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Bon Secours Mercy Health Director of Women's Services in Petersburg, Virginia

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Nurse Director is responsible for the integration, facilitation, and coordination of administrative and clinical practice for the assigned nursing unit(s) with twenty-four hour accountability . Provides management and clinical support to other nursing units and house-wide as required. Serves as a professional role model, mentor, and clinical resource/educator for nurses and other members of the health care team. Develops unit goals and objectives with staff based on analysis of clinical and managerial processes to improve patient outcomes and create a culture of excellence. Represents the unit and is a liaison to internal and external customers. Is responsible for participating in unit budget development, monitoring, and variance analysis/reporting. Participates in product line development in partnership with clinical value analysis team (CVAT) and materiels management team processes. Participates in professional development activities and is active on hospital-wide committees.

The Nurse Director of Women's Services will be responsible for:

  • Labor and Delivery

  • Post-Partum

  • Nursery

  • NICU: Level II

Essential Job Functions

  • Identifies the need for change and process improvements related to cost, quality and service.

  • Basic understanding of budgeting process, to include staffing, supply expense and capital expense .

  • Listens and responds; verbally, non-verbally, and in writing , in a constructive manner with the goal of promoting understanding , while building right relationships . Communicates pertinent information to staff, which affects daily operations and goal achievement mentors effective communication skills to key clinicians .

  • Identifies, defines and analyzes issues and underlying causes and determines the best course of action by facilitating creative problem resolution. Mentors team for succession planning.

  • Facilitates staff achievement of professional development goals and fulfill their career potential by providing guidance, commitment, recognition and standards of performance. Encourages and supports the use of formal career advancement programs. Utilizes appropriate resources to teach and improve clinical practice among staff.

  • Determines the shape of the present and future job environment by developing plans, methods, and work organization to efficiently maintain and improve practices. Integrates a current knowledge of the changing market place into the planning and strategic direction for the organization. Builds relationships with and collaborates with other health care providers, consumers and administrators to develop patient related programs. Participates in and facilitates hospital-wide initiatives that represent evidence-based best practices such as Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and other current initiatives.

  • Integrates organizational operating principles, values, mission and vision; quality improvement and patient experience standards into the day-to-day functioning within the organization. Promotes continuous quality improvement processes to enhance patient care delivery.

  • Utilizes Rounding to Influence (RTI) as a method to improve patient experience, satisfaction, quality and safety.

Employment Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher degree in Nursing is required/ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred.

  • Must possess current license as a Registered Nurse from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Nursing or awaiting reciprocity .

  • Certification in specialty or nursing leadership preferred

  • Membership in a professional organization preferred

  • Must maintain current Cardia Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

  • Work requires knowledge of organization and operation of a patient care unit and nursing care techniques and methods. Possess knowledge generally acquired through three to five years of experience as a professional nurse, with progressively increasing responsibility and experience appropriate to specialty area.

  • Must have a broad based knowledge of clinical, psychological, and pathophysiological theories

  • relating to nursing diagnosis and treatment , Possesses the ability to perform the range of nursing techniques found in general nursing practice including the unusual and non-routine as normally acquired through three to five years' experience as a professional nurse.

  • Previous work experience in a supervisory or charge nurse position that required knowledge of financial management and personnel supervision and practice.

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)

Department:

Medical Staff - Southside RMC - Petersburg

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .

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