OB Nurse Job Description

OB Nurse Job Description

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OB nurse provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas.

OB Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective OB nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included OB nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Act as partners and advisors to assist and support patients and families to optimally manage their health care, respecting their culture and values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences
Perform admitting assessments, review history and develop plan of care
Initiate fetal heart monitor, perform vaginal exams, interpret fetal heart tones and determine frequency duration and intensity of contractions
Monitor progress of laboring mothers, interpret fetal heart monitor and notify physician when appropriate for progress or problems
Assist mother and labor coach with breathing exercises, pain management techniques and administer pain medication as ordered
Prepare birthing room for delivery using strict sterile techniques
Perform phone triage
Provide birth control education
Complete pregnancy testing
Escorts patients to and from exam rooms and readies them for physicians

OB Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for OB Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, PALS, CPR, ACLS, NRP, AHA, IV, ONS, ENPC, ALCS

Education for OB Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the OB nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, School of Nursing, Graduate, Science, Education, Nursing Program, Associates, Patient Care, Medical, Teaching

Skills for OB Nurse

Desired skills for OB nurse include:

Assessment
Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served as per Scope of Service
Adult learning principles and applies in teaching of patients
Families
Students and new staff
Accurately interprets FM strips
Calculation of dosage
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served

Desired experience for OB nurse includes:

Performs telephone triage, patient education, handling of physician phone calls, pharmacy calls
Assists physician with procedures as necessary
Completes paperwork such as ordering lab tests, x-rays, school/work notes
Collaborating with physicians to create a Plan of Care for each patient
Retirement plan
Must display a positive attitude toward the goals of the unit and the institution

OB Nurse Examples

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OB Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an OB nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for OB nurse
  • Patient exams
  • Triage patients - both over the phone and in-person
  • Draw labs
  • Provide patient education and pre-natal care
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments
  • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls
  • Manage urgent/emergent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with the organization’s protocols for medical emergencies and cardiac arrests
  • Medication Administration & Reporting
  • Med/Surg or PCU national certification (Preferred)
  • Previous EKG Interpretation Class (Preferred)
Qualifications for OB nurse
  • Demonstrated skill at working in a clinical and research setting
  • Proven ability to interact appropriately with a diverse population
  • Skilled at working independently and being self-motivated
  • Skilled at working as part of a team
  • Two (2) or more years of recent experience as an NP or CNM in Women's Health
  • Womens Health nurse practitioner trained
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OB Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of OB nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for OB nurse
  • Administers and documents medications requiring calculation and follow up assessment as directed by the physician
  • Prioritize work and duties and must work well under stressful situations
  • Participates and facilitates in the discharge planning process
  • Care of oncology patients, administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics, hydration, and pain management
  • Monday – Friday daylight scheduling with rotating on-call and weekends
  • Serves as a care coordinate for office functions with relationship to direct patient care utilizing practice management systems incorporating quality measures
  • Functions as a practice liaison to obtain authorizations and referrals for patient testing and specialist visits
  • Travel to various satellite locations may be required
  • Administers medications as ordered by physician
  • Screens patient phone calls, directing them to physician as needed
Qualifications for OB nurse
  • Graduate of an Accredited Advanced Nursing Program
  • Registered Nurse license to practice in the State of Texas (current)
  • Current BLS/CPR for Health care Provider
  • NRP Certification or obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Current RN experience in Labor & Delivery and/or OB/Pre-natal clinic, NP L&D and/or OB/Pre-natal experience preferred
  • Serves as a role model, intra/interdisciplinary collaborator and coordinator for quality patient care
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OB Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an OB nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for OB nurse
  • Promoting improvement in unit processes and cost-effective use of resources
  • Contribute to planning for short and long term development and maintenance of the nursing staff to meet current patient care services and new or expanding patient care needs
  • Assist Manager in apprising the staff, physicians, and other departments apprised of new information in a timely way
  • Provide day to day support to the staff by assessing their needs and assisting by providing breaks, answering call lights, directing visitors, helping coordinate care between departments
  • Records all pertinent data on patient’s medical record accurately, clearly and concisely
  • Performs technical aspects of patient care according to established policy & procedure
  • Assures the safety and privacy of patients at all times
  • Demonstrates accurate interpretation and documentation of fetal monitor tracing
  • Safely & successfully places fetal scalp electrode when need identified and appropriate
  • Demonstrates skills needed to safely and efficiently prepare patient for C-section
Qualifications for OB nurse
  • More than 3 years of Labor & Delivery RN experience
  • Experience in all areas of Women's Services
  • Prefer Bilingual - with English/Spanish
  • At least two years of OB/GYN office based experience required
  • RN License in the state of Delaware
  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal monitoring within 6 month of hire
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OB Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of OB nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for OB nurse
  • Demonstrates understanding of physician orders for postpartum pts
  • Identifies changing patient needs and alters nursing care appropriately
  • Verbalizes and demonstrates understanding of epidural anesthesia protocol
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in assisting during vaginal delivery, including vacuum or forceps delivery
  • Assists appropriately with newborn cares at delivery
  • Handles in office and telephone emergency situations
  • Prepares patients for exam by obtaining and documenting vital signs, chief complaint
  • Administers vaccines per protocols and standing orders prior to physician exam
  • Performs specimens for processing
  • Assists with Minor surgical procedures and general medical treatment such as administering medication, applying appliances/dressings, performs first aid for injuries, lacerations, punctures, in accordance with policy
Qualifications for OB nurse
  • Two years of Labor and Delivery RN experience required
  • At least 1+ year of telemetry experience in a medical/surgical acute care setting as an RN
  • Candidates must have a CA RN, BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • Basic Cardiac Monitoring competency completion administered through the Collaborative Learning Center/Facility Educator must be completed within 6 months of hire
  • AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Practices and Principles must be obtained within eight (8) months from date of hire
  • Basic computer literacy and skill level to complete patient documentation
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an OB nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for OB nurse
  • Contribute to the assessment of patients by collecting data for analysis by a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • At least 1 year experience in L & D or Neonatal ICU preferred
  • Minimum 1 year med/surg experience in an acute care setting required
  • Provide nursing care/skills to antepartum, L & D, postpartum and nursery patients
  • Assess patients and respond to changes in condition
  • Provide oversight to OB staff related to patient care assignments
  • Manage emergency patient situations
  • Minimum 1 year experience in L & D, postpartum or nursery required
  • Meets all requirements of Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Staff Nurse
  • Uses the computer system, documentation and orders, efficiently
Qualifications for OB nurse
  • BCLS, ACLS and NRP certifications
  • Minimum one (1) year of Full-time experience within the last three (3) years in Women's Health, OB/GYN, or Family Medicine
  • Lactation education preferred
  • Opportunities to coach and mentor others
  • This position is for the Redlands Clinic
  • One to three years experience as a registered nurse is preferred

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