Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/24/2021

Maternal/Neonatal Program Designation Coordinator/RN – Women’s Services

We believe our people are our strength and we take our employees’ health seriously. From medical coverage and life insurance to retirement plans, paid time off and much more, Steward Health Care provides you with a variety of benefits to address your unique needs.

Health & Wellness

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement & Savings

  • 401K

Educational Assistance

  • Tuition Reimbursements
  • Loan Repayment

Work & Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Other Perks

  • Low Cost parking
  • Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria

St. Joseph Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and

convenience:

  • Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
  • Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
  • Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
  • A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
  • A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.

You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

St. Joseph Medical Center seeks to hire an experienced Maternal/Neonatal Program Designation Coordinator/RN to work Full-time. This position is for the Maternal/Neonatal State Designation with a focus on quality and data measures for the Maternal/Newborn department. • Full-time: Exempt position: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM, no weekends or holidays; Flexible hours for meetings in early morning or late evening

• Average 250 to 300 deliveries per month. • Provides leadership and vision for the Maternal /Neonatal Program in terms of operations, services and patient care, consistent with best practices and evidence-based care. Serves as the Maternal /Neonatal Program Coordinator for Maternal Levels of Care Designation. • Assists with data collection, submission of regulatory measures, tracking and reporting of stats. • Facilitates the linkage between strategic business lines and provision of an effective and efficient Maternal Program • Works to establish written guidelines or protocols for prevention, early identification, early diagnosis, and therapy for various conditions. Critically appraises and validates data. Periodic review and revision for all maternal care policies and procedures. • Facilitates the Maternal Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and multidisciplinary team Maternal QAPI meetings and case reviews. • Manages the day-to-day activities of the programs to ensure their efficient operations. • Maintains detailed documentation of Program activities as specified in level of care rules and ensures all criteria are met. • Contributes to strategic planning, leads and directs achievement in the provision of quality care to identified population. Maintains professional communication with all members of the multidisciplinary Maternal /Neonatal teams. • Critically appraises data and implements findings in patient care decisions. Ensures maternal data integrity through clinical review and verification of the medical record. • Develop and maintain a written plan of the Perinatal programs that includes a detailed description of the scope of services available to all maternal patients. Works with unit managers and staff for levels of care survey readiness. • Active participant in local, state, regional organizations. Provide outreach to community as needed. • Represents the service line at hospital-wide councils. Participates in outreach activities that contribute to our hospital and unit-based mission. • Collaborate with Nursing Director and Women & Infant’s Leadership team, including nurse managers and educators. • Serves as a resource to staff and is subject matter expert. Identify relevant areas for nursing research and assist in development of annual competencies. • Active in professional organization and maintains certifications as required for job role.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) is required; Master's Degree Nursing (MSN) or healthcare related field (ie. MBA) strongly preferred• 2 Years Maternal /Neonatal experience including Labor & Delivery Nursing, NICU Required; • Current RN licensure or compact licensure recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing upon hire is required • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support certification through the American Heart Association required upon hire • Other OB or Maternal Certified RN Upon Hire Preferred • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program, EFM – Intermediate or Advanced Fetal monitoring and ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications are preferred Skills• A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. • Effective leadership; verbal and written communication skills in English. • Advanced knowledge of current professional and health care issues and nursing practice. • Experience in project management. • Computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Access nursery.

Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care.

Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.

Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision making. Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision making at the level they choose. Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care.

Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right thing to do. Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention. Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct patient care requires patient and family representation as part of the multidisciplinary approach. Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail. Other duties as assigned.

Growth:

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.

Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.

Finance:

Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.

Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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