Nursing Unit Director - Surgery Stepdown

Oschner Health System   •  

Baton Rouge, LA

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 393 days ago

Nursing Unit Director – OB, Baton Rouge

This position assumes responsibility for the delivery of patient care that promotes safety and well-being of all patients in the assigned department(s) on a twenty four hour basis; plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the overall clinical nursing practice and administrative activities, including fiscal, material and human resource management. Participates in the development and implementation of hospital policies and procedures, maintains open communication with all staff and administrative team to promote improvement in performance, assumes responsibility for the role of administrative supervisor as needed, and provides leadership and support to encourage the optimum development and performance of each staff member.

Ochsner Health System is looking for talented, dynamic employees to join our team!

The best and the brightest work here because they find the work challenging and rewarding – because their input is valued and their opinions respected. Here, there is  room to grow and people who want the best for you. Here, you matter.


We are seeking candidates that share our Ochsner values of Patients First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork.  Our values guide our decisions, inspire our actions, and influence our relationships with patients, coworkers and community members.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients everyday or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come Make A Difference At Ochsner and Discover Your Future!



  • Pay for Performance” with strong merit-based pay increases

  • Paid time-off programs for full time and part time positions

  • Tuition assistance

  • Ochsner offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to accommodate the diverse needs of its employees.  Want to learn more?


  • Provides effective leadership to the assigned departments(s) of responsibility.    
  • Conducts financial management.
  • Conducts resource management.
  • Participates in activities for professional growth and development.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer, including participation in     Interdepartmental and Extracurricular Activities.



  • Required - Registered NurseDiploma

  • Preferred - Master's degree in Nursing

Work Experience

  • Required - 3 years-clinical nurseexperience and one year of experience in a hospital environment for position as a manager, supervisor or charge nurse.

  • Preferred - Experience in a Woman's Service Line.


  • Required - Current State of Louisiana RN license, BLS, and ACLS.

  • PALS required if employed in area that treats pediatric population


Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of nursing practice and exceptional leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills and self directed
  • Strong leadership skills


Baton Rouge – Not only is Baton Rouge the home of our state capital, but it’s also the home of to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge.  Ochsner Baton Rouge delivers quality healthcare for families throughout the region. With just over 150 beds, 13 health centers and team of more than 300 skilled physicians, Ochsner Baton Rouge is known for comprehensive, convenient care.  Ochsner Baton Rouge is full-service acute care facility offering all-private rooms, 24-hour emergency care, newly renovated Family Birthing Center and alternate deliveries, such as water births and a certified nurse midwife program.  The hospital has advanced specialty care such as open-heart surgery and orthopedic procedures and has been designated a Gyn Epicenter for the da Vinci® Surgical System.