Directs and coordinates all nursing care for Labor and Delivery, Nursery, and Post Partum units for adult and newborn patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards for patients on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Reports to OB Manager. Non-Exempt position.
Performs Registered Nurse duties within the RN scope of practice.
Responsible for management of laboring patient and fetal monitoring.
Responsible for care of the newborn from birth through discharge to home or a higher level of care, including the duties of resuscitation, stabilization, and intermediate care.
Responsible for education to new mothers on breastfeeding resources and techniques. Consults with lactation consultant when needed.
Recovers patients after deliveries, c-sections, or other procedures.
Performs admission and daily assessments.
Provides instructions to patients, family members, significant others as appropriate. Communicates information about the delivery progress, as directed.
Assist anesthesia personnel with epidurals and other procedures as needed.
Serves as a resource person for updating or improving patient care practices within the setting and as a preceptor when the need arises.
Documents in writing the specifics of performance during codes as well as post action follow ups and conveys this information to the supervisor/charge nurse.
Documents in the electronic medical record in a clear, concise and accurate manner all information related to the patient’s procedure based on the established plan of care.
Participates in all procedures to ensure a time-out process is conducted.
Collaboratively works alongside the surgical teams to prepare the rooms in a timely manner for all procedures.
Ensures that all specimens are handled appropriately and in accordance with hospital policy.
Assists in positioning to ensure proper positioning to protect the patient from injury, prepping and draping of all patients for procedures.
Ensures that the surgical field is maintained throughout the entire case.
Assist with cleaning/processing instruments
Ensures instrument decontamination policy is followed when transporting instruments.
Assist with daily case picking/pulling, restocking post cases, and organization of equipment for storage when use is completed.
Informs charge nurse of changes in patient condition and confers as to determine need before calling physician.
Addresses patient and family concerns and directs concerns to charge nurse as needed.
Communicates with physicians/charge nurse /co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptoms.
Responsible for reassessments in all aspects of patient care.
Formulates plan of care that is individualized according to patient’s needs.
Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
Interprets data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Gives and receives comprehensive report on assigned patients and delivers prompt, accurate, and safe nursing care.
Ensures all labs, x-rays, and other reports are reviewed and called to physician as necessary.
Keeps up with orders and notes orders timely and accurately.
Ensures patient charges are documented.
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
Continually monitors and assesses patient for changes in patient condition and calls physician when needed.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, and includes family in teaching as appropriate.
Handles and administers medications according to policy and procedure
Follows proper procedure to report any damaged product/equipment/instrumentation.
Maintains a safe and quiet environment for the patients and clinical staff.
Current Texas Registered Nurse Licensure.
One year of recent Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery experience preferred.
Current BLS for healthcare provider certification required.
ACLS required within 6 months of hire.
Basic Fetal Monitoring certification required within 6 months of hire (or transfer into OB).
Intermediate Fetal Monitoring required within one year of hire (or transfer into OB).
Advanced Fetal Monitoring required after 3 years of hire (or transfer into OB).
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP) certification required within 6 months of hire (or transfer into OB).
Neonatal STABLE course required within one year of hire.
Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service.
Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively.
Advanced computer knowledge required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers. Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary.
Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties.
Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!
UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.
Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.”
Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years.
20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission.
International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care
CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years.
Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city
Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.
Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.
Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.
Benefits for Full Time Employees Include:
Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Leave
Retirement Plans including matching 403(b) and 457(b) plans
Employer Paid Life Insurance
Short Term Disability
OB/Labor & Delivery
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