Director, Patient Care Services, Maternal/Fetal and Neonatal Services
Children's Hospital Colorado
August 28, 2018
The Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health offers mothers, babies and their families comprehensive care and treatment before, during and after high-risk or routine pregnancies. The combined depth and breadth of services offered, as well as access to cutting edge research and technology on the nation’s newest academic medical campus (partnership between Children’s Hospital Colorado and University Colorado Hospital), provides everything needed for routine labor and deliveries, as well as the adult and pediatric subspecialty services needed to care for high-risk mothers and babies. As one of just a few freestanding children’s hospitals in the nation with a dedicated labor and delivery unit, we offer a single, comfortable space equipped for every aspect of maternal and fetal treatment, from prenatal diagnostic testing to postpartum care. Our capabilities include virtually every fetal treatment available, including open fetal surgery, fetoscopy and Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedures.
The Director, Patient Care Services (Maternal/Fetal and Neonatal Services) provides clinical and operational leadership and support for maternal/fetal and neonatal services offered at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. This includes oversight for the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), Maternal/Fetal Care Unit and programs and services delivered to these patient populations. The Director’s focus is to ensure high quality care coordination and oversee operational systems in support of strategic plan and annual goals in the areas of clinical care, research education and advocacy. The Director reports directly to the VP Critical Care Services/Associate Chief Nursing Officer and works collaboratively with Medical Directors, Nursing, Clinical and Business leaders & partners.
The Director works to articulate a shared vision, standardize and deliver superior clinical care and outcomes, and establish priorities for the programs within the NICU, MFCU and maternal/fetal and neonatal services. The Director acts as the liaison and works collaboratively with hospital administration, physician leadership, nursing and other program administrators within the organization and with external partners to create a cohesive, quality oriented programs & services.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Collaborates with senior leadership to identify and develop organizational objectives. Provides leadership in developing and communicating short- and long-term departmental strategic plans and goals to team leaders and team members to secure buy-in.
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards to enhance clinical practice and professional growth. Reviews, approves, and implements recommended changes to plans.
Provides clinical expertise, promoting evidence-based medicine and nursing, to include the appropriate clinical care standards and standardized processes. Utilizes principles of patient and family centered care to ensure a seamless continuum of care for patients in collaboration with service line and other hospital leadership.
Drives continuous process improvement in operational and service excellence while considering safety, outcomes, effectiveness, and cost, along with the impact on the delivery of services. Ensures the delivery of quality and safety initiatives and practices through the utilization of improvement tools and principles and industry benchmarks.
Prioritizes and allocates staff and financial resources to achieve strategies. Utilizes resources to develop or expand operations. Ensures resources are utilized appropriately and shifts resources to meet both patient and department needs within budget restraints.
Represents the hospital in national/regional professional organizations and in contributing to professional journals. Serves as a representative on various internal committees. Fosters collaborative relationships to assure integration of services.
Interprets, explains, and ensures compliance with regulatory standards and hospital policies, procedures, and rules to managers and employees.
Reviews and approves performance metrics established by managers. Works with Clinical Managers to achieve department outcomes, performance and professional development standards; identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
Resolves escalated, complex, or controversial operational and patient/family issues, making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives and solves underlying problems.
Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates subordinate managers and team members. Champions educational programs in collaboration with the professional development department, nurse managers, and medical directors. Mentors and coaches departmental leaders with consideration of leadership development and succession planning.
Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.
Develops and monitors the budget for multiple cost centers to ensure compliance with organizational financial goals. Utilizes financial data evaluate existing programs and formulate a business plan to develop new programs/services.
By position, collaborates on the development of comprehensive planning, strategic growth and competence alignment for site based clinical matrix operations. Collaborates on performance and management expectations for all operation metrics areas pertaining to staff engagement and service excellence.
By position, provides relationship management and partnership with Physician Relations and referring providers in sustaining and growing market share across the Network of Care.
Education: Master’s degree in Nursing or a directly related health care field is required.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of clinical nursing experience in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of nursing leadership experience.
Experience in academic medical center with tertiary/quaternary level care and service line experience preferred. Documented successful clinical management experience and ability to lead interprofessional teams in dynamic, high acuity and fast paced settings. Demonstrated leadership in strategic planning, fiscal management, administrative & operational management, resource allocation, personnel management and professional development of team members. Operational understanding of medical, nursing and clinical education and the academic setting, its diverse constituents and complex university and healthcare organizational structures.
Certification(s): Certification as a Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive, Advanced is required within two (2) years of hire is required. Licensure(s): Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado at the time of hire is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 59645
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
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