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Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Description
SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

*$5,000 Sign On Bonus for QualifiedCandidates

Registered Nurse (RN) Labor &Delivery

Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our Labor & Delivery department at Rapides RegionalMedical Center. Submit your application today!

Our nursing teams are a committed,caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patientinteractions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, thiscould be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitivesalary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in ourteam and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k,PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loanrepayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

About Us:
Rapides Regional Medical Center isan award-winning 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana that offersa wide array of services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care, and our medicalstaff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties.

At Rapides Regional we believe thatwell-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. Byjoining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital, whichdirectly impacts the well-being of your patients, their families, yourcolleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. We invite you to learnfirsthand what our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, serviceexcellence and professional expertise can do for your career

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Seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to work in the Labor & Delivery (L&D) unit. Thestaff nurse serves as the leader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimatelyresponsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning,implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care. Will develop competencies for functioningsafely in all areas of Labor and Delivery Services. Nursing plan of care will include newborns,adolescents, and adults.

What you will do inthis role:

  • Through assessment of the patient s physical,nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, andrehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinicalrecord and communicated to the physician, social worker, case manager, andancillary departments when appropriate
  • Appropriate standards of care, care plans, andinterventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to thepatient and other members of the healthcare team
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skillsnecessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety,and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: neonate, adolescence, childbearing age adult
  • Provides patient/family health education thatpromotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/familyto be involved in decisions about their own care
  • The patient s responses to interventions andprogress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, anddocumented in the clinical record
  • Patient care activities are coordinatedthrough collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team
  • Physicians orders are carried out accuratelyand efficiently, and clarified when necessary
  • Adverse or sudden changes in the patient sconditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursingsupervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent data
  • Able to identify potential or actual victimsof abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism
  • Able to recognize adverse drug reactions anddemonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction isidentified
  • Appropriately assesses the patient s pain andinvolves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriateinterventions
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skillsnecessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriatelymonitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusionreaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognized
  • Patient care equipment is utilized safely andefficiently in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
  • Standard precautions are promoted and followedin the utilization of principles of infection control in patient care
  • Achieves stated goals related to jobperformance
  • Educational attendance records revealattendance at all required educational programs/in-services
  • Demonstrates ability to assess neonate atdelivery and perform neonatal resuscitation
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fetal monitoring.Identifies FHR patterns and treats appropriately
  • Able to modify job duties and communicate withcustomers in an age appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicianswith procedures in Labor and Delivery, immediate postpartum, and O.R. asnecessary.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skillsnecessary to utilize the Infant Security System and HUGS tags.Qualifications
    What qualifications you will need:
    • Graduate of a Nursing Program from an accredited school
    • Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana
    • CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire
    • ACLS to be completed within 30 days of hire
    • NRP within 6 months
    • Pediatric Trauma (to be obtained during orientation)
    • *Sign On Bonuses are based on qualifying criteria - current employees not eligible - please see your Recruiter for more details. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

      Associated topics: care, infusion, intensive care unit, neonatal, nurse, psychiatric, registed, registered nurse, staff nurse, surgical

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