RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

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Rn-labor & delivery provides nursing care adapted to individual patient needs based on the nursing process, that includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

RN-Labor & Delivery Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective rn-labor & delivery job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included rn-labor & delivery job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Patient Assessment/Documentation –The Registered Nurse provides and documents patient care based on the nursing process in compliance with hospital policies and procedures
Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice
Will demonstrate expertise in providing care for patient during PACU period the immediate newborn care
Nursing care is provided to on our busy high risk antepartum unit
Assess, treat, and care for patients in a variety of age groups
Of practice and competencies
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct
Completes admitting and shift assessments on assigned patients
Implements complex and individualized nursing interventions for each patient assigned
Evaluates the effect of nursing care and modifies interventions based on the patient's response

RN-Labor & Delivery Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for RN-Labor & Delivery

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NRP, BLS, NCC, ACLS, RN, EFM, CPR, STABLE, FOJP

Education for RN-Labor & Delivery

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the rn-labor & delivery job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, School of Nursing, Nursing Program, Associates, Teaching, Patient Care, Graduate, College of Nursing, Education, Registered Nursing

Skills for RN-Labor & Delivery

Desired skills for rn-labor & delivery include:

Nursing process in the assessment of physical and psychological needs of patients and their significant others
Contraindications and patient preparation
Direct patient care and critical care procedures and techniques
Exam indicators
Responses to ensure optimal patient care
Tools
Body substance isolation
Nursing care methods and procedures
State
Policies

Desired experience for rn-labor & delivery includes:

Demonstrated IV Skills and ability to perform lab draws
Demonstrated knowledge of high risk medication administration (Magnesium/Oxytocin/Insulin)
Demonstrated ability to perform Urine Point of Care testing
Demonstrated knowledge of capillary blood glucose testing
Demonstrated knowledge of IStat
Demonstrated ability to perform Adult Cardiac monitoring

RN-Labor & Delivery Examples

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RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rn-labor & delivery. 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 rn-labor & delivery
  • Educate patient and family based on assessed needs and documents education provided
  • Acts as a clinical resource to and supervises care delivered by LPNs and Techs
  • Implement and monitors patient care plans
  • Keeps patient informed of care by introducing yourself and performing bedside report at every shift change, working with team members to insure comfort and safety rounds are done hourly, and coordinating the education of patients regarding planned testing, transfer and discharge
  • Rapid and efficient admissions by assuring that the admission process begins upon arrival of patient to department, assuring that the room is clean and ready for the patient, alerting team members of expected admission, and assuring that no one admits alone by offering support to others when they are receiving admissions
  • Works with members of the team to achieve desired outcomes in service, safety and quality
  • Attends huddles and communicates patient status updates
  • Participates in positive problem solving with patient care and other concerns and models good problem solving behaviors
  • Ensures physician confidence by using the SBAR format when contacting physicians
  • Implements new orders in a timely way
Qualifications for rn-labor & delivery
  • Minimum 2 years' experience actively working in L&D Department
  • FOJP certificate
  • Demonstrated knowledge to support gyn teaching & post-operative bladder training
  • Demonstrated knowledge to support maternal-newborn teaching
  • Minimum three (3) years of labor and delivery experience
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of labor & delivery experience
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RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a rn-labor & delivery. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for rn-labor & delivery
  • Monitors both the baby’s and mother’s vital signs including heart rate and blood pressure
  • Times contractions
  • Identifies and assists with handling complications
  • Helps administer medications and epidurals
  • Aids in inducing labor
  • Coaches new mother throughout the duration of the labor and delivery
  • Utilizes the nursing process and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients
  • Develops initiates and executes a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction
  • Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities, may include shared governance
  • Utilizes clinical expertise & guidance to other units/departments in support of the patient’s longitudinal plan of care
Qualifications for rn-labor & delivery
  • Licensure and/or Certification
  • Ability to use and apply effective communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Associate's degree in Nursing required from an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification may be obtained within 90 days of hire
  • Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited School of Nursing - Must be Obtained within 4 years of hire if hired after 2015
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Certification - Must be Obtained within 3 months of hire
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RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a rn-labor & delivery. 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 rn-labor & delivery
  • 1 year current (last 3 years) L&D experience at United Hospital Mother Baby Center required
  • Must be shift of choice eligible
  • Must be experienced at United in labor and delivery with at least 20,800 hours of seniority
  • One year of related work experience in an acute care setting required
  • One year of nursing experience in any combination of Labor/Delivery, Level II Nursery/NICU or Couplet Care required
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred or obtained within six months
Qualifications for rn-labor & delivery
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring experience and course completion preferred
  • Tier I
  • 3– 5 years current experience, 2+ years of L&D
  • 1 year current (last 3 years) L&D or postpartum experience required
  • Tier III
  • One year acute care experience preferred, preferably in an NICU or NB Nursery Current
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RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a rn-labor & delivery. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for rn-labor & delivery
  • 1 year of Post Partum, labor and delivery or critical care experience in the last 3 years
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, AWHONN, and STABLE certifications required within 6 months of hire
  • 1 year Labor and Delivery experience preferred
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition
  • L&D RNs must have Advanced Fetal Monitoring every two (2) years
  • One year Registered Nurse experience in Labor & Delivery (required)
Qualifications for rn-labor & delivery
  • None required.Previous RN experience in L&D preferred
  • Associates-Nursing
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from AHA
  • Fetal Monitoring Certification within 1 year of hire
  • At least one year of Labor and Delivery experience is preferred
  • At least 1 year of Labor and Delivery experience preferred
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RN-Labor & Delivery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rn-labor & delivery. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for rn-labor & delivery
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) within 6 months of hire
  • Recent Labor & Delivery nursing experience
  • National Certification in Labor & Delivery **preferred unless otherwise indicated
  • BSN upon hire
  • Basic Computer skills – familiarity with Windows based software program
  • BLS, ACLS, NPR and AWHONN Fetal Monitoring
Qualifications for rn-labor & delivery
  • Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in Massachusetts required
  • Completion of a Basic Arrhythmia Course within one (1) year of hire in Intensive Care, Telemetry, Labor & Delivery, Stroke Unit, ED required
  • ACLS certification preferred, required within first year of Intensive Care, Telemetry, ED, GI Lab, SDS, PACU and Labor and Delivery
  • PALS certification required within first year for ED, PACU
  • NRP certification required within the first year for Special Care Nursery, Mother/Baby and Labor and Delivery
  • Years of experience in labor and delivery as a Registered Nurse

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