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L&D RN Traveler 8/wk Contract in Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley, CA | Contract

Industry: Medical/Hospital Pay Rate: $44 - $48/hr DOE

L&D RN Traveler 8/wk Contract in Moreno Valley

Job Description:

Position Summary – Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care assigned to patients in the Labor & delivery area (includes adults and neonates)

  •  Assesses patients on admission within specified time frames to include consideration of physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs
  • Reassess each patient’s health needs whenever warranted b the patient’s condition and at least every shift utilizing the nursing processes after obtaining a systematic database
  • Establishes a plan of care based on indefinite data from all appropriate sources
  • Reviews and updates the plan of care for each assigned patient utilizing data obtained from reassessments.
  • Administers oral, topical the parental medications utilizing the 7 rights
  • Assesses and documents effectiveness/untoward effects of medications and treatments.
  • Performs treatments and procedures with consideration of common nursing practice, hospital policy and procedure, sterile technique, standard precautions and patient privacy
  • Documents response to are and addresses pain management, discharge planning needs, educations and progress towards goals.
  • Documents in a legible and accurate manner to include date and time of entry, signature, and title.
  • Educates patient/family based on his/her assessed needs and uses “Krames” where appropriate
  • Interprets or analyzes diagnostic data and reports, and intervenes appropriately
  • Promptly communicates change in patients’ clinical condition to physicians and other health care team members as appropriate.
  • Uses SBAR communication for all handoffs
  • Demonstrates consideration of patient rights including confidentiality, safety and patient participation in plan of care
  • Evaluates and documents patient care provided and the effectiveness of patient teaching
  • Participates in multidisciplinary care planning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of application criteria for restrains and the ability to manage patients in restraints per policy
  • Follows the National Patient Safety Goals
  • Follows hospital policy on use of two patient identifiers
  • Understands Disaster Plan and own role
  • Understands how to activate the Rapid Response Team
  • Completes orientation to Life Safety Standards – Code Blue, Code Pink (infant abduction, Haz Mat Spills, Code Red (Fire), Oxygen shut off valve.
  • Follows hospital infection control policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of blood transfusion policy and documentation
  • Understand the Chain of Command and accesses it appropriately
  • Follows guidelines for Core Measures and Vaccine protocol
  • Washes hand before and after each patient contact
  • Familiar with Labor and Delivery policies and routine
  • Demonstrates appropriate management of the patient in labor
  • Demonstrates appropriate management of newborn immediately post delivery
  • Utilizes APGAR scal to assess the neonate within the first five minutes of birth
  • Able to recognize signs and symptoms of fetal distress and performs standard nursing interventions
  • Documents appropriate data on the Labor & Delivery flow sheet, and other forms used in the Labor and Delivery area
  • Able to assist the physician with placement of UIPC and fetal scalp Electrode
  • Reviews fetal monitor strips ongoing for signs of fetal distress
  • Able to apply the external fetal monitor and position the sono and tocotransducer correctly to monitor Fetal Heart Tones and Uterine Activity
  • Identifies changes in patient condition (fetal distress, Magnesium hypertoxicity, etc) and notifies the physician as appropriate
  • Accurately assesses DTR’s and Magnesium Sulfate level during the management of patients receiving Magnesium Sulfate for pre-term labor and PIH
  • Promotes bonding between the mother and baby
  • Assists the mother in initiating breastfeeding
  • Assesses the neonate adaptation to extra uterine life
  • Understands Infant Abduction policy
  • Understands the chain of command when issues are identified
  • Familiar with policy on nurse collected specimens for Rhogam, Type and Cross/Screen (i.e. two nurses witness labeling at the bedside with use of 2 patient identifiers)


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