North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

RN - OB, L&D, Nursery

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2144
Category
Nursing
Shift
7:00pm to 7:00am
NARMC
Type
Full-Time 72

Overview

Provides professional nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to care for patient within an assigned unit.

 

Coordinates care planning with other disciplines

 

Under the supervision and administration of the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse of assigned Unit, the Staff RN is responsible for the nursing care in an assigned nursing unit or a portion of a nursing unit.

Responsibilities

  • Directs and supervises nursing care of OB patients and their newborns.
  • Directs activities of LPNs
  • Promotes harmonious relationship within the nursing unit and with other departments.
  • Evaluates patients on admission, assesses patient and newborn needs throughout hospital stay. Keeps care plans current.
  • Helps with training of patients concerning care of self and newborn.
  • Has good relationship with physicians.
  • Has knowledge of problems pertaining to obstetrical patients and newborns, such as fetal monitoring, symptoms of fetal distress, signs of newborn stress and other complications.
  • Keeps nurse manager or charge nurse informed of nursing, patient and staff problems.
  • Actively participates in committees or projects for the improvement of nursing care.
  • Participates in educational programs for nursing service personnel, patients and student nurses.
  • Makes rounds with physicians.
  • Shows emotional stability in varying circumstances.
  • Start IVs and give medications.

Qualifications

Education:

 

Attend fetal monitoring course

Receive 45 CEU's every 3 years

Inpatient Obstetrical National Certification recommended

 

Experience:

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

 

Current RN licensure

BLS certification required

ACLS and PALS certification encouraged

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Must be able to communicate with physicians, all levels of hospital personnel, patients, visitors and families.

Pass pharmacology test given by NARMC with a score of 80% or above.

Post-orientation, demonstrate knowledge as to patient care, medications, ability to recognize emergency situations then take appropriate actions.

Knowledge of childbearing women and newborns.

Must demonstrate interest in obstetrical service.

Neonatal resuscitation current.

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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