Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

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

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses and manages laboring womanGÇÖs 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

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