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Emerson Hospital Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery in Concord, Massachusetts

The Nurse Manager, with the Director, Obstetrical Nursing, assumes 24-hour responsibility for management of Labor and Delivery and Perinatal Education units, and allocation of resources. Management includes provision of appropriate staffing and skill mix, and sufficient equipment and supplies to meet the nursing care needs of the patient population. This position has administrative and operational responsibilities and participates with the nursing team in care planning and delivery, utilizing the nursing process to provide appropriate comprehensive care, in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the Nursing Service Department and the OB Department.

Job Functions • Requires flexibility and adaptability to ensure unit is staffed appropriately at all times. • Assigns personnel, as necessary and in congruence with their skills to optimize patient care. • Functions in the role of charge nurse when working clinically. • Leading the “huddle” at the beginning of each shift and reviewing the shift operational plan of care with incoming staff • Maintaining department schedule and time card management of assigned staff. • In collaboration with the Director, clinical resource nurse and Nurse Educator, develops standards for care and updates and revises procedures and policies, as necessary. • Oversees and maintains RN L&D Nursing, L&D scrub tech and UC Schedules • With the Nurse Director of OB and Nurse Educator, develops and revises procedures and policies in accordance with best practices. Follows established hospital guidelines for developing and implementing new policies. • In collaboration with the Director and Nurse Manager of Postpartum/SCN, evaluates staff performance based on developed standards. Utilizes hospital performance review tool to write and deliver assigned annual performance reviews. • Participates in interview process for hiring of new staff • Utilizes constructive conflict management strategies, just in time coaching and goal setting to optimize staff performance and engagement. • Promotes professional development of staff. • Participates in the development, monitoring and evaluation of clinical and patient satisfaction initiatives, standards of nursing practice and outcomes of patient care. • Represents the organization in a professional manner in communication, attire and interaction with others. • In collaboration with the Director and nurse educators, provides staff education on an ongoing basis. This includes new policies, Joint Commission standards, DPH requirements, new equipment/products and clinical software programs • Establishes and maintains effective communication in all areas of responsibility. • Participates in quality assurance and improvement initiatives and engages staff to participate in audit activities and action plan implementation. • Orients or delegates responsibility for orientation of personnel and works with the nurse educator to assess successful acquisition of positional competence. • Assumes responsibility with the Director, Obstetrical Nursing for optimal maintenance and utilization of supplies and equipment. • Maintains and supports patients’ rights to care, privacy and respect. • Provides and/or assists in direct patient care. • Participates in hospital committees and programs, as appropriate. • Serves as OB Dept Dayshift Charge RN on other duty days and partners with clinical resource nurses to support operations which include weekends and holidays • Performs all duties listed in the RN job descriptions for labor and delivery, postpartum, and special care nursery. • Maintains and supports patient’s rights to care, privacy and respect. • Other duties as assigned from time to time.