Labor and Delivery Unit Director, RN
Company: HCL Global System
Posted on: February 14, 2020
UNIT DIRECTOR - LABOR & DELIVERY, RN ATLANTA, GA Position
Summary: Directs all aspects of management and ensures the
provision of optimum patient care for a nursing unit; provides
leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of
policies, procedures, strategies, and services for the unit.
Prepares, develops, and submits department budget to nursing
administration for final approval. Monitors expenditures to ensure
compliance with fiscal constraints and explains any variances.
Directs the allocation of resources within selected areas through
planning, budget process, analysis of statistical reports and other
pertinent information. Directs and supervises nursing staff.
Develops, implements, and coordinates continuous quality/
performance improvement to enhance clinical practice and
administrative process. Ensures the competence of department staff
and their understanding of policies and regulations pertaining to
nursing services; oversees the provision of care, and monitors
staff compliance with organizational and regulatory agency
requirements. Develops and interprets departmental short and long
term goals and objectives. Meets with other staff members to
discuss progress and to develop future courses of action. Analyzes
departmental strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints.
Identifies measurable objectives and monitors progress toward the
achievement of specified goals in keeping with operational
standards. Establishes, revises, administers and communicates
policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state,
federal, and organizational guidelines. Communicates and monitors
compliance with regulatory, licensing and accreditation standards.
Prepares staffing plan, reviews and approves work schedules to
ensure adequate staff coverage around the clock. Projects staffing
needs, interviews and hires employees to fillvacant positions;
resolves staffing issues. Monitors patient care and analyzes
nursing care patterns and initiates quality improvement procedures
to enhance patient services; ensures a safe, therapeutic
environment. Initiates patient placement to ensure the delivery of
optimal nursing care and arranges for continuity of care when
warranted by patient condition. Directs the provision of
personalized, coordinated quality services responsive to changing
health care trends. Coordinates and establishes nursing care
practices; uses selected nursing practice theory as a framework for
coordinating patient care and by providing theory based nursing
practice information in unusual or complex patient care situations.
Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in
professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of
current trends, practices, and developments. Maintains records on
departmental personnel activities and processes. Uses information
systems to retrieve, implement, and retain essential records and
services. Maintains integrity and confidentiality of management and
clinical information. Actively participates in ongoing or ad hoc
committees or task forces to identify and resolve patient care
issues. Directs development of priority competencies (technical
skills, critical thinking, and human relations skills) for each
type of staff on selected areas within a clinical service line.
Supports clinical research and conducts or participates in studies
to improve clinical, educational and organizational performance
within the clinical service line. Performs other related duties as
required. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of
nursing. Master's degree required. Either Bachelor's or Master's
degree must be in Nursing. Must have current licensure as a
Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia, five years of experience
which includes three years of clinical nursing and 2 years of
nursing leadership. BLS required. Some jobs in this classification
may require ACLS and Healthcare Provider certifications.
Keywords: HCL Global System, Alpharetta , Labor and Delivery Unit Director, RN, Executive , Alpharetta, Georgia
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