Family Birth Center RN

ADN Healthcare

NOW HIRING! Special Projects Family Birth Center RN in Coos Bay, OR

  • 13 week assignment
  • Shift: 12 hour days
  • No call, yes weekends.
General job duties:

Within the RN scope of practice as defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, applies the nursing process to the care of patients. Teaches patients and significant others. Documents patient care in the medical record. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to effectively coordinate overall care of the patient.

•Care for laboring women, post gyn surgical patients. Care for Post Partum women and stable newborns.
•Assesses patients, as appropriate to the scope of care the nurse will provide. Assessments may include: physical, psychosocial, learning needs and barriers, needs related to age/culture, discharge planning.
•Establishes nursing diagnoses based on results of assessments and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
• Plans care according to identified diagnoses and needs. Updates plan of care as appropriate.
• Implements/performs individualized care, based on nursing care plan and the nurse’s role with the patient. This care may include but not be limited to:

o Assisting with activities of daily living, including fall risk management and safe patient handling.
o Medication administration
oSkin assessment/wound care
o Pain management
o Operation/manipulation of biomedical and other patient care and testing equipment, including but not limited to infusion pumps, patient transfer equipment, cardiopulmonary monitors, invasive catheters and drains, thermoregulation devices, measurement devices, medication dispensing cabinets, external therapeutic devices.
o Assisting the physician and other licensed, independent practitioners with invasive and non-invasive procedures.
o Teaching patients and their families about current illness, medical tests, medication, general healthcare, illness and disease prevention, and wellness promotion.
o Providing appropriate assignment, supervision, and direction to unlicensed assistive personnel in order to ensure optimum patient care.
o Providing interdisciplinary coordination and facilitation of overall care.

• Documents patient assessments, interventions, care, and teaching in the electronic medical record. Documents in paper format, as necessary. Documentation is complete, concise, timely, and legible.
• Evaluates care provided, communicates patient status and results of care to the interdisciplinary team.

Equipment utilized in the unit/dept:

Soarian (EMR), EFM Software (Centricity), Epidural pump (CADD), Medela Sympyony Breast pumps

  • LABOR & DELIVERY (L&D) core:
    • Sterile vaginal examinations
    • Fetal scalp electrode placement
    • Assist with/maintain intrauterine catheter placement
    • Apply and monitor cervical ripening agent
    • Delivery preparations, including set-up of delivery table, maintenance of sterile field
    • Perform and interpret antepartum non-stress test (NST)
    • Perform and interpret fetal monitoring
    • Perform and maintain amnioinfusion
    • Assist practitioner with delivery process, including vacuum extraction, shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage
    • Monitor/maintain epidural analgesia catheter and infusion
    • Assist with breastfeeding
    • Resuscitate neonate per Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) protocol
    • Familiar with principles of perinatal epidural analgesia
  • NURSERY core:
    • Perform venipuncture/initiate intravenous therapy on neonates
    • Manage umbilical artery lines
    • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy
    • Familiar with principles of perinatal epidural analgesia
  • BLS, NRP, Advanced Fetal Monitoring
  • Bachelors degree in nursing preferred
  • National certification in lactation or perinatal area preferred
  • Recent experience on L&D and mom/baby required
  • Perinatal experience preferred, Must be willing to cross-train to a second core area
  • Experience with infants who require IV antibiotics or phototherapy is a plus, but also not required.