NURSING MANAGER / OBSTETRICS NURSE MANAGER
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Lewiston, ME 04243
Community facility in Maine is seeking a Nurse Director to oversee its Family Birthing Unit The Family Birthing Unit’s patient population includes newborns, pregnant women of varying age, GYN and ambulatory Med-Surg patients. In addition, we have antepartum patients for basic social needs assessment, referrals, testing, observation, and teaching. A Lactation Consultant is on staff for inpatient and outpatient breast-feeding support. The majority of the patients are low risk, but the unit is fully capable of handling short term, high risk care. The standard of care for high risk neonate and obstetric patients is to stabilize and transfer to a level II or III hospital as needed. St. Mary’s does not provide VBAC services.
FBU provides classes to the public in the following areas: childbirth preparation, hypnobirthing, parenting, sibling preparation, breast feeding as well as infant safety and infant CPR. Minimum BSN and a Masters degree, National Certification in specialty required. Minimum of 5 years Nursing Leadership Experience. Current State of Maine RN Licensure and BLS/ACLS required. Participates in nursing and organizational policy formation and decision -making. Maintains records and reports and collects statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes. Assumes accountability for all services/care provided in the department. Takes a strategic approach to identifying problems and opportunities and setting priorities. Aligns people with the organization’s strategic and operational objectives. Adopts new approaches when circumstances demand it. Identifies emerging needs and proactively acts to address them Actively participates in community health education or serves on boards/advisory committees as part of the social accountability program. Determines staffing needs, work methods and performance standards to ensure adequate and appropriate coverage to meet operational needs. Assumes responsibility for staffing/scheduling personnel reflecting appropriate utilization of personnel according to the flexible staffing model. HPPD is consistently at benchmark; any variances are assessed and justified. Achieves annual budgetary goals, with emphasis on efficient use of personnel and resources. Participates in recruitment, selection and retention of personnel. Monitors the job performance of each employee and conducts annual performance appraisals, on time at 100% rate. Facilitates orientation and in-service training for department staff to promote professional growth. Assists staff in developing goals and objectives for individual growth and development including certification to meet current and future department needs. Mentors staff in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving and customer relations. Contact Jean for more detalis at 402/704-1637!
Licenses/Certifications: State License-RN-Maine
Physical Abilities: Up to 20lbs
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