Labor and Delivery Nurse Needed in Illinois - Arlington Heights, Illinois - NurseRecruiter.com

Travel/Contract Nursing Job in
Arlington Heights , Illinois

  • Employer: Med-Call Healthcare
  • Profession: Registered Nurse
  • Specialty: Labor and Delivery
  • Compensation: $1800.00

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Labor and Delivery (L&D) Nurses provide care and support for women before, during, and after delivery of the baby.

They are responsible for making sure that the medical as well as the emotional
needs of the patient are adequately met throughout the entire birthing process.
Responsibilities:
Sits with and monitors patient throughout
(before/during/after) the labor
Monitors contractions and helps patient with
breathing techniques
Performs basic IV and central line skills
Performs phlebotomy skills
Knowledge of hemodynamics
Administers pain medication as ordered; administers other meds to address specific medical conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes
Takes and records patients vital signs,ascertains if problematic
Reads fetal monitor & ascertains if there is a problem with baby's heart rate
Identifies & manages life-sustaining physiological functions in unstable patients
Checks patients cervix periodically to monitor progression/lack of dilation
Ensures patients bed is kept dry & clean;cleans up bodily fluids expelled before & after the birthing process
Contacts anesthesia when/if patient is ready for epidural; contacts delivering physician at appropriate time, ascertains proper time
Cares for patients on Pitocin, MgSO4 & continuous lumbar epidural
Ensures patient is in proper position for delivery & all monitoring equipment is functioning properly
Aids doctor with drapes, gloves, gowns, etc.; hands doctor delivery instruments as needed during birthing process
Encourages patient to push at proper time(s)
Records time of birth
Immediate care of newborn (clean, weigh, etc.)
Gives Apgar scores
Keeps any family informed of progression of birth

Job Requirements

one year recent (within the last 3 years) experience in L&D required.
Successful completion of advanced fetal monitoring course within the past two years.
Current BLS and ACLS
California RN License
Must complete circulating and recovery competencies as required.
Ability to scrub and circulate as required.

Location

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Employment Type

Travel/Contract

Compensation

$1800.00

Employer

Med-Call Healthcare

Date Posted

Aug 6th, 2018

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