Director - Labor & Delivery, Triage, Antepartum, WIP OR & PACU - Full Time/Day in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

The Director of the Labor & Delivery, Triage, Antepartum, and WIP OR and PACU Departments is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for organization and planning, personnel management and development, facilitation of communication, management of resources, maintenance of a safe work environment, and adherence to standards of care within Labor & Delivery Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Organization and Planning

  1. Formulates department mission statement and/or philosophy with input and approval of staff members.
  2. Formulates goals and objectives with input of staff and validates annually.
  3. Develops and routinely assesses operational plan including delivery care model and staff mix.
  4. Develops organizational chart including formal and informal lines of communication/authority.
  5. Accountable for unit productivity.
  6. Accountable for department illness/injury prevention program, including quarterly assessment of the following: fire safety, illness and accident prevention, disaster plan, infection control and blood-borne pathogens, hazardous materials and job physical standards for employees. 
  7. Accountable for maintaining appropriate equipment and supplies.
  8. Ensures regulatory compliance within the departments.
  9. Strategic planning and implementation of evidence-based practices, as well as necessary designations.

B. Personnel and Management Development

  1. Develops/updates job descriptions and performance standards.
  2. Evaluates staff performance including use of staff competency and performance improvement data.
  3. Accountable for staff selection, hiring, discipline, and employment terminations.
  4. Moderates personnel problems and resolves patient/family care complains using good problem solving techniques.
  5. Ensures that staff is in compliance with licensure and other mandatory department requirements annually.

C. Communication

  1. Has mechanisms in place for communicating meeting minutes, policy and procedure changes, and other information to staff members.
  2. Promotes an environment in which the healthcare team can work cooperatively.
  3. Regularly meets with management and staff members of all shifts to become aware of needs, problems, and views.

D. Education and Orientation

  1. Accountable for development and implementation of orientation and education programs.
  2. Accountable for projection of funds required for certification examinations, orientation, and educational programs.
  3. Coordinates learning experiences for nursing students.
  4. Participates in management meetings and management development programs.
  5. Conducts regular staff meetings for dissemination of information, education, and staff input.
  6. Assumes reasonability as a self-directed professional for on-going education based on individual-identified needs.
  7. Accountable for development and implementation of standards of care and practice.

E. Staff Participation

  1. Encourages staff participation in hospital-wide committees allocating tiem appropriately.
  2. Encourages leadership development for stall members.
  3. Accountable for patient/family education provided by staff on unit.

F. Performance Improvement

  1. Participation in clinical pertinence reviews.
  2. Establishes and maintains a quarterly and annual report of Performance Improvement activities for unit.
  3. Participation in Performance Improvement Teams.
  4. Plans for staff participation in process improvement Teams.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a resource for staff regarding equipment use.
  • Copying, faxing, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledgeable of current labor and delivery nursing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current nursing practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of legal aspects of nursing care.
  • Knowledgeable of hospital/nursing structure.
  • Knowledgeable regarding progressive discipline process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of administrative policies and procedures and understands correct labor relations management.
  • Knowledgeable regarding patient rights and patient/staff confidentiality.
  • Knowledgeable regarding wage and salary administration and time-keeping system.


  • Demonstrates skill in preparing written reports.
  • Possesses verbal skills to conduct meetings.
  • Possesses ability to conduct educational programs.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff members, management team members, physicians and members of other departments.
  • Ability to prepare and manage capital and non-wage budgets.
  • Ability to prepare and manage FTE budget, including developing staffing plan and managing monthly and daily staffing schedules.
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities.
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties.
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters.

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Management Competencies:  All AVH management (Supervisor, Manager, and Assistant Director) will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Conflict Management

Problem Solving

Timely Decision Making

Process Management

Fairness to Direct Reports

Hiring & Staffing

Developing Direct Reports

Leadership Competencies:  All AVH Leadership (Executive Director, Vice President, and CEO) will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Dealing w/ Ambiguity

Interpersonal Savvy

Organizational Agility

Strategic Agility

Drive for Results


Education and Experience:


  • Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing required.
  • BSN required.
  • MSN highly preferred.
  • Unit specific specialty certification.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ labor and delivery experience. Progressive leadership experience, which may include experience as a charge nurse.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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