RN - Labor and Delivery

Job ID
Employment Type
Labor And Delivery Services
Hours / Pay Period
French Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
12 Hour


About French Hospital Medical Center


French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.


French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to http://www.dignityhealth.org/frenchhospital/


Dignity Health Central Coast


Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:  www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast



Position Summary:


In keeping with the French Hospital Medical Center health care philosophy, the Registered Nurse manages quality patient care through the nursing process. Coordinates plan of care with the health care team. Assumes leadership role for unit personnel to prepare and assist them with their responsibilities. Employees are responsible for completion of unit competency assessments, annual safety review, CPR, and renewal of license by maintaining continuing education units as required by hospital policy. Employees must successfully pass clinical math exam prior to orientation to unit. In addition to these major responsibilities, the Registered Nurse may be assigned other duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license or interim permit
  • Education:
    • Labor and Delivery: one (1) year of L&D experience or more, intermediate fetal monitoring upon hire. With less than one (1) year or no L&D experience, basic fetal monitoring within the orientation process.
  • Experience:
    • Labor and Delivery: Registered Nurse with one (1) year of Labor and Delivery experience. Registered Nurses with one (1) year of acute care work experience will be considered on an individual basis
    • Postpartum: Registered Nurse Graduate with six (6) months to one (1) year of work experience
      • New graduates without acute care experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Demonstrates:
    • Ability to work within a team model of patient care delivery
    • Proficient basic nursing skills and specialty skills
    • Knowledge of the nursing process and the ability to apply these principles appropriately
    • A caring, compassionate attitude toward others. Relates with patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently
    • Clear, effective written and oral English skills, and objective active-listening skills
    • Ability to delegate appropriate patient care tasks, duties, etc. to other team members
    • Ability and willingness to actively participate in process improvement activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others across all departments. Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergencies
  • Collaborates and provides leadership with patient-care team. Maintains effective relationships with coworkers and medical staff
  • Required certifications through the American Heart Associationa (AHA):
    • Labor and Delivery: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardio Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
    • Postpartum:  BLS, NRP


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