Director Family Birth Center

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Family Birth Center
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Family Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center is a very dynamic and busy department. The director has responsibility for the Family Birth Center that includes Labor & Delivery, along with Post- Partum.  Additionally responsibility is for the Midwifery Birth Center. Regional Lactation and Childbirth Education. St. Joseph Medical Center Family Birth Center is one of the busiest in Washington State is continually adding services and also provides care for the high risk mother in partnership with the MFM Program and NICU.


Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

What We Have To Offer To You:
• Our nurses enjoy being able to provide a wide variety of birthing options to their patients, based on patient choice and the latest research-based information. 
•  Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
•  12-hour shifts to support work/life balance
•  Financial support for specialty certifications
•  Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
•  Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
•  Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program





Job Summary: 
The Director of the Family Birth Center job is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating the provision of inpatient clinical services for the assigned CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) hospital campus in accordance with the professional standards of the clinical disciplines, applicable regulatory requirements and business/patient care objectives of the organization.  An incumbent provides direction in assessing, developing and implementing initiatives/activities which improve financial performance/productivity, maximize effective utilization of resources, enhance the service satisfaction of all identified customer groups and generate a competitive advantage for the assigned hospital campus. 


Work also includes: 1) developing/managing/evaluating the operations/capital budget for the assigned facility; 2) analyzing current/new service delivery models to develop change recommendations; 3) developing/implementing quality improvement initiatives to enhance/streamline current procedures/processes;  4) ensuring that overall objectives relating to consistency of standards and customer service are achieved; 5) collaborating with other management staff in the common goal of integration/enhancement of the continuum of services available within the regional Women’s and Infant’s Service Line; and 6) directly supervising subordinate management, professional and support staff.  
Work requires knowledge of nursing practices for high-risk neonates and/or mother-baby nursing and management expertise relating to business planning, process improvement, budget administration and personnel management.  Performance improvement efforts cover a variety of processes, and an incumbent must be sufficiently knowledgeable to recognize important synergies and opportunities in clinical outcomes, cost containment, patient safety/satisfaction and regulatory compliance.


Essential Job Functions: 
The following section contains representative examples of job duties that might be performed in positions allocated to this job class.  CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) is a dynamic organization, and the environment can be fluid.  Roles and responsibilities may be altered to accommodate changing business conditions and objectives as well as to tap into the skills and experience of its employees.  Accordingly, employees may be asked to perform duties that are outside the specific work that is listed.  It is not required that any position perform all duties listed, so long as primary responsibilities are consistent with the work as described.  Performance standards developed for incumbents allocated to this job class may also contain relevant job content information and are referenced hereto.


• Manages and evaluates the operations, programs and resources of the assigned facility to assure the safe and appropriate delivery of diagnostic and/or therapeutic patient care, achievement of clinical core measurement scores, and to ensure that all activities are conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner and in compliance with organizational values, professional standards, collective bargaining agreements, internal policies/standards/procedures and applicable regulatory requirements; participates in the development of, and implements new clinical systems/programs to enhance existing services and raise the standard of care for the patient population served; ensures that work unit activities, productivity, and/or quality indicators are documented in accordance with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) guidelines; produces and presents reports on key performance indicators and other significant benchmarking metrics; collaborates with other departments to address and resolve problems, share information and enhance overall effectiveness/productivity.


Staff Management and Development:
• Plans, manages and evaluates the work of clinical management and professional/administrative staff in accordance with the content, spirit and intent of applicable internal/external regulations and standards for human resource management; identifies adequate staffing levels for appropriate coverage to meet budgetary and operational objectives; ensures that employees are qualified and properly trained to perform assigned job duties; holds regular staff meetings and keeps employees appraised of all matters relevant to successful job performance; makes employment decisions, establishes performance standards, assesses clinical competency and evaluates employee performance; educates, guides, counsels and develops staff and addresses performance management concerns and technical issues elevated by subordinates as beyond their scope of authority. 


Performance/Quality Improvement:
• Works with service line management team to ensure the application of consistent practices relating to internal operations, patient care, quality of human resources activities and CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) standards; assesses the strengths/weaknesses of the assigned clinical area/facility to identify opportunities and provide recommendations to Director for new quality/performance improvement initiatives; implements new processes and ensures that performance improvement activities are conducted in a timely and effective manner; ensures that staff receive the necessary on-site training and consultation to enhance their understanding of quality/performance improvement initiatives. 

Regulatory Compliance:
• Ensures that all aspects of clinical operations are conducted and documented in compliance with relevant internal policies, standards and procedures and applicable regulatory requirements; assesses, on a continuous basis, services, patient outcomes, quality control, family/patient satisfaction, staffing needs and operational effectiveness to ensure optimal care delivery; ensures that internal controls are sufficient to provide for accurate, complete and compliant programs and processes; identifies need for changes in standards, programs and services, and develops recommendations for consideration by the Director.
• Keeps abreast of changing regulatory requirements/regulation, clinical/professional standards, changing customer demographics and competitive industry practices impacting assigned functions, as well as organizational initiatives/changes with potential to impact current strategies, programs and resources; determines nature/scope of impact on existing activities and determines effective response/solution while maintaining acceptable service levels and work quality.

Budget Administration:
• Identifies resources needed to accomplish the performance objectives of the assigned facility and participates in the development of the annual operating/capital budget for the overall service line; exercises effective cost control by monitoring and adjusting expenses as needed to stay within budget; approves expenditures within defined scope of responsibility; identifies negative variances and develops action plans to document, address and effectively resolve in a timely manner; produces complete and accurate financial, budget, activity and productivity information, including variance reports, financial projections and other statistical reports; keeps Director apprised of all issues with potential for budgetary impact. 

Short- and Long-Term Planning:
• Participates, as a member of the service line management team, in the development of strategies, initiatives and programs addressing matters such as: provision of new services, standardization of procedures across the organization, increasing market share, maximizing resources, cross-selling services, improving cost-effectiveness of clinical services provided, enhancing patient outcomes/satisfaction and other issues of similar complexity and consequence. 


Procedures Development/Implementation:
• Recommends, implements and evaluates new/revised procedures, guidelines, training materials and/or general communications in support of assigned clinical area/facility to ensure consistency with the philosophy/values of the organization and compliance with applicable regulatory/accreditation requirements; reviews training materials prior to assimilation into training curricula; ensures that all clinical and related support activities are fully documented in accordance with the standards and practices of the organization; ensures that employees understand and apply internal guidelines appropriately, and monitors compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Performs related duties as required.


Education/Work Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration or related field, graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and six years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities, including three years in a supervisory or management capacity.  Work experience in labor and delivery and/or mother-baby nursing is required.
Master’s degree in nursing is preferred. 

•  Current license as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Nursing Commission.
•  Current certification in applicable specialty area of nursing (e.g. labor and delivery) required, or current certification attained within two years of assuming position.



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