Director of Women's Services
- Job Title
- Director of Women's Services
- Job ID
- Washington, DC 20060
- Other Location
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Director of Women's Services who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
The Director of Women's Services directs, provides and manages ObGyn, NICU, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Mother & Baby, Perinatal and Ultrasound, and all Women's Services departments at Howard University Hospital.
The Director will report directly to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and administration in the areas of patient care, education, safety and quality in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice, utilizing the framework for professional nursing practice and development.
The Director will promote a professional practice environment and develop and maintain collegial and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the institution to positively impact the business of clinical operations, nursing and patient care outcomes. These partnerships include ongoing collaboration with physicians, nursing, interdisciplinary, facility and organizational leaders. Responsibilities include all aspects of clinical operations, effective leadership strategies, employee engagement, clinician and patient/family education, customer service, patient safety, financial outcomes, and quality outcome management, operational excellence, uphold HUH policies and procedures, and regulatory compliance.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborates with administrators, physicians, managers and interdisciplinary providers to facilitate planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plan and initiatives
- Models & encourages professional practice that includes nurse autonomy, authority, accountability, empowerment and responsibility for self and staff within the department
- Conducts purposeful counseling/coaching sessions with direct reports for purposes of correction and appropriate corrective actions, professional development of self and direct reports (i.e., percent of performance appraisals done in a timely fashion, one-to-one standing meetings).
- Oversees development & implementation of care delivery model, establishes clear expectations based on standards of care defined by their professional & regulatory organizations
- Executes successfully the established plans and the services through measurement, monitoring, analysis, reporting, and adjusting the direction, allocation and utilization of available resources
- Identifies issues to the Chief Nursing Officer and takes an active role in leading the process improvement initiative to address opportunities for improvement
- Advocates for resources for safe delivery of patient care related to labor, equipment & facilities in specialty area with a global perspective
- Comprehensive knowledge of the practice and scope of nursing, with the ability to plan and provide for the delivery of nursing services.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to cope effectively with stressful situations, time constraints and demonstrates sound judgment.
- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels.
- Proficient communication skills and the ability to effectively relate, present information, and respond tactfully to questions from patients, residents, families, administration, medical staff, nursing personnel, colleagues, other department supervisors and the general public.
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Excellent managerial/administrative leadership skills including the ability to develop and implement strategic objectives, to motivate staff, and to effectively manage resources; comfort serving in a visible leadership role
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
- Ability to think critically and use a data-driven approach to evaluate information and implement timely decisions/recommendations that anticipate the cost/benefits, risks, and organizational impact of decisions
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) required
- Master’s degree or within two (2) years of hire into position
- Five (5) years as RN experience in Women's and Infant Services
- Three (3) years as a nurse leader in Women's and Infant Services
- Experience in systems level leadership
- Current District of Columbia state Registered Nurse (RN) license required
- BLS certification through the American Heart Association required
- Certification in leadership or specialty within one (1) year of hire into the position
At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
- Work-life balance
- Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
- Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
- 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children after 1 and 2 years, respectively
Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.
- Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) required
Master’s degree or within two (2) years of hire into position
Five (5) years as RN experience in the specialty area
Three (3) years as a nurse leader in the specialty area
Experience in systems level leadership
Current District of Columbia state license required
BLS certification through the American Heart Association required
Certification in leadership or specialty within one (1) year of hire into the position