RN - Labor & Delivery Manager

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Location
Lakeland, FL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Aug 31, 2017
Job ID
2518252
Labor & Delivery Manager
Location: Lakeland, FL
           
Manage and supervise functions of assigned patient care area on a 24-hour basis; ensure effective delivery of clinical patient care and compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures.
 
  • Actively support and promote a professional practice model that encourages staff participation in the development of clinical standards that is collaborative, collegial and utilizes current trends and data in professional practice (clinical and administrative). Openly support and consistently communicate mission of the unit/department and the organization. Serve as the collective voice for unit(s) staff to communicate with administration. Serve as the staff and patient advocate to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Oversee various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations and other related activities.
  • Maintain required unit records, reports and statistics for administrative purposes, ensures compliance with established hospital policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, safety, environmental, infection control and regulatory standards. Communicate requirements to staff, and hold staff accountable to established requirements. Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures designed to improve operational efficiency.
  • Coordinate the activities of nursing staff with other hospital personnel; accountable for the effective and efficient operation of the unit and staff including ensuring that orders, treatments, plans of care, clinical pathways are being carried out in a manner supportive of patient care and recovery. Ensure documentation of patient care is complete and accurate in accordance with medical center and unit policies and procedures.
  • Maintain clinical competencies for assigned clinical area and provides bedside care as needed. Assess/coach and evaluate staff level of practice. Develop programs that foster continued clinical development from novice to expert to positively impact on patient care and career satisfaction of staff.
  • Collaborate with the Director/Associate Vice President to determine fiscal requirements of assigned unit(s), and prepare budgetary recommendations. Monitor the level of resources utilized in service delivery and determines the appropriateness of resource consumption in the service. Develop action plans to ensure budget and resource efficiency, and satisfaction with patient care delivery.
  • Plan, schedule, and organize work for group ensuring proper distribution and delegation of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities; overall accountability for the requisition, care and maintenance of unit inventory, equipment and supplies.
  • Interface with patients and families to ensure that care is consistent with their expectations. Ensure active use of the nursing process for patients from pre-admission/admission to discharge and beyond (based on the clinical setting). Serve as a professional role model and mentor to staff by responding positively to change while supporting colleagues through the change process. Serve as a change agent to facilitate communication and transition that supports the mission of the organization.
  • Ensure a unit-based work force that is diverse and cognizant of the value diversity brings to the workplace.
  • Champions multidisciplinary collaboration and mutual problem solving between units/disciplines (physicians, pharmacy, EVS, food service, social work, etc.)
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required; Master’s preferred
  • Extensive experience as a hospital-based nurse manager or above, in a Mother/Baby department