Clinical Director of Nursing Services II - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Perinatal Services at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Moreno Valley, California

Job Description:


The County of Riverside - Riverside University Health System - Medical Center is seeking a Clinical Director of Nursing Services II for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Perinatal Services.

The incumbent will be responsible for directing the activities and resources of the Perinatal department and NICU nursing units in partnership with the Executive Director, physicians, medical staff, and others to resolve operational challenges and/or to improve processes, along with providing strategic vision for growth and expansion of women's and children's service line. Additionally, the incumbent will work with the Executive Director and senior leadership to develop and establish short- and long-term strategic plans that complement system, operating unit or affiliate goals, and initiatives, including business operations, and/or organizational priorities. Candidates with acute hospital experience in a leadership role in women's services (Perinatal and/or NICU) and a MSN are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule:9/80
Department Information:
Our 32-bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides the backdrop to the high-touch, high-tech, high-quality care our nurses pride themselves on delivering to sick babies from 23 weeks gestational age and up. We have a dedicated neonatologist or neonatal nurse practitioner in-house 24/7. With only a door to separate us from the Labor and Delivery unit and operating rooms, our Advanced Response and Resuscitation Team is able to intervene quickly during complicated births. We value our active, collegial, and timely collaboration between physicians and front-line health care providers. As an academic medical center, our NICU team contributes to research and learning through participation in multi-center collaboratives, frequent drills with high-fidelity simulation equipment on the unit, and staff-led counsels. Ours is a culture that encourages questions, applauds teamwork, values learning and believes the family is the center of the plan for all the care we provide.

The birthing center consists of (12) LDR (Labor, Delivery, Recovery) Rooms, (2) OB Operating Rooms. A (35) bed Post-Partum Unit and a well-baby nursery. We care for a variety of patients, many with high-risk health problems in conjunction to pregnancy, C-Sections and tubal ligations are done on the unit within our OB Operating Rooms.

Meet the Team!
Riverside University Health System-Medical Center consistently receives national recognition for its progressive and innovative care, as well as being known as one of the top employers in the region. The 439-bed Medical Center is a designated Stroke Center, Level I Trauma Center, and the only Pediatric ICU in the region. Can you see yourself here? For more information on RUHS-Medical Center, please visit


• Develop, implement, and revise departmental goals, policies and procedures, department specific performance improvement objectives, and patient safety and reliability programs; determine the appropriate organizational structure, staffing patterns, and nursing methods and operations necessary to ensure delivery of quality and safe patient care and efficient delivery of patient services.

• Provide leadership in the coordination and implementation of nursing educational programs; ensure survey-readiness and compliance with standards of Joint Commission, federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as with organization-wide benchmark criteria; evaluate and initiate corrective action regarding operational compliance with licensure, accreditation, and regulatory standards.

• Participate in strategic planning for the organization and nursing services; align departmental goals and objectives with the mission, vision, and values of organization; participate in planned orientation and in-service training programs to explain hospital policies and organization and to demonstrate nursing procedures and practices; act as a resource to medical and administrative staff, other county departments, the community and external regulatory agencies on issues related to department nursing and/or integrated care services.

• Directly and through supervisory staff, select, assign, and direct the work of subordinates; review employee progress and efficiency reports, discuss findings and evaluations with supervisors and managers; make recommendations and implement as required; assign and reassign personnel to provide adequate unit staffing.

• Make periodic inspection rounds of all units to evaluate the quality of patient care and operations; investigate complaints regarding patient care and staff.

• Conduct regular staff meetings to advise and guide managers and supervisors in administrative and personnel matters and in interpreting and enforcing hospital policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

• Prepare and maintain reports of nursing services or integrated care services and activities; gather and compile budget data; direct the preparation of budgets for assigned area, integrate with organizational budgets, and ensure accountability for budget and personnel resource requests.

• Attend, participate in, and conduct staff meetings, committee meetings, and conferences; attend professional meetings to represent the department.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in nursing, nursing administration, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the required education on the basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of the required education.)

Experience: Four years as a registered nurse at an accredited acute care hospital, which must have included three years of nurse supervisory experience. (A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or nursing administration may substitute for one year of the required non- supervisory experience.)

Knowledge of: The principles of nursing administration and organization, business, and personnel administration; modern principles, methods and procedures of nursing; principles and techniques of effective supervision and staff utilization; quality, patient safety and performance improvement programs, peer review and legal aspects of care; uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; principles and techniques of effective supervision, management, and administration; Joint Commission, federal and state regulations related to emergency department nursing services in an acute care hospital.

Ability to: Clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff and the public; plan, organize, direct, coordinate and review the activities of operating room/perioperative nursing services; supervise, instruct, motivate, monitor, train and evaluate professional and nonprofessional employees; plan for 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.


Reasonable Accommodations

The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). If you are a qualified individual and need a reasonable accommodation to take this exam, contact the recruiter before taking the exam. For additional information and the accommodation form, visit the Disability Access Office web page at:

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 ( Download PDF reader ).

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Probationary Period
As an Approved Local Merit System, all County of Riverside employees, except those serving "At Will," are subject to the probationary period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

What's Next?
Open to All Applicants
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of The Riverside University Health System may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received. The candidate pool generated from this posting may be used to fill other NP positions not specifically listed on this posting, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Period
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE. Applications will be reviewed in the order of when it was received.
Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. All applicants must submit a complete application by the closing date of this recruitment. No late applications will be permitted.
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.
Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

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 ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Sarah Teegarden, at


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCE: A Flexible Benefit Credit is provided on a monthly basis as governed by the Management Resolution or applicable bargaining unit. Vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP) at no cost to employee or eligible dependents.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here.
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013.As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    401(a) MONEY PURCHASE PLAN: County contribution of $50 per pay period towards choice between two 401(a) plan providers.

    ANNUAL LEAVE (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0 < 36 months = 8.92 Hours
    36 to <108>108 or more months = 12.00 Hours

    Maximum Annual Leave accumulation is 1,800 hours. Employee may receive pay in lieu of up to 80 hours per calendar year. Agency/Department Head may approve an additional 80 hours.

    -Annual Leave for Unrepresented Management Attorneys:
    Maximum Annual Leave accumulation is 2,000 hours. Refer to Article 22 of the Management Resolution for a list of job classifications included.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 days can be taken through use of accrued leave balances).

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    LONG-TERM DISABILITY (LTD): Benefit pays 66.67% of earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month; 30-day waiting period; pays to age 65. Benefit can be coordinated with other available leave balances to provide up to 100% of pay.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the Management Resolution or applicable bargaining unit.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, Management Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information..

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