A Labor and Delivery Nurse offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, OR, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Registered 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 in a fast passed setting and make decisions quickly. L&D Registered Nurses assist the obstetrician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse some of your duties include:
Providing assessment of contractions, cervix for dilation, heart rates, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which include:
Analyzing the condition of the newborn.
Assessing the condition of the mother.
Watching for signs of distress.
Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
One year of experience as a L&D RN within the past two years.
Current Nursing License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
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