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Registered Nurse (RN) / Labor & Delivery / Springfield Regional Medical Center

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary of Primary Function
The Obstetrics (OB) Registered Nurse (RN) addresses the care provided to healthcare consumers in the context of woman-, newborn-, and family- centered care and includes those who do not self-identify as women, or exclusively as women, as well as all people parenting newborns. The competent and proficient OB RN provides, coordinates, plans, and evaluates nursing care, and supervises licensed and unlicensed associates in nursing care delivery within established nursing procedures, professional standards, and organizational mission/policies/philosophies. This RN demonstrates the ability to care for patients in the outpatient and/or acute care obstetrical setting as part of an interprofessional team focused on achieving the best individual maternal/neonatal/gynecology/women's health and population outcomes.

Essential Job Functions

  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team (Care Management in coordinating care [e.g. Children's Protective Services], transfer centers, and pharmacies), conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, educates patient and/or family, implements nursing care/interventions, evaluates the effectiveness of the nursing care/intervention, and advocates for the patient/family.
  • Provides episodic (outpatient) and inpatient (at designated units) Obstetrical/Women's Health nursing care where applicable.
  • Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health; coordinates care within hospital departments.
  • Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.
  • Applies knowledge of contemporary obstetrical/women's health nursing practice and future innovations.
  • Applies the nursing process in the care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, gynecological, and other women's health issues and the neonate from birth until discharge with differing gestational ages, diagnoses, and complications.
  • Provides care to women of all ages requiring triage, prioritization, assessment, education, stabilization, resuscitation, and emergency management.
  • Models core cultural and safety behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and a safe, high quality experience of care.
  • BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.
    This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

    Current RN License in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)
    BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)
    NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (preferred upon hire, must obtain within 6 months of hire)
    ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association (preferred)
    Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification - National Certification Corporation (required if interpreting fetal monitoring)
    Inpatient OB Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)
    Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred) Neonatal Intensive Care Certification - National Certification Corporation (required for critical care transport NICU teams within 2 years of hire)
    Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)
    Care of the Extrememly Low Birth Weight Neonate Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

    Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)

    Work Experience
    1 year of RN experience (required)
    Recent OB, ED or critical care experience (preferred)

    EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)

    • Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.
    • Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.
    • Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
    • Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.
    • Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.
    • Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
    • Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
    • Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
    • Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.
    • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.
    • Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.
    • Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.
    • Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.
    • Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.
    • Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.
    • Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
    • Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.
    • Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.
    • Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
    • Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
    • Electronic fetal monitoring.
    • Conducting vaginal exams.
    • Caring for the mother/fetal dyad.
    • Resuscitation and stabilization of mother/fetal dyad.
    • Breastfeeding support and education
    • Teaching self/neonate/infant care, discharge teaching, planning, and follow up.
    • Age- and department-specific emergency and lifesaving equipment.
    • Ability to recognize, understand, and communicate family dynamics and parent/child relationship.
    • Advanced care management skills in caring for the unstable, acute, or chronically ill neonate.
      Working Conditions
      Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
      May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
      May be required to use physical restraints
      May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
      May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
      May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
      May have periods of constant interruptions
      • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
        Physical Requirements
        Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
        Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
        Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
        Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
        Stoop/Kneel 1-33%
        Crawling 1-33%
        Climbing 1-33%
        Balance 1-33%
        Bending 34-66%
        Sitting 34-66%
        Walking 34-66%
        Standing 34-66%

        Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
        Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
        Perform shift work
        Maneuver weight of patients
        Hear alarms/telephone
        Reach above shoulder
        Repetitive arm/hand movements
        Finger Dexterity
        Color Vision
        Acuity - far
        Acuity - near
        Depth perception
        Use of Latex products
        Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
        Exposure to moving mechanical parts
        Exposure to dust/fumes
        Exposure to potential electrical shock
        Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
        Exposure to high pitched noises
        Gaseous risk exposure

        Patient Population
        Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
        Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
        Neonates (0-4 weeks)
        Infant (1-12 months)
        Pediatrics (1-12 years)
        Adolescents (13-17 years)
        Adults (18-64 years)
        Geriatrics (65 years and older)Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
        • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
        • Prescription drug coverage
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Life insurance w/AD&D
        • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
        • Paid time off
        • Educational Assistance
        • And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:0.01Work Shift:AllDepartment:Labor and Delivery - SpringfieldAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Mercy Health, Springfield , Registered Nurse (RN) / Labor & Delivery / Springfield Regional Medical Center, Healthcare , Springfield, Ohio

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