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Director Women and Children’s Service
Ref No.: 18-00033
Location: Watertown, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 01/08/2018
Position: Director Women and Children's Service
Duration: 13 Weeks Contract
Location: Watertown, NY 13601

Job Summary:
The Director functions as the leader for the Women's and Children's Service Line, with direct management responsibility for the mother baby unit including, antepartum care, lactation services, perinatal education, pediatric unit and a Level II Special Care Nursery. The Nurse Manager of L&D will report to the Director with direct management of Labor and Delivery, C-Section OR and PACU. the Director assumes 24 hour responsibility and accountability for all patient care activities, unit operation and staff function. S/he ensures that quality nursing/patient care is delivered to all patients on his/her service in accordance with established hospital standards, nursing division structure, process and outcome standards, regulatory and accreditation requirements and the philosophy, goals, objectives, and mission of the hospital and nursing division.

Education Requirement:
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Masters in nursing preferred. BSN required.
  • Evidence of continued professional growth.

Experience Requirement:
  • Five years' experience in the clinical area relevant to unit/service patient population, including proven experience/expertise in management area.
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of nursing principles. Demonstrates ability to provide quality patient care.
  • Possesses ability to assess patient's needs, e.g. clinical, teaching, mental and spiritual.
  • Must have good hearing and vision abilities.
  • Must recognize safety issues to self and others and be able to assess and implement use of lifts or other personnel to lift and move patients of all sizes and weights in a safe manner throughout the entire shift.
  • Must be free of any ambulatory impairment that would restrict ability to navigate stairways and corridors at speedy rate for emergencies.
  • Must be able to function well in stressful situations and have good, creative, problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and delegate.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality, timely, and cost-effective patient care.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills required. Detail attentiveness required.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and projects with speed and accuracy.
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under time constraints.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer including word processing.
  • Ability to independently take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision- making.
  • Professional maturity that daily sets the tone in carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
  • High degree of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to undertake new responsibilities as assigned.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and concepts of mother-baby care, labor and delivery including OR and PACU care and level II nursery.

License Requirement:
  • Current NYS RN license.
  • Current BLS certification required.

Requirement:
  • May have irregular hours and long periods of standing.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens and other communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, pharmaceuticals/medicinal preparations, sharps and other conditions common to a hospital environment.
  • May be exposed to infectious specimens (e.g. blood, body fluids and/or tissues), diseases, soiled laundry, lifting and handling of heavy patients, but potential for personal harm or injury to self or others is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed.
  • Able to pass employee physical prior to orientation.
  • Able to maintain emotional stability.
  • Must be in good physical condition to meet the demands of an active position, including extensive walking, moderate sitting, standing and lifting. Physically able to perform CPR. Works on nursing unit which is clean, well-lighted and with appropriate temperature controls. Must be able to utilize various medical equipment in nursing dept. Performs exposure prone/invasive procedures. May be exposed to latex.
  • Must recognize safety issues to self and others and be able to assess and implement use of lifts or other personnel to lift and move patients of all sizes and weights in a safe manner throughout the entire shift.
  • Concentration needed to assimilate information given from many sources at once.
  • External applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions, either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Patient Populations Served: Neonate/Infant: Birth < 1 yr Adolescence: < 13 < 18 yrs Adult: < 18 < 40 yrs Middle Adult: < 40 < 65 Cognitively Impaired Non-English Speaking
  • Internal Contacts: Customers Providers: (i.e. Physicians, Therapists, Social Workers) Staff (i.e., clinical and administrative support staff
  • External Contacts: Accreditation and/or Regulatory Agencies Community Resources Families/Significant Others/General Public Vendors
  • Access: General Purpose of Communication: Interactions are influential and/or strategic in nature
  • Confidential information: Access to bodies of confidential and sensitive clinical/non-clinical data.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS : Medium Work: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE : Category I: Job usually involves physical contact with patients or patient specimens. Exposure to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens, is possible.
  • PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION ACCESS LEVEL : Level IV - Full Access: Incumbents in this job may access any protected health information associated to a customer's needs, the service(s) rendered and the position's functions.