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Director of Nursing Services of L&D, OB and Nursery - RUHS-Medical Center

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Riverside University Health System-Medical Center (RUHS-MC) is currently recruiting for a Director of Nursing Services to oversee Labor & Delivery (L&D), Post-Partum (OB) and Newborn Nursery (NN). The Director of Nursing Services has primary responsibility for the day-to-day clinical operations of L&D, OB and NN. This includes hiring, developing and maintaining department quality standards, accountability for the efficient delivery of patient care and high quality nursing practices in compliance with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements of governmental and regulatory agencies.

The Director oversees a 14 bed LDR including Labor and Delivery Triage, two OR Suites, a 32 Bed Postpartum unit that delivers care in a Couplet Care concept, and a 32 bed Newborn Nursery. We deliver up to 1500 births a year, which at least 60% are high-risk. There are four (4) Assistant Nurse Managers between OB and L&D that report to the Director. The incumbent reports to the Nurse Executive over Women's and Children's services.

Work Schedule: 9/80, with every other Friday off

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity, the County of Riverside offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, and actively promotes a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: a starting rate of more than 5 weeks of paid annual leave, a CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, medical flex benefit of $823 monthly, paid vision, long-term disability, life insurance, deferred compensation (401a) contributions, and 12 paid holidays a year.

  • Placement within the stated salary range and annual leave accrual rate will be based upon the selected candidate's experience and qualifications.


Riverside University Health System consistently receives national recognition for its progressive and innovative care, as well as being known as one of the top employers in the region.

Mission..."Improve the health and well-being of our patients and communities through our dedication to exceptional and compassionate care, education, and research."


Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. There is more than a great vocation to draw you here: with affordable housing, a thriving, diverse, and progressive community, excellent higher education, and the hidden gem of the Joshua Tree National Park, the opportunities for your life here are equally exciting. Come work in the heart of inland California, and see how great the view is when opportunity is on the horizon.

The County of Riverside has a wide variety of complex and engaging careers, requiring talented and collaborative professionals.

To learn more about the County of Riverside, please click here. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Determine the subordinate organizational structure, nursing operations, and nursing methods, and make adjustments consistent with changing objectives.
  • Plan the nature, content, and extent of nursing operations for achievement of both short-term and long-term objectives; make nursing evaluation rounds; receive reports of patients' admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Interpret and communicate nursing and organizational philosophy and objectives, department policies and procedures and apply recognized standards of nursing practice; conduct regular conferences with Assistant Nurse Managers to discuss policies and procedures, and evaluate personnel and unit needs.
  • Evaluate and initiate corrective action regarding operational compliance with licensure, accreditation, and regulatory standards.
  • Establish policy for determining program emphasis and operating guidelines, including setting goals for delegated areas of responsibility; work with the Nursing Executive Director in scheduling personnel; participate in formulating and enforcing nursing rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the organization and for nursing services; participate in formulating policy, procedures, and standards for the organization and nursing services.
  • Evaluate the quality of nursing care and the operation and condition of units or health centers; keep informed of the condition of patients' and of unusual treatments, medications, or occurrences.
  • Administer general personnel management matters and actions; evaluate the performance of subordinates; resolve problems involving grievances and discipline; advise and guide Assistant Nurse Managers or subordinate supervisors in administrative and personnel matters, and in interpreting and enforcing County and hospital policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Assist in coordinating nursing services with nursing education programs; monitor and evaluate the work assigned to staff, and complete performance appraisals.
  • Actively participate in local and national organizations to represent RUHS.
  • Maintain daily work assignments and attendance records.
  • Interview, screen, and recommend the hiring of prospective nursing personnel; participate in performance evaluations of personnel.
  • Direct the preparation of budgets for assigned areas and integrate with organizational budgets; accountable for budget and personnel resource requests.
  • Maintain records and present oral and written reports.
  • Investigate complaints regarding patient care and nursing personnel in nursing services.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in nursing, public, business or health administration or a closely related field. A Master's degree in nursing, or business or health administration is preferred.

Experience: Four years of nursing management experience in an accredited acute care hospital or large health system. (An additional two years of full-time administrative experience, which must have included implementing organization wide policies may substitute for up to a maximum of two years of management experience).

Desired Experience:At least five (5) years of nurse management experience over Labor & Delivery.

Knowledge of: Current principles, techniques, and procedures of nursing; medical terminology, hospital routine, instruments, and equipment; uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; principles and techniques of effective supervision, management, and administration; Joint Commission, federal and state regulatory standards regarding nursing practices in an acute care hospital or health system.

Ability to: Clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff and the public; plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and review the activities of assigned nursing services; supervise, instruct, motivate, monitor, train, and evaluate professional and nonprofessional employees; estimate future needs of nursing services in terms of personnel, equipment, and supplies; recommend improvements in nursing operations consistent with current nursing trends; establish and maintain systems of records and reports; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with staff and the public.


Veterans' Preference:

The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here:

Employment Documents:

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or (NACES) Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of theRiverside University Health System (RUHS)may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Questions: For further information regarding this posting, contact the recruiter:

Ashley Siegfried at:

Keywords: County of Riverside, Moreno Valley , Director of Nursing Services of L&D, OB and Nursery - RUHS-Medical Center, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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