Director - The Birth Place

Posted Date: 7/17/2019

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: OB
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY Directs, supervises and serves as a resource to OB nursing staff in providing care to women of childbearing age and their newborn. Provides nursing care to women of childbearing age, their fetus and/or neonate in an inpatient setting during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Determines appropriate staffing levels to meet patient, family and unit needs.

Determines and provides training and professional development opportunities for nursing staff to ensure clinical competence and promote job satisfaction.

Develops annual operating, capital, and FTE budgets and manages these to meet department and hospital goals.

Evaluates clinical practice on the OB unit for cost effectiveness and compliance with practice and employment regulations.

Responsible for patient care according to the standards of care for obstetrics and newborns.

Assures nursing care to women of childbearing age, their fetus and/or neonate in an inpatient setting during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.

Possesses skills and knowledge essential to the application and interpretation of the electronic fetal monitoring.

Establishes guidelines for the mother and her significant other(s) education regarding antepartum and postpartum care of the mother and care of the newborn.

Responsible for overseeing appropriate charges for materials utilized and procedures done during the hospital stay.

Responds appropriately according to department standards to emergent situations (i.e. hemorrhage, fetal distress, the depressed neonate or precipitous delivery).

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Graduate of accredited nursing program. Minimum of RN license. BSN within three years of hire.

NRP trained within six months of employment.

Five years of OB experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, patients, families and the general public.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current RN license in the State of Iowa.

Current BCLS certification upon employment.

ACLS within six months of hire.

Five years of experience as a staff nurse in an acute OB care setting. Managerial experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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