RN - The Birth Place

Posted Date: 7/22/2019

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: OB
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Full-time and Relief Weekend Package positions available. 

SUMMARY Provides nursing care to women of childbearing age, their fetus and/or neonate in an inpatient setting during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assesses patients in the ante-, intra- and postpartum periods to ascertain any conditions that may require the care of the physician.

Attends to the comfort and offers emotional support for the patient during childbirth.

Possesses skills and knowledge essential to the application and interpretation of the electronic fetal monitoring.

Has knowledge of and assists physician with special unit procedures.

Provides for the mother and her significant other(s) education regarding antepartum and postpartum care of the mother and care of the newborn.

Responsible for initiating appropriate charges for materials utilized and procedures done during the hospital stay.

Responds appropriately according to department standards to emergent situations (i.e. hemorrhage, fetal distress, the depressed neonate or precipitous delivery).

Provides supervision to LPNs, Nurse Aides or cross-trained staff working in the department during their shift.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisory responsibilities as listed above.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or diploma from a school of nursing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS

Graduate of an approved school for professional nursing.

Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Iowa.

Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Certification prior to employment

ACLS and NRP certification within six months of employment.

Experience preferred.

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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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