Director - Women's Services

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Caldwell, Idaho
  • Posted: October 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00092-3687
West Valley Medical Center

West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is a full service hospital available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week servicing Canyon County, Idaho and surrounding communities. WVMC consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes. Our expertly trained staff and board certified physicians are focused on treating everyone like family. Some of our key services include: cardiology, emergency care, ear/nose/throat, general surgery, spine, orthopedics, pediatrics, behavioral health, radiology/imaging, urology, maternity, women's services. If you are looking for a small-town, friendly environment with a big-city commitment to high-quality patient care, this is the right hospital for you. You can apply your training and skills in a professional atmosphere where they will be valued. You will be part of a community hospital where your contributions are appreciated and your voice is heard - where work force diversity is encouraged and personal growth is supported.

Director of Women's Services
Position Summary:
Reports to: CNO
Directs the activities of nursing services within the Family Maternity Center. Interprets and represents nursing services to all assigned associates. Assures the provision of high quality, safe patient care delivery through effective leadership and management and provides clinical oversight of nursing processes as practiced within the department(s).
Leadership over the L&D, Women's Post Partum and NICU.

Leadership: Effectively leads the department/unit by setting a positive example for staff consistent with the Code of Conduct's leadership supplement (Tradition of Caring Supplement for Leaders); creating a shared mission and
vision; fostering support from subordinates, peers and supervisors; facilitating involvement of all key stakeholders; and demonstrating personal integrity and honesty.

Safety: Promotes and integrates safety into departmental operations. Maintains appropriate quality control programs. Ensures departmental compliance with infection control policies, safety policies, variance/injury reporting and ensures staff readiness for emergencies.

Operations and administrative management: Manages operations and workflow through effective planning, organization and delegation. Defines appropriate objectives and identifies potential problems in implementing
goals. Develops and/or implements policies and procedures that guide or support services. Plans, organizes and distributes work among supervised staff to maximize performance and efficiency. Ensures daily efficient
operations using professional knowledge, judgment and administrative policies and guidelines. Integrates the department's services with the hospital's primary functions; coordinates and/or integrates inter-intradepartmental
services; recommends space or other resources needed by the department; and participates in selection of outside services.

Personnel Management: Hires, trains and develops talented people, builds team spirit and fosters a culture that nurtures effective recruitment and retention of staff. Demonstrates a genuine commitment to foster the growth and
development of others through effective orientation and continuing education of staff, goal development and effective performance management and appraisals. Creates an environment of mutual trust, respect and two-way
communication. Communicates effectively to ensure staff has the information needed to perform duties.

Recommends sufficient number of qualified/competent staff; determines staff qualifications and competence. Ensures adequate and appropriate mix of staff.
Financial Management: Effectively manages resources to minimize waste and maximize financial performance. Prepares and manages department budgets within established guidelines. Provides accurate, timely financial reports to senior management and other key stakeholders.

Ethics and Compliance: Demonstrates leadership obligations related to Ethics and Compliance and the Code of Conduct. Reinforces the hospital's values and promotes the Code of Conduct. Exemplifies ethical and compliant behavior and nurtures a culture of ethical and compliant conduct. Ensures staff members have sufficient information to comply with laws, regulations and policies, as well as resources to resolve ethical dilemmas. Ensures that department operations are compliant with laws, regulations and accrediting bodies.

Performance Improvement: Continually assesses and improves department performance and fosters a culture of continuous improvement. Identifies and monitors performance improvement projects. Actively promotes patient,
physician and employee satisfaction and resolves complaints.
Technical/Clinical Responsibilities. Demonstrates competence in technical/clinical and department-specific functions, as outlined below. Maintains appropriate licensure, certification and registrations if applicable.
Demonstrates initiative in seeking ongoing education and/or professional development to improve job performance.

Education Bachelors Degree required
Licensure Registered Nurse License
Certification or Registration BLS, ACLS and NRP required
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Strong leadership and management skills/experience required, including interpersonal skills, communication skills,
personnel management, planning/organizing/delegating, problem-solving, team-building, and financial management and budgeting. Strong computer skills, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications

Knowledge of JCAHO regulations and standards and experience with Performance Improvement activities preferred. Strong clinical/nursing skills required.

Experience 3-5 years progressive experience in nursing and nursing management, and at least two years of critical care or
related clinical experience.
Employees supervised All staff in assigned units
Career path CNO
Other: Walk up to 12 hours per day.

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