Director of Postpartum – Austin, Tx – Up to $145,000.00 – No weekends

Director of Postpartum – Austin, Tx – Up to $145,000.00 – No weekends

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Director ensures high quality, patient-centered care through oversight of the overall function and staffing of the unit(s)/department(s) in addition to forecasting, planning, and budget monitoring. The Director fosters a culture of accountability and collaboration and supports the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and procedures in support of facility objectives. 

  • You will cultivate a superior clinical identity by identifying and implementing evidence-based practices to advance patient safety and quality outcomes. Ensure adherence to standards of care. 
  • You will manage variation in clinical practice to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and cost. Ensure a culture of accountability and transparency in the provision of care. 
  • You will stay abreast of internal/external benchmarks, accreditations, and designations and actively pursues efforts to achieve. 
  • You will stay abreast of legal and regulatory standards and ensures compliance. Develop and implement policies, procedures, and practices in compliance with all legal/regulatory standards. 
  • You will ensure efficient patient throughput and delivery of high quality, patient-centered care through volume forecasting, patient flow coordination, and admission/discharge planning. 
  • You will develop care coordination policies and procedures to promote improved quality, safety, and efficiency in care. 
  • You will foster interdisciplinary communication and collaboration within and across departments and ensures staff with appropriate clinical competencies are assigned to meet patient care needs. 
  • You will direct nursing practice and unit operations. Develop policies, procedures, and nursing standards to ensure patient and family needs are assessed, met, and evaluated. 
  • You will provide leadership in attaining and sustaining an unparalleled patient experience. 
  • You will instill accountability for providing consistent, positive patient interactions that differentiate the organization as a healthcare leader. 
  • You will leverage various feedback mechanisms to benchmark performance and identify opportunities to improve customer/patient satisfaction. Develop and implement strategies to elevate the patient experience. 
  • You will foster a culture that inspires commitment to the vision/mission/values of the organization. Ensure employees are recognized, valued, and supported. Develop and implement strategies to elevate employee engagement. 
  • You will collaborate with administrative team and physicians to enhance existing services or develop new service offerings. 
  • You will participate in the annual budget process, including input into department revenue and expense forecasts, staffing, and supply and equipment needs. Monitor department budget performance; identifies trends and evaluates variances in relation to established budget. Develop and implement actions to address performance gaps. 


General Comments

Qualifications


Education: BSN 


License/ Certification: 

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Registered Nurse

Experience: 

  • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • 3+ years of experience in healthcare

Additional Information:

  • 97 beds by the end of 2023
  • Couplet care (usually 5-6 couplets)
  • Will be over postpartum & lactation- 2 Supv in lactation, close to 15 on the lactation team
  • Postpartum has day & evening manager
  • Department being broke in 2 areas: PP proper and PP IMC
  • Women’s Center of TX will be about 285 beds




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