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Labor and Delivery Nurse
Location:
US-AL-Huntsville
Jobcode:
6926304
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This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position Depending on the size of the facility the job duties may vary Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will Position Summary Nurses care for people who are sick injured convalescent or disabled Under general supervision they deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment planning intervention implementation and evaluation in accordance with established philosophy Nurses collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes Nurses effectively interact with patient and significant others while maintaining the standard of professional nursing The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting Labor and delivery nurses provide care to woman and their newborns through the antepartum intrapartum postpartum and neonatal stages Position Responsibilities Labor Delivery Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles In addition to general nursing care responsibilities of Labor Delivery Nurses include but are not limited to : Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess plan implement and evaluate patient care plans Prepares and administers orally subcutaneously through an IV and records prescribed medications Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients and interprets and records electronic displays Provides care to patients who have complications of pregnancy requiring hospitalization Provides care to patients in labor and patients who have complications of pregnancy requiring hospitalization Manages patient care in the operating room during a cesarean delivery Circulating Nurse Works directly with surgeon surgeons in the Or by passing instruments Scrub nurse Provide care to patients who have recently delivered Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology Provides basic bedside care Initiates patient education plan as prescribed by physician Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness injury by explaining: posttreatment home care needs diet nutrition exercise programs self administration of medication and rehabilitation Records patients rsquo; medical information and vital signs Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol Records all care information concisely accurately and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms Depending on setting may also: Direct care provided by licensed practical nurses and nursing aides Float among various clinical services where qualified and competent Other Responsibilities Completes required orientation as directed by facility Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment Respects cultural and religious practices of patients Upholds HIPAA regulations Punctual and dependent for assigned confirmed shifts Position Requirements Graduate of an accredited nursing program Current nursing license in good standing with the State licensing board Minimum of one 1 year Labor Delivery experience Cognitive skills as related to the position Working Conditions Because patients need round the clock care working hours include days nights weekends and holidays The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty if applicable Nurses spend considerable time walking bending stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers Nurses must guard against back injury because they may have to assist CNAs in patient lifts and transfers; they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting moving patients Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases Physical Demands Ability to lift twenty 20 pounds Moving lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty 50 pounds as well as assist with weights of more than one hundred 100 pounds Ability to stand for extended periods Fine motor skills Visual acuity The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger handle or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop kneel or crouch The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision distance vision color vision peripheral vision depth perception and ability to adjust focus

L D Nursing Experience NRP BLS ACLS

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