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Director of Nursing Women and Children's Services

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days

Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm


The Director of Nursing, Women and Children's services, is responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, effective, patient centered care throughout the continuum of services. The Director is responsible for the operation of the departments and the measurement, assessment and continuous improvement of the department's performance.

The Director is the leader of the team accountable for 24/7 management of clinical nursing practice and patient care delivery, management of hum, fiscal, and other resources, development of personnel, compliance with regulatory and professional standards and strategic planning. The Director fosters inter-professional collaborative relationships within the Sisters and Women's Service areas and though Catholic Health.

The Director is responsible for the operational and financial management of the departments including responsibility for daily management and long term tactical planning and system changes needed to optimize clinical, operational and financial efficiencies. The Director works in collaboration with CH Leadership t0 achieve strategic goals. The position requires the individual to successfully demonstrate strong planning, organizational and critical thinking, influencing, and leadership skills.

The Director supports the goals and principles of the Magnet Journey, Shared Governance model and Unit Practice Councils, and collaborates with nursing leadership, in implementing initiatives and processes that focus on staff recruitment and retention and staff engagement. This is achieved through integrating evidence-based practice and research into clinical practice and leading various projects that support clinical excellence. The Director will coordinate, plan and oversee the Maternal-Child Patient Advisory Council at the hospital.



  • BSN & Master's Degree required
  • Current New York State License required
  • Master's Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Current New York State Registration
  • Nationally recognized nursing certification required or within one (1) year in position, preferably Nursing Executive, Advanced
  • Current BLS and ACLS or within six (6) months required
  • Nationally recognized nursing certification or within 1 year required


  • Five (5) or more years of clinical nursing experience charge nurse
  • Three (3) to five (5) years progressive supervisory/management experience within an acute setting


  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively and effectively with all levels of unit personnel, as well as physicians, families, visitors, and to manage the activities of a diverse group of professional, nonprofessional, and clerical employees
  • Possesses active listening and communication skills
  • Planning skills to develop goals and objectives in concert with those of the hospital and implements action plans to meet those goals
  • Ability to lead, manage and coach within and throughout the organization
  • Analytical ability to identify opportunities for improvements as well as positive problem resolution
  • Teaching abilities to promote optimum orientation and continuing education of staff
  • Advance knowledge of Performance Improvement Initiatives and able to identify areas for improvement and carry out measurable action plans
  • Budgeting skills to control fiscal operations of selected unit(s) and/or area(s) of responsibility, and to identify and explain variances
  • Has current knowledge of health care trends and issues and relates same to hospital and work area environment
  • Occasional prolonged standing, walking, sitting
  • Computer literate


  • Subject to inside environment conditions
  • Travels between facilities to attend joint meetings
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