A Labor and Delivery RN offers a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, OR, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Nurse needs to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the physician. A Labor and Delivery Nurse must be able to think quickly and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery RNs help the doctor and spend long hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
Providing assessment of contractions, dilation, heart rates, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which include:
Analyzing the newborns general condition.
Checking the mothers condition.
Watching for signs of distress.
Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse within the past two years.
Active RN License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
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