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Director of Nursing, L&D Perinatal

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose


Directs the daily operations of the assigned department, including being responsible for the vision and leadership planning strategy, goal and objective setting/attainment, budget and personnel management, quality and safety initiatives, and policy development and implementation to ensure high quality services and optimal patient outcomes


Minimum Specifications




  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.




  • Must have ten years of progressively responsible nursing experience to include three years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have seven years of Labor and Delivery and Recovery Experience


Equivalent Education and/or Experience


  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.




  • Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.
  • Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.
  • Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations (ICS 200) or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.
  • Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
  • Must have Electronic Fetal Monitor (EFM) certification.


Required Tests for Placement


  • None


Skills or Special Abilities


  • Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in working with a diverse population of physicians, nurses, and support staff.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skill in resource management including budget and personnel practices.
  • Must have effective leadership skills and be capable of motivating, recruiting and educating staff through department adaptations.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of Parkland policies, structure, procedures and mission.
  • Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.




1. Responsible for effective fiscal management of the department. Ensures informed use of department resources. Investigates, evaluates and implements expertise in cost management from diverse sources including developing and administering grants. Develops and administers the operating and capital budgets, to ensure that the department has the necessary funds to carry out the goals and objectives that have been established for the department. Utilizes benchmarks for cost utilization. Demonstrates ability to flex resources to changing volume and acuity requirements. Correlates volume, revenue and cost to meet operating requirements for all service areas. Assures departments operate within allocated resources. Manages cost per patient in an efficient and effective manner. Develops, implements and evaluates action plans to correct variances.

2. Serves as a clinical resource and role model, facilitating problem solving and staff development. Effectively delegates responsibilities. Fosters environment for low turnover and high retention of staff. Identifies and utilizes strategies to meet/exceed employee growth and development, as well as ensure satisfaction and quality of work life needs.

3. Directs the recruitment, selection, practice environment and the education of staff. Develops, implements and monitors a comprehensive plan that ensures availability of staff to enable effective operations.

4. Responsible for quality management practices that deliver effective and efficient services and ensure optimal patient outcomes. Collaborates with nursing, medical staff and administration to assess department operations and evaluate quality. Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes and flows, and implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity and efficiency that support the overall goals of the department and Parkland. Directs, reviews, and evaluates performance improvement plans/projects, utilizing performance indicators to track/trend outcomes. Directs, reviews, and evaluates patient satisfaction, infection rates, delays, chart audits and other practice feedback. Coordinates quality functions with other departments as needed.

5. Serves as WISH liaison for physicians, nurses, administration, other departments or hospitals and community agencies to ensure complete and accurate information. Researches and provides reports for administrative or staff review. Demonstrates responsiveness to innovation, data and cross-discipline expertise in strategic planning. Utilizes available information, tracking and trending patient volume/flow, billings, practice outcomes and other data for analysis and incorporation into strategic plan.

6. Responsible for a collaborative work team to ensure positive working relationships. Communicates effectively with physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, other departments/units, administration and vendors. Maintains good communication with other hospitals and community, government representatives.

7. Identifies and develops special projects that enhance the accessibility, quality or regulation of Women and Infants¿ Health including educational projects, collection and billing projects, nursing research, Joint Commission or other regulatory agency review, publication, and staff recruitment.

8. Serves on department and interdepartmental committees as selected and assigned.


Job Accountabilities


1. Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes, work flows, etc. for the area and implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency that support the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

4. Develops and monitors annual budgets that ensure the department has the necessary funds to carry out the goals and objectives that have been established for the department.

5. Develops, implements, monitors, and revises annual goals and objectives for the department that support the missions and objectives of Parkland.

6. Selects, trains, schedules, motivates, supervises, and evaluates employees making recommendations for disciplinary actions up to and including termination, to ensure maximum utilization of individual and group capabilities. Ensures that assigned employees receive opportunities to further their knowledge.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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