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Director of Nursing - Women's Services

Penn State Health
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$111,000 - $177,500 annual range
Closing date
Jun 17, 2023

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Labor and Delivery, Mother and Baby/Postpartum
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is seeking a progressive and experienced Director of Nursing, Women’s Services. This position will have oversight of the hospital’s Family Birthing Unit which includes three delivery rooms, eight postpartum rooms, a C-section operating room, and one flex room, which is specially equipped for all care that could be needed for obstetrics patients, available in one room. The experienced nursing team can tend to babies with additional needs in the special care nursery. The Family Birthing Suite features spacious, private rooms with amenities including hydrotherapy tubs and aromatherapy. This is a wonderful opportunity for an innovative leader who is seeking an opportunity to grow and develop an expanding obstetrics service line with the potential for future opportunities to provide NICU services through collaboration with Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Nursing, Women’s Services will provide overall leadership, daily management, and direction for the service line including but not limited to providing strategic direction and leadership for staffing systems and strategy within the department. Serves as a resource to manage daily operations of clinical staffing with the expectation of long-term financial savings through enhanced utilization, scheduling, and deployment of staff. Provides coordination of staff services across the organization with the intent of creating improved responsiveness to patient needs. Provide overall strategic project management, facilitation, and ongoing maintenance of a centralized staff scheduling/deployment system utilizing a software platform to manage staff.

The Director of Nursing, Women’s Services will collaborate with the leadership of Penn State Health multidisciplinary teams to facilitate an excellent patient experience and to systematically improve assessment, quality, and patient experience. The individual selected for this critical role regularly interacts with the senior leadership of Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, as well as colleagues throughout the Penn State Health System.


Clinical Care Delivery and Optimal Patient Outcomes

Assesses and evaluates data leading to vacancy and turnover and creates a corrective action plan

Determines and recommends appropriate staffing levels based on patient acuity and patient needs

Develops programs to meet the changing needs of the organization and improve the efficiency of operations

Enhances staffing services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Develops and implements evidence-based practice policies, procedures, and guidelines in collaboration with Chief Nursing Officer



Bachelor's degree required

PA Nursing License required




Master’s degree preferred

Minimum two (2) years of related management experience preferred

Proven track record of excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to lead individuals and teams to accomplish common goals

Experience working with clinical and administrative leadership to drive strategic/business planning and financial and operational performance

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