Labor & Delivery Nurse (RN)

DeKalb Medical Center
Decatur, GA, US
Sep 13, 2017
Oct 14, 2017
Maternal / Child
Contract Type
Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN) II- DeKalb Medical: Main Campus
Decatur, GA

Opportunities available for experienced RN's. Newly increased salaries & sign-on bonuses for select positions.

  • ED
  • Med Surg
  • Telemetry
  • Oncology
  • ICU
  • Stepdown
  • Cath Lab
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Mother Baby
  • NICU
  • OR
  • PACU
  • Float Pool

Various Shifts available

DeKalb Medical is more than just a hospital. We are a not-for-profit health system, comprised of three hospital campuses - DeKalb Medical Main, DeKalb Medical Hillandale and DeKalb Medical Downtown Decatur. We are known for our premier clinical services, the latest technological advances and a caring and highly trained staff. DeKalb Medical is a not-for-profit hospital system that receives no tax support from local, state or federal governments.

Facts and Figures

Beds: 628 acute care beds

Births: 4,932

Physicians: 830

Emergency Visits: 120,426

Medical Specialties: 56

Outpatient Visits: 122,629

Employees: 3,900

Annual Admissions: 24,133

Volunteers: 250

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to evaluate, direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. Assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans, and maintains medical records.

Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.

Delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Assesses patient's condition, including biophysical, psychosocial, age specific needs, and safety needs.
Documents patient's status according to organizational policies and procedures.
Develops an individualized plan of care utilizing the nursing and medical diagnoses.
Collaborates with other health care team members in formulating plan of care to ensure optimum patient outcomes and continuity of care.
Monitors, implements, and evaluates patient status, appropriateness of the nursing plan of care, and outcomes of the care provided on assigned patients.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, including patient and family instruction, health promotion, disease management and discharge planning.
Provides supervision and guidance to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and other non-licensed clinical support staff in delivering interdisciplinary patient care.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities to ensure the provision and improvement of safe and quality patient care.
Participates in supporting the organizations vision, mission and values and adheres to and exhibits DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.

Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) required (will also consider ASN candidates that commit to enrolling within 1 year, post hire, to begin working on their BSN )
Current GA Licensure as a Registered Nurse
BLS certification through the American Heart Association required
Additional certifications may be required

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