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.
Associate’s degree from an accredited nursing school
Completes a 20 hour BFHI course within 6 months of hire, to include 5 hours of clinical competency with an IBCLC.
Completes 3 hours of ongoing education each year on human lactation and completes skills competencies in infant feeding.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing school
Two years of experience in nursing practice
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Current RN Arkansas license with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
ACLS certification with 8 hour OB modification within
S.T.A.B.L.E. course recommended within 1 year
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.
Attend fetal monitoring course every 2-3 years per AWHONN recommendation
Inpatient Obstetrical National Certification recommended
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English