Director of Nursing Maternal-Child Services

Mohawk Valley Health System | Utica, New York 13502

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: August 15, 2019
Opportunity Code: 24281


With construction of a brand new hospital beginning, Mohawk Valley Health System is excited to find a Director of Nursing Maternal-Child Services to oversee mother/baby care, Level II NICU and more!

The Position

  • The Director of Nursing Maternal-Child Services will provide leadership and expertise for the Maternal and Child Health Services department, ensuring the highest level of quality patient care in the areas of obstetrics, mother/baby patient care, and more.
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director will oversee 150 FTEs across two hospital campuses and serve as a key leader on the hospital's clinical services leadership team.
  • Areas of responsibility include operational management, professional staff development, quality assessments and improvement, and the creation of policies and procedures.
  • The Director operates as a transformational leader, working to ensure best practices, reduce C-section rates, and implement new initiatives like Family Centered Care.
  • Lead the transition to combine maternal child services within the newly constructed hospital, at which time the Director will have responsibility for OB, Mother/Baby, special care nursery, Level II NICU, pediatrics and the outpatient OB clinic.
  • MSN degree, a background as a nurse leader for maternal child services, and outpatient experience are required.
  • Must possess or obtain New York RN license.

The Organization

  • Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center affiliated as the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) in March 2014.
  • The MVHS Medical Group offers 19 primary care offices throughout the area, a Children’s Health Center, Women’s Health Center and multi-specialty providers including general, orthopedic, vascular and cardiac and thoracic surgery, gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy, and neurosciences.
  • MVHS recently received a $700 million grant from the State of New York to help revitalize downtown Utica, starting with the construction of a brand new hospital, set to open in early 2023.

The Community

  • Utica, with a population of over 60,000, sits about 80 miles northwest of Albany and just 45 miles east of Syracuse, New York.
  • Utica is beautifully situated on the Mohawk River at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, and offers a great jumping off point to the exploration of the many forests, lakes and rivers of Upstate New York.
  • Located in a family friendly historic community, the city offers excellent education, charming homes, and unique culinary experiences.
  • Utica has traditionally been a melting pot for various immigrant groups, including Dutch, Italian, German and Irish, and the local cuisine reflects this great diversity.
  • The city features the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, which hosts rotating exhibitions facilitated through the prestigious Pratt Institute, as well as a restored Historic District that was designed by Frederick Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park.



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