Registered Nurse Labor & Delivery - Labor & Delivery - Full Time/Nights in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

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    Lancaster, CA
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Job Description

Job Objective:

In addition to the objective outlined in the AVH Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description, the Labor and Delivery (L&D) RN is responsible for providing nursing care for the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patient guided by the policies and procedures of the unit. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meets all the essential duties and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
  2. Additional duties and responsibilities of the L&D RN:
    1. Provides accurate interpretation and documentation of fetal monitor tracing.
    2. Provides quality care with accurate assessment, interventions, and documentation to the low to high risk obstetrical patient during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum period.
    3. Provides newborn care to the infant at delivery.
    4. Provides preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of the obstetrical patient.
    5. Provides quality care with accurate assessment, interventions, and documentation to the patient undergoing medical screening to determine stage of labor in the OB Observation Area (L&D Triage).
    6. Facilitates admission of patient to the Labor and Delivery unit and discharge of patients from the observation (Triage) area.
    7. Provides education to the patient/family regarding the labor and delivery process.
    8. Provides age specific education for infant, adolescent and adult.

 Non-Essential Duties:

  • Copying, faxing. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Possesses all the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
  2. Prior experience as a L&D RN, successful completion of the AVH L&D training program, or proof of completion of an equivalent training program from another facility is required. 

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication 


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:



  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Completes twenty (20) hours of training in Breastfeeding and Lactation within 6 months of hire.
  • BSN or MSN preferred.  


  • Two (2) years recent clinical experience in L&D specialty area preferred. 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:


  • Meets all required licensure and/or certifications of the Registered Nurse.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 months from date of hire to L&D.
  • Basic Fetal Monitoring certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 months from date of hire to L&D; Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification required within 2 years of basic certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required for L&D Charge Nurses.
  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification is required for L&D Charge Nurses. 


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is encouraged for all L&D RNs.
  • Certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (RNC-EFM).
  • STABLE Program certification. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work often performed under stressful, emotional, and physical conditions.
  • May be exposed to contaminated Instruments that may cause Infections, burns, or cuts.
  • Requires frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting and reaching, and must be able to speak, see, and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to occasionally assist, as part of team, in lifting, pushing and/or pulling patients for the transfer of care, requiring exertion of up to and over 50 lbs.  
  • Must be able to use standard office equipment.   

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

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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