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Virginia Mason Memorial Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor/Delivery in Yakima, Washington

We are looking for an RN to join the Labor & Delivery team at Virginia Mason Memorial! The first baby was delivered at Memorial in 1950. Since then Memorial has developed one of the most comprehensive maternity care programs in Washington and is one of four WA State perinatal centers. Averaging over 200 births each month, our L&D team has the opportunity to use their nursing skills in a variety of settings, including LDRP, perioperative and post-anesthesia care, as well as an obstetrical emergency department.

RNs in Labor & Delivery at Virginia Mason Memorial enjoy support from a 24-hour Lift Team, 24-hour Respiratory Team, Pharmacy (24-hour med mixing), Social Workers and Chaplains.


The RN completes individualized patient assessments; develops a care plan based on assessment/history findings; delivers patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate; evaluates a patient’s response to care and revises as needed. The RN is accountable to deliver care as well as to oversee and delegate to other personnel (clinical & non-clinical) in delivering/supporting the delivery of care.


  1. Manage all aspects/phases of labor and the immediate postpartum period including pain management, Pitocin drip/titration, magnesium sulfate drips, heparin drips and insulin drips.

  2. Circulate for OB surgeries.

  3. Function in the PACU RN role for OB patients.

  4. Function proficiently in the OB triage role. Triage OB patients 20-40+ wks for: labor assessment, address medical conditions, assist with versions and amniocentesis, trauma, NST’s, CST’s, etc.

  5. Stabilize and monitor antepartum patients

  6. Responsible for immediate care of newborn post-delivery.

  7. Provide breastfeeding support to patients.


Education: Associate’s degree in nursing required; BSN preferred. Completion of advanced EFM course required every two (2) years.

Experience: Previous acute care nursing experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required until ACLS and/or ALSO is obtained. ACLS and/or ALSO and NRP required within one year of hire.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a two-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

“Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”