Apr 29, 2021

Clinical Nurse - Labor and Delivery

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Clinical Nurse - Labor and Delivery

Main Campus

Position Summary / Career Interest:

We are currently hiring a Clinical Nurse who will provide professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care.

Unit 56 or the Mother Baby Unit, consists of 29 beds and cares for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. We care for healthy term newborns, mother baby couplets, high risk antepartum patients and benign gynecology patients. Our patients receive care from a compassionate and highly skilled nursing and interdisciplinary team in a fast paced environment. We strive to make each birth a special experience for our families as they have been preparing for this event for many long months.

As an academic medical center, we are a referral center for patients needing a higher level and more specialized type of care from across the state, region and country. We work closely with our interdisciplinary team members who include medical residents & attending physicians from the Obstetrics, Family Medicine & Pediatric departments, Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, NP, CRNA, CNM), Social Workers, Nursing Case Managers, Lactation Consultants, Chaplains and many other specialties. This expert, patient-focused team helps mothers-to-be through every step of the birth process by offering support and comfort. Our Labor and Delivery area has the latest electronic fetal monitoring equipment with central display for easy, constant observation. An operating suite for Cesarean sections is just a few steps away.

We are a Magnet designated hospital with a robust Nurse Residency program for new graduates. We are also a Baby Friendly recognized hospital and provide evidence based maternity care and feeding support for our patients. We promote skin to skin contact with baby immediately after birth and 24 hour rooming in throughout a family’s stay. As one of our team members, you will have the opportunity to nurture and teach young families, mentor and precept students (medical students, nursing students, paramedic students and others), learn about complex disease processes and share your dedication and compassion with our patients and families.

The unit has openings for night shift at this time.

Position Description:

  • Provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients.
  • Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population.
  • Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care.
  • Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Patient Care Services - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • BLS Certification
  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas
  • 6 months to 2 years experience as a Clinical Nurse

Preferred:

  • Inpatient Acute Rehab - BSN Degree
  • Perioperative & Procedural Services - BSN Degree

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-4923

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