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Registered Nurse (RN) Labor and Delivery/Lactation Consultant

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Warren
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthJoin our team today!* Sign on Bonus for RN with 1+ years of experience**Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On Incentives*Flexible Schedule to live the life you deserve*Referral Bonus programs*Paid Time Off*Excellent Health Benefits (Anthem)*Unlimited Tuition Reimbursement through Guild Education (only an 18 month commitment)Summary of Primary FunctionThe Obstetrics (OB) Registered Nurse (RN) addresses the care provided to healthcare consumers in the context of women-, newborn-, and family-centered care and includes those who do not self-identify as women or exclusively as women, as well as all people parenting newborns. The competent and proficient OB RN provides, coordinates, plans and evaluates nursing care and supervises licensed and unlicensed associates in nursing care delivery within established nursing procedures, professional standards and organizational mission/policies/philosophies. This RN demonstrates the ability to care for patients in the outpatient and/or acute obstetrical setting as part of an interprofessional team focused on achieving the best individual maternal/neonatal/gynecology/women's health and population outcomes.**The Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing professional guidance and optimum assistance to breastfeeding families to attain a satisfactory nursing relationship and achieve family's goal for breastfeeding success. **Essential Job FunctionsIn collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team (Care Management in coordinating care [e.g. Children's Protective Services], transfer centers, and pharmacies), conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a place of care, educates patient and/or family, implements nursing care/interventions, evaluates the effectiveness of the nursing care/intervention, and advocates for the patient/family.Provides episodic (outpatient) and inpatient (at designated units) Obstetrical/Women's Health Nursing care were applicable.Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health; coordinates care within hospital departments.Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.Applies knowledge of contemporary obstetrical/women's health nursing practice and future innovations.Applies the nursing process in the care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, gynecological and other women's health issues and the neonate from birth until discharge with differing gestational ages, diagnoses, and complications.Provides care to women of all ages requiring triage, prioritization, assessment, education, stabilization, resuscitation and emergency management.Models core cultural and safety behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and safe high quality experience of care.BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.Assesses, plans, provides, and evaluates need for breastfeeding support, education, and professional nursing care.--- Collects, interprets, and applies data collected from breastfeeding patient to provide appropriate interventions to meet patient's needs.--- Identifies and intervenes to address patient and family need for lactation support and educational needs.--- Acts as the leader and mentors other team members in lactation.--- Assists in the efficient operation of unit.--- Works toward the improvement of lactation services through continuing educational offers to the staff of Perinatal services.--- Participates in the unit-based Performance Improvement program and adheres to required patient care standards for the assigned area.--- May be requested to provide community lactation education to patients and support systems.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. Employees maybe required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCurrent RN license in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care.)NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (preferred upon hire, must obtain within 6 months of hire)ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support- American Heart Association (preferred)Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification-National Certification Corporation (preferred if interpreting fetal monitoring)Inpatient OB Certification-National Certification Corporation (preferred)Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification- National Certification Corporation (preferred)Neonatal Intensive Care Certification - National Certification Corporation (required for critical care transport NICU teams within 2 years of hire)Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)*The requirements for this role is CLC certification or IBCLC certification within 1 year.EducationBachelor of Science in Nursing (preferred)Work Experience1 year of RN experience (required)Recent OB, ED or critical care experience (preferred)TrainingEpic Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)SkillsAssigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge and scope of practice of staff.Orients, facilitates learning experience and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators to nursing staff and others.Possesses clinical knowledge, skills and competency to provide evidence based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure and the BSMH mission.Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.Safely and efficiently develops, implements and prioritizes plan of care.Application of the nursing process in the patient care delivery.Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services and workshops.Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.Compassionate, relationship based approach to help find meaning, illness, suffering, pain and existence.Remains calm, adaptive and collective during an emergency.Electronic fetal monitoringConducting vaginal exams.Caring for mother/fetal dyad.Resuscitation and stabilization of mother/fetal dyad.Breastfeeding support and educationTeaching self/neonate/infant care, discharge teaching, planning and follow up.Age-and department specific emergency and life saving equipmentAbility to recognize, understand and communicate family dynamics and parent/child relationship.Advanced care management skills in caring for the unstable, acute or chronically ill neonate.Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:AllDepartment:Labor and Delivery - St. JosephAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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