L&D (Labor and Delivery) RN (Registered Nurse)

L&D (Labor and Delivery) RN (Registered Nurse) Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a L&D (Labor and Delivery) RN (Registered Nurse) to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality patient care through training and experience in Obstetrics and Level One Nursery, according to the Obstetrics Scope of Service;
  • Provide care with a focus on patient safety;
  • Collaborate with physicians and other nurses to assess mother and baby during the perinatal period to develop a specific care plan;
  • Ability to scrub and/or circulate in the event of an emergency cesarean section;
  • Prioritize patient needs and cope well with a fast-paced environment;
  • Carries out physician orders;
  • The RN is involved in direct and indirect patient care;
  • Instructs and educates patients and families;
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs;
  • In collaboration with other health team members, follows the philosophy, policies and goals of the facility and department;
  • Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team;
  • The RN provides direction to licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and other non-licensed nursing personnel in providing direct patient care;
  • The staff nurse supports the medical care of patients under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the objectives of the hospital;
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care;
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Requirements:

  • Must have Advanced Fetal Monitoring training and certification must be obtained prior to completing orientation and independent assignment;
  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring required;
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in a Labor and Delivery Department;
  • Must have BLS and ACLS certifications from American Heart Association approved courses;
  • Candidates must have successfully completed an accredited nursing program;
  • Texas RN licensure or compact license with the ability to obtain permanent license in Texas;
  • Graduated from an accredited school with Bachelors of Science in Nursing;
  • Current certification as a BLS healthcare upon hire by American Heart Association;
  • Must have a California RN license, or have one in process;
  • Candidates must have Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certificate and then AWHONN Fetal Monitoring;
  • National Specialty Certification highly preferred;
  • 2-3 years of Labor and Delivery experience required;
  • Current ACLS or within 3 months of hire issued by American Heart Association;
  • Candidates must have successfully completed an accredited RN program;
  • Must have NRP certification.