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LABOR AND DELIVERY-POST PARTUM REGISTERED NURSE

Company: Mountain View Hospital Llc
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • Provides direct patient care in the Recovery, and Postpartum setting.
  • Provides assessment and planning for individualized patient care.
  • Communicates with providers about changes in patients clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies.
  • Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
  • Performs general nursing duties in the Perinatal Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and quality assurance.SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
    • Able to provide family centered care for a postpartum mother and baby on the mother-baby unit.
    • Able to assess neonate at delivery and perform neonatal resuscitation according to current guidelines.
    • Able to perform vitals and initial admission and head-to-toe assessments on infants and adults and reassessments as per policy.
    • Implements a teaching plan based on identified learning need and evaluates effectiveness of learning.(Family is included as appropriate)
    • Able to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicted by the patients response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.Able to interpret data about the patients status in order to identify each patients age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
    • Communicates appropriately any patient care issues and current assessment clearly to charge nurse, co-workers and providers.
    • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.
    • Coordinates and supervises patient care, as necessary.
    • Demonstrates an ability to assist providers with procedures in the perinatal unit.
    • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful and emergent situations.
    • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
    • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
    • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. Reevaluates plan of care each shift.
    • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department, with other departments, and with other facilities.
    • Written and Computer documentation meet current standards and policies.
    • Manages and operates all equipment on the perinatal unit safely and correctly.Reports broken equipment immediately per protocol.
    • Able to assess wound and teach wound care to post-operative patients.
    • Able to teach self-cares to patients after delivery.
    • Implements consultations and referrals as needed.
    • Able to perform all newborn screening, blood sampling, and discharge procedures.
    • Able to complete all discharge teaching and follow up instructions to patient and parents of the infant in detail according to policy and procedure.
    • Able to act as a scrub technician and a circulating nurse during operative procedures in the perinatal unit operating room.
    • Demonstrates the ability to use the electronic medical record and hospital intranet.
    • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, staff meetings and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice in ongoing education. Attends staff meetings.
    • Demonstrates the ability to use Healthstream and completes assigned modules.
    • Demonstrates the ability to access the Policies and Procedures on the Hospital Intranet.
    • Communicates effectively in English.Bilingual skills are beneficial.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
    • Wears hospital identification while on duty.
    • Reads emails weekly.
    • Follow established chain of command.
    • Meets requirements for quarterly bonuses.GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITES:
      • Knows and practices the prescribed vision, mission, values and standards of Mountain View Hospital.
      • Adheres to the hospital dress code.
      • Reports to work when scheduled. Knows and adheres to hospital protocol for absences and vacations.
      • Completes assigned work, within the appropriate time frame.
      • Prioritizes tasks so that the most important tasks are completed first.
      • Interacts with other department and staff members in a manner which promotes optimum service to the patients and/or the public.
      • Fosters good will among the staff members and community.
      • Demonstrates willingness to perform tasks of a reasonable nature as directed by the supervisor.
      • Upholds Mountain View Hospital confidentiality policy.
      • Supports supervisors and adheres to hospital policies in a positive and constructive manner.
      • Treats employee wages and salaries confidentially.
      • Initiates action to prevent the occurrence of any potential problems or nonconformities relating to patient care or supporting activities.
      • Initiates, recommends, or provides solutions through designated channels.
      • Maintains competency through education, training, and in-service activities. Supports and attends on-going education on the unit.
      • Promotes positive communication in the work environment.
      • Does not gossip or cause contention among co-workers.Education/Certification: Graduate of an accredited school or nursing. Current valid RN license with the state of Idaho (GN temporary license accepted).Proof of completion of the following courses is required either at time of hire, or within the time frame designated.CPSI: electronic medical record training.BLS Healthcare Provider: Neonatal Resuscitation Program within three (3) months of hire.ACLS: within six (6) months of hire.STABLE: within six (12) months of hire.PALS/PEARS: within twelve (12) months of hire.Complete Maternal Newborn orientation competency, and thereafter complete yearly ongoing competency.Working knowledge of the human anatomy and its application to the well and sick perinatal patientExperience: Previous mother/baby experience preferredEquipment/Technology: Basic Computer Skills. Able to use a variety of medical devices including, but not limited to: I.V. pumps, radiant warmers, fetal monitoring devices, leg compression devices, PCA pumps, and respiratory equipment.Language/Communication: Excellent communication skills and leadership capability.Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate drug dosages.Mental Capabilities: Possess critical thinking and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize patient care for safety and best optimal outcome. Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variablesInterpersonal: Able to work well with others. Able to de-escalate volatile situations. Able to offer and consider constructive instruction. Possess leadership abilities.Performance: Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
        • Performing the duties of this job requires prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking.The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel objects and tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch, talk, hear and smell.
        • The employee must regularly lift, carry position and/or move 50 pounds or more.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be:exposed to infections and contagious diseases; exposed to hazardous anesthetic agent, body fluids and wastes; exposed to a variety of electrical or mechanical power equipment; exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens; subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases; subject to burns and cuts; occasionally exposed to radiation; in contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances; handling emergency or crisis situations; subject to many interruptions; subject to irregular hours; required to make judgments/actions which could result in injury or death of a patient.
          • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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