RN LD - Travel Nurse

Albany New York
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Traveling Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for Labor and Delivery RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Albany, NY. The right RN should have 3 years' recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

L&D Travel Nurses provide care and support for women before, during and after delivery of a baby. L&D RNs must ensure that the medical as well as emotional needs of their patients are met at all times throughout the birthing process. As an L&D RN, you'll be responsible for assisting physicians when epidurals or pain medications are administered, episiotomies are performed, or when the patient requires preparation for a cesarean delivery.

As an L&D Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:

  • Stay with and monitor patient throughout labor.
  • Monitor contractions and help patients with breathing techniques.
  • Check cervix periodically to monitor progression/lack of dilation.
  • Ensure beds are kept clean and dry; clean up bodily fluids expelled before and after birthing process.
  • Aid physician with drapes, gloves, gowns, delivery instruments, etc.
  • Immediate care of newborn.
L&D Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. Because of the fast-paced environment, L&D RNs must possess good skills for coping with stress and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.

3 years of LD experienceBLS, NRP and AWHONN requiredMust be willing and able to float to Antepartum as needed.Monitoring patients with high-tech diagnostic equipmentEntering patient data into digital medical records systemsSpending one-on-one personal time with birthing womenMust have experience to include but not limited to: OR/circulating nurse experience, management of high risk OB patients( i.e. toxicity, diabetes, obesity), management of OR procedures such as DandC, C-section, cerclage, management of inductions, triage of OB patients

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