Director of OB
Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Posted on: April 8, 2021
- Follows the job description of a Registered Nurse in addition
- Provides leadership and guidance to nursing staff while keeping
the mission and vision of LRHC in mind.
- Addresses personnel issues to promote a productive and
supportive work environment and implements corrective action per
- Monitors patient care for quality and patient safety by
completing chart reviews and quality management initiatives,
- Collaborates with Chief Nursing Officer and other leaders to
develop, implement and evaluate programs and services.
- Reviews patient and staff data to measure the effectiveness of
patient care for staff evaluations.
- Practices responsibility with regard to budget to include
staffing costs, operating costs, equipment and supplies.
- Organizes and leads shared governance committee.
- Collects, reviews and reports OB quality data.
- Organizes and conducts prenatal classes.
- Coordination and ensuring attendance for staff education,
training and certifications for electronic fetal monitoring (basic,
intermediate, advanced EFM training), NRP (Neonatal resuscitation
program) certifications, etc.
- Communicates all departmental concerns with the Chief Nursing
- Maintains and updates policies to ensure evidence-based
- Assumes role and responsibility of Registered Nurses, Licensed
Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants.
- Participates in patient care activities that could include
blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations,
handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
- Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous
- Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
- Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets
appropriate governing body standards.
- Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of
- Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control
- Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient
safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
- Regular attendance at the assigned work location is
- Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum knowledge,
skills, and abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and
the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to
meet the patients' health care needs as is typically acquired
through the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in
Nursing from an accredited school. Bachelor's degree
- Must hold a current active Registered Nurse license from the
State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined
by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.
- BLS, ACLS, PALS and TNCC required within six months of hire
- Two years nursing experience required.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to
protected and sensitive information.
- Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a
- Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and
complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
- Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from
- Successful completion of required knowledge and training of
standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply
during principle duties and responsibilities. Working conditions
- Nurses in the OB, Charge, and ER jobs are required to be able
to fulfill job duties in these three areas. Worker may spend up to
75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring
ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such
as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest
of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for
documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently,
depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in
transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may
be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above
the 35 pounds. Nursing COW, which is occasionally utilized for
documentation and delivering medication, requires 15 horizontal
force pounds to maneuver cart 200 feet at one time. Wheelchairs
require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up
to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to
move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal
force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room,
many times completed by 2 person assist. Shelves are required to be
stocked: OB from 17 inches from floor up to 73 inches high, Acute
Floor from 17 inches to 83 inches high, and ER from 4 inches off
floor to 77 inches high. A step stool may be required to reach the
highest shelves. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to
variable heights over head to be attached to IV poles. OB bassinets
and mobile scale are used for babies, requiring up to 10 horizontal
force pounds for movement 2-3 times per shift. Crash cart requires
20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency
situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in
appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to
patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in
emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to
patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get
onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care.
- Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient
care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses,
gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
- Direct exposure to body substances during patient care
activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.
- Responsible for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses,
and Nursing Assistants. Job description statements are intended to
describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a
complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills
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