March 2021 Leader of the Month: Jennifer Idolyantes, BSN, RNC-Inpatient OB

Jennifer Idolyantes, BSN, RNC-Inpatient OB, recently was recently recognized as Leader of the Month for March. Jennifer is the Clinical Manager of our Maternal Child Health Department. “Jennifer unassumingly performs and achieves as a Clinical Manager managing the daily challenges of a busy and unpredictable Labor & Delivery Unit,” says RN Clinical Manager of Nursery, Faye Cortes, who nominated her for the award.

The Maternal Child Health Department has been Jennifer’s career home since she arrived at Sierra View Medical Center in 2001. She first was a Registered Nurse in the Labor & Delivery Unit and then became a Charge Nurse for the team. Her leadership role began when she became the RN Clinical Manager for Nursey and then stepped into her current role as RN Clinical Manager for Labor & Delivery.

Jennifer works the floor of her department as needed to support her staff in providing safe patient care, including working during weekends or night shifts. Her multi-tasking skills come in very handy as she helps monitor laboring patients and activities related to safely delivering babies. At the same time, she keeps on top of manager tasks, including scheduling responsibilities and maintaining staffing requirements.

During this pandemic, Jennifer has been instrumental in putting the latest COVID safety practices in place to train Maternal Child Health nurses to address patient needs while maintaining a safe environment for both patients and staff. New moms delivering their babies at Sierra View Medical Center’s Labor & Delivery Unit can feel safe in knowing that Jennifer and her team are committed to preventing the spread of COVID. “There are lots of dynamics from labor to delivery, to post-partum period,” says Faye. Jennifer’s commitment to remaining compliant with the latest guidelines and regulations helps her effectively lead the way in the Maternal Child Health Department.

Just as moms and babies expect optimum patient care at SVMC, staff can expect mentorship and to receive good feedback from Jennifer. “Jennifer works for the greater good,” says Faye. Working closely with Jennifer, she appreciates her unconditional loyalty to the organization for nearly 20 years. During the last couple of decades, Jennifer has demonstrated resiliency and commitment. The pandemic has only highlighted her ability to adapt to an ever-changing health care environment.

Please help us congratulate Jennifer for receiving this important recognition at SVMC!