A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse provides a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, 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 physician. A Labor and Delivery RN must be able to think in a fast passed setting and come up with solutions quickly. Labor and Delivery Registered Nurses work closely with the obstetrician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your duties consist of:
Making assessments of contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which consist of:
Analyzing the condition of the newborn.
Checking the condition of the mother.
Looking for signs of trouble.
Checking for signs of infections and any other troubles.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery RN within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date BLS through American Heart Association.
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