The Registered Nurse is cross trained to all areas of the women’s center and may provide care, but not limited to antepartum patients, laboring patients, postpartum patients, neonates and gynecological patients at any time including admission, stabilization, operative intervention and discharge. The nurse is responsible for patient assessments, patient problems list, planning care, implementation of care plan, evaluation of care, education to patient and family. He or she demonstrates excellent communication skills, exhibits professional behavior, delegates, directs and supervises patient care. Institutes appropriate nursing interventions according to department policy and procedure. The RN facilitates patient flow throughout the department utilizing effective communication skills in cooperation with the other nursing and ancillary units. He or she communicates relevant information to the appropriate health care team, including the patient and family. As well as, makes assignments to licensed staff (RN&LVN) and delegates to unlicensed staff in compliance with BNE rules for patients with predictable as well as unpredictable health needs. The RN Documents in the EHR including patient responses to treatments and medications and progress towards goals as appropriate. Act as liaison to the patient and family by providing accurate and timely information regarding the patient’s clinical condition. He or she collaborates with physicians and anesthesia staff to ensure expected outcomes for patient. Serve as a resource for other licensed and unlicensed staff. Support patient and their right to make informed decisions. Participates in quality performance improvement including planning, implementing and tracking of measures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current registered nurse license in the State of Texas, Current CPR, A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is preferred, National certification is preferred.
Age Specific Population Served: Neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics
Acquires the following competency certification within 3 months of hire: Accu-Check Competency and CPR
Acquires the following certification within 6 months of hire: Basic EKG, if initial test is not passed
Acquires the following certifications within 1 years of hire: ACLS, NRP
Acquires the following certifications within 2 years of hire: Intermediate Fetal Monitoring (Note Basic Fetal Monitoring may be taken sooner if needed)