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RN Obstetrics PRN Nights

Company: AdventHealth Central Texas
Location: Killeen
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Job Description:

DescriptionRN Obstetrical 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 Work Hours/Shift: PRN / Nights You Will Be Responsible For: -- 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 newborn problems are identified and reported to the physician. -- Assists with the transfer of newborn to another facility when indicated. 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. -- Demonstrates knowledge and provides support to natural mother, agencies, and foster or adoptive parents when newborn is for adoption. -- Performs other related duties as directed or required.QualificationsWhat You Will Need: -- Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN License from a NCLA Compact State -- BLS certification from the American Heat Association. -- Specialty certification (NRP, ACLS) in the area of expertise required within first 90 days of employment. Job Summary: The Metroplex Health System Department of Maternal Child Health is divided into 4 areas. We have a 22-bed Couplet Care/gyn surgical unit, which consists of post-partum mothers and their newborns, GYN surgical patients, and occasional med/surg overflow, Labor and Delivery and Nursery/Special Care Nursery. 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 patients plan-of-care. The RN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patients nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The RN continues to monitor and assess the patients 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, Post-partum/Couplet Care, Antepartum, OB Operating Room, level one nursery and providing technical nursing support to nursing staff to ensure patient assessments are skilled and comprehensive care to patients. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: -- 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 newborn problems are identified and reported to the physician. -- Assists with the transfer of newborn to another facility when indicated. 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. -- 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. -- Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment and incorporates findings into the exam. -- Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance department standards. Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques. -- Incorporates available technology to aid in physical assessment. -- Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patients immediate condition or needs. -- Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patients condition to the appropriate patient care providers. -- Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others and health care providers when appropriate. -- The data collection process is systematic and ongoing. -- Considers the developmental goals for infant and adult patients during the assessment of patients. -- Assesses patient/family learning needs, including any tasks that the patient can or cannot accomplish as related to her current health problem. Consideration of age, cultural values, religious beliefs, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitation, and language barriers, as indicated. -- Assesses for signs of abuse and neglect. Documents findings and reports as appropriate when required. -- Is highly engaged on all service excellence quality initiatives such as: hourly rounding, patient discharge phone calls, narration of care provided and golden hour. -- Performs other related duties as directed or required. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: -- General knowledge of professional nursing principles and techniques used in the assessment, care and treatment of Couplet Care patients. -- General knowledge of the pharmacological process in the appropriate administration or delivery of medications used in the care and treatment of Couplet Care 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. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -- Registered Nurse with Bachelors Degree preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. -- CPR required and /or specialty certification (NRP, ACLS) in the area of expertise required within first 90 days of employment. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: -- One (1) year medical-surgical experience recommended. One (1) year related experience in field applied for, or Internship/preceptorship for new graduates. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: -- Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN License from a NCLA Compact State -- BLS certification from the American Heart Association. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED: -- NRP certification (90 days from start date to obtain) This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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