A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse 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 physician. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think in a fast passed setting and make decisions quickly. L&D Nurses assist the doctor and spend many hours on their feet.
As a L&D Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
Making assessments of contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Providing follow-up duties which include:
Analyzing the condition of the newborn.
Assessing the condition of the mother.
Watching for signs of trouble.
Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery RN within the past two years.
Current Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
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