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RN - Registered Nurse - L&D - FT Nights

Bon Secours
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Closing date
Feb 22, 2024

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.

Memorial Regional Medical Center


Summary of Primary Function

The Obstetrics (OB) Registered Nurse (RN) addresses the care provided to healthcare consumers in the context of women-, newborn-, and family-centered care and includes those who do not self-identify as women or exclusively as women, as well as all people parenting newborns. The competent and proficient OB RN provides, coordinates, plans and evaluates nursing care and supervises licensed and unlicensed associates in nursing care delivery within established nursing procedures, professional standards and organizational mission/policies/philosophies. This RN demonstrates the ability to care for patients in the outpatient and/or acute obstetrical setting as part of an interprofessional team focused on achieving the best individual maternal/neonatal/gynecology/women's health and population outcomes.

Essential Job Functions

In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team (Care Management in coordinating care [e.g. Children's Protective Services], transfer centers, and pharmacies), conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a place of care, educates patient and/or family, implements nursing care/interventions, evaluates the effectiveness of the nursing care/intervention, and advocates for the patient/family.
Provides episodic (outpatient) and inpatient (at designated units) Obstetrical/Women's Health Nursing care were applicable.
Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health; coordinates care within hospital departments.
Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.
Applies knowledge of contemporary obstetrical/women's health nursing practice and future innovations.
Applies the nursing process in the care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, gynecological and other women's health issues and the neonate from birth until discharge with differing gestational ages, diagnoses, and complications.
Provides care to women of all ages requiring triage, prioritization, assessment, education, stabilization, resuscitation and emergency management.
Models core cultural and safety behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and safe high quality experience of care.
BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. Employees maybe required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.


Current RN license in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)

BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care.)

NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (preferred upon hire, must obtain within 6 months of hire)

ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support- American Heart Association (preferred)

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification-National Certification Corporation (preferred if interpreting fetal monitoring)

Inpatient OB Certification-National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification- National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Neonatal Intensive Care Certification - National Certification Corporation (required for critical care transport NICU teams within 2 years of hire)

Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (preferred)

Work Experience

1 year of RN experience (required)

Recent OB, ED or critical care experience (preferred)


Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)


Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge and scope of practice of staff.

Orients, facilitates learning experience and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators to nursing staff and others.

Possesses clinical knowledge, skills and competency to provide evidence based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure and the BSMH mission.

Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.

Safely and efficiently develops, implements and prioritizes plan of care.

Application of the nursing process in the patient care delivery.

Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.

Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.

Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.

Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.

Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.

Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services and workshops.

Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.

Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.

Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.

Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.

Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.

Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.

Compassionate, relationship based approach to help find meaning, illness, suffering, pain and existence.

Remains calm, adaptive and collective during an emergency.

Electronic fetal monitoring

Conducting vaginal exams.

Caring for mother/fetal dyad.

Resuscitation and stabilization of mother/fetal dyad.

Breastfeeding support and education

Teaching self/neonate/infant care, discharge teaching, planning and follow up.

Age-and department specific emergency and life saving equipment

Ability to recognize, understand and communicate family dynamics and parent/child relationship.

Advanced care management skills in caring for the unstable, acute or chronically ill neonate.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

*Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions use personal protective equipment and devices and learn the policies concerning infection control

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.): 34-66%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.):34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.): 34-66%

Stoop/Kneel: 1-33%

Crawling: 1-33%

Climbing: 1-33%

Balance: 1-33%

Bending: 1-33%

Sitting: 34-66%

Walking: 34-66%

Standing: 34-66%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision



Depth perception

Use of Latex Products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to xray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Patient Population

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates(0-4 weeks )

Infant(1-12 months)

Pediatrics(1-12 years)

Adolescents(13-17 years)

Adults(18-64 years )

Geriatrics(65 years and older )

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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