The Labor and Delivery RN provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Assesses, plans and evaluates patient care needs including obtaining patient history and assessing for labor risk factors.
Carries out physician orders.
Cares for patients requiring fetal assessment/fetal monitoring.
Manages the patient's pain including epidural and patient controlled analgesia administration management.
Administers prescribed medications and monitors vital signs.
Assists physician during delivery, treatment, examination and surgical procedures.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Instructs and educates patients and families.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Current FL RN license
Current BLS certificatoin thru AHA
Current NRP required
Previous experience in Labor and Delivery preferred.
HCA Inc - 20 months ago