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Director of Obstetrics
Ref No.: 17-22380
Location: Potsdam, New York
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

More Information About the Job
Is there a bonus structure?
No

Are you open to sponsorship?
No

This position is:
Backfill

Is there a possibility to work remote?
No

Is there equity?
No

Are there flexible work hours?
No

Does this position have direct reports?
No

Who does this position report to?
CNO

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
BSN required Current NY licensure as an RN, or temporary practice permit; BLS, NRP and Fetal Monitoring. 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.

What are the nice-to-have skills?
Master's degree in Nursing or comparable area of study ACLS strongly preferred. Nurse Executive Certification:CENP or NE-BC/NEA-BC