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Nurse Innovator Program Liaison

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Office of Innovation is seeking an energetic individual to manage the day-to-day implementation of our new Nurse Innovation program. This individual will be responsible for direct engagement with nurses at the UIHC and at select health systems around the state of Iowa. This is a specified-term appointment at 50% effort ending 6/30/25. Some travel required. Job Responsibilities Develop, coordinate, manage and maintain day-to-day engagements with nurse innovators at the UIHC and select health systems across the state of Iowa.
Maintaining regular on-site presence at these locations.
Recruiting new nurse innovators into the program.
Providing guidance and assistance to those individuals in the program.
Manage the engagement of outside vendors and project consultants.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with local, state, and federal governmental units.
Develop workshops to support nurses in hospital and community settings.
Coach and mentor students involved in nurse innovation projects.
Perform support tasks including scheduling, marketing, and executing on-site programs and activities aligned with the Nurse Innovation program.
Function as a clinical liaison with the MakerHealth system, answering questions, and ensuring positive first experiences.
Work with MakerHealth to ensure quality ongoing engagements with participating nurse innovators, troubleshooting where needed, and facilitating relationships between MakerHealth staff and UIHC/partner facilities, personnel, leadership.
Connect participating nurse innovators with relevant external organizations and resources needed to advance their projects toward commercial outcomes.
Assist the Office of Innovation with annual nurse innovator pitch competitions.
Working with nurse prospects to prepare presentations.
Assisting OI staff in planning and implementing the events.
Aiding oversight of awards.
Maintain internal database of program participants and their project outcomes toward commercialization.
Prepare summary activity and outcome reports as well as other outreach materials to highlight program accomplishments.
Travel expectations: Up to 5 days per month across the state of Iowa. Required Qualifications Master's degree in health or science related field with 2 years of experience; Bachelor's degree in health or science related field with 4 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to be a liaison and influence decision makers.
Familiarity with hospital and clinical environments.
Must have valid driver's license and be able to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Management Driver's safety requirements. Desirable Qualifications Experience supporting new initiatives within a hospital or health system.
Demonstrated ability to identify areas that require new solutions or innovation to solve an existing problem.
Experience developing a prototype to solve a problem.
Community building and Inter-personal engagement.
Demonstrated ability to connect and engage with nurses and healthcare leadership in new initiatives.
Commitment to elevating and supporting nurses. Application and Position Details In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
Resume
Cover Letter
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For additional questions, please contact Libby Kleppe at libby-kleppe@uiowa.edu. Benefits Highlights Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Keywords: The University of Iowa, Iowa City , Nurse Innovator Program Liaison, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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