Job Description & Requirements
Labor & Delivery Nurse
The Registered Nurse holds shift accountability for providing during the antepartum, intrapatum, immediate postpartum, and neonatal phase of Obstetrical care to Labor and Delivery patients by utilizing the Nursing Process in accordance with the state Nurse Practice Act and Hospital policy and procedures. The registered nurse demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgement and leadership in the anticipation and planning for safe delivery of care; maintains clinical competencies through continuing education; delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of the staff available; provides direction and supervision of assigned personnel delivering patient care. - AWHONN Certification - NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) - RN License POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: STANDARD I – Customer Service/Communication/Interpersonal Skills • Strives to exceed expectations of internal and external customers: Patients, families, physicians, colleagues, visitors and vendors. • Demonstrates appropriate communication skills in all interactions. • Interacts with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation. • Anticipates and provides resolution to issues based on the needs and expectations of our customers. Channels concerns appropriately through chain of command; deals with conflict appropriately, timely and privately. • Treats others with respect at all times; maintains a work environment free of harassment, hostility, threats or violence. STANDARD II – Job Knowledge/Productivity/Initiative • Maintains certifications, education and development appropriate for position. • Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate time frame. • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices/responsibilities/establishing priorities and roles in emergency procedures. • Demonstrates self-direction, flexibility, professional development and willingness to master new skills. • Has the ability to accept and act upon suggestions for improved performance. • Completes all requires orientation and annual updates as appropriate to clinical placements. • Knowledgeable of standards of practice as outlined in professional practice organizations related to clinical setting STANDARD III –Hospital/Department Policies & Procedures • Supports, implements and ensures compliance with all Hospital and regulatory/accrediting agency standards, regulations and policies and procedures. • Ensures accuracy, timeliness and completeness of documentation and work performed per Hospital policy. • Utilizes appropriate resources and hospital policies as the "standard of care” for positive patient outcomes. STANDARD IV – Organizational Ethics/Improving Organizational Performance • Supports Hospital's mission, vision and values. • Conduct reflects Hospital's values; accepts the responsibility to act with absolute integrity, work as a unified team, learn and transfer that knowledge across the continuum, have accountability to all that we serve, and treat everyone with dignity and respect. • Demonstrates compliance with the Ethics and Compliance Program, policies, directives and Code of Conduct training. • Maintains privacy and confidentiality of patient, client, employees and organizational information in verbal, written and electronic form. Limit access to information on a job-related need to know basis. Complies with Hospitals risk management program-timely/accurate occurrence reporting. Demonstrates understanding and involvement with Performance Improvement.