RN Labor & Delivery
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Under the general supervision of the Obstetrics Director, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process, demonstrating clinical competence relevant to the area of nursing practice, and adhering to the ANA Code of Ethics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- 1. Follows established hospital policy regarding patient safety measures such as infection prevention, safe patient handling and movement, critical lab notification, abnormal vital sign notification and pitocin use etc. to insure that patient care is provided in an optimally safe environment. 2. Provides quality nursing care including administration of medications, nursing intervention, and patient and family teaching. All actions are performed within the guidelines established in hospital policy and procedure. These actions will support quality outcomes and patient safety. 3. Performs initial and ongoing assessments in all aspects of antepartum, postpartum and obstetrical patient care to monitor patient status, improve quality, enhance patient safety, and to provide accurate information to health care team members. 4. Documents accurately and efficiently all patient care activities and interventions in appropriate system. Exhibits ability to use both GE Centricity Charting system and Meditech and can effectively move between both systems. Documents required quality monitoring items to support the achievement of compliance with quality initiatives in the OB unit, under the direction of the Maternal Child Director.
- 5. Communicates to physicians and appropriate team members pertinent patient information in order to improve patient outcomes and quality care. Communicates to patient and family members in a manner that enhances the patient experience and promotes learning to support health care outcomes. Participates in use of Team Stepps communication techniques. 6. Delegates appropriately to team members while maintaining an atmosphere fostering team work and accountability. Demonstrates understanding of the dynamics of health care, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner in an attempt to support the hospital mission, vision, and values. Incorporates critical thinking into his/her nursing practice and attempts to develop skills and abilities through continued education and various educational opportunities. Recognizes that good attitude and positive interactions with coworkers and patients add to a favorable patient care experience and work environment. Actively strives to contribute in a positive manner to this unit wide objective. Strives to follow established code of conduct.
Standards of Behavior
v Service: I will seek out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone
v Opportunity: I will address the needs of my customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy.
v Attitude: I will represent PCRMC with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers.
v Respect: I am dedicated to serving our customers. I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication.
v Safety: I am committed to promoting a safe culture within our organization.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred
Minimum Work Experience
One year med/surg experience preferred. Experience in labor and delivery preferred.
Current RN license in the State of Missouri or compact state. Graduate nurses (GN) must obtain licensure within 90 days of graduation
American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association Basic Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.
Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.