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RWJBarnabas Health Registered Nurse (RN), Labor & Delivery in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Registered Nurse (RN), Labor & DeliveryReq #:0000157544

Category:Labor and Delivery Nursing

Status:Full-Time

Shift:Night

Facility:Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Department:Labor & Delivery

Location:

WILLIAMSON STREET, 235 Williamson Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Job Overview:

Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring new life into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth by monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assisting doctors.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing

  • Must have 2 years of RN experience in specialty

  • Ability to perform all competencies of the position is required for employment in the position

Preferred:

  • Bachelor s degree preferred

  • Previous OB experience

Certifications and Licenses Required:

  • Current Registered Nurse License in the state of New Jersey

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

  • Maintains NRP certification

Scheduling Requirements:

  • Full-Time

  • Night shift

  • 40 hrs. weekly

Essential Functions:

As a Labor and Delivery Nurse, you will prepare women, and their families, for the stages of giving birth and help patients with breastfeeding after the baby is born. Additionally, your responsibilities will include monitoring the baby s heart rate and mother s blood pressure; timing of contractions; helping to administer medications and epidurals; identifying and assisting with complications; aiding in inducing labor and preparing new mothers for before, during and after pregnancy.

Administers intrapartum medications in a safe and effective manner including tocolytics, oxytocin, magnesium sulfate, and insulin. Performs bedside urine testing. Utilizes aseptic techniques and infection control principles in all aspects of care. Handles instruments in a safe and effective manner. Performs triage assessment. Provides intrapartum care as outlined in orientation competencies. Recognizes abnormal signs in mother and/or fetus and institutes appropriate nursing actions. Demonstrates understanding of role during the delivery process. Provides care for the patient experiencing a operative delivery, including serving in the circulatory and scrub roles. Applies principles of thermoregulation in the care of the newborn.

Assures proper identification of medications transferred from non-sterile to sterile field. Recognizes abnormal FHR patterns and intervenes appropriately. Supports breastfeeding through encouragement of initial latch-on prior to transfer to nursery. Demonstrates an understanding of nursing management of patients in high-risk situations as outlined in the orientation competencies. Assesses the obstetrical Post Anesthesia status of the cesarean section patient, according to policy and procedure. Assesses the patient with cardiac monitoring and responds appropriately to emergent rhythms.

Provides measures to decrease risk of infant abduction and demonstrates appropriate response in actual/potential situations. Assures newborn identification is present according to policy. Employs safety measures during surgical procedures to prevent fires. Assesses maternal-newborn attachment and intervenes if negative behaviors are noted.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits and Perks:

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Retirement Plans

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Wellness Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)

  • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health!

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered, high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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