Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Women’s Service’s is a Registered Nurse who assumes 24 hour administrative responsibility for the management of the Post Partum, Nursery, and Labor & Delivery. Supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care in the department. Develops and implements departmental plans, including performance, improvement activities, and compliance with current regulations. The Director assumes 24 hour accountability for the departments. Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the unit and effectively utilizes nursing personnel, time responsibilities for the unit, and is directly accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer. Communicates with staff, physicians and administration both written and verbally. Identified as the Neonatal Program Manager by the facility and responsible for the provision of neonatal care services. Have the authority and responsibility to monitor the provision of neonatal patient care services from admission, stabilization, discharge, inclusive of the QAPI program. Collaborates with the departments medical directors in areas to include but no limited to: developing and revising policies, procedures and guidelines, assuring self competency, education and training, the QAPI program and regularly participates in the departments QAPI meetings. Develops collaborative relationships with other Women’s Services Managers of designated facilities within the care region.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

  1. Current and valid registered nurse license in the State of Texas.
  2. BCLS, ACLS and NRP upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Establishes priorities of patient care based on essential needs and available resources of time, equipment, personnel and supplies.

Confers with other departments or outside resources regarding unit / patient needs.

Plans and directs orientation of new hires;

a. Provides orientation checklist and ensures completing in a timely manner.

b. Oversees preceptors.

Supports staff in recognizing signs of abuse and how to report appropriately to Child / Adult Protective Services.

Evaluates staff ability to administer and control narcotics including parenterals and blood components. Assists staff in detecting and reporting medication errors and ADR’s according to hospital policy.

Directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care provided to patients.

Responsible for coordination of unit specific Performance Improvement activities and utilizes the information to improve the quality of patient care.

Observes the performance of nursing personnel and completes performance evaluations. Handles appropriate problems with performance of unit personnel and follows up appropriately.

Ensures staff consistently completes an accurate pertinent initial assessment on new patients including psychosocial and emotional needs within the established time frame.

Consistently uses two patient identifiers when drawing lab, administering medications and performing procedures.

Ensures Crash Cart, defibrillation function have been checked per protocol and after each code, appropriate items are immediately replaced and indicated by signature on crash cart checklist.

Is in compliance with information contained in the Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards, CDC Guidelines), and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves, gowns, masks, goggles) and good hand washing techniques.

Consistently ensures that all clinical alarms i.e. Fetal monitor alarms are set with the appropriate parameters for the patient and are audible at all times.

Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying the principles of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment, functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues identified within the unit/facility, i.e. suction and oxygen immediately available at all times.

Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation and using read back on all telephone orders. Monitors authentication and validation of telephone orders within 48 hours by the physician.

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