Director of Maternal Child

    June 27, 2019
    Las Cruces, New Mexico
    Job Type
    New Mexico


    We are seeking candidates for a Director of Maternal Child Health opportunity with a 67 bed County Owned Hospital located in New Mexico

    The Director of Maternal Child Health is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the processes for patient care activities, and for providing safe, prudent and economical nursing care according to regulatory standards. S/he coordinates all patient care activities on the Labor and Delivery, Nursery and GYN units, manages the department caregivers, and serves as a member of the leadership team.

    Information about the department below:
    4 labor rooms
    5 post-partum rooms
    3 GYN rooms
    10 Nursery cribs
    •2 LVL II warmers
    They deliver about 360 babies a year and we see on average 1000 outpatients a year.
    Essential Functions:
    •Facilitates patient care services, and develops and implements policies and procedures, ensuring safe and efficient care. Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
    •Functions as a member of the management team; participates in the planning and development of hospital policies and procedures.
    •Serves as a liaison between the medical and nursing staff. Collaborates with medical staff to best use limited resources and to ensure the best patient care. Fosters physician satisfaction.
    •Maintains strong interdepartmental relationships in order to collaboratively achieve positive outcomes in providing excellent patient care.
    •Provides orientation and ongoing education, and serves as a resource, to ensure competency of nursing staff.
    •Analyzes and reports on the quality of patient care according to regulatory agencies, such as TJC, CMS and GRMC Peer Review.
    •Prepares and manages the department operational and capital budgets.
    •Manages department staff, including scheduling, payroll, hiring, evaluation, discipline, recognition, and conflict resolution, according to Human Resources policies.
    •Conducts staff meetings.
    •Investigates errors and complaints.
    •Conducts documentation reviews.
    •Functions as a Registered Nurse, providing direct patient care, as needed.

    •Current New Mexico or multi-state RN license
    •BLS (American Heart Association) certification
    •AWOHHN advanced fetal heart monitoring certification within 6 months of hire
    •NRP certification
    •ACLS certification (American Heart Association)
    •STABLE – May be obtained 6 months from hire
    •CPI certification within one year of hire
    •BSN preferred
    Minimum 3 years previous management experience preferred


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