Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:               

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

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Assesses and manages laboring woman’s physical condition/parameters and progress through the labor and delivery, including significant other in the process
  2. Assesses fetal well being by means of electronic fetal monitoring and other standard parameters
  3. Immediate stabilization of the neonate 
  4. Maternal recovery after delivery (vaginal or cesarean section) 
  5. Assumes circulating role for vaginal or cesarean section delivery
  6. 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

 

  1. Initiates parent infant bonding promoting a baby-friendly environment
  2. Assesses learning needs and teaches patient and family

Continuing Education: Electronic Fetal Monitoring education annually


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.



Qualifications

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.  

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

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