Atlantic Health System

Program Manager, Magnet

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Newton
Position Type
07601000 - Nursing Administration
Newton Medical Center


Newton Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Magnet Coordinator for our Nursing Administration Department, working primarily Monday - Friday.


The qualified candidate will coordinate activities to attain and maintain ANCC Magnet status.  

  • This includes providing education to nurses about Magnet Recognition, coordination and facilitation of Magnet Work Teams, acting as a resource for the Shared Governance Councils, coordinating an assessment of Magnet readiness/gap analysis, submitting the application for Magnet Recognition, verifying that all requirements are met, and designing and implementing a process to maintain Magnet performance requirements, in anticipation of future re-application for Magnet status
  • Facilitates and oversees the preparation of documentation, policies, research and informational sessions relative to maintaining magnet status
  • Oversees collection and submission of key nursing sensitive outcome indicators and develops quarterly and annual reports for submission to the ANCC Magnet office, and executive leadership
  • The employee will develop a solid business acumen with a foundational understanding of healthcare finance principle with the goal of enhancing fiscal performance and viability
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternatives solutions; Works well in group problem solving situation; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Ability to multi-task and work in compressed timelines.
    • Project Management: Openly seeks out new innovation and knowledge. Develops projects plans; Coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget manages projects and team activities.
    • Customer Service: Partners with the patient to enhance the patient experience: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations: Responds promptly to customer needs: Solicits customer feedback to improve service: responds to request for service and assistance: Meets commitments.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming (finger pointing) Maintains confidentiality: Listens to others without interrupting: Remains open to other ideas and tries new things/ ideas.
    • Teamwork: Establishes and supports an active and effective unit Practice Council. Balances team and individual responsibilities exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback: Contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests: Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives: Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
    • Change Management: Keeps abreast of developing technology maintaining a clear focus on improved patient outcomes. Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
    • Delegation: Delegated work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
    • Leadership: Is a transformational leader. Exhibits a growing level of professionalism. Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
    • Managing People: Utilizes the shared governance model and evidence-based practice principles in planning, decision making, and facilitating process improvement. Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities. Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Provides for regular peer evaluation. Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth. 



  • BSN required
  • MSN required 

Required License:

  • Valid New Jersey Nursing License Required 

Relevant Experience:

  • At least 5 Years of experience working in a Quality Improvement, Performance Improvement, leadership or Magnet Coordinator role in a Magnet designated facility
  • Experience with NDNQI, quality/process improvement, patient satisfaction/HCAHPS measures and compliance
  • Ability to work with computer applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

About Us

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.

EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.  



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