A Labor and Delivery Nurse provides a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, operating room, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery RN has to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the doctor. A Labor and Delivery Nurse must be able to think on their feet and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery Nurses work closely with the physician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
Making assessments of contractions, cervix for dilation, heart rates, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which consist of:
Checking the newborns general condition.
Assessing the condition of the mother.
Watching 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.
Current Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date BLS through American Heart Association.
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