Registered Nurse - Labor And Delivery - Nights at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/2/2019
  • Job ID:
    19011940
  • Job Family
    Nursing
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description


Description
Metroplex Health System
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.
 
DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Administers care for the obstetrical patient having surgical procedure in the Labor & Delivery Operating Suite.
  • Intraoperative and post anesthesia care is in accordance with Hospital established standards of care.
  • Performs steam sterilization processing of instruments and supplies for the MCH unit in accordance with Hospital standards for sterilization.
  • Assures sterilization parameters have been met before utilizing supplies.
  • Assists with the care of the newborn at deliveries.
  • Maintains skills in neonatal resuscitation.
  • Demonstrates assessment skills in both high risk and low risk obstetrical patients.
  • Recognition of maternal and/or fetal problems are identified and reported to the physician.
  • Notifies charge nurse and House Supervisor of anticipated transfer.
  • Notifies all surgical team members of emergency and scheduled surgical procedures.
  • Accurately identifies and bands newborn, mother and significant others with matching identification bands.
  • Documents band identification number appropriately in medical record.
  • Verifies band and medical record document with nursery upon arrival to nursery.
  • Provides emotional support and assists in contracting Pregnancy Loss Support Group for parents/significant others experiencing grief due to newborn condition at birth, parental separation from newborn, neonatal death or fetal demise.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and provides support to natural mother, agencies, and foster or adoptive parents when newborn is for adoption.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual role in Hospital infant abduction plan.
  • Performs other related duties as directed or required.

Qualifications
What you will responsible for:
  • Assists with the care of the newborn at deliveries. Maintains skills in neonatal resuscitation.
  • Demonstrates assessment skills in both high risk and low risk obstetrical patients. Recognition of maternal and/or newborn problems are identified and reported to the physician.
  • Assists with the transfer of newborn to another facility when indicated. Notifies charge nurse and House Supervisor of anticipated transfer.
  • Notifies all surgical team members of emergency and scheduled surgical procedures.
  • Accurately identifies and bands newborn, mother and significant others with matching identification bands. Documents band identification number appropriately in medical record.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and provides support to natural mother, agencies, and foster or adoptive parents when newborn is for adoption.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual role in Hospital infant abduction plan.
  • Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment and incorporates findings into the exam.
  • Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance department standards.  Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques.
  • Incorporates available technology to aid in physical assessment.
  • Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patient’s immediate condition or needs.
  • Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate patient care providers.  
  • Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others and health care providers when appropriate.
 What you will need:
  • Registered Nurse with Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. 
  • Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN License from a NCLA Compact State
  • BLS certification
  • NRP certification (90 days from start date to obtain)
  • General knowledge of professional nursing principles and techniques used in the assessment, care and treatment of L&D patients.
  • General knowledge of the pharmacological process in the appropriate administration or delivery of medications used in the care and treatment of L&D patients
  • Skill to maintain effective working relationships with health professionals and others to create an environment that is conducive to carrying out the mission of the department in an effective manner.
  • Skill to communicate (verbal and written) effectively to direct the overall professional nursing services in a manner which encourages the open exchange of ideas and information.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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