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Registered Nurse Labor and Delivery L&D RN

Employer
MDPerm
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
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Job Description
Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland

Full-Time, Employed Civilian Position

Inpatient Labor and Delivery unit

Compensation & Benefits:
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • PTO, Sick days, paid holidays
  • Health and Welfare Allowance
  • 401K

Experience:
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse for 3 years with at least two years as an RN in a high-risk Obstetrical Unit.
  • Experience in the full spectrum of care to include L&D, antepartum, triage, circulating during C-sections.
  • Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal newborn physical and neurological development and application of same in delivery of nursing care to infants from birth until seven days of age.
  • Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal female anatomy and physiology, common gynecological surgery and application of same in delivery of nursing care to obstetrical patients.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with intrathecal, epidural, and general anesthesia

    Qualifications:
    • Degree/Education: A graduate of an Associate or Bachelor of Registered Nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program.
    • BLS, ACLS, NRP
    • Intermediate Fetal Monitoring or higher (Advanced Fetal Monitoring).
    • S.T.A.B.L.E. Certification
    • Valid, unrestricted, RN license in at least 1 state, territory or commonwealth of the US.
    • US Citizen

    Duties:
    • Provide care to normal and high risk antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum patients (the MTF has approximately 80% high risk population, e.g. PIH, diabetes, pre-term labor, multiple gestations). Recognize changes in maternal, fetal or newborn infant condition that would constitute an emergency situation and responds appropriately.
    • Assist in both vaginal and scheduled or emergent Cesarean Section deliveries, and other operative procedures permitted by MTF policy. Perform scrub and circulating duties in the Mother & Infant Care Center.
    • Recover both stable and unstable infants and patient of childbearing ages from general and regional anesthesia.
    • Identify potential post-anesthetic patient problems; specifically, airway management, hemodynamic instability and pain control, and intervene appropriately.

    Procedures/Skills:
    • Use and interpret information from fetal monitoring equipment to include doptone, fetoscope, internal and external uterine and fetal monitoring. Initiate appropriate response to fetal monitoring information and document action in a timely fashion in accordance with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) standards.
    • Operate and monitor the performance of essential equipment used in the care of stable newborns, e.g. radiant warmer, blood glucose monitor, pulse oximeter, medications via syringe pumps, etc. Interpret and respond to data generated by such equipment.
    • Safely administer prescribed medications including IV push drugs and IV drips specific to pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal care as described. Monitor and document patient response.
    • Administer oxygen therapy, monitor oxygen equipment, and interpret and respond to data. Monitor patients and interpret and respond to data.
    • Assist in the performance and interpretation of the Non-Stress Test and Contraction Stress Test. Administer and monitor Pitocin infusions to induce or augment labor. Care for patients undergoing amniocentesis.
    • Operate cardiac monitors, interpret cardiac rhythms, determine implications, and make indicated interventions.
    • Monitor and transition mothers/newborns during the immediate post-delivery

    MDPerm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MDPerm does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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