The Director of Perinatal Services is accountable for the strategic planning, direction, organization and control of the inpatient Women’s Services Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This position is responsible for the direction of clinical delivery of care and meeting fiscal goals for such specialized areas as Labor Delivery, Couplet Care, GYN & Well Women’s Care, Perinatal Clinic (California Sweet Success; Diabetes in Pregnancy Program), Lactation and Childbirth Education, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This position will direct and oversee the entire Perinatal Service Line by aligning operations and performance improvement activities across multiple entities, special emphasis will be placed on integrating policies, standards of care, staff/management recruitment and training, and capital equipment purchases. The Director, Perinatal Services, will be accountable at a strategic level for planning, developing, or creating linkages with existing services and new services and programs, and assisting with the marketing of the service line strategies in a highly competitive marketplace. The position serves as a liaison between Medical Staff and Administration and is accountable to the Country, State and Federal agencies as well as Joint Commission for maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards, and contributing quality patient outcomes while consistently maintaining the highest level of customer service.
The Director of Perinatal Services is responsible for operational oversight and direction of the Women’s Services Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center (“ARMC”) through program development, operational improvement, financial performance and organizational change.
ARMC has a CCS approved Community Level NICU. The responsibilities of the Community NICU director are clearly delineated in the California Children’s Services Manual of Procedures Provider Standards issued 1/1/99. These responsibilities include, at a minimum, personnel, fiscal and material management and coordination of the quality improvement program for the NICU.
As the Director of Perinatal Services, the Director is responsible for directing the clinical nursing practice in the NICU; coordination and assessment of critical care educational development and clinical competency of the nursing staff and for ensuring continued neonatal critical care nursing competency through educational programs for both t he newly hired and experienced nursing staff; consultation with staff on complex neonatal critical care nursing issues; oversight of comprehensive parent and/or primary caretaker education activities; and ensuring the implementation of a coordinated and effective discharge planning program.
In addition, this position has responsibility for operational oversight and direction of the following: