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Registered Nurse-Family Birth Center - ON-CALL-VARIED SHIFTS

Description
EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.
POSITION SUMMARY
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.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
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:
Assisting with activities of daily living, including fall risk management and safe patient handling.
Medication administration
Skin assessment/wound care
Pain management
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.Assisting the physician and other licensed, independent practitioners with invasive and non-invasive procedures.
Teaching patients and their families about current illness, medical tests, medication, general healthcare, illness and disease prevention, and wellness promotion.
Providing appropriate assignment, supervision, and direction to unlicensed assistive personnel in order to ensure optimum patient care.
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
Responds appropriately to infant security alarm
Must be able to take call on all shifts, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis; must be able to arrive and be prepared for assumption of duties within 30 minute travel time to hospital
Performs skills according to core area(s):
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
POSTPARTUM/GYN core:
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
Minimum Requirements
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Able to read, write legibly, and converse effectively in the English language.
Exhibits critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to rapidly-changing patient and unit needs.
Demonstrates effective teaching skills.
Responds effectively to patient crisis/emergency situations
Proficient in use of computer, including accessing internet, word processing, and documenting in an electronic medical record system.
Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/DEGREES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or must obtain within 60 days of hire date
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider card or obtain within 6 months of hire
L&D Core: Complete hospital approved fetal monitoring within 6 months of L&D core eligibility and every 2 years thereafter
Nursery Core: STABLE or hospital approved neonatal stabilization program within 6 months of Nursery Core eligibility and renewal as indicated
Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred
National certification in lactation or perinatal area preferred
EXPERIENCE
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Recent (within past 5 years) acute care hospital experience preferred
L&D Core:
Six months of L&D experience preferred
POSTPARTUM/GYN Core:
Six months of medical-surgical or L&D experience preferred
Perinatal experience preferred
Must be willing to cross-train to a second core area
NURSERY Core:
Six months experience in NICU or must complete preceptorship at regional Level 3 NICU after hire
GENERAL INFORMATION
Union Affiliation: ONA
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.
On-Call position, no guarantee of hours
Shift: 0700-1530; Varied Days: Varied
Wages Based Upon Experience
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
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The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.



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