A Labor and Delivery RN offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, operating room, ER department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery RN needs to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the doctor. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think in a fast passed setting and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery Registered Nurses aide the physician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse some of your duties include:
Providing assessment of contractions, cervix for dilation, heart rates, etc.
Providing follow-up duties which include:
Checking the condition of the newborn.
Checking the mothers condition.
Watching for signs of trouble.
Watching for signs of infections and any other complications.
One year of experience as a L&D Registered Nurse within the past two years.
Current Nursing License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
Negative Drug Screen.
Anchorage is a unique city to work in one of the world's most spectacular natural settings. Surrounded by mountains but is warmed by an ocean climate, life in Anchorage is teaming year-round with adventure and beauty. Every season is filled with festivities, sporting events and unique recreation opportunities that registered nurses can find nowhere else in America.
In the summer, the days seem endless. Because of it's northern lattitude, Anchorage has over 19 hours of sunlight in the summer. Most people are surprised to find that the long days fill Alaska super-sized flowers and greenery. You might even want to visit the Matanuska Valley for some fresh vegetables and see first hand just how large they grow.
As the days grow longer, Anchorage comes alive with live outdoor music and outdoor recreation in the beautiful Alaskan outdoors is on the agenda for almost every day. In Alask, the wilderness is always at your back door. This is a city where the great outdoors is more then just a way of life, and our wildlife roams free throughout the immense greenbelts that stretch through the city. You'll want to explore such icons as Mount McKinley, Lake Hood, the Chugach Mountains, and the Anchorage coastal trail. the great ski areas, and the world renowned agricultural region in the Matanuska Valley where the vegetables grow as big as our salmon, it's no wonder Anchorage Alaska draws so many visitors back to the state again and again.
In the winter, Anchorage becomes a wonderland. Skiers and snowboarders have three choices within 45 minutes of downtown Anchorage. All of them surround you in stunning scenery and awesome terrain. Opportunities are also available for the truly adventurous to head into the backcountry to ski on untouched powder. Winter also provides opportunties to see the northern lights put on a light show that that can only rarely be seen anywhere else in America. Add in dog sleeding, ice fishing, skijoring (a fast growing sport that combines cross country skiing with a dog pulling you) and Anchorage's vibrant indoors nightlife and you have a destination like no other!
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