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Assistant Director, Maternal Child Health more...
Location:Tarrytown, NY
Company:Northwell Health
First posted:June 13, 2017

Job Description

Manages, plans, organizes and evaluates the 24-hour operations of designated units. Responsible for overall assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care on the units. Carries out the System, Hospital and Nursing Service mission, vision and values. Participates in budgeting, financial and quality management on the units. Promotes the organization service standards and creates a patient focused caring environment while addressing and meeting the individual needs of the patient. Fosters an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses and other healthcare team members.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Operational Performance
    • Prepares and monitors the personnel, supply and equipment budgets in collaboration with the Nurse Managers, Assistant Nurse Managers and support department directors.
    • Develops staffing plans to ensure adequate staffing.
    • Oversees and monitors operational performance metrics.
    • Develops quality/performance improvement programs, instructing staff and implementing new and improved standards.
  • Clinical Practice/Patient Care
    • Collaborates with the nursing leadership to establish nursing care standards and evaluates staff compliance.
    • Identifies research protocols effecting the patient population served and keeps nursing staff informed.
    • Facilitates the effective provision of support services essential to patient care.
    • Maintains a safe and caring environment for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching, and maintenance; patient and family expectations of care; develops mechanism to assess same.
    • Develops unit goals and objectives to support the institutional values and goals, with input from staff.
  • Management
    • Responsible for the overall planning process for the units.
    • Develops an effective plan for delivery of nursing care within the assigned areas of responsibility.
    • Responds to patient and family concerns or complaints with sensitivity and compassion in a timely fashion.
    • Conducts monthly meetings with the staff to address equipment, scheduling, goals and objectives, performance metrics and improvement activities, and any staff concerns.
  • Human Resource Development/Management
    • Hires, educates and evaluates staff.
    • Makes recommendations and provides opportunities for growth and development of personnel and arranges for appropriate education and training.
    • Creates and maintains a supportive working environment for all staff, and students.
    • Demonstrates self-development and keeps current on a variety of clinical management and health care topics.
    • Responds in a timely fashion to staff concerns and functions proactively to retain staff
    • Establishes unit metrics and goals to measure effectiveness of retention strategies.
    • Employs learning organization principles and techniques in all aspects of unit leadership
    • Promotes a level of professionalism on the unit. Motivates academic pursuit and continuing education on the part of the staff by establishing and meeting service based professional certification goals.
  • Interactive Relationships
    • Promotes empowerment of the staff by utilizing collaborative approaches and encouraging new ideas.
    • Participates as a member of the healthcare team and various interdisciplinary committees to improve patient care and meet patient needs.
    • Promotes collegial relationships based on mutual respect and support.
  • Performs related duties, as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, required. Master's Degree, preferred.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. Board Certified as a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) or Nurse Executive required within 24 months of hire.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience including previous supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, required.

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