Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor & Delivery (L&D); 7P-7A; Night Shift

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

St. Joseph Medical Center Houston, TX

Company
St. Joseph Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1603937
AJE Ref #
576161203
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY:

Serves patients adolescent and adults, ages 12 -54 with a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assesses and manages laboring woman s physical condition/parameters and progress through the labor and delivery, including significant other in the process

* Assesses fetal well being by means of electronic fetal monitoring and other standard parameters

* Immediate stabilization of the neonate

* Maternal recovery after delivery (vaginal or cesarean section)

* Assumes circulating role for vaginal or cesarean section delivery

* Assesses for and in collaboration with medical staff, stabilizes and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for obstetrical/medical complications such as:

Pre-term Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)

Pre-term Labor (PTL)

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)

Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes and Low Platelets (HELLP)

Diabetes

Placenta Previa

Placental Abruption

* Initiates parent infant bonding promoting a baby-friendly environment

* Assesses learning needs and teaches patient and family

SCOPE OF CARE:

The Family Birth Center (FBC) comprises of 2 floors of the Women's Center. The third floor has twenty-eight (28) beds and a Transition Nursery. The fourth floor has twenty-two (22) beds with the capability to flex up to twenty-eight (28) beds. The fourth floor has the capability of a Transition Nursery.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in high risk L&D.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:

* Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.

* Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.

* Current NRP certification required.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

* Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

* Electronic Fetal Monitoring education annually.

SKILLS:

* Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients.

* Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.

* Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others.

* Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

Job: RN
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center
Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Employee Status: Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule: Nights

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled