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Director of Nursing Perinatal- Seton Southwest / SSH/ FT Days

Seton Southwest Hospital
Seton Healthcare Family
Type Full time Posted 6/20/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/24/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Austin Referral - n/a -    
Director of Nursing Perinatal- Seton Southwest / SSH/ FT Days
TX - Austin

Additional Job Information

Title: Director of Nursing Perinatal

City, State: Austin, TX

Location: Seton Southwest Hospital

Department: Nursing Administration 002

Additional Job Details: FT Days      

Marketing Statement
Seton Healthcare Family offers rewarding and diverse career opportunities, superior benefits and excellent options for personal growth. Seton is always looking for dedicated and skilled individuals willing to share their hearts with those we serve.
The Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million. The network includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, several strategically located health facilities that provide medical care for well patients and three primary care clinics for the uninsured. Four out of every ten overnight patients in the region receive their care at a Seton facility.

With more than 13,000 associates, Seton is the largest private employer in Central Texas and the only not-for-profit organization among the top 25 employers in the Austin area. In addition, Seton is home to four Magnet nursing facilities-University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center and Seton Northwest Hospital.
About Austin: 
Austin is in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country-only a few hours from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Enjoy a mild climate, affordable housing and no state income tax! Plus you'll have the chance to be part of a friendly city that offers something for everyone: lively nightlife, recreational activities, colleges & universities, lakes and family-oriented fun. Rich in history, cultural diversity, natural beauty and a vibrant blend of professions, Austin is a cosmopolitan city with a down-home feel. Whatever you like, Central Texas has something to offer.
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Job Description


The Director of Nursing Perinatal leads and directs services, workflow, and resources for assigned nursing area.


  • Develops departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal, and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.
  • Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepares and monitors budget(s) and ensures that assigned nursing area operates within allocated funds.
  • Coordinates and directs internal and externally-driven audits.
  • Manages resources to support quality patient care, service and patient safety. 
  • Supports measurement of nursing intensity/patient acuity to allocate resources appropriately. 
  • Supports the professional practice model. 
  • Ensures compliance with standards of practice.
  • Supports and advances shared governance structure. 
  • Collaborates effectively with organizational stakeholders. 
  • Identifies technologies to enhance outcomes. 
  • Drives departmental technology implementation and use.  
  • Collaborates on development of nursing and operating strategic plans aligning with all overarching strategic plans. 
  • Supports horizontal integration of the practice of nursing in alignment with shared governance model, nursing winning strategies, goals and objectives.  
  • Ensures use of evidenced based practice and research to guide clinical and managerial decision-making. 
  • Supports organizational research and evidence-based practice (EBP)  initiatives at the unit, site and specialty levels. 
  • Ensures development of enterprise-aligned, department specific programs to measure, analyze, and improve nursing care quality. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of successful nursing experience is required.
  • Experience must include five (5) years of leadership experience with a minimum of three (3) years in department management.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master's degree required.
  • Either Bachelor's or Master's degree must be in Nursing.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Nurse Executive-Board Certified or Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified is preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in the state of Texas is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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