Postpartum RN PRN Nights

The RN has the responsibility to plan, direct, coordinate, and implement all nursing care services for postpartum and gynecological patients in a manner suitable to accepted standards of care.  She ensures the highest quality and safe delivery of patient care to maintain compliance with professional nursing, the Joint Commission, and all Federal and State standards of care.  The RN cares for all ages, from adolescents to geriatric.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited RN School of Nursing.
  • At least 1 year experience as an RN in the hospital setting on an L/D, Antepartum, Postpartum or medical-surgical unit.
  • Graduate Nurses will be considered for an internship on a case-by-case basis.
  • RN licensure, current in the State of Texas
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) is required before the completion of orientation.
  • Ability to make decisions based on nursing judgment.
  • Able to prioritize and organize workload to meet the needs of patients and the unit.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs direct patient care within the scope of the RN practice act and according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill level necessary to assess patient’s psychosocial, educational, and physical needs, as well as the ability to address these needs in an age-appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform maternal/fetal monitoring, assessment, and interpretation.
  • Monitors lab values and reports abnormalities or critical values per policy.
  • Capable of assisting with monitoring patients requiring anesthesia, including epidurals, general, and locals.
  • Communicates patient status to oncoming nurses utilizing the SHARE format. A report should be given at the bedside for the patient to participate in their care.
  • Responds to patients presenting to the hospital with compassion, consideration, and respect.
  • Understands and follows the hospital policies regarding EMTALA, triage of the OB patient, and MSE.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Develops and prioritizes plan of care to attain measurable goals. Care plans should be updated daily.
  • Identifies educational needs, implements and evaluates learning, and documents patient/family education.
  • Manages acute and chronic pain in all patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to assist in alleviating suffering and improving healing.
  • Delivers medication based upon continual assessment, safety, and evaluation of patient response
  • Assists new mothers with breastfeeding per established policies and protocols
  • Follows all documentation policies utilizing the GE Centricity Perinatal System.
  • Utilizes Meditech system for documentation of care, the printing of lab reports, entering orders, discharging patients, and accessing drug monograms and information for EMR.
  • Utilizes appropriate referral resources as needed.
  • Maintains patient safety and security utilizing the HUGS system and infant abduction prevention policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to operate various equipment needed for the care of the patient.
  • Completes all mandatory departmental and hospital-wide education in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes the chain of command for patient concerns as well as personal concerns.

 

To apply for this job email your details to hfuller@bmcf.com