DIRECTOR NURSING WOMEN'S SERVICES - NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Penn State Health
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 32904
DIRECTOR NURSING WOMEN'S SERVICES - NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center
Location: US:PA:Lancaster Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Shift: Varied Hours: Varied
Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is seeking a progressive and experienced Director of Nursing, Women’s Services. This position will have oversight of the hospital’s Family Birthing Unit which includes three delivery rooms, eight postpartum rooms, a C-section operating room and one flex room, which is specially equipped for all care that could be needed for obstetrics patients, available in one room. The experienced nursing team can tend to babies with additional needs in the special care nursery. The Family Birthing Suite features spacious, private rooms with amenities including hydrotherapy tubs and aromatherapy. This is a wonderful opportunity for an innovative leader who is seeking an opportunity grow and develop an expanding obstetrics service line with potential for future opportunity to provide NICU services through collaboration with Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Nursing, Women’s Services will provide overall leadership, daily management and direction for the service line including but not limited to providing strategic direction and leadership for staffing systems and strategy within the department. Serves as a resource to manage daily operations of clinical staffing with the expectation of long-term financial savings through enhanced utilization, scheduling, and deployment of staff. Provides coordination of staff services across the organization with the intent of creating improved responsiveness to patient needs. Provide overall strategic project management, facilitation, and on-going maintenance of a centralized staff scheduling/deployment system utilizing a software platform to manage staff.
The Director of Nursing, Women’s Services will collaborate with the leadership of Penn State Health multidisciplinary teams to facilitate an excellent patient experience and to systematically improve assess, quality and patient experience. The individual selected for this critical role regularly interacts with the senior leadership of Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, as well as colleagues throughout the Penn State Health System.
Clinical Care Delivery and Optimal Patient Outcomes
Assesses and evaluates data leading to vacancy and turnover and creates corrective action plan
Determines and recommends appropriate staffing levels based on patient acuity and patient needs
Develops programs to meet the changing needs of the organization and improve efficiency of operations
Enhances staffing services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
Develops and implements evidence-based practice policies, procedures and guidelines in collaboration with Chief Nursing Officer
Bachelor's degree required
PA Nursing License required
Master’s degree preferred
Minimum two (2) years related management experience preferred
Proven track record of excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent leadership skills with the ability to lead individuals and team to accomplish common goals
Experience working with clinical and administrative leadership to drive strategic/business planning and financial and operational performance
Why Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center?
Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Care Center is a state-of-the art 142 bed acute care hospital located in beautiful Lancaster County. We take pride in providing extraordinary care to our patients while providing our staff with an culture that supports professional development and a focus on relationship-based care.
Why Lancaster County?
We are proud to possess a vibrant community which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Fulton Theater, Prima Theater, York Little Theater, and Lancaster’s Amish country. Join us for the Lancaster Art Walk which is a self-guided tour of our galleries right in the heart of Lancaster, a stroll down Gallery Row, or attend Long’s Park Art Festival. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and kayaking all throughout the region. For sports lovers, we are home to the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team, and have hosted professional sporting events which include Division II NCAA Field Hockey, and USA Field Hockey Games and Tournaments at our Spooky Nook Sports Complex. Lancaster is exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Baltimore/Washington DC, and Philadelphia!
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