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Bozeman Health Director of Nursing- Women's Services in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The Director of Nursing, Women’s Services is responsible for the oversight of the hospital’s family birth center, including post-partum, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care unit, and the clinical operations of the Women’s Specialty Clinic. Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the position is responsible for overall leadership, daily management, and direction for the service line providing strategic direction and leadership. Serves as a resource to manage daily operations of clinical staffing for the Family Birth Center and NICU, with the expectation of assisting leaders with planning, directing, organizing, monitoring and staffing the department subject to policies, budgets, objectives and directives mandated by regulatory agencies, and the health system administrative team. Develops and implements patient care policies that are based on evidence and best practice standards and comply with regulatory requirements. As new nursing knowledge and innovations in practice advance, leads their application into practice and ensures standardized implementation across the department by working closely and in collaboration with other department nurse leaders and educators.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in Nursing; other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered.

  • Montana Licensure (Registered Nurse)

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider Certificate

  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring Series Certificate of Completion

  • Five (5) years of related experience

  • Five (5) years of healthcare leadership experience

  • Preferred: Master’s degree in nursing or related field

  • Preferred: Certification in Inpatient OB and C-EFM through NCC

  • Preferred: Certification in Nursing Leadership (AONE or ANCC) or relevant leadership fellowship

Essential Job Functions:

In addition to the essential functions of the job listed below, employees must have on-time completion of all required education as assigned per DNV requirements, Bozeman Health policy, and other registry requirements.

  • Overall departmental responsibility 24/7 for the Family Birth Center and NICU

  • Assists with operations to ensure the provision of comprehensive departmental services in compliance with all regulatory agencies and hospital requirements.

  • Ensures a collaborative departmental approach to operational planning, care/service design and development of organizational policies, which reflect the mission of the organization.

  • Coordinates and assists with oversight of departmental services. Continuously assesses, measures and improves departmental performance.

  • Demonstrates responsible management of all departmental resources.

  • Demonstrates clinical/technical and managerial competency.

  • Leads, teaches, inspires, helps and consistently demonstrates hospital behavioral standards

  • Mentors staff to grow and reach their highest potential

  • Implements strategies to improve employee engagement

  • Implements strategies to improve HCAHPS and patient experience

  • Supports growth within the service line by engaging the community, providers and stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership managerial skills; ability to plan, delegate, monitor and improve work performance

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Creativity, problem analysis and decision making

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

  • Detail oriented, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

  • Standard office equipment and computer applications; MS Office, EMR, internet applications etc.

  • Ability to work varied shifts

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting, Pushing, and Pulling: Support 50 pounds of weight (patient, assist with bedside needs, etc.) Lift 50 pounds (pick up a child, transfer a patient, etc.) Carry equipment/supplies. Use upper body strength (CPR, physically restrain patient, etc.)

  • Extended Hours: The role may involve working for extended periods, requiring sitting, walking, or standing for eight or more hours daily.

  • Flexible Schedule: The position may necessitate working beyond a standard 40-hour workweek, including weekends and after-hours shifts.

  • On-Call Availability: On-call work may be required to respond to organizational and patient needs promptly.

  • Effective Communication: Proficient in effective communication, both in person and through various technologies.

  • Handling Challenging Situations: The role may involve dealing with upset individuals, requiring the ability to de-escalate situations and work effectively with frustrated patients or families.

  • Repetitive Tasks: Ability to perform repetitive tasks as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.


Tasks Include Potential Exposure: Job tasks may involve exposure to:

  • bloodborne pathogens, such as blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

  • radiation in settings where medical imaging procedures are performed.

  • various chemicals and medications used in healthcare settings. Job tasks may involve handling pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, and other substances.

  • infectious diseases due to contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.

  • emotionally challenging situations, such as dealing with distressed patients or difficult family interactions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

77346710 Nursing Administration (BHDH)

Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.