A Labor and Delivery RN offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, operating room, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Nurse has 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 quickly and come up with solutions quickly. L&D Registered Nurses work closely with the doctor and spend many hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery RN some of your responsibilities include:
Making assessments of contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Providing follow-up duties which consist of:
Assessing the newborns general condition.
Checking the mothers condition.
Watching for signs of distress.
Checking for signs of infections and any other complications.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse within the past two years.
Current Nursing License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
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