Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/1/2020

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse – Family Birth Center

REPORTS TO: Director COST CENTER: 3245

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assesses postpartum patients’ physical condition and monitors parameters for both vaginal and cesarean section deliveries through discharge from the hospital.

Assesses neonates’ physical condition and monitors parameters through discharge from the hospital.

Manages pain control needs for postpartum patients and newborns.

Develop, implement and evaluate an individualized and specific discharge plan of care based on an assessment of the patient and family/significant other’s needs.

Promotes a philosophy of maternal/infant care that advocates breastfeeding and supports the normal physiological functions involved in the establishment of this maternal/infant process.

Assesses for and in collaboration with the medical staff, stabilizes and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for obstetrical/medial complications such as:

    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)
    • Diabetes
    • Thermoregulation of the Newborn
    • Hypoglycemia of the Newborn
    • Hyperbilirubinemia

Engages in the development of a caring milieu for grieving families.

CERTIFICATIONS:

BLS

NRP

STABLE

COAP (or CPI)

PRN REQUIREMENTS

The Unit Based PRN employee agrees to work three (3) shifts per monthly schedule, and, agrees to work one (1) weekend shift per month in departments that provide weekend services. Employee should not work more than 2 shifts per week for any extended period of time. PRN employees shall not work greater than an average of 29 hours per week, as monitored over a measurable year.

Two (2) holidays must be worked per year in departments that provide holiday services.


Employees agree to work one (1) holiday per year if required and may rotate between minor and major holidays with the full time staff, depending on the needs of the unit(s)

The employee understands there are no regular cycle of work and no guarantee of shifts.

Employees agree to work one (1) holiday per year if required and may rotate between minor and major holidays with the full time staff, depending on the needs of the unit(s)

The employee understands that if unable to show for a shift, it will be considered an absence and that if they do not call in, the absence will be recorded as a “no call/no show.”

PRN employees are to receive the same performance evaluations as Full time or Part time employees. This position is not eligible for any merit increase.

All mandatory in-services must be attended and all credentials maintained. Must attend 25% of department staff meetings and 1 out of the 4 quarterly Town Hall Meetings.

Circumstances may arise that require the department to temporarily reassign or float the employee to another Unit/Department. If the employee is assigned to work outside their usual area, the employee will float to areas where they are clinically competent and have successfully completed skills validations for that area.

The employee will only be assigned to perform duties/tasks within their scope and competency.

The employee agrees to follow all established Unit/Department specific and Hospital guidelines as outlined.

If the Unit Based PRN Employee fails to meet the above stated criteria, or does not work required shifts during an 8 week period they will be terminated. Hours worked will be reviewed regularly by Human Resources to ensure PRN commitment is maintained.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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