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Travel Nurse RN - Postpartum - $3,314 per week in New York City, NY

Cynet Health
Upper East Side, New York
Closing date
Feb 22, 2024

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Mother and Baby/Postpartum
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center, Travel
Weekly Pay Range - $2984 To $3315 Summary:
  • Postpartum nurses, also referred to as mother-baby nurses, specialize in attending to the physical and emotional health needs of female patients along with their newborns after the labor process is finished.
  • These nurses are responsible for making sure that both the mother and her baby are well cared for up until they`re discharged from the hospital.
  • The very best postpartum nurses are non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, and understanding.
  • In addition to caring for the physical and emotional well-being of their patients, a large portion of the postpartum nurse's job is to teach new parents important skills, such as changing diapers, feeding the baby, and more.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Monitor vital signs of the mother and newborn
  • Continually assess the mother and newborn for signs of symptoms that could point to complications such as postpartum hemorrhage, postpartum depression, or failure to thrive
  • Clean the newborn
  • Dispense antibiotics and/or pain medication as needed
  • Educate new parents on how to care for newborns after they leave the hospital
  • Assist mothers to establish a breastfeeding relationship
  • Work alongside doctors and other nursing staff to ensure that the plan of care is being followed
  • Remove catheters following successful deliveries
  • Assist new mother with the emotional aspects of recovery after giving birth
  • Support new mothers in their decisions
  • Reinforce the new mother's ability and aptitude in caring for her baby
  • Refer parents to additional resources like support groups
  • Check caesarian incisions if needed

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