The Birthplace is located within University of MN Masonic Childrens Hospital, which provides an exceptional focus to family centered care. Staff on the Birthplace are committed to provide families with the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals, as well as recognize the importance of families feeling empowered in their care and their expectations at birth.
The Birthplace supports not only women in our culturally diverse community, but also support women across the state whom may need additional attention due to a high risk pregnancy or fetal diagnosis. Provider care is supported by OB Physicians, Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Certified Midwives, and Anesthesiologists.
Our collaborative team supports both low risk and high risk pregnancies and births. If applicable to support additional clinical needs of our newborns, a Level 4 Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located just across the hall from the Birthplace.
With our partnership with the University of MN, The Birthplace supports the development of Student Nurses and Residents through onsite observation and training. This addition also helps continue to enhance our evidence based practice and ongoing professional learning.
Labor and Delivery:
14 Labor rooms, 3 Triage, 3 ORs, 10 pregnancy special care rooms
Nurse to patient ratio: We support AWHONN standards
Staff on the Unit: The Birthplace team under the leadership of the Nurse Manager includes Nurses and Nursing Station Technicians (NSTS). Core: 14 nurses, 2 NSTs per shift
The unit is also supported by Scrub Techs (Under the leadership of the Main OR), OB providers and Midwives.
We also are in strong partnership with the Nursing staff on Newborn Family Care Center (NFCC) and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Labor support: The unit supports multiple interventions to reduce primary cesarean section rates and help support low risk births. This includes the use of ambulation, birthing balls, birth slings, use of tubs, and support from student or personal doulas.
Pain Management: In addition to labor support, patients do have the option of utilizinglabor slings, clinical aromatherapy, nitrous oxide, or receiving an epidural.
The Nursing Manager manages nursing practice and patient care operations in collaboration with and accountable to the Nursing Director.This includes: nursing practice, quality and safety, regulatory compliance, finance and other operational accountabilities.
Manages day-to-day operations of assigned area(s) to ensure support of the mission, vision, values and goals of the organization.
Plans, manages, coordinates and evaluates patient care activities including staffing, resource management, quality and safety, regulatory compliance, and financial management.
Manages equipment inventory and supply management within operational budget.
Accountable for capacity management to promote patient flow.
Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates the quality improvement initiatives.
Responsible for human resources management to achieve quality service and positive employee relations.
Ensures compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Advocates for patient, family and staff needs.
Drive improvement activities that promote patient centered care and positive customer experience.
In partnership the Nursing Practice and Education team assure that evidence based/best practice clinical care is being delivered.
Ensures staff compliance in areas of job requirements, education and clinical competency.
Works with Nurse Director to establish goals and objectives.
Promotes a culture of high employee engagement, professional development, nursing education and research.
Partners with interprofessional team members across the continuum of care to achieve organizational outcomes.
Bachelors degree in Nursing. If Bachelors degree is not in nursing must have a Masters degree is nursing
Four Years nursing experience, at least two of which is in a formal or informal (charge, lead, preceptor) leadership role.
Licensed Registered Nurse. Ability to obtain Minnesota nursing license at time of hire.
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