Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse II
ID
3217037
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
LABOR & DELIVERY

Overview

 

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Clinical Nurse II, Labor and Delivery

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

Soon-to-be a 24 bed LDRP with a level I nursery. This means the patients labor, deliver, recovery, and postpartum care will be in the same room. A level I nursery is for well babies only. Infants needing IV placement, extended assistance with oxygenation, etc., are transferred to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. We have a nurse clinician from ETCH on staff 24 hours a day to assist with any infant complications that may arise. We have 12 OB/GYNs at Parkwest who assist their patients with delivery.  We are a growing department with an average of 1900 annual deliveries.

 

Position Summary:  Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs, and sitters.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:  None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:  Must possess at least one (1) year of professional nursing experience.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required.

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