The Nurse Manager for Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby Care Unit provides managerial and clinical leadership to assure that all staff provide safe clinical care and have the education, methods and resources to accomplish their performance objectives. Positions in this job family focus their efforts in planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, and improving health care operations, clinical education programs and research programs of clinical and health service departments. However, this position may periodically need to assume some direct patient care responsibilities to support the staff and programs.
Key Areas of Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff in a nursing unit, clinic or other patient care area. Responsible for talent management of staff and identify succession plan strategies. Follow and apply leave management policies. Knowledgeable of and implement human resources policies/procedures and provisions in the collective bargaining agreements.
Prepare budget or assist in development; provide projections and recommendations. Monitor and maintain unit/clinic operating budget within specified targets. Analyze variances and create action plans to take corrective action. Understand financial implications of collective bargaining agreements.
Provide leadership to establish and/or maintain efficient and effective systems to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Identify trends and determine quality initiatives and priorities. Allocate resources to meet quality and productivity expectations. Review patient satisfaction data and develop, implement and evaluate plan(s) to enhance patient satisfaction. Ensure unit/clinic is survey ready
Assess care coordination within multidisciplinary team to maximize patient satisfaction and continuity of care. Identify needs, trends, and forecasts in order to provide quality patient care and ensure appropriate flex staffing.
Develop action plans for the unit/clinic or division that meets health care strategic goals. Monitor/evaluate goal implementation and provide progress reports to nursing leadership.
Advocate for needs of unit/clinic with healthcare leaders. Facilitate multidisciplinary participation in clinical problem solving. Utilize unit councils to identify opportunities for improvement and innovative models of care using a multidisciplinary team to impact patient outcomes.
Educate and mentor staff in the management of complex patient care issues. Provide clinical education and coaching to develop staff competency and professionalism. Participate in and support education of health care students.
Encourage staff to participate in evidence based practice research initiatives and incorporate best practices into unit operations.
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, policies and practices for planning and administering a budget.
Knowledge of and ability to manage effective and smooth operations in a clinical service or department by utilizing various management principles and techniques.
Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
Knowledge and understanding of legislation and regulatory bodies affecting healthcare and clinical research practices.
Ability to apply organization's performance management system, practices, and tools to developing and improving individual, team, and organizational performance.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process
Master’s degree in Nursing or related field. If Master’s Degree is in a related field, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is required
Must obtain an advanced degree in nursing, health care administration or business administration within five (5) years of beginning this position
Current license to practice nursing in Iowa or ability to obtain an Iowa license upon hire
Considerable (3-5 years) experience and demonstrated skill in leadership/management
Recent experience in clinical practice
At least two years of experience in inpatient obstetric nursing
Experience with unit operations including human resources, financial management, quality initiatives, and compliance with regulatory environment with various federal and state agencies and the Joint Commission
Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate with physicians, staff, patients, families, outside agencies/vendors, and the community
Certification in an inpatient Obstetric Nursing through a nationally recognized professional nursing certification body. If not currently certified, must seek certification in a role or specialty as soon as eligible to sit for the exam.
Must be proficient in computer software applications
Experience modeling service excellence principles/standards
Experience working in large academic medical center
Clinical experience in Labor and Delivery and with Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians in a multidisciplinary environment
Experience with Fetal Monitoring, BLS, OB ACLS, and NRP
Experience working in a union environment
Internal Number: 19002910
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