US Nursing: Willis Knighton, Shreveport LA
The L&D nurse operates under the direction of the department director, assistant director, nursing supervisor, and/or charge nurse. The position s responsible and accountable for planning directing, assessing and providing nursing care according to the policies and procedures of the hospital and department. Elements of this position which carry importance embrace quality of care, professional commitment, teamwork, interpersonal skills, safety, good public/customer relations and a broad nursing knowledge. Further duties include nurse orientation of new staff, precept students, and assuming charge nurse duties as assigned. The RN will be responsible for antepartum, labor, delivery, post-partum, and mother-baby care.
The post holder should have at least one year of current labor and delivery experience as well as good knowledge of hemodynamics and basic IV skills. The nurses should have a good understanding of fetal monitoring equipment and tracings. Excellent assessment skills, above average critical thinking skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced often stressful environment and the ability to work autonomously are essential. PACU and scrub skills are highly preferred.