RN Family Birth Center
Company: CHI-Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Position Type: Per Diem
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: Family Birth Center / St Elizabeth Hospital /
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That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI
facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding
work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you.
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Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!
This job is responsible for providing a wide variety of
professional nursing services which focus on the provision of
quality patient care consistent with Franciscan Health System (FHS)
standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and scope of
practice for the nursing profession. Work also includes developing,
implementing and assessing the patient plan of care during time of
stay in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and
the patient/family. An incumbent is engaged in direct patient care,
including assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating and
delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for
providing education and consultation with patients, families,
physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate
nursing interventions for optimal patient care.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide
instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in
the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and
critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care
(within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration
of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient
utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact
with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies,
patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for
the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to
direct care, provide education, seek resources at the
unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.
This position is responsible for serving as the primary Registered
Nurse delivering care to post-partum women and normal newborns who
are admitted to the Family Birth Center.
Essential Job Functions
The following section contains representative examples of job
duties and/or percentages that might be performed in positions
allocated to this job class. CHI FH is a dynamic organization, and
the environment can be fluid. Roles and responsibilities may be
altered to accommodate changing business conditions and objectives
as well as to tap into the skills and experience of its employees.
Accordingly, employees may be asked to perform duties that are
outside the specific work that is listed. It is not required that
any position perform all duties listed, so long as primary
responsibilities are consistent with the work as described.
Performance standards developed for incumbents allocated to this
job class may also contain relevant job content information and are
Adheres to the department's and hospital's policies and procedures,
including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps
abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Administers, oversees and documents the administration of
medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare
practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy.
Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers
data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient
interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately
based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments.
Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to
patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate
patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for
discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
available communication tools/materials for effective communication
and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can
affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care,
treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates
knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's
defined specific populations served.
Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in
opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self
accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory
Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing
process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example,
changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and
reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures
appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician
Identifies opportunities for, and participates in,
performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical
outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient
safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated
by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through
and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the
ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of
assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the
competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work
and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors
team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is
consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements.
Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that
all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in
the plan of care.
Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains
delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and
post examination or procedure.
Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or
families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to
patient and/or patient's family within scope of practice.
Performs related duties as required.
Assesses and cares for post-partum and newborn patients.
Identifies and provides appropriate interventions to mothers with
Provides support and education to breast-feeding mothers.
Identifies full-term infants at risk for complications and provides
appropriate care to the full-term infant with complications.
Conducts Maternal-Fetal Assessment.
Provides nursing support to the laboring patients, utilizing
pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management.
Provides stabilization and transition of the normal newborn at
Cares for the post-surgical patient.
Assists the anesthesiologist with insertion of an epidural and
provides care to the patient with regional anesthesia.
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse
with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability
to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also
important to display excellent verbal and written communication and
interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate
patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
- Previous Mother-Baby experience is preferred, or
- One to two years Med/Surg experience with completion of
Mother/Baby Education program, or
- New graduate with completion of senior practicum in L&D,
Mother/Baby unit or nursery.
- Additional Certification Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
completion within 6 months of date of hire. Electronic Fetal
Monitoring offered by National Certification Corporation (NCC), or
American Nurses Credentialing Center certification preferred.
Join us at Catholic Health
Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health
- Requisition ID: 2019-R
- Schedule: Per Diem
- Shift: On Call
- Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital
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