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Labor Nurse

Company: CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Overview
As our Labor & Delivery Nurse at CHI Health's Mercy Hospital, you'll guide patients through the labor and childbirth process, focusing on the safety of the mother and baby, with kindness and compassion. As a nurse in this department, you will have varying roles and responsibilities. You may work in Obstetrics - triaging patients or perform screening exams on walk-ins or you may guide patients through a routine induction and delivery. You'll be busy monitoring the mother's dilation progress while also keeping close watch on the baby's fetal heart rate; providing updates and support to the patient's partner and loved ones. To thrive in this role, you'll need to appreciate that routine is never routine. We have some wonderful days caring for people through huge milestones in their lives. We also have some hard days; providing care and support to people as they grieve. You must be sensitive and understanding, and above all else, you must remain calm in an emergency. You're calm. You're in control. You're handling the situation. About Us At CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs patients are at the heart of our care. Our campus is designed to heal the body, mind, and spirit of every person in a more comfortable, less stressful hospital environment. Our full range of medical services include a new pavilion featuring enhancements in heart and vascular care, surgery, maternity, cancer care and diagnostic imaging. Mercy Hospital's Labor and Delivery is an eleven birthing bed unit. We have a team of nurses, midwives, Family Medicine, OB/GYN physicians and MFM caring for normal to high risk pregnancies. We care for OB patients that need cardiac monitoring and higher risk evaluation. We deliver approximately 400-500 babies a year and are part of CommonSpirit Health which operates 139 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents. If you are committed to social justice, health equity, and prepared to deliver care in new, innovative ways, you belong with us.
Responsibilities
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient's individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits. What You'll Do

  • Triage walk-ins to determine if a patient is in labor, water is broken, false alarm, etc.
  • Support pregnant patients in labor including induction, epidural assistance (if needed), general pain management and fetal monitoring.
  • Educate patients on various interventions or procedures, medications (name and purpose), exams, and labor stages.
  • Assess newborns and provide care.
  • Communicate with the care management team, including anesthesiologist, physician or midwife, lactation nurse, charge nurse, postpartum unit, patient and family.
    Qualifications
    We are offering a $6,000 Sign on Bonus to new hires who meet the following eligibility requirements.
    • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
    • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
    • One year of RN experience preferred
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
    • NRP required within 5 months of hire
    • Additional certification or licensure may be required upon hire While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, and more !

Keywords: CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs , Labor Nurse, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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