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RN - Labor and Delivery - Full Time, Nights
Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. | Louisville, Kentucky
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Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!

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Hours: 36

Shift: 3rd

Status: Full Time

Labor and Delivery

In the labor and birth setting, the RN is responsible for coordinating and documenting the care of the laboring woman and her fetus, which includes providing direct physical care and support of the woman, newborn, support person and family members during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal stages of the childbirth process.

To ensure a safe and healthy delivery, labor and delivery nurses should display good judgment and clinical reasoning skills, pay attention to details, possess the ability to make quick decisions and be able to work well with others. Good communication skills are an important part of their job responsibilities. It is important to be able to accurately communicate assessment/interventions to the physician as well as to provide education to the patient and her family.

L&D has 14 LDRs, 4 triage rooms, and 3 ORs. It is a fast-paced unit and multifaceted with conditions and duties that can change quickly throughout the shift. We have a very strong perinatal bereavement program. The unit has budgeted staffing to follow AWHONN staffing guidelines. We have all private practice obstetricians and one midwife, 24/7 access to maternal fetal medicine, 24/7 on-site neonatology services and 24/7 on-site anesthesia services. There are many opportunities for professional growth in the unit and within the hospital.

Job Summary

Registered nurse implements the nursing process for each assigned to his/her care regardless of age (i.e. infancy to geriatric) and is responsible for the patient's care consistent with the Kentucky Nursing Laws and organizational policies and procedures. The registered nurse promotes positive patient outcomes and the delivery of quality patient care and initiates change through active involvement in the unit-based and hospital shared governance councils while contributing to a healthy professional practice environment.

National Professional Nursing Standards serve as guidelines for nurses as they utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills and exercise appropriate nursing judgment. The registered nurse collaborates with the inter-professional team to enhance patient outcomes. The registered nurse serves as a role model through actively participating in the process of continuous professional development and lifelong learning. Utilizes the Nursing Process as the framework for providing care.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

1. Active Kentucky License

2. BSN required except as noted:

* Individuals hired as a Staff RN prior to October 1, 2013 are grandfathered and exempt.
* Individuals actively employed by the system prior to October 1, 2013 are eligible for hire as a new graduate nurse without a BSN provided they enroll within 1 year of transfer and complete their BSN within 5 years of hire.
* Experienced RNs hired after October 1, 2013 who do not hold a BSN may only be hired with the approval of the CNO and/or applicable Vice President provided the RN enrolls in a BSN program within 1 year of hire and completes the BSN within 5 years of hire.

3. BCLS Required

4. ACLS Required

5. NRP Required

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!