Director of Labor AND Delivery

    December 29, 2021
    Seattle, WA
    Job Type



    Washington – Seattle

    Our client is a 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

    Base Salary - USD $123,906 to $240,386


    Benefits - Full

    Relocation Assistance Available



    We are looking for a full time Director, Labor and Delivery (1.0 FTE, Day Shift)

    We are seeking a Director, Labor and delivery who will be accountable for the operations of the inpatient Labor and Delivery units on the First Hill campus and delivering on the quadruple aim.  Work in collaboration with campus executive leadership, Regional Director, support services, and medical directors to transform delivery of clinical care for Labor and Delivery at First Hill.  Create an exceptional patient-centered experience by developing a seamless care delivery system and innovative care models to improve quality outcomes, reduce unnecessary clinical variation, and improve coordination across the continuum.


    In this position you will:

    Provide direction, leadership, and coordination for Labor and Delivery clinical service at First Hill

    Continually evaluate staffing levels based on patient care needs and acuity, changing health environment, budgetary requirements, and staff competency. Make clinical rounds to evaluate patient care and provide feedback.

    Support technology and information systems to enhance the clinical and service needs of customers.  Assess local and national trends and makes recommendations for changes in delivery system

    Serve as a coach and mentor to facilitate the success of colleagues and team members. Work with team members to define outcome driven goals and assist them with formulating a plan to achieve those goals.

    Ensure that performance improvement is included in each unit’s goals for the year and assists in establishing metrics for each area

    Develop and maintain a balanced scorecard to monitor and measure goals and key performance indicators to achieve the Quadruple Aim goals (improved quality, affordability, caregiver experience, and patient experience

    Establish and maintains visible leadership role in clinical areas.

    Oversee budget preparation on the units. Is responsible for departments’ fiscal management and communicate fiscal expectations for areas of responsibility to managers and works with them to achieve goals

    Articulate the organization’s mission, vision, and values, assisting employees to understand how their jobs contribute to achieving organizational goals

    Collaborate with clinical operations to assure the effective and efficient delivery of services, including patient satisfaction, physician satisfaction, quality, workforce planning, and standardization

    Work with physicians to assess and improve clinical outcomes and implement evidence-based practices.  Evaluates the performance and quality of care and services provided by staff and physicians



    Required qualifications for this position include:

    Bachelor's Degree Nursing OR Master's degree if bachelor’s is not in Nursing

    Master's Degree in Nursing OR MHA, MBA

    Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA)

    Certification in Nursing Leadership required after two years in position.

    Five (5) years progressive management experience in healthcare, preferably with an in-depth knowledge specific to clinical service area

    Experience leading teams, group facilitation, process improvement, and managing projects

    Experience working in a unionized environment.


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