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Fetal Center Staff RN

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 19, 2022

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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General Description

The Fetal Center Staff RN assists patients rapidly, uneventfully, and as effectively as possible through their episode of care while maintaining quality and safety as a priority.  Delegates, directs, oversees, and provides developmentally appropriate patient care.  Practices professional nursing and promotes patient advocacy in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and maintains a current Ohio Nursing License.  The Fetal Center Staff RN will lead the coordination of a clear and concise inpatient care plan for maternal perinatal patients in a manner that meets the needs of the patient and family.

Essential Job Functions

Include frequency –

  • Occasionally (1 – 33%)
  • Frequently (34 – 66%)
  • Continuously (67 – 100%)
  • For patients undergoing fetal interventional procedures, in collaboration with the Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers evaluates maternal and fetal health status pre and post fetal procedure. 
  • For patients undergoing special delivery service, in collaboration with Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers evaluates maternal and fetal health status pre delivery and maternal health status post-delivery, and in multiple pregnancies, neonatal health status post-delivery for well twin, triplet or higher order multiples. 
  • Provides nursing care using a Family Centered approach within fetal care and special delivery services. 
  • Assesses individualized patient needs.  Communicates patient care needs and priorities to assigned healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates sterile and aseptic techniques, as appropriate in the performance of and/or assisting with procedures and interventions.
  • Performs procedures under the direction of Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers and in accordance with provider orders in accordance with the Ohio Board of Nursing Law and Rules.
  • Administers appropriate obstetric medications in accordance with hospital policy and under the direction of the Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers and in accordance with a written order. 
  • Provides observational experience for students, observing the rights and dignity of each patient and family.  Serves as a preceptor for onboarding new hires.
  • Assists providers with educational opportunities of residents, medical house staff, and medical students in obstetric care in the fetal center special delivery setting.
  • Plans, implements, educates, and evaluates care using Evidence-Based Practices.
  • Utilizes Therapeutic Communication while monitoring the physical, psychological, and social needs of patients and families.
  • Engages in the “workplace community” by staying aware of changes, participation in data collection or auditing, understanding Quality Improvement, and representing staff at relevant meetings and then reporting important information and updates back to staff.  Assists with orientation of new staff.  Attends and provides unit in-service education programs as appropriate to role.

Note:  Regular, reliable and consistent attendance is an essential job function.  Employees are expected to perform work as scheduled.  Please see the physical requirements for this position listed below. 

Education Requirement


Licensure Requirement

Registered Nurse Licensed in state of Ohio


Electronic Fetal Monitoring, BLS, NRP.
ACLS or ALSO preferred but not required.


Competency in obstetric nursing clinical practice.

Complete ongoing and annual Fetal Center Staff RN competencies.

Demonstrated knowledge of dosages, desired effects, side effects, and adverse reactions.


5 years inpatient obstetric nursing; labor and delivery and high-risk antepartum experience preferred.

Is driving required? 


If yes, personal vehicle?


Care provided in patient homes?


Click Here to Review Competencies Required for this Job

Competency Name

Proficiency Level

Behavioral Description

One Team Collaboration

NCH Core Value

  • Consistently seeks to advance a culture of multidisciplinary teamwork to achieve best outcomes         

Does the Right Thing

NCH Core Value

  • Is committed to health equity for all children
  • Always acts with integrity, kindness, empathy and honesty
  • Is inclusive and respectful, embracing the uniqueness and differences of others         

Prioritizes Quality and Safety

NCH Core Value

  • Puts patients and families at the center of every decision
  • Creates a safe day every day
  • Communicates clearly and completely
  • Routinely seeks input from others and always supports their colleagues

Promotes Health and Well-Being

NCH Core Value

  • Balances work and life demands
  • Generates optimism and energy in others
  • Advances our health, and the health of our community

Is Agile and Innovative

NCH Core Value

  • Embraces and leads positive change
  • Fuels a streamlined environment and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Generates and shares new knowledge and ideas

Gets Results

NCH Core Value

  • Is accountable (we do what we say we’ll do)
  • Acknowledges and corrects mistakes; doesn't make excuses or spread blame for errors.
  • Is determined (we get the desired result)
  • Is committed to best outcomes and constant improvement
  • Leverages the diverse strengths and talents of others

Evidence Based Practice

Level 2-Working Experience

  • Asks questions for the purpose of improving clinical care.
  • Searches for relevant evidence.
  • Provides input/recommendations to improve care.
  • Implements and evaluates practice changes within the scope of practice, based on evidence and patient/family preferences.

Problem Solving

Level 2-Working Experience

  • Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems.
  • Identifies and documents specific problems and resolution alternatives.
  • Develops alternative techniques for assessing accuracy and relevance of information.
  • Helps to analyze risks and benefits of alternative approaches and obtain decision on resolution.
  • Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder.

Continuous Learning

Level 2- Working Experience

  • Pursues development opportunities consistent with career objectives.
  • Applies positive and negative lessons to improve personal effectiveness.
  • Adopts the effective behaviors and techniques exhibited by role models.
  • Participates in activities that improve own skills and capabilities.


Level 2-Working Experience

  • Under guidance, delegates simple tasks to individual associates according to their readiness.
  • Works with associates in developing plans and objectives for delegated tasks.
  • Communicates the definition and impact of a successful completion of delegated task.
  • Monitors progress, provides feedback, support, and course correction as necessary.
  • Matches assignments with capabilities, ideally stretching the latter somewhat.
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