Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: NEONATAL ICU- 6672
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 6736

SDH Clinical Director of Women’s Services

Job Summary

The Clinical Director of Women’s Services is a clinically competent Registered Nurse who assumes the accountability for the quality of nursing care delivered within our Women’s Program. In this capacity, this leader can give direct care, oversees the care given by other registered nurses, surgical technicians, and unlicensed assistive personnel in the performance of their daily duties while serving in Women’s specialty. This position directs the operations of Women’s Services to include NICU, Well Baby, 5 South Couplet Care and Labor and Delivery and assist with Surgery leadership with OR East Women’s surgery cases. Plans, directs, and evaluates all of Womens’ services and programs in accordance with the hospital’s philosophy, objectives, and approved policies and procedures.  Reports to the Women’s Service Line Administrator.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and BSN required Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses[Mississippi, United States] Registered Nurses
Current licensure in good standing in the state of Mississippi. Current CPR required. CNOR preferred. ACLS preferred.

Required Skills Requires oral and written communication skills.

Organizational Expectations

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.

Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.

Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.

Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.

Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.


Essential Functions

Ensures that departmental policies and procedures are carried out.

Participates in professional organization and /or performs educational in-services to team members.

Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in specialty.

Functions on a daily basis as an expert in his/her specialty, to include L&D, Post Partum, Well Baby, and NICU.

Works closely with Director of Surgery in the OR East Surgery suites to provide support for the OBGYNs.

Could provide direct patient care if needed.

Coordinates staffing needs and transferring staff when needed with Productivity goals.

Coordinates with the nurse managers for the cross over of services in the Women’s Program to include L&D, Post Partum, NICU and Well baby.

Takes call with other RN's as needed.

Acts as a resource person for Women’s nurse managers/leadership to facilitate problems solving in all Women’s departments.

Conducts or coordinates with nurse educator, in-services for all new procedures, equipment, products, and instrumentation.

Promotes Marketing for Women’s Services.

Creates a positive learning environment for new team members.

Actively participates in educating and mentoring colleagues and team members to the job or team duties.

Utilizes knowledge and skills to facilitate warranted change.

Facilitates the organized and timely transfer of patients and babies through the Women’s Services.

Works to direct the Women’s Program to have Baby Friendly Designation.

Makes necessary changes to resource information for Woman’s services.

Contributes to performance evaluations for the leadership of Women’s Services, utilizing the coaching and counseling process.

Initiates action to manage staff conflicts and assists other staff as necessary in managing conflicts.

Seeks assistance from the Women’s Service Line Administrator when unable to fully resolve conflicts with personnel.

Works with Women’s leadership to support cost containment efforts of the hospital through conservation of supplies and care of capital equipment.

Submits operating and capital equipment needs to the Administrator of Women’s Services.

Provides the ability to work closely with the OBGYN doctors to address their needs.

Engages in Women’s Services related activities used to promote our services.

Serves as liaison with the community to include all physician groups that provide service with us.

Provides leadership and direction for Women’s services to work with a collaborative approach to business and operational planning for future performance.

Works closely with and reports to the Women’s Service Line Administrator.


Nonessential Functions

Supports the hospital's Christian mission, philosophy, values, and goals.Participates in and supports established Performance Improvement Program.Attends JCAHO required and hospital mandatory inservice programs.Observes hospital dress code and maintains appropriate conduct and appearance.Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding patients, families, physicians and hospital personnel.

Functional Demands

Prolonged periods of standing and walking.

Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 pounds.

Transferring, repositioning patients.

Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching for patient care functions.

Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.

Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.

Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.

Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.

Optimal auditory acuity required.

Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.

Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.


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