For nearly a century, residents of Waco and surrounding communities have put their faith and trust in one name to care for their health and wellbeing – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest. It is a 236-bed medical center and the lead Trauma Facility for a 5-county region.
Reporting to the CNO, the Director of Nursing manages all Women’s & Children’s nursing units within the hospital (28 bed mother-baby, 12 bed pediatric unit, and 28 bed Level III NICU). The Director has responsibility for planning, selecting, and/or devising methods, policies and procedures for Managers and Staff employees to accomplish designated goals. Negotiate interdepartmental resources, communicates and plans with various cross-functional departments to ensure effective level of service to Nursing Units.
Oversee the operational, personnel and fiscal management of assigned areas of responsibility with an emphasis on high quality, cost effective patient care.
Monitor daily productivity, addressing variance from established standards and adjust staffing to maintain established productive standard.
Establish annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, conduct monitoring, analysis, process changes, reporting and re-evaluation of prepared goals to Nursing Quality Council and Clinic Quality Council.
Investigate adverse events, review data and findings, assessing for trends, acting on self-remediation needs and identify opportunities for development.
Collaborate with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues which enhance the provision of patient care and satisfaction.
Conduct and participate in daily rounds to identify immediate needs, monthly patient room rounds, monthly Environment of Care Rounds, Tracers, and Patient Safety Rounds, and acts on findings in a timely manner.
Establish opportunities to acquire input, to include unit monthly Action Unit Committees, input at staff meetings and other creative mechanisms.
Comply with requirements of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies.
Design measurements and tools to evaluate achievement and education strategies.
Identify and clearly communicate communication gaps in staff knowledge and/or competency.
Directs the effective management of financial, informational and personnel resources to ensure efficient operations and continuity of care.
PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE
Three to five years progressive nursing management experience
Labor & Delivery or NICU background
Advanced certification (NEA-BC, etc.)
Strong people-management experience, ideally leading a team >90 FTEs
Keen understanding of healthcare finance and operations
Track record of promoting a Shared Governance model
Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $10.8 billion*, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients and members continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing healthcare environment. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 50 hospitals, 5,397 licensed beds, more than 1,000 patient care sites, close to 7,800 affiliated physicians, 48,000 employees, $9.1B total net operating revenue* and the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan.