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REGISTERED NURSE Labor & Delivery (Per Diem Days) (Posted 8\29\13)

Fountain Valley Hospital & Medical Center
Tenet Health
Type Full time Posted 6/8/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 8/28/2014
CA - California (All) - Fountain Valley Referral - n/a -    

Description
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Interviews patient, family, significant others to formulate a nursing history.
  • Observes, identifies and collects data to identify nursing care needs of the patient and family.
  • Correlates the medical plan of care with the nursing plan of care.
  • Identifies and reports to the appropriate person(s) abnormal diagnostic data and clinical changes in the patient's condition.
PLANNING:
  • Develops patient problems and nursing care needs of the patient and family/significant others.
  • Documents patient problems and nursing care needs of the patient and family/significant others
  • Actively involves patient and family/significant others in planning patient's care.
  • Develops short- and long-term goals for the patient and family/significant others.
  • Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient's care.
  • Initiates discharge planning upon admission.
IMPLEMENTATION:
  • Performs common nursing procedures as defined in Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Implements changes in physician's orders in a timely manner.
  • Explains treatments and procedures to patient and family/significant others.
  • Provides patient and family teaching.
  • Proovides for the safety, cleanliness and comfort of the patient.
  • Initiates emergency procedures as needed within the scope of practice and hospital policy.
EVALUATION:
  • Evaluates the patient's response to nursing care.
  • Updates and revises care to be delivered as patient's needs change.
  • Appropriately communicates changes and care given to other members of the health care team.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Assumes leadership role and delegates nursing care.
  • Assign tasks appropriately and guides team members based on their skills and abilities.
  • Maintains awareness of legal aspects of hospital nursing.
  • Conducts patient care conferences.
  • Updates skills and knowledge and attends peers' patient care conferences.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.
  • Sets goals and objectives with target dates.
  • Participates in patient care Quality Assurance programs.
UNIT SPECIFIC
  • Performs common nursing procedures in the car of the L&D patient.
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize and manage patient care assignments.
  • Works toward proficiency in vaginal exams and determination of fetal position in preparation for fetal electrode placement and intrauterine pressure catheter.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policy and protocol for use of magnesium sulfate infusion and ability to deliver care to patients with pregnancy induced hypertension.
  • Demonstrates ability to circulate for surgical cases in L&D operating room; utilizes aseptic techniques and principles correctly.
  • Demonstrates ability to scrub for surgical cases in L&D operating room; utilizes aseptic techniques and principles correctly.
  • Demonstrates ability to assist with sterile vaginal speculum examination.
  • Demonstrates verbally and through chart documentation, an awareness of community and AWHONN standards of care.
  • Demonstrates ability to make basic EFM strip interpretations and intervene.
  • Maintains and stocks equipment and supplies daily.
  • Attends four fetal monitor strip reviews per year (recommend minimum one attendance at monthly UCI Outreach or perinatology QRC.
  • Successfully completes annual Neonatal Resuscitation classes.
  • Attends current employee update and completes skill requirements for L&D yearly.

Qualifications
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  • Minimum Education:   Knowledge necessary to obtain RN license in the state of California and current California R.N. license. Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, NRP certifications and Advance Fetal Monitoring.
  • Minimum Experience: Must have at least one (1) year of recent Labor and Delivery Experience in an acute care hospital environment.

Note: You must meet all elements of the job requirements noted above and complete the People Answers portion of the application process.

Job : Obstetric/Women Wing/Labor & Delivery
Primary Location : CA-Fountain Valley
Hospital/Facility : 024-Fountain Valley Regional Hospital - Fountain Valley, CA
Job Type : PT2Y
Shift Type : Days
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