A Labor and Delivery RN offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, OR, ER 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 come up with solutions quickly. L&D Registered Nurses aide the physician and spend long hours on their feet.
As a L&D Nurse some of your duties include:
Making assessments of contractions, cervix for dilation, heart rates, etc.
Providing follow-up duties which include:
Assessing the newborns general condition.
Assessing the condition of the mother.
Watching for signs of distress.
Checking for signs of infections and any other troubles.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
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