Nurse Director – Family Birthing Unit

  • Lewiston, ME
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NY119-2692174

$75000 to $115000 Per Year

The Family Birthing Unit's patient population includes newborns, pregnant women of varying age, GYN and ambulatory Med-Surg patients. In addition, they have antepartum patients for basic social needs assessment, referrals, testing, observation, and teaching. 

Full time, Direct hire, Excellent benefits package, Shift - Days.

Education / Experience:

• Minimum BSN and a Masters degree, National Certification in specialty required

• Minimum of 5 years Nursing Leadership Experience

• Current State of Maine RN Licensure



Additional Duties / Responsibilities:

•  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

•  Clarifies services requirements and expectations

•  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.

• Assure staff input into staffing plan on annual basis

•  HPPD is consistently at benchmark; any variances are assessed and justified

• Maintains equipment, reports and resolves problems promptly

•  Achieves annual budgetary goals, with emphasis on efficient use of personnel and resources.

•  Cultivates a positive work environment

•  Gives frequent constructive feedback

•  Participates in recruitment, selection and retention of personnel

•  Turnover rate remains below national benchmark

•  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.

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