon to prepare Pathway to Excellence related presentations for ANCC BOD or ANCC executive team.
•Provides expert knowledge, assessment, and recommendations for the ongoing development and revision of the Pathway to Excellence Program manual, publications, Pathway processes, policies and procedures, special projects, and strategic planning. Participates and supports the development and implementation of Pathway projects.
•Monitors quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of all aspects of the Pathway to Excellence Program operations and identifies quality assurance opportunities for improvement. Proactively evaluates requirements and needs to consistently improve operations activities. Implements process and technology improvements. Responsible for maintaining a current knowledge base regarding the requirements for International Standards Organization (ISO) registration Accountable for compliance and continued quality management as required by ISO registration. Coordinates appeal process ensuring all legal and ethical issues are addressed as appropriate.


RN required; Master’s Degree required in nursing, administration, business, or education. If Master’s is not in nursing then baccalaureate must be in nursing.

Related Work Experience
The ideal candidate would have a minimum 3 years of progressive leadership experience involving project management, in a health related organization Experience with collection and analysis of data for the purposes of decision-making preferred. Work experience in acute care required and work experience in pre and post-acute care setting preferred.

Must have demonstrated experience with concurrent task and project coordination requiring attention to detail. Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office products and experienced working with a variety of databases; experience in the use of various statistical computer programs preferred.

•Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
•Ability to communicate with executive level stakeholders, utilizing appropriate independent decision making. Must have knowledge of nursing, hospital management, and quality improvement theories.
•Work independently, multi-task under pressure, prioritize effectively, take initiative and be innovative.
•Team building, leadership, and analytical skills. Nursing informatics experience preferred.
•Must be proficient in all Microsoft office products and databases.
•Articulate verbal communication and poise in presenting complex topics to prestigious leadership groups, at national conferences and other formats using many formats: PowerPoint, webcast, and panels.
•Superior writing and meticulous editing skills required.
•Superior customer service and teamwork skills and abilities.
•Discretion in managing confidential information.

Additional Qualifications
Able to be out-of-town several times during the year with multiple overnights. May require travel by air.

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