Registered Nurse - Labor & Delivery; Per Diem
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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/18/2017
Yale New Haven Health
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Labor and Delivery is comprised of 9 LDRs, 6 Maternal Fetal Medicine beds, 1 observation room, 2 OR suites and a 2 bed recovery room. Our patient population includes the care of patients within childbearing years from adolescence to mature adulthood. We provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of pregnancy related conditions as well as a multitude of medical conditions for our high risk antepartum patients and our intrapartum patients starting at 15 weeks to full term. and pre term and treatment of underlying maternal medical disease. In addition to our inpatients we also care for a considerable number of outpatients who require NSTs or extended observational care. Our nurse patient ratio is 1:2 until second stage which is 1:1, for antepartum patient ratios are 1:3 dependent on acuity. Our shifts are 7:00am-7:30 pm and 7:00pm-7:30am. Our care team consists of Nurse Clinicians, Physicians, Surgical Techs, Obstetrical Resource Assistants, Unit Secretary and a dedicated housekeeping staff as well as Neonatology and Perinatology support and a dedicated Patient Safety Nurse covering L&D and NICU. We perform approximately 240 births per month. All of our physicians are private practice and we have an in house Hospitalist coverage 24/7. We are dedicated to providing high quality family-centered care working collaboratively with all of our Women s and Children s Services.
The Registered Nurse practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team.
* 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
* 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
* 2. Professional Integration
* 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
* 3. Leadership
* 3.1 Uses effective communication, time management and prioritization skills.
* 4. Communication/Collaboration
* 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit
* 5. Quality/Performance Management
* 5.1 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
* 6. Support of Unit Goals
* 6.1 Dedicates work time in the areas of leadership, education, nursing practice or performance management to support advancement of unit goals in agreement with the Nurse Manger.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended. EFM Certification preferred or willing to obtain within 1 year of employment.
1-3 years experience.
RN in State of Connecticut or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR
May be exposure to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.