RN - Labor and Delivery PRN in Mayfield, KY at Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/11/2019

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

The RN shall perform the nursing process within the scope of his/her practice as a Licensed Registered Nurse. The RN prescribes, delegates and coordinates nursing care as well as serves as a member of the healthcare delivery team to utilize interdisciplinary input to plan, implement and evaluate care.
  • Appropriate action based on the assessment.
  • Assesses patients’ needs and develops a plan of care based on those needs with the input of the patient, family, and other health care team members.
  • Directs and performs patient care, including vital signs, personal hygiene, dietary needs, etc.
  • Assesses critical changes and notifies the Physician appropriately. Documents findings accurate and timely.
  • Accurately charts with attention to medical/legal implications.
  • Informs physician of changing status of patient’s condition and assists physician in assessments and procedures; known terminology, therapy, and techniques for emergency procedures, placement of fetal scalp electrodes, placement and management  of intrauterine pressure catheter.
  • Accurately administers medication and accurately administers IV therapy and blood products. Records and carries out physician orders.
  • Admits and discharges patients, follows the established plan of care using the nursing process and a multidisciplinary approach which incorporates the patient’s correct stage of growth and development for the neonate, adolescent, and adult.
  • Provides opportunity for neonate’s integration into the family unit. Provides emotional support and maintains a protective environment. Assesses for bonding problems and intervenes appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of breast feeding and infant feeding.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency of Fetal Monitoring internal and external, documentation, interpretation and recognition of abnormal findings. Completion of levels I and II. QMP Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.
  • Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.
  • Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.
  • Must participate in safety instructional programs.
  • Performs the Nursing Process with the following: Plans, implements patient care and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient. Evaluates and documents patient response, monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychological status, and takes certified.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of preparing room and sterile table for the birthing process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency of administering medications used in ante-partum, induction, pre-term labor and pregnancy induced hypertension.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of post-partum monitoring and recovery, post-op C-Section, pre-op and post-op circumcision of newborns.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency of the assessment and care of the newborn including cord care and circumcision.
  • Performs patient care safely and follows established policies and procedures or standards of care.
  • Responsible for the provision of care and operation of the specific unit. Accurately controls and records narcotics assigned to the unit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky with 2+ years’ experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in Nursing. Must be CPR/BLS certified and IV Therapy certified. Completion of Neonatal Resuscitation Program required.
Basic Skills required include; organizational, customer relations, the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English, the ability to follow written and oral instruction, computer training.

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