RN - Couplet Care (Mother Baby %26 L%26D) - FT - Days
South Austin Medical Center's Women's Services department is divided into 4 areas L&D, Postpartum, Level I Nursery and, Level II Nursery. We have a 24-bed post partum/gyn surgical unit, which consists of post partum mothers, GYN surgical patients, and occasional med/surg overflow. Our Level I Nursery is equipped for 16 newborns. 3 bed Level II Nursery. South Austin Hospital's Labor and Delivery unit consists of 7 LDR's, 2 Labor Rooms, 3 Ante partum rooms, 3 bed recovery rooms, two c-section suites, and 1 GYN operative suite. We currently have an approximate delivery rate of 2000 births per year.
Our Women's Services nurses are very involved with patient education and safety. The nurses have adopted a new improved infant security system to increase the security and safety of our patients and their newborns. The staff has developed patient education booklets to supplement the "Newborn Channel". They have started lactation services for new parents and are very involved with educating prior to discharge. Women's Services has also developed new orientation manuals for the new staff at SAH. They are committed to training and educating all staff on board.
The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients on an assigned unit in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. Provides direct patient care based upon South Austin Medical Center Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. Provides guidance and supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries. He/she acts as patient and advocate with the Hospital environment. Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities and accepts assignments on other units when necessary.