CommonSpirit Health Director- Labor and Delivery Unit in DES MOINES, Iowa
MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.
With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.
MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Designated as leader for specified nursing area, its patient population, and assigned staff. Assumes 24-hour responsibility, authority and accountability for all patient-care activities, unit operation, staff function and staff development. Provides patient care activities to patients of diverse ages.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Leads and promotes evidence-based practice and research among unit leaders and staff.
Promotes best practice implementation on unit.
Works independently with limited direction from the nurse executive using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards and professional judgment.
Utilizes delegation skills effectively.
Directs the recruitment and retention activities on the unit.
Conducts the performance appraisal process.
Directs health care members (i.e., registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc.) in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
Operates unit within approved budget.
Facilitates efficient operation of unit activities.
Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for employees' files and patients' records.
Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's care plan in coordination with the physician.
Directs/provides emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
Develops an annual operational plan (including scope of service) integrated with Mercy's strategic plan and related departments' operational plans in order to efficiently provide services.
Develops, implements and periodically reviews all policies and procedures that guide and support the assigned services. These include, but are not limited to, JC requirements, federal and state regulations, regulatory standards, etc.
Develops and maintains departmental staffing plan for all departments supervised, detailing appropriate employee classifications and qualifications consistent with the department's operational plan, projected volumes, patient/acuity and other relevant indicators. Participates in human resource planning providing recommendations for staffing, proactive recruitment and long-term needs. Assure compliance with staffing plan.
Continuously assess and improves the department's performance based on, but not limited to, the department's quality plan monitors and customer/employee satisfaction data.
Supervises assigned management staff. Provides necessary education, orientation and support to management team.
Develops annual operating and capital budgets, monitors and analyzes performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective plans. Collaborates with other departments in budget preparation, determining capital priorities, monitoring and analyzing trends. Utilizes budget information in management decision-making.
Provides for the means and methods to assure competent patient care to the patient population served by obtaining and appropriately interpreting data, using demonstrated knowledge feedback and appropriately adapting procedures.
Supports and abides by all Mercy policies, including safety policies and practices.
Participates in national professional and related organizations to ensure current knowledge of operations.
Maintains open and positive communication with staff, physicians, other hospital departments and others.
Performs other responsibilities as requested by nurse executive.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :
Delegates orientation/education for staff, students and other hospital and community organizations.
Adjusts staffing to provide coverage based on patient census/acuity.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
Bachelor degree in nursing required, or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled). Expected to take at least six credits per year at the CNO or Associate Chief of Nursing’s discretion for exception.
Minimum 3-5 years clinical experience.
Prior proven experience and expertise in management, having had a leadership position for at least 1 year.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
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Requisition ID 2021-172439
Employment Type Full Time
Department Labor And Delivery Services
Hours / Pay Period 80
Standard Hours Days
Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location IA-DES MOINES
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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