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Birth Assistant RN - Per Diem RN Required

Employer
Virtua
Location
Voorhees, New Jersey
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Per Diem
Work Setting
Private Practice
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Job Summary:

The Birth Assistant will be an integral member of the Birth Center team, providing care for the client (patient), newborn and family, during labor, birth and post-partum period. The Birth Assistant may also participate in the provision of extended post-partum care, lactation assistance, home visits, patient education programs, community outreach, and Birth Center operations, in collaboration with the Administrative Director.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Performs an assessment of the patient, leading to development, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care.
  • Administers, monitors and documents therapeutic interventions and regimes.
  • Effectively manages rapidly changing situations.
  • Participates in clinical decision-making.
  • Educates patient and family/responsible party regarding labor, birthing, and postpartum process, individual care needs, wellness, safety issues, etc.
  • Delegates and monitors care rendered by other members of healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates standard precautions and patient safety principles in practice.
  • Participates in orientation, education and development of healthcare team.
  • Identifies and participates in the performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains professional and departmental level competencies
  • Provides direct patient care for antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn.
  • Participates in Birth Center orientation & patient education activities
  • Completes data collection and registry input
  • Maintains Birth Center supply levels, performs equipment checks
  • Provides ongoing care coordination including patient call- backs & appointment scheduling
  • Completes terminal cleaning and restocking of birth suites which must be done before birth assistant leaves the Birth Center
  • Reports to Lead Birth Assistant, items noted to be in short supply and/or facility issues noted while cleaning
  • Attends Patient Transfer review meetings
  • Attends in-service & education programs, including drills
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, programs and emergency drills
  • Performs other responsibilities as directed by the Administrative/Clinical Director


Position Qualifications Required:

Required Experience:

Minimum 2 years' experience in labor & delivery. Additional experience in post-partum, newborn and lactation services preferred.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Nursing. Graduate of an accredited nursing school.

Training / Certification / Licensure:

NJ RN licensure, NRP, BLS required

ACLS preferred
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