ABOUT THE POSITION
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
MEET THE TEAM!
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."
ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
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
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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
- 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
- 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
- Maintain daily work assignments and attendance records.
- Interview, screen, and recommend the hiring of prospective
nursing personnel; participate in performance evaluations of
- 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
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
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.
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:https://www.rivcocob.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/C-3-Veterans-Preference-Program.pdf
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.
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: Asiegfried@rivco.org