Director of Obstetrics

1 year ago
ID
2016-3291
Type
Full-Time
Shift
7.5 Hour
Category
Licensed / Certified / Registered Professions
Shift Details
Variable Shifts
OB
Potsdam
Education: Required Level
Bachelor's Degree
Education: Preferred Level
Master's Degree
Education: Preferred Field
Master’s degree in Nursing or other comparable area of study
Licensure / Certification

Current NY licensure as an RN, or temporary practice permit; BLS, NRP and Fetal Monitoring. ACLS strongly preferred.

Preferred:  Certification in nursing leadership and/or clinical specialty

 

Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Obstetrics has strategic, fiscal, operational and educational responsibility and accountability for the standards of care and service within the Birthing Place (Labor and Delivery Unit). This position provides guidance to achieve defined goals, objectives and outcomes in service, quality, finance, engagement and growth. She/he works collaboratively with the Department of Obstetrics and the Department of Pediatrics to continually evaluate and improve care of patients, as well as with other disciplines and groups to provide the highest quality of care. Responsibilities include all aspects of clinical operations, clinician and patient/family education, customer service, patient safety, financial outcomes, quality outcome management and regulatory compliance.

Core Responsibilities

 

Provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of planning structures and processes designed to optimize organizational outcomes. Recruits and retains top talent through effective communication, performance management and professional development. Fosters a team environment by instilling a cooperative atmosphere, promoting collaboration and encouraging constructive conflict. Creates and initiates professional plans for direct reports. Communicates with staff in a manner that is respectful of the diversity of workforce and patients/families.

 

Provides infrastructure and systems to empower staff to contribute to organizational goals and achieve desired outcomes. Creates processes for sharing information and decision-making across care settings and roles. Develops strong relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders across the organization to positively impact business, nursing and patient outcomes. Oversees the management of financial, human and material resources, to ensure alignment with organizational strategies and goals and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and policies. Creates and supports a clinical practice environment focused on nursing professional autonomy, inter-professional collaboration and innovation.

 

 

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the processes and desired outcomes from clinical operations and motivates staff to perform at the highest level. Assures a measurable, outcome-focused, systematic approach to care delivery. Leads development, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based, quality clinical nursing practice consistent with current nursing research, organizational and national practice standards.

 

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Organization with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

 

Provides leadership, supervision, guidance and development for staff, articulating and demonstrating an expectation for continuous quality improvement, as well as continually supporting and exhibiting company values and service standards. Identifies and provides growth opportunities for staff.

 

Produces results that meet or exceed identified strategic and operational targets through leadership. Assures performance in clinical operations, financial, human resources and quality outcomes meet or exceed established targets. Directs and provides oversight to the management of clinical operations, quality and safety programs, and nursing practice with a focus on results and the evaluation of outcomes data. Leads the effective management of human resources to include staff turnover and retention outcomes and staff satisfaction.
 

 

 

Required Experience:

3-5 years in progressive successful leadership experience in an Obstetric/Mother-Baby setting. Must have strong knowledge and experience in a Labor and Delivery setting where decision making, ability to work under dynamic and changing conditions and delegation responsibilities are at the forefront.   Must have strong skillset as required for Labor and Delivery. Birthing Center/LDRP Operations

Leadership and Management Skills

Quality Improvement; regulatory compliance

Financial management skills; business planning

Employee and labor relations

Excellent communication skills, facilitation/problem solving skills

Experience with OB TraceVue/Intellispace

 

EOE

 

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