This job is responsible for directing and coordinating members of the care team, focusing on the provision of individualized quality patient care consistent with organizational standards. Develops the patient plan of care in partnership with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and patient/family. This position is responsible for serving as the primary Registered Nurse delivering care to women who are admitted to Obstetrics. This patient population may include low-risk and high-risk pregnancies.
Manages and coordinates the care of patients in a defined care delivery model, utilizing the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Supervises and/or provides all nursing care provided to an assigned patient population. Any delegated care is based on the abilities and limitations of care personnel and patient acuity. Continually monitors the performance of the team members reporting to the RN and adjusts the delivery of care or clinical technique appropriate to the patient.
Collaborates and communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary team.
Accountable for patient/family education in collaboration with interdisciplinary care team and patient/family.
Documents nursing care and patient status in accordance with the nursing process and standards of care.
Provides a safe environment and promotes quality patient care through adherence to established standards.
Identifies opportunities for and participates in performance improvement activities.
Demonstrates competent professional practice, and engages in opportunities for professional growth.
Contributes to the productivity and professional environment of the department.
Conducts Maternal-Fetal Assessment.
Provides nursing support to the laboring patients, utilizing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management.
Provides stabilization and transition of the normal newborn at delivery.
Circulates and scrubs for Cesarean Sections.
Cares for the post-surgical patient.
Assists the anesthesiologist with insertion of an epidural and provides care to the patient with regional anesthesia.
Provides care to the High-Risk maternity patient.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred
One-year experience within the last three (3) years in an acute care setting preferred.
Previous recent Labor and Delivery Experience is preferred,
1-2 years Med/Surg experience, or new graduate with completion of senior practicum in L&D, Mother/Baby unit or nursery.
Current State Licensure as a Registered Nurse required.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification preferred.
National Certification Corporation (NCC) or American Nurses Credentialing Center certification is preferred.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Nursing - RN
ND-Dickinson-St Joseph's Hospital And Hlth
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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