Position Summary- The Labor & Delivery RN is responsible for direct care of patients in the antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, and nursery settings. The RN provides assessment and planning for individualized patient care. The RN will use assessment skills to coordinate multidisciplinary care and teamwork to provide safe and quality care, meet established practice guidelines, follow unit specific policies, and regulatory standards. Must possess effective decision making, assessment, and critical thinking skills. Responsible for the direction and supervision of personnel as assigned. Must be able to communicate with physicians with regard to patients'clinical condition including fetal monitoring, vital sign monitoring, and diagnostic studies. Respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition and status. Must be able to perform general nursing duties. May rotate to various nursing units as the need arises. Must be able to adapt to the duties required in each setting. Will have frequent changes in work load due to the fluctuation of patient census or acuity. Will participate in performance improvement activities.
BCMC Policy states that cell phone use is prohibited except on breaks, at lunch, or during off-duty hours. This is a SAFETY SENSITIVE position.
1. PATIENT ASSESSMENT
2. MAINTAINING PLAN OF CARE
3. MAINTAINING PATIENT TREATMENTS
6. UNIT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
7. UTILIZE RESEARCH FINDINGS AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
8. MAINTAIN UNIT REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS (must obtain certifications within 6 months of hire)
9. MUST MEET STANDARDS ON ALL UNIT-SPECIFIC ANNUAL SKILL CHECK-OFFS
10. COMPLETE ANNUAL TRAININGS AND ATTEND MANDATORY MEETINGS AS REQUIRED
11. FLOAT TO OTHER UNITS, AS ASSIGNED
12. ASSUME THE ROLE, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHARGE NURSE AS ASSIGNED
This position may require physical activities such as balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, and use of fingers and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs. Will be required to assist with repositioning of immobile patients. Heavy lifting may be required. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards. Must possess the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
Must be attentive at all times to their own personal safety, as well as the safety of patients, their families, visitors and employees of BCMC. Hazardous and/or potentially hazardous conditions are to be immediately reported to a member of management.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Valid unencumbered nursing license in Arkansas - Registered Nurse
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Must have current CPR certification and ACLS
Other required certifications (must be obtained by 6 mo. after date of hire)
Basic and Intermediate Fetal Monitor course
Neonatal Resuscitation course
Must be able to navigate effectively within the CPSI and OB TraceVue charting systems
Will be required to provide documentation in both systems
Must be able to use Microsoft Office software
Must possess good communication skills.
Must possess basic nursing skills.
Must be able to able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in patient condition or patient status.