Director Patient Care Services - Women & Children
Director Women & Children Patient Care Services:
The Director of Women & Children assists in organization and administration of Patient Care Services in Labor & Delivery, NICU, Mother-Baby, Pediatrics, PICU, Child Life, Women's Care and Pediatric Therapies. The prime candidate for this position is an innovative leader who engages others while building confidence and trust throughout the organization, with physicians and the Tucson community. Responsible for analyzing nursing and ancillary services to improve the quality of patient care and ensuring maximum utilization of staff time and resources.
The Director of Women and Children services is responsible for the development of programs that meet our community needs in Pediatrics and Obstetrics. This leadership role shall be skilled in performance improvement methodologies and have proven experience with management of women and children’s programs. It is imperative that a deep understanding of relevant quality metrics is achieved in order to maintain top performance in the quality of patient care. Proven talents in growing teams and partnering with medical staff are a must.
Manages operations for quality 24/7 patient care and for the management of an optimal work environment for employees.
Supervises staff involving interviewing and hiring, training, and performance evaluation; establishes specific performance standards and measures for work; confronts others directly and respectfully when performance does not meet expectations
Oversees assigned budgets, including projections and reconciliation; understands implications of TMC business decisions on bottom line and manages activities to produce results to support business decisions.
Identifies areas where costs per unit can be optimized, prioritizes which projects will have greatest returns, and ensures quality results are realized in a timely manner; anticipates resources that will be needed to complete a project and avoid over-committing resources.
Understands how assigned departments add value to TMC and its customers, and makes decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to TMC’s strategies and financial goals.
Applies business understanding to improve practices and processes of role; leverages inter-function linkages to raise performance levels; thinks in global, cross-boundary terms before setting out on a project or problem-solving initiative.
Communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel, patients, medical staff, and family members to ensure high-quality patient care; keeps department members informed on key issues.
Provides information or resource assistance to other teams, departments or functions; assists others in their efforts, even if there is no immediate or direct benefit to one’s own function or department.
Develops contingency plans with appropriate tactics and responds to unforeseen circumstances and utilizes planned resources, putting patients at the center of planning and delivery of services.
Develops a coaching and mentoring relationship with others that is purposefully aimed at developing their independence; encourages others to consider creative or innovative approaches to changing goals, processes or environments; assigns specific projects to challenge others and stretch their abilities and self-confidence.
Implements and maintains established department, unit and hospital policies, procedures and objectives as well as quality assurance, environmental, and infection control policies; assures compliance with organization’s incident reporting system in a timely and accurate manner.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Nursing.
EXPERIENCE: Eight (8) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona.