A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, operating room, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse needs to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the physician. A Labor and Delivery RN must be able to think on their feet and make decisions quickly. L&D Nurses work closely with the doctor and spend many hours on their feet.
As a L&D Registered Nurse some of your responsibilities consist of:
Assessing contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Providing follow-up duties which include:
Checking the newborns general condition.
Checking the condition of the mother.
Looking for signs of trouble.
Checking for signs of infections and any other troubles.
One year of experience as a L&D Registered Nurse within the past two years.
Active RN License in good standing.
Current BLS through American Heart Association.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
Appleton is a beautiful small town, nestled in the Fox River Valley of northeastern Wisconsin. It's close to Lake Michigan, at the north end of Lake Winnebago and not too far south from Green Bay. Appleton has a lively downtown, a low crime rate and according to Money Magazine, is one of the best small cities in the USA so it's a great place for registered nurses to live and work.
The beautiful Fox River runs northward through Appleton as it makes its way to Lake Michigan at Green Bay. Several great trails are available for hiking and biking along the Fox River and throughout Appleton and the neighboring communities. In the summer, flower beds line the roads and the sounds of birds fill the air.
High Cliff State Park is just a few minutes outside of Appleton at the north end of Lake Winnebago. It has a marina, public beach, huge playground for the kids and plenty of room to relax or have a picnic. The cliffs above the beach are great for hiking or rock climbing.
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