RN Labor and Delivery AdventHealth Central Texas
Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549
Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX
Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity
Full Time / Nights
You Will Be Responsible For:
Administers care for the obstetrical patient having surgical procedure in the Labor & Delivery Operating Suite.
Intraoperative and post anesthesia care is in accordance with Hospital established standards of care. Performs steam sterilization processing of instruments and supplies for the MCH unit in accordance with Hospital standards for sterilization. Assures sterilization parameters have been met before utilizing supplies.
Assists with the care of the newborn at deliveries.
Maintains skills in neonatal resuscitation.
Demonstrates assessment skills in both high risk and low risk obstetrical patients.
Recognition of maternal and/or fetal problems are identified and reported to the physician.
Notifies charge nurse and House Supervisor of anticipated transfer.
Notifies all surgical team members of emergency and scheduled surgical procedures.
Accurately identifies and bands newborn, mother and significant others with matching identification bands.
Documents band identification number appropriately in medical record.
Verifies band and medical record document with nursery upon arrival to nursery.
Provides emotional support and assists in contracting Pregnancy Loss Support Group for parents/significant others experiencing grief due to newborn condition at birth, parental separation from newborn, neonatal death or fetal demise.
Demonstrates knowledge and provides support to natural mother, agencies, and foster or adoptive parents when newborn is for adoption.
Demonstrates knowledge of individual role in Hospital infant abduction plan.
Performs other related duties as directed or required.
What You Will Need:
Registered Nurse with Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.
ACLS and BLS certification from the AHA.
NRP certification or (90 days from start date to obtain NRP certification)
One (1) year medical-surgical experience recommended.
One (1) year related experience in field applied for.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
The Metroplex Health System Department of Maternal Child Health is divided into 4 areas. We have a 23-bed Couplet Care/gyn surgical unit, which consists of post-partum mothers and their newborns, GYN surgical patients, and occasional med/surg overflow, Nursery/Special Care Nursery and Labor & Delivery.
Labor and Delivery unit consists of 8 LDR's, 2 Triage Rooms, c-section suite. We currently have an approximate delivery rate of 1300 births per year.
The Metroplex Health System Registered Nurse (RN) fulfills an important role as a central patient care provider responsible for the coordination and delivery of patient centered nursing care. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the Metroplex Health System RN collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient's plan-of-care. The RN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient's nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The RN continues to monitor and assess the patient's physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes.
Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction. Position requires experience in a specialty area of obstetrical clinical nursing activities in the areas of OB triage, Labor and Delivery, Post-partum/Couplet Care, Antepartum, OB Operating Room, recovery and level one nursery and providing technical nursing support to nursing staff to ensure patient assessments are skilled and comprehensive care to patients.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
General knowledge of professional nursing principles and techniques used in the assessment, care and treatment of L&D patients.
General knowledge of the pharmacological process in the appropriate administration or delivery of medications used in the care and treatment of L&D patients
Skill to maintain effective working relationships with health professionals and others to create an environment that is conducive to carrying out the mission of the department in an effective manner.
Skill to communicate (verbal and written) effectively to direct the overall professional nursing services in a manner which encourages the open exchange of ideas and information.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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