Garnet Health

Nursing Unit Director - Labor & Delivery

Job Locations US-NY-Middletown
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(9/13/2021 9:23 AM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Shift (1) : Shift Type
1 - Day
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Days (7a-3:30p)


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:



The Nursing Director assumes twenty-four hour responsibility for planning and coordinating the clinical and nursing personnel aspects for the assigned patient care area to assure quality patient care. The Nursing Director is an integral part of the Nursing Management team and as a team member assists with establishing the goals/philosophy/standards of the department. The Nursing Director collaborates with physicians and Department Heads to assure that patient care needs as related to other departments/disciplines are met.


Minimum Education: Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) required. Master’s Degree in Nursing/Nursing Administration preferred or commitment to attain degree.                        


Minimum Experience: Five years of clinical experience including two years in area of specialization; one year in nursing leadership position preferred.               


Required Certification/Registration: Ongoing current RN registration; BLS required, plus any certifications required in specific clinical area(s) of responsibility, i.e.; ACLS, PALS, NALS, TNCC; (refer to the RN Grid). Specialty board certification preferred: OCN, CEN, CCRN, etc.


Physical Requirements: Standing and walking most of the day, lifting, moving patients and equipment.


Working Conditions:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility.  No routine exposure to hazards. Participation in tasks that include an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood and body substances or a potential for a splash or spill of these substances.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 10’ lbs.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.


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