Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Labor and delivery nurses care for women and their infants during labor and childbirth. They are responsible for assisting, supporting and educating women during the four stages of delivery: antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal. Specific labor and delivery nurse job duties include: * Providing support for the mother during labor * Monitoring the fetal heart rate, and mother’s vital signs * Measuring the strength and timing of contractions * Administering medications and performing diagnostic tests * Consulting with physicians and other members of the care team * Assisting with inducing labor * Coaching the mother during delivery * Identifying and assisting with complications * Assisting with various procedures, including Cesarean sections * Monitoring and performing tests on newborns * Providing education and support to mothers and families after delivery
Minimum Requirements: * A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California is required. * A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) certification is also required. * A Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is also required. * ACLS * NRP To be considered for this position the candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience (prefer 2) in Labor and Delivery in an acute care hospital.
To ensure a safe and healthy delivery, labor and delivery nurses should display good judgment, pay attention to details, possess the ability to make quick decisions and be able to work well with others. Good communication skills are also an important part of their job responsibilities, as they are typically in charge of providing education to new parents.