Registered Nurse (RN) / Labor & Delivery / Springfield Regional Medical Center
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary of
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
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
- 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
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
Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification - National Certification
Corporation (required if interpreting fetal monitoring)
Inpatient OB Certification - National Certification Corporation
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
Care of the Extrememly Low Birth Weight Neonate Certification -
National Certification Corporation (preferred)
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)
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
- Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes
plan of care.
- Application of the nursing process in patient care
- 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
- Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient
- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication
- 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
- Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and
- Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models
effective stewardship of available resources.
- Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and
- Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
- Understanding and utilization of office and clinical
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
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%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
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
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her
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,
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email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual with a
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