Nurse Director / Women’s Services

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo, CA
Salary: $200,000.00 - $240,000.00 per year

Job Description

The Director of Women's Health Services, reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, is responsible for the leadership and administration of multiple patient care units and departments on a 24-hour basis. They will oversee the management and development of programs within the service line and ensure the efficient operations and results in each designated patient care unit or department. In the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director, Nursing Services will be designated to assume the authority and responsibility for directing the activities of the nursing departments. The Director will advocate for the protection and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions, especially related to health and safety. They will also adhere to the ANA Nursing Administration, Scope and Standards of Practice.

  • Annual deliveries: 2054
  • 12 Labor rooms, 2 ORs, 23 Mother/Baby rooms
  • 100+ FTEs


Resource Utilization:

  • The Director will integrate the core ideology of nursing with business competencies and skills, incorporating the nursing process into business decisions. They will take responsibility for the management and development of business plans and programs within the service line and for the operations and results in each designated patient care unit or department.
  • They will optimize fiscal resource allocation to support current and potential objectives and initiatives.
  • The Director will promote the appropriate use of innovative applications and new technologies, considering the impact on global environmental health and sustainability.
  • They will also promote activities that assist others in becoming informed about costs, risks, and benefits of plans and solutions.


  • The Director will promote and maintain a positive, professional image of nursing and clinical services. They will consistently recognize managers and staff contributions and facilitate educational and developmental opportunities for managers and staff.
  • They will provide leadership, direction, and mentoring to managers to encourage goal achievement and professional growth. The Director will assist nursing management in establishing a collaborative practice model throughout nursing.
  • In addition, the Director will support and foster strong nursing morale on units by creating an environment that nurtures personal investment and excellence. They will build effective teams committed to organizational goals, promote collaboration, and empower others to achieve.
  • Furthermore, the Director will provide leadership in the professional practice setting by creating and maintaining a healthy work environment, acting as a team builder and change agent.
  • They will accurately assess the strengths and developmental needs of managers and provide timely, constructive feedback for their development. The Director will also contribute to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
  • They will encourage the recruitment and retention of quality patient care staff and incorporate the "Code of Ethics for Nurses" in nursing units.
  • Furthermore, the Director will ensure that annual performance evaluations are completed on time and promote the advancement of the profession through participation in professional organizations.
  • Financial Management and Resource Utilization:
  • The Director will develop, monitor, and analyze labor, operating, and capital expense budgets in assigned areas, ensuring appropriate allocation of human and material resources. They will also ensure that the economic performance of the service line reflects the budget plan.
  • They will consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing and other services.


  • The Director will apply broad knowledge and seasoned experience when addressing complex issues. They will define strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity and take all critical information into account when making decisions in the context of the hospital's mission, vision, and values.
  • They will promote a free flow of information and communication throughout the organization, actively listening and encouraging open expression of ideas and opinions. The Director will communicate needs, issues, and concerns appropriately, utilizing the chain-of-command.
  • They will deliver clear, convincing, and well-organized presentations, projecting credibility and poise even in highly visible, adversarial situations.
  • The Director will also facilitate the exchange of information inter and intra departmentally and integrate department services with the hospital's primary function.


  • The Director will collaborate with the Chief Nursing Officer in developing and implementing policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of patient care services.
  • They will facilitate the development and management of the care delivery process for designated nursing units or departments, ensuring consistency in policies, procedures, standards of care, and standards of practice across the organization and with current nursing and clinical research and practice.
  • The Director will incorporate the nursing process of assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation, and patient advocacy.
  • They will collaborate with all levels of staff, interdisciplinary teams, executive leaders, and other stakeholders. Additionally, they will partner with appropriate medical staff/medical directors to establish service line goals consistent with the hospital's mission and goals.

Quality and Performance Improvement:

  • The Director will identify and evaluate opportunities for performance improvement within the service line and implement quality initiatives to improve the quality of care and performance.
  • They will collect and analyze comprehensive data, identify expected outcomes, and develop, implement, and evaluate plans to attain these outcomes.
  • The Director will systematically enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing services administration, and the delivery of services. They will use creativity and innovation in nursing practice to improve care delivery and population outcomes.
  • They will use the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and the healthcare delivery system.
  • The Director will ensure the development and implementation of an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of care, treatment, and services delivered.
  • They will evaluate the practice environment and the quality of nursing care rendered, identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research.
  • In addition, the Director will network and collaborate across the healthcare industry to promote best practices in patient care delivery. They will ensure compliance with JCAHO, Title 22, and other related regulatory agencies.
  • Lastly, they will ensure the completion of annual skill validation and proficiency for the clinical staff.

Customer Satisfaction:

  • The Director will develop strategies to achieve the hospital's goal for customer satisfaction in each patient care unit.


  • The Director will demonstrate competencies aligned with the four core values that form the foundation of all activities performed by management employees in order to achieve the mission of the hospital's Health System.
  • They will integrate ethical provisions in all areas of practice and be responsible for certifying both systems and applications access within the SJHS environment every 90 days for all direct reports.


  • The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in a relevant field of management, policy, or administration.
  • Upon hire, they must possess a California Registered Nurse License.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of nursing experience, with 3 years in nursing administration.


  • The ideal candidate will be a visible leader and mentor.
  • They must have at least 3 years of Director experience in a similar size acute care hospital.
  • Ideally, they will have 3+ years of leadership experience in Women's Services within an acute care hospital.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $200,000.00 - $240,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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