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Registered Nurse (RN) Labor and Delivery Full Time Days

Req #: 17009482
Location: Killeen, TX
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: Metroplex Hospital

Description

Metroplex Health System

 

As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.

Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.


Qualifications
What you will responsible for:
 
  • Assists with the care of the newborn at deliveries. Maintains skills in neonatal resuscitation.
  • Demonstrates assessment skills in both high risk and low risk obstetrical patients. Recognition of maternal and/or newborn problems are identified and reported to the physician.
  • Assists with the transfer of newborn to another facility when indicated. Notifies charge nurse and House Supervisor of anticipated transfer.
  • Notifies all surgical team members of emergency and scheduled surgical procedures.
  • Accurately identifies and bands newborn, mother and significant others with matching identification bands. Documents band identification number appropriately in medical record.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and provides support to natural mother, agencies, and foster or adoptive parents when newborn is for adoption.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual role in Hospital infant abduction plan.
  • Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment and incorporates findings into the exam.
  • Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance department standards.  Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques.
  • Incorporates available technology to aid in physical assessment.
  • Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patient’s immediate condition or needs.
  • Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate patient care providers.  
  • Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others and health care providers when appropriate.
 
 
 
What you will need:
  • Registered Nurse with Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. 
  • CPR required and /or specialty certification (NRP, ACLS) in the area of expertise required within first 90 days of employment.
  • Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN License from a NCLA Compact State
  • BLS certification
  • NRP certification (90 days from start date to obtain)
 


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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